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ROB the Robot Strikes Back

Do you remember ROB the Robot for the classic NES? Now you can get a robot for your Nintendo DS. Even if he's not nearly as cute, he can do a lot more things! Check out DS ROBOT, a prototype that lets you do some pretty neat things with your DS:

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Help Us Recruit New Members!

AAAAGreetings, everyone. I hope you are enjoying the new site and having fun reading all of our blogs and news. However, we need your help to really get this site rolling. Here's an easy way to help out. First, email or get in touch with a friend or two that you think would be interested in this site. If they decide to register, send them the referral link on your profile page (the page that pops up when you hit "my account" on the sidebar). At the bottom of your profile will be a special link that will let them register on the site, using you as a referral. The system will keep track of who has referred whom--and we're counting on each of you to spur our development. Perhaps we'll even give the top referrer a free copy of our planned "Best Of" print issue (coming soon).

As always, thank you for making Armchair Arcade the best place on the net for intelligent discussion about gaming!

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Original Super Mario Bros. in 3D!

Super Mario Bros 2.5D: It's got depth!Super Mario Bros 2.5D: It's got depth!Here's some jaw-dropping news for those of us who dig Super Mario Bros: "Nickmade Games" has remade the NES classic in 2.5 dimensions, and, as you can see, they did a sweet job. Grab the game here and let us know what you think! You can read more about this game at Opposable Thumbs. Don't forget to use the arrow keys for movement and the WASD for camera control.
Description: Super Mario Bros 2.5D is a remake of the classic, Super Mario Bros… in 3D. How can you remake a 2D game in 3D? Add depth! Defeat enemies as Mario in a whole new way with 3D views and 3D graphics!”
Filename: SuperMarioBros2.5d.zip

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Backwards Compatibility: Progressive or, er, Backwards?

Acorn BBC Micro: Do you care that this machine isn't backwards compatible with your PC?Acorn BBC Micro: Do you care that this machine isn't backwards compatible with your PC?Brian Crecente of Kotaku seems upset about some comments from Peter Moore, VP of Microsoft Gaming. Moore claims that Microsoft "underpromised and over-delivered with backwards compatability, and that people just don't care enough about BC to make it worth the investment. Let me add my two cents: Moore is right: Backwards compatability IS backwards. BC is simply an ineffective and inefficient means of hedging the bets with a new platform. Everyone is better off with a clean break and a fresh start.

Olympic torch burns for gaming?

Well, Ted Owen, founder of The Global Gaming League wants gaming part of the Olympics. While China gives gaming the green light, Olypic officals didn't give the green light as of right now.

More info read here:

http://www.gamespot.com/news/6152088.html

Personal Take:

I love video games and such, but I don't believe that gaming should be part of the Olypics.

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Dreamcast Bonanza at IGN

DCDCAh, the Dreamcast...Although I'm usually about as PC-centric and anti-console as a guy can be and still be a gamer, I have a special place in my heart for Sega's Dreamcast. It's one of only two consoles I own, and I've been consistently impressed with its game library and its abilities as an emulator. Well, here's some exciting news for all us Dreamcast diehards: IGN is systematically reviewing every US-released Dreamcast title, and they intend to do it with screenshots as well as videos. If the entry for Rush 2049 is any indication, Dreamcast fans are in for quite a treat.

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Wii Controller May Include Mic?

Wii: Talk to me...Wii: Talk to me...There's some interesting speculation (and probably nothing more) over at Ferrago that Nintendo may also include a microphone in its attention-grabbing new Wii controller. I'd be curious to know what folks here think about these rumors--not so much from an "Are they true?" viewpoint than from a "Would you want them to be?" perspective.

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Retrogaming Ports for Modern Hardware

X360X360Racketboy has collected a list of retrogaming port announcements that are sure to interest retrogamers who don't want to go the emulator route. The GBA is getting a 3-game Capcom pack that includes Bionic Commando and Strider (whatever happened to that franchise?), and the Xbox 360 Live Arcade is getting a whole suite of really sweet classics (including Paperboy and Sonic). It really amuses me how many "obsolete" games are showing up on modern consoles these days--a testament to their status as true classics. Of course, this ties in nicely with Nintendo's announcement to cater more to touch gamers this time around.

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Apple and Microsoft to Release Portable Game Machines?

How about the gamer iPod?How about the gamer iPod?I've been speculating for some time that the next logical entry into the portable gaming market would be from Apple (particularly in an editorial response to Gamasutra about six months back) and it looks like other industry analysts are starting to catch wind of the idea as well, for instance in this piece from GameDaily BIZ Newsletter, here.

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Interesting "Upgrade Your Game" Contest involving free Visual Studio Express

Namco's Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga Anniversary Arcade MachineNamco's Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga Anniversary Arcade MachineApparently, just for registering your free copy of Microsoft's Visual Studio Express at this Website enters you into an interesting drawing for a full-size Namco Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga anniversary arcade machine, t-shirt or Atari TV game. The intent seems to be to spur "arcade game" development.

According to the Website:

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