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New PS3, Wii, 360 Downloadables Announced 151

360 gamers have Lost Planet to look forward to this week, but PS3 and Wii owners have things to smile about as well. Today's virtual console game releases feature the Hudson classic title Dungeon Explorer, as well as the shmup Gradius and the sidescrolling shooter Soldier Blade. PS3 owners will get six great downloadable titles sometime 'in early 2007', courtesy of Midway and Sony Online Entertainment. "The six games announced in the deal are Mortal Kombat II, Gauntlet II, Joust, Rampage World Tour, Rampart, and Championship Sprint. Sony Online said those titles were chosen specifically for their multiplayer components, as the company is adding online play for all six." Update: 01/08 22:32 GMT by Z : Oops. Missed Ms. Pac-Man on XBLA this week.
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New PS3, Wii, 360 Downloadables Announced

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  • by DarkJC ( 810888 ) on Monday January 08, 2007 @06:42PM (#17515708)
    What? The downloading feature has definitely been used, for PS3 specific games, PS1 games released for PSP, game demos, and more. I'm not sure where you're coming from.
  • by Chuck Chunder ( 21021 ) on Monday January 08, 2007 @07:06PM (#17516128) Homepage Journal
    Yes the Wii points work. The manual does warn that you may lose your Wii points by changing regions but so far that has not happened (I have "moved" to the UK twice, once to get Bomberman and once to get R-Type).

    Just to be safe I wouldn't do it if you had a lot of Wii Points in your account. There doesn't seem to be a discount for buying Wii Points in bulk so there is no reason to buy anything other than the smallest amount anyway.
  • by pl1ght ( 836951 ) on Monday January 08, 2007 @07:07PM (#17516138)
    Yeah...been downloading arcade and demos and etc since day one release. Been playing Gran Turismo HD and Tekken 5: DR from their download service. Not sure what the OP is saying.
  • by hurfy ( 735314 ) on Monday January 08, 2007 @08:42PM (#17517132)
    Fair warning on midway collections....

    Skip the PC versions :(

    Starforce infested and sucky sucky controls. No steering wheel recognition for race games, no joystick for joystick operated games, etc. Annoying interface and bloated install. Very cheesy port of a port, some shareware ripoffs are better done. Maybe #1 was ok, but #2 sucked and #3 was worse.

    At least these guys can't possibly do any worse with the d/l games.
  • Re:Argh!! (Score:3, Informative)

    by LKM ( 227954 ) on Tuesday January 09, 2007 @06:06AM (#17520582) Homepage
    Some of the models have more polygons on the DS version. On the other hand, the DS does not seem to do texture interpolation, which leads to moire patterns. Also, the N64 version had better analog steering. On the other hand, you get the minigames on the DS version, as well as a somewhat different story...

    I wouldn't say one is definitely better than the other. Get both :-)

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