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News: Boy Battling Terminal Cancer Gets To Control A Life-Sized Game Of Super Mario Bros.

Boy Battling Terminal Cancer Gets To Control A Life-Sized Game Of Super Mario Bros.

A heart-warming tale

A 10 year-old Canadian boy named Patrick has terminal brain cancer and is confined to a wheelchair, but thanks to The Children's Wish Foundation of Saskatchewan he got to realise one of his dreams: to control a life-sized version of the Super Mario Bros. video game. 50 volunteers — including the cast of Odyssey Productions, a...

News: Nintendo Looking To Grow Wii U Audience To Tempt Back Third Parties

Nintendo Looking To Grow Wii U Audience To Tempt Back Third Parties

"We're in for the long haul in gaming"

One of the most common complaints we hear from Wii U owners is the lack of third party support for the system — aside from a handful of publishers, most of the big names working in the industry have all but abandoned Nintendo's system, presumably due to the lack of earning potential. Nintendo is aware that...

Preview: Summoning Our Luchador Instincts in Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition

Summoning Our Luchador Instincts in Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition

Viva Mexico!

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition will quite possibly be one of the most colourful, bizarrely-named games on the Wii U eShop when it arrives on 2nd July, as any exclamation mark-bearing title with a masked hero can be. The Nintendo début of Drinkbox Studios is an expanded, improved version of the popular original, and the...

Weirdness: So, Someone Made A Valve E3 Press Conference Using Tomodachi Life

So, Someone Made A Valve E3 Press Conference Using Tomodachi Life

Nintendo's life sim used to poke fun at long-suffering Half Life fans

Valve released Half Life 2 a decade ago, and since then fans have been waiting for news relating to the third instalment in the critically-acclaimed series. Every year, these very same fans search through the internet trying to find hints or references to the release of the game,...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Highlights Importance of Children to Nintendo, Reveals Kids & Parents Web Portal

Reggie Fils-Aime Highlights Importance of Children to Nintendo, Reveals Kids & Parents Web Portal

"It’s critical for us to have kids grow into Nintendo content"

If there's one thing the editors, writers, and readers of Nintendo Life have in common, it's a love for the company that gives the site its name. For many, the love for Nintendo and its consistently engaging content began in childhood — a period of time that shapes much of what we...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Defends Wii U Prospects as Shigeru Miyamoto Highlights Nintendo's Creativity

Reggie Fils-Aime Defends Wii U Prospects as Shigeru Miyamoto Highlights Nintendo's Creativity

Miyamoto-san - "the numbers have never been as bad as they are now"

We're entering a vital period for the Wii U — though that's been said plenty of times in the past — as Nintendo looks to use the early success of Mario Kart 8 to kick off a sustained revival of the system. The company threw a lot of exciting Wii U content out for the world to...

News: Comic Workshop Coming to 3DS eShop on 17th July in North America

Comic Workshop Coming to 3DS eShop on 17th July in North America

Make yourself the next Stan Lee or Akira Toriyama

Collavier Corporation, a Japanese developer specializing in digital-only titles for Nintendo portables, is bringing its comic creation tool Comic Workshop to the 3DS eShop on 17th July in North America. The application will cost $7.99 and offer many helpful features for budding Bruce Timms —...

Talking Point: Nintendo Successfully Wooed Some Wii U Doubters at E3

Nintendo Successfully Wooed Some Wii U Doubters at E3

Its message of fun and innovation gets through

As a Nintendo-centric site, it's pretty obvious where the interests of our team and the community lie. While we'll be critical of Nintendo, its games, systems or policies when we feel such a stance is warranted, we are inevitably 'rooting' for the company. To nick the big N's slogan of choice right...

News: Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition Release Details Pinned Down

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition Release Details Pinned Down

Need-to-know info before you rock the guac

Yesterday, Nintendo Life snagged an interview with DrinkBox Studios' level designer Jason Canam about bringing the much-lauded indie gem Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition to the Wii U eShop. Today, we can also divulge when exactly you'll be able to get your hands on it: 2nd July, for...

