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Jul 23

VUE Debugger Auction by Another World at 8:40 AM (1,336 Views / 2 Likes) 7 Comments


Over the last few years there have been a handful of VUE (Nintendo Virtual Boy) Debuggers that have come up for sale. This rare piece of software development history has always commanded a high price. Yet, none of these items were as complete as the one which recently surfaced. This newly posted Yahoo Japan auction features the VUE Debugger, a PC interface card, and the official Nintendo Virtual Boy link cable. What is most astounding is that this is the first known public listing of the unreleased Virtual Boy link cable, an item considered the holy grail for Virtual Boy collectors. If you have deep pockets and a love for retro video game history, this is the auction for you.

:arrow: VUE Debugger Auction Link
Jul 22

Earlier this month SCEE announced that Freedom Wars, possibly the biggest Vita release of the year, would arrive as a digital download only in Europe.

Understandably a lot of Vita owners were annoyed by the decision and decided to boycott the game, also taking to Twitter to bombard President of Sony's Worldwide Studios; Shuhei Yoshida with their thoughts and feelings.

Today the Official SCEE Blog has announced that Europe, along with the rest of the world will also receive a full retail release of Freedom Wars:
Jul 22


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Citizens of Earth has a TBA 2014 release date for 3DS, PC, PS4, VITA & WiiU.

:arrow:Citizens of Earth Home Page
Jul 19
Friendly Reminder: Now that Square Enix has made it clear that they don't want this patch circulating around, please do not ask for the patch in this discussion or anywhere on this forum. We're going to have to treat it the same as asking for a ROM. Thanks.

The long-anticipated translation patch to Final Fantasy: Reishiki (Type-0) was released on June 9th by Sky and his team, much to the rejoice of its Nihongo-challenged fans. And then, the following day, Square Enix announced their own official localization of the game for the PS4 and Xbox One.

The timing of the SE-sanctioned localization announcement seemed almost too coincidental, and drew some raised eyebrows from the underground gaming community. Now, SE has taken a more direct approach:
This could have been handled differently on both sides, but unfortunately it has come to blows and litigation. It looks like this could be the Final Fan-translation.

:arrow: Source
:arrow: Sky's Blog Post
:arrow: UPDATE: New Info Regarding this Story

07/19/2014: Thanks to gamecaptor for the heads-up.
07/21/2014: Thanks to mkdms14 for the update.
Jul 17

The indie scene has progressed forwards during the last few years faster than anyone could have imagined. Success has been seen both with console exclusive games as well as games released on multiple platforms. Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo have all taken a positive attitude to bringing new titles to their consoles without the need for help from large publishers such as Activision Blizzard, Ubisoft or Electronic Arts.

A few days ago, I saw a chance to contacting a relatively new developer responsible for a completely new Wii U indie title. The result of the messaging back and forth is this interview with Tommy Nordered, the lead developer of Swipe Knight (working title).

Jul 16

If there's one thing any Ex-Dictator has to worry about, it's his image. Well, that and the convictions, but mostly the image thing.

Manuel Noriega, former dictator of Panama, understands this perfectly, and now he intends to use the same justice system that put him behind bars to get some justice of his own.

:arrow:The Los Angeles Times
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Jul 15

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Jul 15
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:arrow:Crimsonland Official Site