April 6, 2016

Game & Watch Gallery 4 arrives on Wii U Virtual Console tomorrow

Posted on April 6, 2016 by Jason Nason

Tomorrow is Thursday, which is Nintendo download day in North America. Among the other releases is another Virtual Console game for the Wii U, which seems to be becoming a weekly thing.

This week the Game Boy Advance title Game & Watch Gallery 4 will join the Wii U collection.

Originally released in 2002 for Nintendo’s handheld, the fourth part to the Game & Watch Gallery series lets you enjoy favorite classic games, both in their original and enhanced formats. Classic mode will take you back in time to when games were much simpler. Modern mode will bring improved play control, color, and sound effects. Earn stars to unlock new features and even more games!

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Remote Play Comes To Windows / Mac Officially Today

Posted on April 6, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Sony announced via the PlayStation Blog this morning that the latest PlayStation 4 firmware, version 3.50 – code-name Musashi will be hitting console starting tomorrow. Firmware updates are usually a mundane thing that no one really thinks about but alongside the usual bug fixes & minor features is something major – the ability to use Remote Play on Windows PC / Mac. By using the official PS4 Remote Play app and configuring their PS4 users games can be played over  either wireless or wired connections.

The official specs required for Remote Play on PC aren’t really that demanding, although to be honest the lack of support for Windows 7 is a little baffling considering that it currently has a 51% market share. Sony’s official Remote Play app won’t work on the original version of Windows 8 either, if you happen to be running that for some reason.Read More


Broken Bootlegs- My Experience with Power Joy

Posted on April 6, 2016 by Erika


Broken Bootlegs is a series covering unlicensed games (also known as bootleg games) for mainly 8-bit and 16-bit consoles. This week’s edition is covers my experiences with my first bit of pirate hardware that originally my interest in playing around with bootleg games and hardware: the Power Joy.

It what seems feels a very long time ago, which probably was a little over a decade ago, I was traveling around going to garage sales looking for anything computer or video game-related like I usually do. I eventually happened upon something very unusual: a white device in the shape of a Nintendo 64 controller with a Playstation 1-styled controller that could hook into the former, and a very odd-looking cartridge that was attached bottom of first controller. Nothing else came with it except a cardboard box that had POWER JOY printed on the side. After buying it and taking it home, I found some batteries to put into it, hooked it up to my tv and after turning everything on, I saw a menu that had “64-in-1” at the top of it. I start going though some of the games like Aladdin, Circus Charlie, Karate, Formation Z, and some light gun games, to name a few. Read More


The newest trailer for Potions: A Curious Tale is here!

Posted on April 6, 2016 by Fionna Schweit

Here at Brokenjoysticks we are super proud of our own Renee Gittins, Shes an indie developer, a community leader, and of course a great writer! So it is with an extreme amount of pride that we present the new Kickstarter trailer for her game Potions: A Curious Tale. Stay a while and Listen to the story of a girl and her quest to become a potions master, and make sure you click on this link to add to her to your social media!

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Renee reports from the floor of many conventions, and writes opinion and news pieces for brokenjoysticks, she can be reached on twitter  and at http://potionsacurioustale.com/  Be sure to stay tuned here for the games launch on kickstarter! Brokenjoysticks will also be providing all the latest news on the game which has already been featured at PAX, and by the Square Enix Collective!


Epistory – Typing Chronicles gets a trailer.

Posted on April 6, 2016 by Fionna Schweit

Its been a very long time since I learned to type on Mario Teaches typing in the early 1990s. Since then typing games have come and gone, now one company is trying to revive the genre. Epistory – Typing Chronicles is a love story to a type of game thats mostly been ignored for the last 20 years. We have had a few games that use typing, off the top of my head I can think of typing of the dead and Disney’s Mickey typing adventure, but its a pretty uncommon genre.


Remember this? I do.

So it was with interest that I saw this new trailer come across the wires this morning. Mixing typing and an adventure game, with the attraction of riding on the back of a fox I had to check it out. The story turns out to be pretty bizarre.  You’re fighting insects in an origami world, in Epistory, something you achieve by typing words using your actual keyboard. its proabably best if you just watch the trailer honestly

Its also intresting to note, that the game supports: QWERTY, QWERTZ, AZERTY, BEPO, Dvorak, Workman and Colemak, keyboard layouts, perhaps catering to a crowd that might not normally be interested in such a basic game, but rather wants to learn how to use one of the these more obscure keyboard layouts. The game is available on steam  for 14$ now.


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