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News: New Link Figurine Features Epic Detail

New Link Figurine Features Epic Detail

Check out that fabric

We do like to show you some awesome collectibles and figurines when they emerge, as sometimes they can be difficult to ignore. The Legend of Zelda is a franchise that gets its fair share of desirable decorations, one example being that from Max Factory, which we showed you last year. That was nice, but a Skyward Sword-style...

Video: It's a Fighting Robot Controlled By a Famicom Controller

It's a Fighting Robot Controlled By a Famicom Controller

Step aside, R.O.B.

Video game enthusiasts are often wonderful people, in that they'll do something unspeakably cool and awesome simply because they feel like it; that's why we rather adore quite a lot of video game culture. We also like anything that fuses modern technology with retro gadgets, which is exactly what this Japanese genius has done...

News: Legend Of Zelda Hacked To Make Zelda The Hero

Legend Of Zelda Hacked To Make Zelda The Hero

Well her name is in the title, after all

Recently, we saw Pauline switch roles with one-time romantic attachment Mario, and now it's the turn of Hyrule's most celebrated couple to change places. Animator Kenna W. decided to mod The Legend of Zelda to realise one of her childhood dreams — to get to play as the titular princess: For me, I played...

News: This NES Arcade Unit is a Perfect Introduction to Gaming

This NES Arcade Unit is a Perfect Introduction to Gaming

All for one lucky little girl

Earlier today we posted an article on The Electus 64 II Mini, a handheld Nintendo 64 that resembles a glossy, chunky Game Boy. And rather like London buses (wait for an eternity and two come at the same time), we've been directed to an arcade cabinet that plays NES games — just like the handheld N64, that's actual...

News: The Electus 64 II Mini Brings the Sexy Back to Nintendo 64

The Electus 64 II Mini Brings the Sexy Back to Nintendo 64

Packed with features that actually work

When it comes to modded consoles — which in this case means one that plays actual cartridges, not ROMS — we've seen plenty of innovative efforts over the years. Enthusiasts with a flair for hardware tech have produced handheld GameCube systems housed in tupperware boxes — we kid you not — a Super NES...

News: Mega Man Boss Battle Exhibition Artwork Now on Sale

Mega Man Boss Battle Exhibition Artwork Now on Sale

Worldwide shipping is available

While Capcom may be showing little love for its iconic Mega Man franchise, fans and those inspired by the games continually do so in the developer's place. One example is the Mega Man Boss Battle exhibition currently running at the Gauntlet Gallery in San Francisco, a showing open until 31st March. It features a...

Video: Possibly the Most Legendary Zelda Cake Ever

Possibly the Most Legendary Zelda Cake Ever

Seriously, this is ridiculous

Some video game fans, particularly those in the Nintendo camp, sure go to a lot of trouble to demonstrate just how much they love their chosen games or franchises. It also seems that there's no better combination than big gaming fans doing something for their own little gamers, as this cake based on The Legend of...

News: Capcom Releasing Special Mega Man Ultrabook in Japan

Capcom Releasing Special Mega Man Ultrabook in Japan

North America's getting some flash drives, though

In December of last year, Mega Man celebrated its 25th anniversary. Yes, it was way back in 1987 when Mega Man blasted his way onto the NES and quickly cemented himself into gaming folklore. To celebrate the Blue Bomber's birthday, Capcom is releasing a special edition Mega Man Ultrabook. The...

News: Street Fighter Chess - For More Intellectual Brawling

Street Fighter Chess - For More Intellectual Brawling

Try the Ryu opening

Some say video games are violent, to which the response is often "yep, as are TV and films". Without getting dragged into a debate, we've found a product that is arguably as violent as anything else, it's the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Chess Set. Chess? Violent? You bet, it's a game where minions are sent to their slaughter...

Video: Iwata and Miyamoto Perform Skit As The "Luigi Brothers"

Iwata and Miyamoto Perform Skit As The "Luigi Brothers"

Another classic Nintendo Direct moment

Since the broadcasts began in late 2011, Nintendo Direct has produced a number of memorable moments, even prompting us to name ten of our favourites last year. It seems that Japanese viewers were treated to another example in the most recent broadcast on Valentines Day, which has now been posted by Nintendo UK...

Video: Tesla Coil Shows Creative Spark To Play Mario Theme

Tesla Coil Shows Creative Spark To Play Mario Theme

Science wins

Occasionally we like to show the best of video game culture, snippets of creativity and ingenuity that show the love some have for our favourite hobby. Today the spotlight should focus on the engineers from student-run organization X-Labs from the University of Florida (USF). According to scientific explanations that we don't fully...

News: LEGO Mega Man Could Become a Reality

LEGO Mega Man Could Become a Reality

Block Man isn't included

Many of you are quite possibly familiar with LEGO CUUSOO, the community-based site that allows fans to submit proposals for sets and figures that they'd like to see released by the famous company. The first step is earning 10,000 votes, at which point the idea is formally reviewed to see whether it's a possible inclusion...

News: Super Mario Busters Ain't Afraid of no Ghost

Super Mario Busters Ain't Afraid of no Ghost

Use the ekto-thingy-majig

YouTube is a home for many lovingly-crafted fan creations, whether real-life dramatisations, animations or someone sounding off in front of a camera about the latest big thing. Some of its gaming content is rather neat, with production values often going beyond humble origins; one example of this is the animated cartoon...

News: Paper Mario: Sticker Star Advert Gets Literal

Paper Mario: Sticker Star Advert Gets Literal

A big effort for 30 seconds

So, there's a cool new advert for Paper Mario: Sticker Star running in North America, which some of you may have already seen. It works with the idea of representing gameplay with stop-motion animation, using paper and card for an authentic look that, to the game's credit, isn't actually a million miles away from in-game...

News: Plenty Of Room For Rupees In These Awesome Nintendo Wallets

Plenty Of Room For Rupees In These Awesome Nintendo Wallets

Look cool and keep all your golden coins safe at the same time

Whether it be pounds, dollars or even rupees, everyone needs a wallet, so why not show your love for Nintendo with a video-game offering? If you're looking for suitable options, our friends over at Wicked Wallets might be able to assist. They've kindly sent us some of their finest...

News: Wii U Virtual Console Trial Campaign Schedule Released

Wii U Virtual Console Trial Campaign Schedule Released

Seven classic games incoming over the next seven months

During today's Wii U Direct Satoru Iwata announced the Wii U Virtual Console Trial Campaign, which has been devised to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original Famicom. Eagle-eyed readers will note that the Virtual Console doesn't officially launch until after Spring, when the system...