Nintendo Download: 19th June (North America)

19th June (North America)

Pushmo goes HD, Another World, more Color Zen, 5(!) DSiWare games, more...

It's Nintendo Download Update time, North America, and this week there's a lengthy list of titles clawing at your eShop funds. Nintendo brings a colourful puzzle title to Wii U, we have a much-anticipated retro re-release on both systems, a crazy five DSiWare games — yep,...

News: This Is Where Unwanted 3DS And DS Games Go To Die

This Is Where Unwanted 3DS And DS Games Go To Die

Spare a thought for these abandoned titles

Ever wondered what happens to all the 3DS and DS games that never find a loving home, either brand new or on the preowned market? They get recycled, as the materials they are made from still have some value — even if the code contained on the card doesn't. Reddit user HxCut works at a recycling plant and...

News: Atari's "Corporate Comeback Strategy" Includes Games, Gambling, and Wearable Devices

Atari's "Corporate Comeback Strategy" Includes Games, Gambling, and Wearable Devices

The Atari gaming glove?

Atari is a brand with an incredible history, so much so that it's the subject of plenty of debate and discussion over its role in bringing gaming to the mainstream, its contribution to the so-called 'crash' of the early '80s and its struggles since. Despite multiple hardware releases into the '90s the company failed to regain...

News: Nintendo TVii Update Adds New Features and Improves Interface

Nintendo TVii Update Adds New Features and Improves Interface

Get from the home screen to your content faster than ever before

Recent conversation around the Wii U interface has centered on the awesome 5.0.0 system update that launched earlier in June; for many, the update provides aesthetic and functional improvements that help the system's interface better stand alongside its next-gen counterparts. For users...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms That Dual GamePad Support is Still Possible, But Not Soon

Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms That Dual GamePad Support is Still Possible, But Not Soon

"Two GamePad gameplay is not within our objectives in the short-term"

Prior to the Wii U's launch the company made positive noises about introducing support for two GamePad controllers in future titles, explaining that they'd eventually go on sale as optional extra controllers. It seemed like an exciting idea, despite the likelihood of a high price...

News: Capcom and Treasure Team Up Again for Gaist Crusher Sequel

Capcom and Treasure Team Up Again for Gaist Crusher Sequel

Don't hold your breath for a Western release

Back in January, we took a look at Capcom's Gaist Crusher. Developed by renowned Japanese game studio Treasure, the title — perhaps most accurately described as Diet Monster Hunter — is part of a multimedia franchise spanning manga, anime, and a line of collectible toys. Gaist Crusher met with a...

Interview: DrinkBox Studios On Bringing Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition to Wii U

DrinkBox Studios On Bringing Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition to Wii U

We learn about what's new and the inspiration for that title

The Wii U eShop is rapidly becoming a go-to store for keen Wii U gamers, with an improving library of diverse titles. One that's evidently not far away, based on the "coming soon" comment of its developers during a Nintendo Treehouse E3 appearance, is Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship...

Interview: The Wizard Director Todd Holland On Everyone's Favourite Nintendo Movie Turning 25

The Wizard Director Todd Holland On Everyone's Favourite Nintendo Movie Turning 25

"Universal didn't want me to direct it"

Back in late 1989, the world was a vastly different place. George Bush had just won the US presidential election. Children's movies allowed for minor vulgarity and subjects that could be featured in said films before our world was thrown into a realm of sensitivity. Slash was still the guitarist for Guns N'...

News: New Japanese Law Bans Child Abuse Images, Yet Anime and Games Still Allowed Suggestive Depictions

New Japanese Law Bans Child Abuse Images, Yet Anime and Games Still Allowed Suggestive Depictions

Fines and prison terms introduced for the former

One challenging reality that faces gamers, and the press, is the sexualised portrayal of children in some games and anime from Japan. Though some examples can occasionally be seen in Western products, it's an issue prevalent in Japan due to different laws and attitudes in the country. Recent examples...