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Feature: Before They Were Enemies, Sega And Nintendo Worked On One Of The Rarest Arcade Games Ever Made

Before They Were Enemies, Sega And Nintendo Worked On One Of The Rarest Arcade Games Ever Made

Taking a look at a genuine piece of gaming history

It's tempting to look back and think of Nintendo and Sega as long-standing rivals, and that was certainly the case during 8-bit and 16-bit era until the shock announcement that Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games was coming to the Wii. However, this wasn't the first time the two companies had...

Weirdness: Watch A Complete Masochist Play Dark Souls With Some Donkey Konga Bongos

Watch A Complete Masochist Play Dark Souls With Some Donkey Konga Bongos

A different beat

From Software's Dark Souls is one of gaming's most rewarding - and brutal - experiences. For many, the game - as well as its forerunner Demon's Souls and sequel Dark Souls II - is hard-as-nails when played normally, but there's a small subset of completely insane players who feel it isn't quite punishing enough. Twitch and YouTube...

News: Nintendo Share Prices Continue to Climb in Response to DeNA and NX Announcements

Nintendo Share Prices Continue to Climb in Response to DeNA and NX Announcements

Victory lattes all around

In the first day of trading following the announcement of a major partnership with DeNA to - among other things - bring Nintendo IPs to smart devices, the company's share value jumped a massive 21%. This was unsurprising, as a number of investors had been demanding that Nintendo move to smart devices for some time, while...

Video: Did You Know That Gunstar Heroes Shipped With A Fruit Roll-Up?

Did You Know That Gunstar Heroes Shipped With A Fruit Roll-Up?

The Sega Channel takes a look at Treasure's first release

Gunstar Heroes is unquestionably one of the greatest games ever to grace Sega's 16-bit Mega Drive / Genesis system. It was also the first title from Treasure, a studio formed by former Konami employees that would find greater fame producing the likes of Radiant Silvergun, Ikaruga and Sin...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Speedrun World Record Holder Improves His Time

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Speedrun World Record Holder Improves His Time

18 minutes and 5 seconds

Speedrunning remains a particularly fascinating part of gaming culture, with players mastering skills and finding glitches that defy the odds. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is one of our favourites when it comes to speedrunning, as improbable times are continually set courtesy of a skipping glitch early in the game...

News: Flashcard Company Announces Initial Support for New Nintendo 3DS

Flashcard Company Announces Initial Support for New Nintendo 3DS

Only supports firmware 9.2 and needs Ocarina of Time 3D retail copy

While flashcards ran rampant in the DS era, the 3DS generation has been protected far more vigorously by Nintendo through firmware updates. There have been numerous exploits and hacks, but users of them have often been driven offline by system updates, reducing their practicality...

Hardware Review: 8Bitdo FC30 Pro Controller

8Bitdo FC30 Pro Controller

We are Family (Computer)

Remember the 8Bitdo NES30 pad we reviewed a while back? It was a likeable take on the whole Bluetooth gaming pad concept which looked and felt like a genuine NES pad from back in the day. The makers of that particular controller are back with a revised unit, and this time it's focused on the NES' Japanese counterpart - the...

Video: Fan Manages to Port F-Zero to the Mega Drive

Fan Manages to Port F-Zero to the Mega Drive

Can you handle this blast processing?

Who could forget the great console war of the early '90s? After a several year period of having an iron fist clamped firmly around the console industry, Nintendo finally had to go on the defensive when Sega became the new kid on the block with the Sega Mega Drive. Promising a far superior experience to the SNES...

News: Capcom Had Two Game Boy Color Versions Of Dino Crisis In Development, But Cancelled Both 

Capcom Had Two Game Boy Color Versions Of Dino Crisis In Development, But Cancelled Both 

Everybody walk the dinosaur

Back in the 32-bit era, the world's biggest handheld was unquestionably the Game Boy, and its updated variant, the Game Boy Color. Any title which was big on domestic systems invariably received a scaled-down port on Nintendo's all-conquering mobile console, with varying degrees of success. Capcom was no stranger to this...

Weirdness: British Children's TV Channel Gets Its Nintendo History Somewhat Mixed Up

British Children's TV Channel Gets Its Nintendo History Somewhat Mixed Up

Has popular YouTuber TheDiamondMinecart mixed up his Mario games?

We're all for educating the younger generation here at Nintendo Life. Nintendo itself has been around for longer than everyone on the face of the planet, and no matter how knowledgeable you think you are, there's a good chance you don't know everything about the Japanese firm...

News: Speedrunner Conquers Super Mario 64 in World Record Time, With No Stars

Speedrunner Conquers Super Mario 64 in World Record Time, With No Stars

You don't need any stars to be a star

The rules of Super Mario 64 are well known. Jump, flip, and swim through treacherous levels to collect the shimmering power star at the end; speedrunners take this premise to the extreme. They collect all 120 power stars in as fast a time as possible, using precise jumps and taking advantage of various glitches...

News: Thor Aackerlund Set To Celebrate The 25th Anniversary Of The 1990 Nintendo World Championships 

Thor Aackerlund Set To Celebrate The 25th Anniversary Of The 1990 Nintendo World Championships 

"The true birth of eSports started here"

A quarter of the century ago Nintendo held the first round of the 1990 Nintendo World Championships in Texas, and this weekend there will be a special event to mark this anniversary. Taking place across two days - March 7th and 8th - at the newly-opened store Freaks and Geeks in Denton, Texas, the event will...