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Mega rare Mega Man 7 now available on Wii U

Are you ready for some nostalgic Mega Man-liness? I am!

Well, this was unexpected. Nintendo and Capcom have quietly slipped Mega Man 7 on to the both the U.S. and Australian Wii U eShops without any announcement, which is unusual as Capcom has previously announced its Virtual Console release plans ahead of time.

The game was the only core Mega Manseries installment released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, and copies of it have become…

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Report suggests that Nintendo may be working on a Pokémon-only handheld

How do our Pokémon fans feel about Nintendo further fragmenting the handheld market?

Nintendo and The Pokémon Company appear to have filed a joint patent for a new handheld device specifically designed to play Pokémon titles.

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NeoGAF user Rösti posted the detailsof the patent, which was posted in March this year, but only recently made public by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The device appears to have a simplified layout compared to the games’ traditional…

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Sony remains committed to the PlayStation Vita, but says that AAA exclusives may not happen again

There’s life in this old girl yet!

Sony U.K. Managing Director Fergal Gara recently told Eurogamer that Sony remains committed to supporting the PlayStation Vita.

“It’s trucking along,” he said. “It’s currently in year-on-year growth and enjoying a healthy year, and it’s about to hit its biggest and potentially most powerful release of the year, which is [Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition]. That could be an extraordinary release…

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Techland explains why it’s making Dying Light instead of Dead Island 2

#DyingLight looks like an evolution of the formula introduced in #DeadIsland, so moving on may have been for the best.

Dying Light Lead Designer Maciej Binkowski recently spoke to Eurogamer about the decision to work on a new franchise, rather than developing Dead Island 2.

“Right from the start, the [Dead Island franchise] was [publisher Deep Silver’s],” he said. “”At that point we weren’t really in a position to negotiate, so that was the best deal we could get.”

Binkowski implied that Deep Silver was…

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Report: Microsoft to announce Mojang deal tomorrow

That’s such a crazy amount of money!

Reuters has reported that Microsoft is set to formally announce its acquisition of Minecraft developer Mojang at some point tomorrow for US$2.5 billion (up from the US$2 billion figure reported last week).

The outlet also put forth the notion that the deal may be for the benefit of Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform, rather than Xbox.

“It seems like Microsoft is looking at Mojang and Minecraftas…

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The final retail price for Elite: Dangerous is a fairly easy pill to swallow

Who wouldn’t pay to get their hands behind the wheel of one of those stunning Eagle fighters?

Frontier Developments has revealed the official retail price tag of its latest project, Elite: Dangerous, which set at £39.99 (US$59.99 and €49.99).

The studio has also announced that a “special pre-order digital pack”, labeled as the Elite: Dangerous Mercenary Edition, will be available with the following confirmed extras:

  • An additional Eagle fighter ship docked in a secondary location;
  • exclusiv…

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You can use your 3DS to control Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

This begs the question… which of the many control options has been your pick for previous #SuperSmashBros titles? Will you stick with it for this one?

A menu item found in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS suggests that the handheld console can be used as a wireless controller for the upcoming Wii U version of the game.

While spending “some extensive time” with a build of the upcoming Nintendo brawler, GameSpot discovered – and subsequently revealed– that the very same functionality that allows players to transfer their custom-made fighters…

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DRIVECLUB has gone gold

In production terms, that means that it won’t be delayed again!

While answering some fan enquiries on the European PlayStation Blog, DRIVECLUB director Paul Rustchynsky has revealed that the twice-delayed social racing simulator has gone gold, meaning that it will meet its current early-October release window.

The announcement was made in the comments section of a post Rustchynsky’s colleague Jamie Brayshaw made last week detailing the content that will be…

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New Mega-Evolutions and legendaries confirmed in this Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire trailer

Forget jumping the shark, they’re evolving it instead!

The Pokémon Company has announced that Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will feature returning legendaries Groundon, Kyogre and Rayquaza, as well as three new Mega-Evolutions.

In a new trailer released by the company, the new Primal Evolutions for the two headlining Pokémon were revealed. When either Team Magma or Team Aqua’s respective legendary Pokémon evolves into its ‘Primal Reversion…

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