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News: Intrepid Programmer Brings Super Mario Bros. to Atari 2600

Intrepid Programmer Brings Super Mario Bros. to Atari 2600

Harder than it sounds

While many of us enjoy indulging in retro classics on a regular basis, whether experiencing them for the first time or starting a 20th playthrough, there are those with a passion for past generations of systems and games that take the hobby further. Case in point is user Sprybug from atariage.com, who has reproduced World 1-1...

News: Dr Hank Chien Breaks His Own Donkey Kong World Record

Dr Hank Chien Breaks His Own Donkey Kong World Record

Just to rub it in

Dr Hank Chien is the current master and world record holder on the original Donkey Kong arcade. Ahead of a Kong Off II event in November, it seems that Dr Kong isn't merely content to enjoy his record and wait to face his rivals, but is actively trying to assert his place at the top of the tree. After extending his world record to...

News: New Super Mario Bros. 2 Worldwide Coin Total Surpasses 36 Billion

New Super Mario Bros. 2 Worldwide Coin Total Surpasses 36 Billion

May be used to buy 17% of Apple

Those of you that have picked up New Super Mario Bros. 2 have probably also enabled SpotPass, which will be used to contribute your haul to the world coin total. We'd also assume that Nintendo will send regular updates so we can all see how ludicrously high that total gets. While there haven't been any updates as yet...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia Tops Amazon Book Charts

The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia Tops Amazon Book Charts

Now that's epic

Last week we were rather delighted to share the news that The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia is on the way to the West, with all 272 pages of its Zelda goodness making its way out of Japan early next year. We know enthusiasts will be interested in this, but the question is whether there'll be enough demand to make it worth the...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia is Coming to the West

The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia is Coming to the West

Link to the past

Good news — that lovely looking Zelda book that came to Japan earlier this year, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, is being released in North America at the start of 2013. Dark Horse Books will be publishing the 272-page hardcover art book, which contains bundles of concept art, the complete history of Hyrule and, of course,...

News: Kid Icarus: Uprising Complete Soundtrack Blasting Into Japan

Kid Icarus: Uprising Complete Soundtrack Blasting Into Japan

Imports available, at a hefty price

We suspect that anyone who's played Kid Icarus: Uprising with a pair of good headphones has listened to and enjoyed at least a few of the music tracks. It's possible to listen to snippets of sweeping orchestral music in the game itself, but it's a soundtrack that seems worthy of a serious listen when not...

News: Grab a Gold Nunchuk from US Club Nintendo

Grab a Gold Nunchuk from US Club Nintendo

Get a golden grip

Is that golden Wii Remote you got with The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword feeling a bit lonely? Time to cheer it up with a matching shiny new Nunchuk — if you've got enough coins stocked up on your North American Club Nintendo account. The latest addition to the Club Nintendo rewards catalogue is a Nunchuk worthy of the Hero of...

News: Nintendo Hypes 'eShop Heroes' in New Trailer

Nintendo Hypes 'eShop Heroes' in New Trailer

Get a load of that music

Just yesterday we posted a feature arguing that the 3DS eShop deserves big franchises, and that providing a variety of bite-sized download titles with recognisable names or neglected series could be a good thing for the platform. On the flip-side, however, Nintendo has used the store to introduce new characters and IPs to...

News: The Wild West Meets Zelda In A Fist Full of Rupees

The Wild West Meets Zelda In A Fist Full of Rupees

Amazing Hyrule and Spaghetti Western Mash-Up Hits YouTube

There was a time when YouTube was the sole preserve of low-grade amateur videos and footage of amusing pets performing inane stunts, but with millions of dollars being pumped into original programming on the service, we're starting to see the kind of content which rivals what we're viewing on...

News: Check Out These Cool Star Fox Facts

Check Out These Cool Star Fox Facts

Cunning

NASA's Curiosity touched down on Mars today, which in our eyes is a perfectly good excuse to hear some interesting facts about Nintendo's premier space series, Star Fox. Did You Know Gaming? has pulled together some facts that'll make you want to barrel roll. The YouTube clip notes the multiple cancellations that have plagued the franchise,...

News: The Legend of Zelda Music Makes Olympics Appearance

The Legend of Zelda Music Makes Olympics Appearance

The Games feature a game

The Legend of Zelda franchise may not have the same raw selling power reserved almost exclusively for Mario, but it still has a significant and passionate worldwide fanbase. One of the defining and iconic parts of the series is its music, and it seems that a Mexican gymnast called Elsa Garcia Rodriguez Blancas is a fan, as...

News: Check Out This Beautiful Okami Papercraft

Check Out This Beautiful Okami Papercraft

Godly beauty

We've seen some impressive game-related art over the years, but surely if two games are ideally suited to artistic recreations they're Okami and Okamiden. Both of these titles were designed to actually look like watercolour paintings in motion, but one set of artistic creations opts for a different approach. The attached image (click...

News: Live Action Zelda Video Has Poe Trouble

Live Action Zelda Video Has Poe Trouble

A moody adventure

After showing you a rather quirky take on finding a real life Master Sword yesterday, today brings another live action Zelda production onto our radar. In terms of approach, it's a very different proposition, with a very literal and moody representation of Link, Epona and accompanying fairy — Navi, it seems. This one is from...

News: King Nintendo 64 Lords It Up At Otakon

King Nintendo 64 Lords It Up At Otakon

Kneel, PS1 loyalists

The console wars are long since over for Nintendo 64, the curvy chunk that heralded the end of the cartridge era and fought heroically before succumbing to its rivals. If that particular console war was ever re-imagined, however, then there seems to be one gamer that could ride into battle with Epona: King Nintendo 64, of...

News: Legend of Zelda Prototype Cartridge Posted on eBay

Legend of Zelda Prototype Cartridge Posted on eBay

Yours for just $150,000

When it comes to online purchases, you're unlikely to find any other website with quite the same variety as eBay. You can quite easily buy some custom made birthday cards for a few dollars, or a rare prototype The Legend of Zelda cartridge for just $150,000, which is the price of a small house or expensive sports car. The...