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What Is That?!

How arrogant of me. How utterly arrogant. All these years I had always assumed I knew mostly everything there was to ever know about the Nintendo Gameboy. I was wrong. About a month ago, I discovered a rare Gameboy peripheral that I’d never seen before or ever knew existed until now – the Konami Hyperboy. How could I have not known about this for all these years is beyond me. It’s a peripheral that was released by Konami in 1991 (never released in the US) that turns your Gameboy into a tabletop arcade. I had always viewed the Gameboy itself as a hybrid system; a cross between an NES and a Game & Watch. With this peripheral, it pushes the Gameboy more into the Game & Watch tabletop territory, which is what I love about it. This has got to be the coolest GameBoy peripheral ever made.

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Let’s Set the Record Straight

Recently, there have been alot of rumors spreading on the internet about a 3DS analog stick add-on, and 3DS redesign rumors.  With Nintendo scheduling a conference on September 13 in Tokyo, it seemed to add fuel to the fire that something big was going down.  Well, a couple days ago, a leak from Famitsu magazine has appeared online, and confirms there is indeed a new 3DS add-on coming, as shown in the above picture.  It appears to be designed for a new Monster Hunter game for the 3DS, called Monster Hunter 3G, which is supposedly an expansion version of MHTri for Wii.  It is still unknown at this time if MH3G is coming to the States, and whether this add-on is made by Nintendo or Capcom, or both.  There’s also speculation about whether this add-on will be used for other games besides MH3G.

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Bring ‘Em On!!

On a recent podcast, Brad and Adam talked about some gameboy games that they would like to see on the 3DS virtual console service.  To complement that, here is my list of some personal favorites that I would like to eventually see on the service as well.

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The Forgotten Tower

All this recent talk about Adam’s Zelda-ish rogue-like game, ‘The Infinite Cave,’ has given me an itch to go back and play an old retro dungeon crawler.  The first game to pop up in my head was of course ‘The Tower of Druaga.’  It shares many of the same traits of a rogue-like, but is not a rogue-like in the truest sense.  It has a very hardcore cult following, and for good reason.  It’s probably one of the hardest dungeon crawlers ever created by man.  Between the extreme intricate know how of what is required to be done at each level, and the lightning quick reflexes required to navigate through the mazes unharmed, its no wonder so many give up before getting in far enough to truly appreciate this game.   If that sounds like your cup of tea, and you’re a glutton for punishment, you could be in for a real retro treat.   Continue reading

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Episode 023 – Wii Want on eShop

Better late than never right? I am used to the lack of games during the summer but, I am not used to trying to do a show during it. Still, I think Adam and I found a few good topics to hit on during the show. The image above is a game we touch on and would both love to see on the 3ds. Thank you everyone for sticking with us and continuing to listen. Our numbers have been way up lately and we have you to thank for it. So click HERE to listen and please review us on iTunes. As always your comments and emails are welcome. Enjoy!

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Where Did All The Arcades Go?

Adam and I have spoke of a mutual friend on numerous occasions on the show. Recently, he has expressed interest in writing on the site. This article posted below is his first effort of hopefully many. So it’s my pleasure to introduce all of our readers to Wii Are Fanboys’ newest contributor, Alan Chung!

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The Nerd Gamers 72 Hour Game Session For Japan

Needless to say this is a really great thing these guys are doing. I figured the least we could do is link to it. I’m currently logged in as I write this eagerly waiting for the Zelda portion of their marathon to begin. Basically if you have time and/or money to spare head over to thenerdgamers.com. I’m sure the owners of the site and the people of Japan will greatly appreciate anything you can spare. Remember every little bit helps.

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