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8:00 PM on 08.20.2013

'Up yours, dude' Tyson wins at Punch-Out for the 1st time

American boxer and general guy-to-be-scared-of Mike Tyson was too busy punching people in the face to play videogames when NES classic Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! released. Fox Sports had him take on Glass Joe, apparently for t...

Steven Hansen

8:30 AM on 07.26.2013

Mike Tyson: 'I couldn't even beat Glass f**kin' Joe!'

Out of 100 fights, Glass Joe only won a single match. Now we know who that one guy was. Mike Tyson -- I SUCKED AT PUNCH-OUT ... Couldn't Even beat Glass Joe [TMZ via NeoGAF]

Tony Ponce

3:00 PM on 07.02.2013

Club Nintendo has updated their digital rewards

Starting today until August 4th on Club Nintendo, you'll be able to pick up Aura-Aura Climber (100 Coins), Star Fox 64 (200 Coins), Donkey Kong '94 (100 Coins), and Super Punch Out!! (150). While I can't wholly recommend Aura...

Chris Carter

11:00 PM on 06.23.2013

Captain N concept art reveals Paperboy as the main hero

Captain N: The Game Master is a show that simply couldn't exist today. A gathering of videogame heroes and villains from all your favorite NES games, of both the first- and third-party variety, interacting and going on advent...

Tony Ponce

9:00 PM on 05.05.2013

Kickstarter Punch Out!! book co-creator meets Mike Tyson

Once upon a time, gamers Daniel Lanciana, Matt Turk, Sinister1, Daniel Teixeira and Adelikat started a Kickstarter. With a goal of $25,000, they set off to create an unofficial 240-page encyclopedia covering the original NES ...

Chris Carter

6:00 AM on 03.09.2013

Check out this sick 11-minute NES chiptune rock medley

Guitarist Psycho Crusher, whose amazing rock arrangements I've shared numerous times in the past, originally composed this latest jam with the intent to play it live as a full band. Instead, he decided to turn it into a chip...

Tony Ponce



Nintendo reveals dates for Virtual Console anniversary photo
Nintendo reveals dates for Virtual Console anniversary
by Chris Carter

This whole "Virtual Console 30th Anniversary" thing has been a bit confusing for all of us. So here's the scoop now that the dust has settled: on certain dates this year, you'll have the opportunity to download select games on the Wii U eShop for 30 cents, for a limited time.

That's it. There's no catch, it's just a promotion to get people into the eShop -- like a virtual doorbuster sale.

It's not a "trial" version of the game that ends after 30 days -- you just pay the 30 cents and you get to keep it. All Wii U Virtual Console games have full GamePad remote play support, and the ability to fully customize your controls.

With that said, Nintendo has revealed the full list of exact dates for all of the planned games, so make sure you bookmark this page as a reference!

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10:15 AM on 03.06.2012

Loads of new games are coming to the eShop

I have to preface this article with this statement -- once upon a time, I had absolutely no confidence in the eShop. Initially, I saw a marketplace where Nintendo was slowly drip-feeding us 20 year old games once a month. I s...

Chris Carter





2:00 AM on 07.13.2011

Punch-out!! parody is a knockout

  I love Punch-out!! It doesn't matter if it's on the NES, SNES or Wii, the Punch-out!! series is by far the best boxing franchise ever created. When the iconic game made its triumphant return to the squared video game c...

Wesley Ruscher



Sword and Sworcery is my first must-have iPad game photo
Sword and Sworcery is my first must-have iPad game
by Jonathan Holmes

A lot of people still doubt that the iPad is a "valid" gaming console, pointing out that most games for the thing are either ports or shovelware. There is also the argument that since the iPad has no dedicated gaming buttons or directional controller that it wasn't built for gaming, and that all the games for it aren't meant to be taken seriously.

Sword and Sworcery proves those people wrong. The game was built up for the iPad, and it really shows. It actually feels like the iPad was made specifically for this game, and not the other way around. That's how perfectly they fit together. The device's accelerometer, its touch controls, and its enormous size are key components to the Sword and Sworcery experience. It's not quite like anything I've ever played before, and I can't imagine playing it on anything but the iPad.

Also, did I mention how the game plays like a cross between Monkey Island and Punch-Out, and looks like combination of Super Metroid and Shadow of the Colossus?

When you're talking videogames, I don't think it gets any more "valid" than that. The game comes out this week, so if you know what's good for you, you'll give it a try. Check out the full video after the break!

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11:00 PM on 10.27.2009

Come watch Doc Louis take a beating

The Club Nintendo-exclusive stand-alone WiiWare game Doc Louis' Punch-Out!! appears to be finalized and ready to download for those who spent their "coins" (or whatever magical currency Nintendo uses) on it.Someone ...

Jordan Devore

7:40 PM on 07.29.2009

Punch-Out!! developer talks sequel, create-a-boss mode

In a recent chat with Official Nintendo Magazine, Ken Yeeloy, producer of Punch-Out!! for the Nintendo Wii, mentioned his desire to make a sequel to the title. Would it be Super Punch-Out!! Wii? From the interview: "I wo...

Colette Bennett

5:00 PM on 06.22.2009

Bacalao! Punch-Out!

 Señor Luigi Santa-Rosa Bacalao, our intrepid video game connoisseur from Havana Cuba, is a man who loves American flavors. He spit-cleans his 1958 Buick Special (he only owns a fender, so far) hand-oils his 1897 ...

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6:40 PM on 06.17.2009

The Thing and Hulk play some Punch-Out!!

GamerVision caught this ad that's appearing inside some big comics right now. As you can see, it's the Thing and the Hulk battling it out through the new Punch-Out!!This ad is completely unrealistic. First of all, look at the...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:58 PM on 06.09.2009

Check out this Punch-Out!! Little Mac custom figure

The new Punch-Out!! is probably one of my favorite Wii games ever, and it makes me happy to know other people seem to be digging it too. Leave it to a toy customizer to take things one step further and create toys fromn the g...

Colette Bennett



Review: Punch-Out!! photo
Review: Punch-Out!!
by Nick Chester

It’s criminal that Nintendo let 15 years pass between the Super Nintendo release of Super Punch-Out!! and Punch-Out!! on the Wii. Between then and now, there have been plenty of opportunities to drag Little Mac out of retirement -- the Game Boy Advance, the Nintendo 64, and the Nintendo DS, to name a few. What was the God damned hold up?

So when Nintendo finally decided to pull it out of the closet for the Wii, it raised a few red flags for a longtime Punch-Out!! fan like myself. The success of Wii Sports (and the included boxing game) seemed like the perfect catalyst for a more fleshed-out boxing title, and the Punch-Out!! franchise seemed like a no-brainer choice.

To say I was concerned was an understatement. Would Nintendo leave the series’ core mechanics in the dust, focusing instead on a new breed of motion controls that would deviate from the experience I fell in love with? And if they decided to stick with the old-school formula, would it feel dated and thin compared to other titles on the market?

Hit the jump to find out.

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