I had never heard of Niantic Lab’s other game, Ingress, before Pokemon GO arrived.

In fact, all I knew about Niantic was they were somehow associated with Google as a company.

Anyway, take a look at this video explaining Niantic Lab’s other game…

How the hell did I miss this?

If I was Niantic, I’d be taking steps to ensure people know that once they’ve had enough of Pokemon GO, there’s a more grown up, serious game to try out.

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nesminiHere’s the full list of classic Nintendo Entertainment System games that will be built into the Classic Mini NES when it releases in Australia on November 10.

  • Balloon Fight
  • BUBBLE BOBBLE
  • Castlevania™
  • Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest™
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • DOUBLE DRAGON II: THE REVENGE
  • Dr. Mario
  • Excitebike
  • FINAL FANTASY®
  • Galaga™
  • GHOSTS‘N GOBLINS™
  • GRADIUS™
  • Ice Climber
  • Kid Icarus
  • Kirby’s Adventure
  • Mario Bros.
  • MEGA MAN™ 2
  • Metroid
  • NINJA GAIDEN®
  • PAC-MAN™
  • Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
  • StarTropics
  • SUPER C™
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Tecmo Bowl™
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Not a bad list, and at $100 the console is a pretty cost effective way of owning these classic games.

A second controller for the system will set you back about $30 in Australia.

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logo_starfox_zeroIt’s been a long time coming, but after the supposed failure of the latest Starfox and its companion game Starfox Guard, Nintendo have released demos for both, which are available right now on the Aussie eShop.

What a shame Nintendo and Miyamoto haven’t released a patch for Starfox Zero game that allows you to enjoy a standard control setup.

Maybe the “remastered” version for NX might get decent controls.

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NintendoClassic MiniAnd at a reasonable rrp of $99.95.

I say reasonable because it includes 30 games, and some of them are real classics I’ve never played.

Here’s what Nintendo’s Australian website says about the new system:

Relive the 80s when the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System, launches in stores on November 10 at a suggested retail price of AU$99.95.

The classic NES is back in a familiar-yet-new form as a mini replica of Nintendo’s original home console. Plugging directly into a high-definition TV using the included HDMI cable, the console comes complete with 30 NES games built-in, including beloved classics like Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, PAC-MAN and Kirby’s Adventure.

Sounds good to me. It’s nice to have a concrete Australian release date, too.

I don’t think anyone noticed but I’ve been gone for ages. I’m back. Thanks for waiting.

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logo_starfox_zeroI’m back, and just in time for Star Fox Zero’s Australian release this Saturday, April 23.

Big W has the game for $64, which is the best price I’ve seen so far.

You can get the “first print” edition that includes a physical copy of Star Fox Guard from both JB Hi Fi and EB Games for $99.

The first print edition is (at this stage) the only way to own a physical copy of Star Fox Guard.

But is it worth an extra thirty or so bucks?

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Arnie_280_860679aI won’t be posting anything for a few weeks, I have some stuff going on that I need to sort out.

I’ll certainly be having some fun on Miitomo, then back to rustyshell on April 20.

See you then!

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Check out this incredibly detailed look at how the inner workings of the Gameboy from YouTuber JackTech.

It’s a detailed, confusing look at the machine specifically- but also programming languages and techniques in general.

I can’t wait for Part 2.

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sfvlogoIf you missed grabbing the game at $64 from Big W over the last few days, the best Australian retail price for Street Fighter V is $78 from Target.

No one’s come through with even a $69 price tag, which is disappointing.

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Big-W-LogoBig W are offering up to 25% off selected games right now.

Although there’s no real stand out bargains to surprise or delight, you might see something that interests you.

Check out the details here.

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Many JB Hi-Fi stores do really cool freehand signage, but this one at my local store is some of the best I’ve seen.

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It’s awesome that JB let their staff express themselves creatively like this, and while ad-hoc signage can look tacky, this one looks unreal.

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