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Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Signature: The Game ⊟

Duncan Robson, creator of the Microcartridge series of personal snapshot games in WarioWare DIY, made this one about, and during, a Seconds signing event with author Bryan Lee O’Malley.

The signature was actually done by O’Malley at the event! So by playing this microgame, Duncan is signing his authentic autograph. I love this.

By the way, if you haven’t read it, you can learn more about Duncan and the Microcartridge project in our feature. :)

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PSA: get Go! Go! Kokopolo before it’s too late ⊟

A very cool DSiWare game is disappearing at the end of this month. Go! Go! Kokopolo is a cute maze action game starring a cat who lures enemies through mazes by enraging them with scratches and then leading them into the mouth of a giant plant. It’s loaded with vibrant, cartoony art. Oh, and speaking of which, look at the amazing TC art made around the launch of the game!

Not sure why it’s being delisted – or what the status is of the 3DS sequel. But if you want to check out the original game, do so before August 31! Thanks to GSK for the heads up.

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Jeezy Creezy, that’s a lot of DS/3DS cartridges ⊟
HxCurt claims it’s 1,200 lbs of tiny cartridges, which seems like an exaggeration, but this is the closest I’ve ever seen to 1,200 lbs of DS/3DS games so who knows. It’s not exactly the sort of hoard you’d want for your collection, though, seeing as half of them appear to be copies of iCarly 2, and the other half is made up of Dreamworks Kart, Rabbids: Travel in Time 3D, Wappy Dog, Gourmet Chef, and other junk.
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Jeezy Creezy, that’s a lot of DS/3DS cartridges ⊟

HxCurt claims it’s 1,200 lbs of tiny cartridges, which seems like an exaggeration, but this is the closest I’ve ever seen to 1,200 lbs of DS/3DS games so who knows. It’s not exactly the sort of hoard you’d want for your collection, though, seeing as half of them appear to be copies of iCarly 2, and the other half is made up of Dreamworks Kart, Rabbids: Travel in Time 3D, Wappy Dog, Gourmet Chef, and other junk.

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Ace Attorney Investigations 2 beta translation patch released ⊟
What a great month it’s been for DS games and fan translations! You can grab the beta patch for this 2011 sequel to the Miles Edgeworth spin-off at GBAtemp. Naturally, you’ll need a digital copy of the game, one we hope you procured in a somewhat legal manner with a purchased copy (you can buy the import game here).
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Ace Attorney Investigations 2 beta translation patch released ⊟

What a great month it’s been for DS games and fan translations! You can grab the beta patch for this 2011 sequel to the Miles Edgeworth spin-off at GBAtemp. Naturally, you’ll need a digital copy of the game, one we hope you procured in a somewhat legal manner with a purchased copy (you can buy the import game here).

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Artwork from Giant Robot’s Game Over on sale 

You can still visit Game Over, the art exhibition featuring pieces inspired by games, at Giant Robot in LA until the 18th, but you can also buy prints and original pieces from the show online now! The lovely pieces above are from Eddie Xu, James Kochalka, and Nookah.

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Brain Age on Wii U eShop for free in Japan ⊟
In a move that almost certainly could have waited for E3, the DS Virtual Console has launched in Japan with the release of the first Brain Training (via Nintendaan). It’s free!
Not sure what else to say other than it toally looks like a DS game running on a Wii U. It’s apparently a pretty barebones Virtual Console, too.
I’m glad Nintendo didn’t wait for E3 for this, so I could write this post casually while my kids sleep instead of pounding on the keyboard in a rush.
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Brain Age on Wii U eShop for free in Japan ⊟

In a move that almost certainly could have waited for E3, the DS Virtual Console has launched in Japan with the release of the first Brain Training (via Nintendaan). It’s free!

Not sure what else to say other than it toally looks like a DS game running on a Wii U. It’s apparently a pretty barebones Virtual Console, too.

I’m glad Nintendo didn’t wait for E3 for this, so I could write this post casually while my kids sleep instead of pounding on the keyboard in a rush.

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The Retro Game Challenge 2 fan translation has arrived ⊟

By God, they’ve done it. The fan translation team led by Aaron Chmielowiec has released the first version of its Game Center CX 2/Retro Game Challenge 2 patch.

This thing looks hella professional! All the text and graphics have been changed. What an impressive effort for a game that, by all accounts, deserves this kind of love. I’m finally going to play those adventure games… my copy of the game is forever stopped there.

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Nintendo WiFi Connection not quite dead ⊟
Nintendo set today as its execution date for the DS and Wii’s online services, but hackers have found a way to keep the ol’ Connection alive. There’s now a private server where you can grab DLC for DS games (like Dragon Quest IX) and even play multiplayer on a selection of titles (including Mario Kart DS).
The catch is that you’ll need a digital copy of each game to patch (preferably one you’ve backed up yourself using homebrew tools). And you’ll also need the appropriate devices to play those back-ups on a DS or 3DS. But, hey, I’m not going to let that stop me from making and sharing this ridiculous GIF.
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Nintendo WiFi Connection not quite dead ⊟

Nintendo set today as its execution date for the DS and Wii’s online services, but hackers have found a way to keep the ol’ Connection alive. There’s now a private server where you can grab DLC for DS games (like Dragon Quest IX) and even play multiplayer on a selection of titles (including Mario Kart DS).

The catch is that you’ll need a digital copy of each game to patch (preferably one you’ve backed up yourself using homebrew tools). And you’ll also need the appropriate devices to play those back-ups on a DS or 3DS. But, hey, I’m not going to let that stop me from making and sharing this ridiculous GIF.

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How to Deco-Den your handheld ⊟

This video is more than a year old, but it’s the weekend and this whole production is super cute. If you can’t bear to apply all these sweets to your portable, however delectable it might end up looking, TheBerryholic has also posted deco-den videos with 3DS and 3DS XL cases. Thanks to My Handheld for the link!

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Sirqueue • Goodbye Wi-Fi DIY

It’s a whole album of music from WarioWare DIY! As a way of sending off the sharing functionality of the DS game creation utility (gone with the rest of Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection on May 20), five artists united to make an album using DIY.

The original plan had been to distribute this compilation exclusively via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and shared Friend Codes, making it available only until the cut-off date of 20th May 2014. Then we realised that would be even more difficult than first expected, and the plan was abandoned. 

All five artists list their friend codes on the Bandcamp page, so you can still have the true hipster experience of hearing this music in its original format. You know what, I was taking the NWC closure in stride until this moment. WarioWare DIY was such a beautiful thing, and so inspiring, that for it to have anything less than 100% of its capabilities is a damn shame.

Thanks to Christian Montoya for the heads up!

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  • Source Bandcamp

Ace Attorney Piano album ⊟

Sounds great, if these clips from the recording sessions are any indication! The album, due out April 23, features 19 tracks from the first three Ace Attorney games, because Capcom apparently chooses not to acknowledge the rest of them. Via Siliconera.

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  • Source capcom.co.jp

Incredible Ghost Trick music video ⊟

Wow! This music video by sue composites pretty much every Ghost Trick character into a series of vignettes, united by Inspector Cabanela’s smoothest moves. I just, just replayed Ghost Trick over the holidays, and loved it again, and now I want to re-replay it. What a game that is. And yeah, there’s a lot of dancing in it. Credit to Hatsuu for the link!

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  • Source nicovideo.jp