Game Collections Part I: Sticker removal and cardboard care

Sticker RemoverIn Part one of an on-going series, we’ll take a look at the best ways to remove stickers and tape from the games just released or that 20 year old NES game box that needs some loving. Also proper care to prevent shelf-wear and the best ways to store!
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Review: Virtual Console Shmup Roundup

Shmup RoundupAt the present time, traditional shoot-em-ups count for about 10% of the Virtual Console’s entire North American library. Be thankful for that. The video game industry seems to be moving as far away from this type of gaming experience as possible. Thank goodness for the time capsule that VC provides.

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Review: Tetris, the lottery ticket

Tetris LotteryBack in 2005 the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) purchased the rights to create a scratch lottery ticket based on the classic puzzle game Tetris. The game has been re-printed and is once again available, so take a look at how it stacks up to its cousins in this comparative review.

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Preview: The Next Generation N-Gage

N-GageOver the past five years Nokia has attempted to break into the gaming hardware market. The N-gage and N-Gage QD mobile phones are infamous failures for numerous reasons, and Nokia is commonly criticized for beating their dead corpses long after the platform’s profits or relevance mattered to anybody. Starting this year however, a new unified hardware approach to N-series phones is taking place. What’s it all about?

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In-Depth: Gamecube Service Disc

Service Disc 1.0/03One of the more interesting items that a Nintendo or Gamecube collector might come across is the Gamecube Service Disc 1.0/03. This special disc was designed for the authorized Nintendo repair centers to test, diagnose and evaluate any troublesome Gamecube hardware submitted for repair. This in-depth look not only answers the question of what exactly this disc does, but also the secrets it holds inside.

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Review: Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings

FFXII: Revenant WingsReturning to Ivalice one year after the events in Final Fantasy XII, the core cast of characters begin a new adventure on the tiny screen. This real-time strategy take on the Final Fantasy franchise involves the sought-after riches in the legendary sky continent of Lemurés. Revenant Wings is the first Final Fantasy game on the DS to feature a brand new story, but is it worth your attention?

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Microsoft kills HD-DVD add-on for the Xbox 360

HD DVD losesMicrosoft announced recently that its attachment for the 360 to enable HD-DVD playback has been killed. Previously priced at $199.99, the price has been cut to clear at $50 across all territories. But the real question is… will Blu-Ray be an option for disgruntled 360 owners?

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Phil Harrison Resigns from Sony… going to …?

SonyIn three days on the elusive February 29th, Phil Harrison (President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios) will clear out his office. After spending 15 years with Sony, no specific reason has been publicly announced for the departure. But there are some ideas.

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EA wants to buy Take-Two, can’t have it yet.

EA - Take-Two mergerWith negotiations between Electronic Arts and Take-Two Interactive now public knowledge, we bring you the skinny on what’s been happening behind the scenes as early as February of this year. EA wants to buy Take-Two before the release of Grand Theft Auto IV, Take-Two flat-out refuses until the game is released. Here is a point-form breakdown of what we know:

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Commodore 64 games start appearing on Wii

Commodore 64 for WiiThe Wii virtual console is already the money-making afterlife of games from more than 6 retro consoles depending where in the world you live. What’s one more? Debuting in Europe, Commodore Gaming has teamed up with Nintendo to bring your (not so) favourites back.

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