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News: Artist Reimagines Nintendo Characters Through the Lens of Pulp Novels

Artist Reimagines Nintendo Characters Through the Lens of Pulp Novels

Dames, detectives, and plumbers with nothing to lose!

The world of dime store novels retains such a fascinating nostalgic allure. Few really seem interested in the actual stories anymore, many of which were as cheaply written as their costs and just as trashy, but the best covers portray enough intrigue, danger, and taboo connotations to weave an...

News: Dear Nintendo, Please Let The Next Wario Land Title Look As Gorgeous As This

Dear Nintendo, Please Let The Next Wario Land Title Look As Gorgeous As This

D-Pad Studio's Simon S. Anderson mocks up some amazing concept art

D-Pad Studio is currently hard at work on Owlboy, but that doesn't mean that the team behind it can't occasionally let their minds wander. In the case of the studio's painfully talented artist Simon S. Anderson, he's been filling his downtime with mocking up a screen from his dream...

News: Pixel Paint Lands On North America’s Wii U eShop This Week In All Its Retro Glory

Pixel Paint Lands On North America’s Wii U eShop This Week In All Its Retro Glory

Relive the pixelated past

If you’ve ever wanted a tool outside of a regular computer program to assist you with the recreation of retro pixel art, then Pixel Paint – brought to you by developer and publisher Two Kernel Connection – might just be the game for you. Due out on the North American Wii U eShop on 30th October for the price of...

Review: Painting Workshop (3DS eShop)

Painting Workshop (3DS eShop)

Digital canvas

The 3DS has continued to thrive as a result of its varied and expansive software catalogue, providing a one-stop-shop for RPG, platforming, and even action fans to find some really solid titles. It's not only that though, as the eShop has opened the door for smaller developers to release more subdued or technical affairs, be it music...

Rumour: Concept Work from Former Next Level Games Artist Shows a Certain Bounty Hunter

Concept Work from Former Next Level Games Artist Shows a Certain Bounty Hunter

Was the studio once considering a Metroid project?

A former Next Level Games concept artist's portfolio is making Metroid fans' minds race with the possibility the studio had been working on or considering a new entry in the series. The artwork, which includes a stylized version of Samus in full Power Suit as well as two boss creature designs,...

News: Trust Us, You Need This Super Famicom Box Art Collection Book In Your Life

Trust Us, You Need This Super Famicom Box Art Collection Book In Your Life

Update: Kickstarter now cancelled

Update: The Kickstarter has now been cancelled for the reasons explained by Stuart here: Hey folks. Firstly, I’d like to say a huge heartfelt thank you to everyone who has supported this Kickstarter project. I’ve had a whirlwind of a weekend with my inbox literally breaking with messages of support from fans...

News: Here's What Metroid's Samus Aran Would Look Like As A Saturday Morning Cartoon Character

Here's What Metroid's Samus Aran Would Look Like As A Saturday Morning Cartoon Character

You'll want to hang Wil Overton's awesome art on your wall

Ever wondered what kind of appearance famed bounty hunter Samus Aran would sport if she'd been designed by Hanna-Barbera instead of Nintendo? Allow famed UK artist Wil Overton — formerly of Super Play and Rare fame — to show you. He's produced this amazing piece of artwork which is now...

News: The 2014 My Famicase Exhibition Is Packed With Fascinating Flights Of Fictional Famicom Fancy

The 2014 My Famicase Exhibition Is Packed With Fascinating Flights Of Fictional Famicom Fancy

Too bad none of them are real games

Japanese game store Meteor has been running its "My Famicase" art exhibition for the past few years, and each year the entries go above and beyond our expectations. The idea is that artists create "fake" Famicom cartridge labels which are in keeping with the designs of the '80s and ''90s, but have a modern vibe...

News: Over 140 Pieces Of Fan-Made Nintendo Art Up For Auction To Support Autism Charity

Over 140 Pieces Of Fan-Made Nintendo Art Up For Auction To Support Autism Charity

Going to a good cause

Gamers can be hard to please sometimes. We ask for one thing, get it, and then we ask for more. “When are you going to get around to doing another Star Fox game, Nintendo?” or “when’s the next batch of GBA games coming out on the Wii U?” are just some examples of our insatiable appetites. It sometimes seems that...

Artwork: When Nintendo Finally Gets Around To Rebooting Star Fox, We Hope The Characters Look Like This

When Nintendo Finally Gets Around To Rebooting Star Fox, We Hope The Characters Look Like This

Fox and Falco looking mean and moody

The Star Fox series has been dormant for far too long — 3DS remake accepted, of course — and we sincerely hope that one day soon, Nintendo will bring the franchise out of retirement and give us the epic Wii U space adventure we've all been waiting for. Until then, we can simply feast our eyes on this...

News: Check Out This Stained Glass Art With A Nintendo Twist

Check Out This Stained Glass Art With A Nintendo Twist

Heart (container) of glass

Let's be honest - when looking for festive gifts this year, an elaborate piece of stained glass artwork to hang in your cathedral / average-sized home might not be the first thing that springs to mind. However, the gallery of Rick Daniels' work showcased on his Etsy site may be just enough to tempt you. A self-taught...

Weirdness: Pokémon Cards Tell A Story of Family

Pokémon Cards Tell A Story of Family

I've just...got something in my eye...

The Pokémon series practically glows with nostalgia and childhood memories for many of us, and Nintendo seems determined to find new ways to break through the cold, callous, adult exteriors of some to appeal to that sentiment again. With this surprisingly emotive trio of cards it may have done just that, so...

Weirdness: Wii Love This Nintendo Polar Bear

Wii Love This Nintendo Polar Bear

Fashioned entirely from Wii controllers

Christmas is fast approaching, soon you'll see that Coca-Cola advert on TV, but what better way to get into the festive spirit than a Nintendo polar bear made from 142 pieces of Nintendo gaming history? John Lewis, famed for its lavish Christmas advertisements and decorations, has a new display at its...

Weirdness: This Real-life Majora's Mask Is Incredible

This Real-life Majora's Mask Is Incredible

Majorly cool

If you've ever played the sequel-of-sorts to the N64 classic The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, then you'll understand why owning your very own Majora's Mask might not be a very good idea. Much like The One Ring from J.R.R. Tolkien's classic The Lord of the Rings novels, or, more fittingly, the Fused Shadows from The Legend of...

News: If Nintendo Did Make A Smartphone, We'd Want It To Look Like This

If Nintendo Did Make A Smartphone, We'd Want It To Look Like This

Feast your eyes on these Famicom and Super Famicom phone mock-ups

There have been calls for Nintendo to enter the mobile phone market for years, with some even going as far as to create 3D renders of what they believe a "Nintenphone" should look like. While the Kyoto company has so far resisted the urge to leap into the handset arena, if it does...