Spelunker’ Now Available On The Nintendo 3Ds Virtual Console Service

Okay, after a week away at E3, we’re back with Straight Shooting! Of course, most of the news is pretty much fallout from last week’s show, and most of it seems centered around the upcoming Wii U, but nonetheless, here is what has come up over the weekend and today.

I’m a touch skeptical on that front. They had the Classic Controller/Pro, and could have used it more if they had wanted to. And certainly, there are those who would have appreciated it in some cases. Notably, using that in place of the sideways Wii Remote in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, which many have cited as uncomfortable.

How about a hacking on the eve of E3? A mere drop in the bucket compared to Sony, but an intrusion none the less. Hacks aside, Big N has bigger fish to fry come Tuesday, June 7th at 9:00am. An L.A. morning all to themselves, Nintendo prepares to unveil the big guns at the 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo. Last of the big three, but certainly not least; a new home console shall emerge out of Nintendo’s corner, will it pack the right punch for consumers? Initial 3DS sales are stellar despite an insipid launch lineup, what’s next for the glassless 3D handheld? Wii purchases are dwindling, Zelda is coming, but do we really care? Swallow that red pill, because we’re going deep into Nintendo’s pipe hole.

Those 830,000+ folks, and anyone else who buys before August 12, will get 20 free downloadable games from the Nintendo magento eshop. Users have to make a connection to the eStore before 11:59 p.m. EST on August 11, 2011, however. These users will also automatically be registered in the Nintendo 3DS Ambassador program. To be clear: you just need to connect.

Game Informer looks at the “Top 10 Unlikely Television-Based Games.” And if you’re a longtime Nintendo player, you may recognize some of these, if only from leaving them on the shelf at the store/rental shop.

5) Get Nintendo to release a version of the GameCube controller which plugs into the Wii Remote. Some of us like to play how we like to play, and there ain’t no other way, y’dig?

And is there a better way to close out than that? I can’t think of one. Be sure to check back tomorrow for more E3 impressions and another edition of Straight Shooting with the Canada Nintendo Examiner!

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