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Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console launching on Tuesday

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Apr 2013 13:19 User comments (13)

Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console launching on Tuesday Nintendo has confirmed that its Wii U Virtual Console will launch in the U.S. on Tuesday.
At launch, a full roster of NES and SNES titles will be available including hits like Super Mario World, F-Zero, Excitebike, Donkey Kong Jr, Super Metroid and Mega Man.

Additionally, the company will bring the cult classic hit "Earthbound" to the Virtual Console later in the year.

Moving forward, titles from handhelds such as the Game Boy Advance will also be made available via the service.

Because most old games did not offer save points, Nintendo has created "Restore Points" for them, allowing gamers to pause and restart later.

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13 user comments

121.4.2013 15:32

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Nintendo has confirmed that its Wii U Virtual Console will launch in the U.S. on Tuesday.
At launch, a full roster of NES and SNES titles will be available including hits like Super Mario World, F-Zero, Excitebike, Donkey Kong Jr, Super Metroid and Mega Man.
For free and open sourced, right? I mean logic of advancement in technology, civilization, and social development dictate you wouldn't actually have the face to charge people for 20 to 30 year-old games. Considering the already arbitrarily and artificial constraints on non-scarce resources in place, and the wholly unfair wealth redistribution over the past 20 years.

I'll stick my foot up your ass.

221.4.2013 15:53

Originally posted by Red_Forman:
Quote:
Nintendo has confirmed that its Wii U Virtual Console will launch in the U.S. on Tuesday.
At launch, a full roster of NES and SNES titles will be available including hits like Super Mario World, F-Zero, Excitebike, Donkey Kong Jr, Super Metroid and Mega Man.
For free and open sourced, right? I mean logic of advancement in technology, civilization, and social development dictate you wouldn't actually have the face to charge people for 20 to 30 year-old games. Considering the already arbitrarily and artificial constraints on non-scarce resources in place, and the wholly unfair wealth redistribution over the past 20 years.
Right, because no one would ever pay for anything greater than 10 years old. I mean, NOTHING older than 20 years has ANY value, monetary or not. EVER.

Congratulations, you're the first person I've ever called entitled over the internet.

321.4.2013 21:16

It is kinda a gip to make someone repurchase their nes games when the whole reason they cannot play them on the old console is a terrible slot design. Then again, anyone who can't figure out a simple emulator kinda deserves it.



422.4.2013 0:29

Yeah that's why Earthbound is selling for over $200 a cart now on Ebay when it was $80 last year. Kinda surprised it took Nintendo this long to put it on the VC list being how it's popularity has soared over the last few years

522.4.2013 0:44

Originally posted by Bigwillyz:
Yeah that's why Earthbound is selling for over $200 a cart now on Ebay when it was $80 last year. Kinda surprised it took Nintendo this long to put it on the VC list being how it's popularity has soared over the last few years
Jeez, now I want to play it (Earthbound).

Still, it's more of Ninty resting on it's laurels. Harking back to the glory days.

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.

DSE VZ300-
Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

622.4.2013 0:47

Originally posted by bigwil450:
Originally posted by Red_Forman:
Quote:
Nintendo has confirmed that its Wii U Virtual Console will launch in the U.S. on Tuesday.
At launch, a full roster of NES and SNES titles will be available including hits like Super Mario World, F-Zero, Excitebike, Donkey Kong Jr, Super Metroid and Mega Man.
For free and open sourced, right? I mean logic of advancement in technology, civilization, and social development dictate you wouldn't actually have the face to charge people for 20 to 30 year-old games. Considering the already arbitrarily and artificial constraints on non-scarce resources in place, and the wholly unfair wealth redistribution over the past 20 years.
Right, because no one would ever pay for anything greater than 10 years old. I mean, NOTHING older than 20 years has ANY value, monetary or not. EVER.

Congratulations, you're the first person I've ever called entitled over the internet.
once again, an actual entitled, spoiled, brat like you have been brainwashed into confusing 'value' with 'price'. No wonder western society is such a brain-dead culture.

I'll stick my foot up your ass.

722.4.2013 1:46

Originally posted by Red_Forman:
Originally posted by bigwil450:
Originally posted by Red_Forman:
Quote:
Nintendo has confirmed that its Wii U Virtual Console will launch in the U.S. on Tuesday.
At launch, a full roster of NES and SNES titles will be available including hits like Super Mario World, F-Zero, Excitebike, Donkey Kong Jr, Super Metroid and Mega Man.
For free and open sourced, right? I mean logic of advancement in technology, civilization, and social development dictate you wouldn't actually have the face to charge people for 20 to 30 year-old games. Considering the already arbitrarily and artificial constraints on non-scarce resources in place, and the wholly unfair wealth redistribution over the past 20 years.
Right, because no one would ever pay for anything greater than 10 years old. I mean, NOTHING older than 20 years has ANY value, monetary or not. EVER.

Congratulations, you're the first person I've ever called entitled over the internet.
once again, an actual entitled, spoiled, brat like you have been brainwashed into confusing 'value' with 'price'. No wonder western society is such a brain-dead culture.
Chill guys.

Of course they are gonna charge for it... probably not much.

Of course there has been unfair wealth distribution over past 20years and a glaring indictment of the self-serving ideology of trickle-down economics BUT what has that got to do with it? The connection is tenuous don't you think?



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Its a lot easier being righteous than right.

DSE VZ300-
Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

822.4.2013 12:10

I honestly don't see the problem. As noted above, the games won't likely be very expensive, and Nintendo certainly has every right to try to sell its own product, old or not. After all, even Nintendo should know you can easily emulate the entire NES/SNES library on a smartphone, including every game ever made for either system on the same phone. So, unless they're certifiably insane or submoronic, they'll just charge a minor "convenience fee".

Of course, they may very well be bugnuts crazy or waterbrained pinheads. We'll see ^^' .

Edit --> WTF? How did this article make me want to install MAME on my phone..?! lol

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 22 Apr 2013 @ 12:11

923.4.2013 8:24

i wouldn't purchase anything from virtual console still no full screen support and all the sega game gear games on the 3ds have it why not the wii u

1023.4.2013 11:32

... And this is why I build classic gaming rigs out of original xboxes.They have 14000+ games for Coleco all the way to the PS1 and my customers absolutely love them, so do I

1123.4.2013 13:58

Originally posted by Bigwillyz:
... And this is why I build classic gaming rigs out of original xboxes.They have 14000+ games for Coleco all the way to the PS1 and my customers absolutely love them, so do I
Sounds great.

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.

DSE VZ300-
Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

1224.4.2013 12:05

Originally posted by Bigwillyz:
... And this is why I build classic gaming rigs out of original xboxes.They have 14000+ games for Coleco all the way to the PS1 and my customers absolutely love them, so do I
Original XBOX was a pleasure to mod. Haven't fired it up in awhile, but if you had access to the ROMS and the hack, it is just as good or better than what VC can offer.

1324.4.2013 12:07

Originally posted by KillerBug:
It is kinda a gip to make someone repurchase their nes games when the whole reason they cannot play them on the old console is a terrible slot design. Then again, anyone who can't figure out a simple emulator kinda deserves it.
Kind of like how I own a Disney or other studio's movie on VHS? No one's forcing you to buy it, but there is such as thing as modern convenience and not every Wii U user had access to or owned these games when they came out.

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