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Weirdness: Engineer Uses Four Monitors to Display Whole Super Mario Bros. Levels

Engineer Uses Four Monitors to Display Whole Super Mario Bros. Levels

It's a me, Mario!

It's always fun when people use their skills to display a beloved video game character in an interesting way. Twitter user Morikuma_Works, who works as an engineer in Japan, has done just that with his four computer monitor display of Super Mario Bros. World 1-1. He also posted a picture of World 1-2, warp zone and all. Quite...

News: Monster Hunter is Ten Years Old Today

Monster Hunter is Ten Years Old Today

No sword is too big

Monster Hunter is now officially ten years old, with the original title on PS2 arriving in Japan on 11th March 2004. Its early years were on Sony hardware, with the PS2 and outstanding success on the PSP, before Nintendo swooped to secure exclusive releases in the main series. Monster Hunter Tri on Wii has been followed by...

News: Aksys Games Confirms 999: The Novel For iOS

Aksys Games Confirms 999: The Novel For iOS

The official website does plug the full games, at least

During February Zero Escape series creator Kotaro Uchikoshi emphasized the challenges he was facing to make a third game in the franchise, with publishers apparently not deeming another entry financially viable. Uchikoshi-san was touched by fan support, however, and is contemplating alternative...

News: Monster Hunter Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto Emphasizes the Value of Community and the 3DS for MH4 Ultimate

Monster Hunter Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto Emphasizes the Value of Community and the 3DS for MH4 Ultimate

"At this time we're focusing on the 3DS version"

Its arrival in "early 2015" may seem rather far away, but we suspect a good number of 3DS owners are rather excited about the upcoming arrival of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. It's a much anticipated localisation, and as with the previous Western release of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate it'll be the expanded...

News: Nintendo of America Releases Snaps of Young Celebrities Plugging Yoshi's New Island

Nintendo of America Releases Snaps of Young Celebrities Plugging Yoshi's New Island

Egging them on

When new games are on the horizon Nintendo occasionally reels out some celebrities to pose with the product in question, to give them an extra cool factor. We imagine that's the intention anyway, some of us older gamers have to consult Wikipedia to find out who these stars are, but we suspect that's not the case for the target...

News: Inazuma Eleven 3: Team Ogre Attacks Tops February Sales in Spain as Tropical Freeze Grabs Seventh

Inazuma Eleven 3: Team Ogre Attacks Tops February Sales in Spain as Tropical Freeze Grabs Seventh

Four Nintendo titles in the top 10

We often report the weekly UK and Japanese chart results here on Nintendo Life, as well as the monthly NPD results for the U.S., but there are a significant number of other valuable territories in which Nintendo is competing. It can also paint a worrying picture for European sales as titles struggle in the UK,...

News: Super Smash Bros. on 3DS Just Got More Real - Lumiose City Confirmed as a New Stage

Super Smash Bros. on 3DS Just Got More Real - Lumiose City Confirmed as a New Stage

Fight on The Prism Tower

Over the many weeks of daily screenshots from Masahiro Sakurai on the Super Smash Bros. Miiverse Director's room, those desiring the 3DS version may have felt that the Wii U iteration was getting shown a lot more love. That was probably the case, though in recent times Sakurai-san has posted more images of the portable...

Weirdness: The Makers Of TV Show Resurrection Clearly Want Nintendo On Smartphones

The Makers Of TV Show Resurrection Clearly Want Nintendo On Smartphones

Donkey Kong on your mobile?

The series premiere of ABC's Resurrection went out on Sunday — in North America, at least — and the show's glaring similarity to the hit French TV series Les Revenants wasn't the only eye-opening thing about it. In one scene, a character is seen playing a game on his Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone which happens to...

Weirdness: 10th March is Mario Day, Apparently

10th March is Mario Day, Apparently

Darn, we forgot to arrange a parade

Every day is a something day, it seems. It's rarely just a Monday, but there'll be a cause or occasion that seizes the day which will, ultimately, pass most of us by. There's even a website dedicated to the idea, unsurprisingly called daysoftheyear.com — no confusion around its intentions, then. What's...

News: Nintendo Confirmed for Appearance at gamescom 2014

Nintendo Confirmed for Appearance at gamescom 2014

Major European expo on course to be bigger than ever

While much attention is lavished on the annual E3 festivities in Los Angeles, the largest European equivalent is gamescom — the organisers evidently prefer all lower case. An enormous event hosted in Cologne, Germany, it attracts many of the biggest players in the video game market; as it's also...

Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Twenty Eight

A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Twenty Eight

Grannies! Bumper! Little Mac punching! More!

It's Monday, which normally means Nintendo Download news for Europe and Super Smash Bros. screens at which to gawk. For the second week running we're denied the former as expected — we'll bring the full list when it's released — but we can still enjoy our normal weekly screen summary. Phew. Masahiro...

News: MixedBag Outlines Design Ideas Behind forma.8

MixedBag Outlines Design Ideas Behind forma.8

A "necessity to be interesting, even with a simpler aesthetic"

The list of titles coming to the Wii U eShop has continued to grow in recent times, with forma.8 from Italian developers MixedBag being a recent example. It's coming to a host of additional platforms — Vita, PS4, iOS, PC, Mac and Linux — with the Unity support of the Wii U (and...

News: Zen Studios DLC For Star Wars Pinball and CastleStorm Landing on the Wii U eShop This Week

Zen Studios DLC For Star Wars Pinball and CastleStorm Landing on the Wii U eShop This Week

That's in North America and Europe

Zen Studios has shown solid support for the Wii U eShop to date, releasing multiple titles and accompanying DLC on Nintendo's system. While there have been slight delays to the arrival of DLC, in particular, it's nevertheless pleasing for Wii U owners to get access to all of the content in some of the developer's...

News: Nintendo of Europe Warns of Intermittent Club Nintendo Downtime on 11th March

Nintendo of Europe Warns of Intermittent Club Nintendo Downtime on 11th March

It's all going maintenance crazy

It seems that Nintendo is rather busy with maintenance at the moment, with Nintendo of Europe now confirming some upcoming disruption to Club Nintendo. No specific time frames are given, just an apology for anticipated patches of downtime on 11th March; perhaps some changes are on the way to the website, or it could...

Video: This Pokémon XY The Movie - The Cocoon of Destruction & Diancie Trailer is Rather Dramatic

This Pokémon XY The Movie - The Cocoon of Destruction & Diancie Trailer is Rather Dramatic

Stuff is happening

Pokémon X & Pokémon Y have done particularly well since arriving on 3DS, selling an impressive number of copies and — with follow-up apps such as Pokémon Bank — is likely still keeping plenty of players entertained months after release. As is always the case with those Pocket Monsters, though, there's always something...