Virtual Boy finally acknowledged with new flare red 3DS model

"Fans of the Virtual Boy – and legend Gumpei Yokoi – need worry no more."

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Tachyon_Nova2689d ago (Edited 2689d ago )

Its sad how stale Nintendo's games are. How long are they going to go on making Mario and Zelda for each new system, its always the same old sh*te from Nintendo.

Not saying the others are much better, but they definetly aren't as bad.

disgaeapuchi2689d ago

That's not entirely fair - though I see your point. It's usually the big releases that share the same IPs as older ones - especially in traditional games, but Nintendo have done a lot that's new in that sector. Stuff like Hydroventure, Hotel Dusk, Steel Diver (though that was a bit rubbish), Rhythm Heaven, The Last Story, Xenoblade Chronicles, Sin & Punishment etc, even if a lot of these weren't developed by Nintendo's internal studios but second party teams or being Nintendo-funded.

It's also worth noting that the DS Zelda games made the series feel fresh again with the touchscreen implementation - items had plenty of fun, new uses.

The problem with Nintendo in recent years is that they have been particularly inventive with new IPs, but only outside of traditional games. Stuff like Wii Fit, Brain Age and so on were fresh, original and easy-to-understand software, but they had little to appeal to core gamers such as us :(.

MoveTheGlow2688d ago (Edited 2688d ago )

Yes, and they allowed smaller developers to do what they wanted to do without a ton of overhead - hence why we've hardly seen anything from the Shin Megami Tensei world on any of the large consoles, but saw some amazing stuff on the DS, along with the Etrian Odyssey series and The Dark Spire.

There are some hidden gems among Wii games - ones that I'm much more happy with than your latest military shooter - out there that no one paid any attention to also, and it's kinda sad, but I'm sure we'll hear all about them from a devoted fan in 10 years when they're no longer available. GameStop did not help - look at the Wii shelf and tremble with shovelware malaise, while some great games get ignored.

I guess it's a matter of preference, and people like you and I, Disgaeapuchi, get left behind amid the kiddie minigame collections and the latest realistic FPS/TPS.

rexbolt2688d ago

if the games are great whats the deal? we get zelda evry 5 years and in the same time we got almost 4 resistance 3 almost uncharteds 7 halos soo yeah

VampiricDragon2688d ago (Edited 2688d ago )

@ nova.

you kinda sound like a bias fanboy.

Every single company has 1 or 2 or 3, or more (if they are lucky) franchise horses that they can ride.

And if they dont. They havent been successful.

kramun2688d ago

'Not saying the others are much better, but they definetly aren't as bad. '

Only because they haven't been around as long. Look how many sequels there have been in this gen alone.
Nintendo just has more franchises to draw on, in 10-15 years the others will be doing the same, because fans will want updated sequels to games they've enjoyed in the past.

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Emilio_Estevez2689d ago

I loved my virtual boy, it was sweet. No one else I knew had one.

Kal8532688d ago (Edited 2688d ago )

Same here. I thought it was fun at the time. When I bought mine at Toys'r'us there was only space for three units and there were 2 still left, so I thought I discovered something noone else had.

Relientk772688d ago

My one friend whose a Nintendo fanboy and has more virtual boys then he should will totally buy this lol