The archival group Forest Of Illusion has released eight prototypes for games released on the Gamecube around 2002. You can now find dumps online for 007: Agent Under Fire, Lost Kingdoms, Driven, Burnout, Sega Soccer Slam and several other sports titles. They are all accessible at Archive.org.
Nintendo is a pretty secretive company, and a lot of the deep experiments they’re working on in R&D never escape to public knowledge, but in this case one did. A prototype Wii controller made its way onto a Japanese auction site, where it was purchased for what amounts to $660 in US dollars.
A hacker who goes by “jamchamb” has discovered a built-in NES emulator hiding in the code of the original Animal Crossing for Gamecube. That may not sound surprising at first, but we’re not talking about the specific NES games you can collect in Animal Crossing. We’re talking about a specific item in the game that, it turns out, was once capable of playing ANY NES game — reading directly from the memory card.
Nintendo’s 4.0 Switch firmware update was a classic example of the company almost pleasing its fans but missing the basket. People asked for the ability to capture video and send it to social media (like Nintendo’s competition lets you do). Nintendo gave them thirty seconds of material to work with. People asked for the ability to transfer their saves — and now Nintendo’s made it possible to migrate the data on one Switch to another Switch, which just transfers the problem from one machine to another. They should’ve been more specific.
Dolphin, widely considered the most reliable and functional emulator for the Nintendo GameCube and Wii consoles, has added support for the online Wii Shop Channel. This means it is now possible for those using the emulator to add points to their accounts just like on the console and buy games through the service.
Unseen 64, the wonderful archive of all games half-finished and unreleased, has done the impossible and dug up information on what until now was considered a myth: the Gamecube version of Pilotwings.
Nintendo recently announced a remastered 1080p version of their 2006 Wii launch title/Gamecube abandonment title The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Meant to bridge the gap between now and whenever the latest Zelda is completed, it’ll be sold in two forms: regular and packaged-with-amiibo.
Read the title a second time. We’re not talking about the current Super Smash Bros available for 3DS and Wii U. This is a new feature for the 2001 release Super Smash Bros Melee, for the Nintendo Gamecube. ….No, it’s not official.
Retrospective Reviews is a new regular series at PopGeeks that looks back at great games that you may have missed when they first released. The idea is to introduce you to the titles in an honest and frank way with the hope that you go back and play them if they sound appealing to you. We’ll be looking at a vast variety of genres over the coming months so there should be something for everyone.
The Internet went aflame this past weekend over the rumor that Nintendo has stopped producing the Smash Bros. Gamecube-to-Wii-U controller adapters. Already. Some store vendors claimed they would not be getting any more, while others called the rumor false but could confirm no future stock yet. The official word from Nintendo is that the adapters are “still for sale” but that could mean multiple things.
An eBay seller, known as reel.big.fish, is selling a huge video game collection for $164,000. That might sound steep at first but it’s important to realize this is not your typical collection of video games, in fact it is probably one of the most complete ever assembled by a single person. The listing on eBay states that there are over 5700 titles in the collection spanning across 50 different systems. The video above shows off the collection in its full glory but you can read on for more details on what exactly is included – just in case you have the spare money to buy it.
Nintendo has announced a GameCube controller adapter for the Wii U in a video advertising for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. tournament earlier today. The video does not specify a release date or whether the gamecube controller adapter will be sold online or in stores. In the meantime, check out the video below for the official unveiling and information about the Super Smash Bros. tournament. Interesting facts include Geoff Keighley will be hosting the tournament and participants will choose a character from a limited roster instead of the unannounced full roster. Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U has a Q4 2014 release while the 3DS version has a Q3 2014 release date.