50 Nintendo DS Games To Own Before They Are Gone

With the Nintendo 3DS taking off, it is going to get harder and hard to get a hold of great, lesser-known Nintendo DS games.  The Ultimate Whore of Used Games, Gamestop, is already drastically reducing shelf space for Nintendo’s last generation hand held; if you can even find used games with boxes anymore it is a miracle.…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Review Lagoon’s E3 2012 Nintendo Predictions

By:  Alex J. Lopez,  alexjlopezmw@twitter, alexjlopezwmr@googleplus It’s hard to dispute that E3’s 2012 show pretty much belongs to Nintendo.  Riding high on the sudden interest in 3DS adoption (driven mainly by a big price cut and some key game releases), Nintendo averted going into E3 this year with the task of introducing a new system…

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Atari Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (Nintendo DS)

Earlier this year, we were treated to the very pleasant Atari Greatest Hits Volume 1 which featured 51 classic Atari arcade and 2600 games.  We reviewed the title favorably, giving the title a solid 4 out of 5 Tikis – despite some obviously important missing games such as Combat and Warlords (which we figured correctly would…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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You Don’t Know Jack (Nintendo DS)

Long before people were playing web-based games like Farmville on Facebook, Jellyvision brought an advertisement sponsored pop culture trivial game to the internet.  Using state of the art (at the time) technology including high quality streaming audio (the entire show was narrated) and flashy animated graphics, the game was a smash hit.  Between rounds, the…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Portable Consoles Are Not Dead: The True Cost of Smart Device Gaming

I’ve been reading article after article discussing how “Nintendo is doomed” or “portable consoles are dead” because of the meteoric rise in popularity of smartphone devices (Androids, iPhones, tablets, etc).  We continue to hear that “no one will pay $30+ for a game on 3DS|NGC when you can get games for $1 on your phone”.…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Atari Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (Nintendo DS)

In 2005, Retro Atari Classics was released on the shiny new Nintendo DS platform.  After some very solid emulation/classic games hitting the GBA in the years before – many of us couldn’t wait for some retro gaming goodness on our new handheld.  Unfortunately, this collection of 10 titles (original and remixes) was what one could…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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9 Hours 9 Persons 9 Doors

The Nintendo DS is alive with “rare” and “niche” games.  I have personally purchased much more than my fair share of “games for the sake of collecting” – and I won’t lie; I bought this game soley based on the fact that it had a short production run and the prices on it were already…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Dragon’s Lair (Nintendo DS)

This review covers both the DSiWare and retail cartridge versions of the game.  Due to their similarities, only the differences between the two will be denoted throughout the review. The year is 1983. Arcades were filled with video games considered archaic by today’s standards; Mario Bros. (the original), Spy Hunter, Track and Field, Cloak &…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Top Ten Wii Games You Never Played

Wii gamers are a fickle bunch. As a majority, they appear to fall into three categories; first party IP whores (those that only play Nintendo-published games), established IP whores (those that only play games with a recognizable name – meaning sequels or ports) and those that are non-gamers brought to gaming by the Wii (they…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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