One Controller Port Podcast – Episode 45: Cut Content, Dead Storefronts and Eating Gods

This week I report on my progress with the TCRF page for Final Fantasy XI, PUBG’s removed weather effects, the death of the Wii Shop Channel and, finally, some God Eater 3.

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Onslaught Review

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I’ve started panicking about the future of WiiWare’s availability, so I’m turning around and purchasing WiiWare titles I’ve been dragging my feet on. Onslaught, a first person shooter on WiiWare, was one of these. Despite being an early title for the service and having to work with significant size limitations, the developers Shade, Inc. surprisingly squeezed in a decent experience.

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Losing the Future of Retro Downloadable Gaming Starting with WiiWare

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Recently Nintendo’s Wi-Fi functionality across their Wii and Nintendo DS platforms were shutdown. In-game online services and downloadable content are no longer available. Thanks to Nintendo half ignoring online gaming over the last generation, the Wii and DS had the least to lose. The Wii’s and DS’s online experiences were passable at best and few titles embraced DLC. It’s sad to see the online functionality and additional content disappear, but what terrifies me the most is what the future holds for the Wii’s online store, WiiWare.

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VGChartz gamrFeed – Nintendo’s Other Unlocalized Wii Titles

I love me some unlocalized Wii games. Well… Not the fact that they were unlocalized. More of the fact that these are the titles that Nintendo decided were too risky to bring to western markets. Generally, these off-beat Nintendo titles are the ones I’m most excited for.  I know I am alone, in most cases at least. Recently Operation Rainfall brought a lot of attention to three big Nintendo Wii titles that will be heading to Europe,  and Disaster Day of Crisis and Another Code R are both fairly well known.

Join me over on VGChartz’ gamrFeed as I look at the other unlocalized Nintendo published Wii titles that you may not be aware of.

VGChartz gamrFeed – Nintendo Needs to Showcase Downloadable Content to Gamers

Nintendo suckered me into buying a game. So what do you do when you already have a massive list of uncompleted titles in your back catalog? Justify your purchase by writing an article about it! With this weeks Nintendo Download, I look at Nintendo’s e-mail adverts as a place of inspiration of where Nintendo should go with trying to push their content.  Will it launch the 3DS’ eShop into a huge success? No, but it definitely couldn’t hurt to help draw people into the store.

You can check out the article on VGChartz’ gamrFeed.

VGChartz gamrFeed – Nintendo Needs to Address the Hardcore Now

While E3 was, overall, sort of disappointing, it is easy to agree that Nintendo probably gained the most out of the show. They had a fantastic line-up of 3DS software and the revealed the Wii U. Unfortunately, all of these announcements come as future promises. And while it is great to know that great content and hardware is on the horizon, what about right now? Where are the titles for their current home platform?

Check out the article over on VGChartz’s gamrFeed!

TSG Game Review – Snowpack Park

I’m not particularly a fan of downloadable titles. When I purchase a game, I like my physical copy. But of course, there are titles exclusively available on services like WiiWare, titles like Snowpack Park! Developed by Skip LTD, this title, while not the most brilliant thing out there, is pretty fun.

Chibi-Robo fans should definitely check out my review over at TheSpeedGamers.