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News: Check Out Some Mario Facts in This Video

Check Out Some Mario Facts in This Video

Cameo appearances, cancelled sequels and other mysteries

Mario has so many video games that if there weren't peculiarities and quirks throughout them, something would be wrong. The sheer volume of games over a period in excess of 25 years is impressive, especially if you go beyond the scope of the main franchise and venture off into spin-offs and...

News: Super Paper Mario Bros. - Level 1-1 Recreated in Mobius Strip

Super Paper Mario Bros. - Level 1-1 Recreated in Mobius Strip

Yours for $24

With a franchise like Mario, it's safe to say that there are plenty of arts and crafts projects out there that have been created as a dedication to the moustachioed one. Pins, animations with nothing but post-it notes, and any wacky idea you can imagine have probably been done already. One that involved a fair bit of effort and skill...

News: Clever People Turn a NES Zapper Into a Real Laser

Clever People Turn a NES Zapper Into a Real Laser

Ducks beware

We have exciting news for you today, and possibly the most important scientific breakthrough since the wheel: a laser NES Zapper. Some smart — and we hasten to add, safe — people have changed the famous NES accessory from a light gun to a laser gun, and we're not even kidding. After taking the light gun apart and stripping out...

News: New Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion Screens Grant Three Wishes

New Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion Screens Grant Three Wishes

Those with memories of Aladdin, enjoy

Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion is not only a 3DS accompaniment to upcoming sequel Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two on Wii and Wii U, but also a nostalgic 2D platformer that's got the interest of gamers with fond memories of the '90s. The latest set of official screens show off the Aladdin themed...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto: Mario and Luigi Don't Have Last Names

Shigeru Miyamoto: Mario and Luigi Don't Have Last Names

So stop saying he's called Mario Mario

When it comes to Mario, Nintendo's number one icon, there are plenty of myths and stories that can be debated by gamers until the moo moo cows come home. One of these, thanks to the Super Mario Bros. movie that wasn't particularly good, is that Mario and Luigi's last name is actually Mario, meaning that the...

News: You Can Dress Up As Zelda and Fox McCloud In Tekken Tag 2 Wii U Edition

You Can Dress Up As Zelda and Fox McCloud In Tekken Tag 2 Wii U Edition

More Nintendo costumes confirmed for Namco Bandai brawler

We already know about the super-strange Mario and Luigi costumes in Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition, but recent details in Japanese magazine Famitsu suggest that more Nintendo fan-service is on the cards. As well as the famous Mario Brothers, you'll be able to dress up as Princess...

News: Forza Motorsport Was Originally Inspired By Pokémon

Forza Motorsport Was Originally Inspired By Pokémon

Gotta drive 'em all

Nintendo is clearly an influential company in the realm of video gaming, but we're just beginning to see exactly how far-reaching its inflience has been. Last week, we reported that Sony's WipEout was inspired by Super Mario Kart, and today we've learned that Xbox 360 favourite Forza Motorsport can count Pokémon as its muse...

News: Toki Tori 2 Level Editor Confirmed

Toki Tori 2 Level Editor Confirmed

Oh yes

Toki Tori 2 may not have a confirmed release date yet, but we know that developer Two Tribes is aiming to release the title on the Wii U eShop as soon as possible. When we interviewed Two Tribes about a month ago, we asked whether it was planning to bring the PC level editor into the Wii U release, and we were told the following. We have...

News: Nintendo Unveils TVii Service for North America

Nintendo Unveils TVii Service for North America

Free with every Wii U, no monthly fee

Nintendo's New York press conference for Wii U didn't just focus on games, but unveiled an ambitious new application for North America called TVii. This application will use the GamePad in particular to allow a range of new interactions with TV content, and seems like a big step forward in Nintendo's efforts to...

News: This Rayman Legends Footage Seriously Rocks

This Rayman Legends Footage Seriously Rocks

Platforming to heaven

Rayman Legends is a Wii U title worth keeping an eye on, as it's starting off as a system exclusive and, most importantly, is a follow-up to the highly regarded Rayman Origins. The original earned plenty of praise for gorgeous visuals — including the standard-definition Wii version — and lengthy, impressive level designs...

News: "Hungry Hungry Koopas" Devour The Hippos

"Hungry Hungry Koopas" Devour The Hippos

A well-loved game with a twist

Many who read this will be familiar with Hungry Hungry Hippos, a children's game that's popular around the world. You won't necessarily have heard of Hungry Hungry Koopas, however, as it's a custom-made one off game from toy and video game enthusiast Donald Kennedy, or KodyKoala as he's known on his website. Kennedy...

News: Check Out Dinosaur Planet, Before it Was Invaded by Star Fox

Check Out Dinosaur Planet, Before it Was Invaded by Star Fox

Anthropomorphic characters, but different

Star Fox Adventures was the last Rare developed game on a Nintendo system before the company was bought by Microsoft, and it was famously not what had initially been planned. It was going to be a new IP called Dinosaur Planet, with creatures called Sabre and Krystal, sidekicks Tricky and Kyte, as well as a...

News: This Super Metroid Cover Will Blow Your Mind

This Super Metroid Cover Will Blow Your Mind

Rock me, Ridley

Given that video game music is held in such high regard by players, it's perhaps not surprising that there are literally hundreds of tributes floating around the net right now. However, few can match the awesomeness of this effort by On Being Human. The band - which is made up of film, television and video game composers - posted...

News: Tetris Halloween Outfits Are a Puzzling Sight

Tetris Halloween Outfits Are a Puzzling Sight

Blocks walking 'round the block

When you combine video game enthusiasts and that strange time of year, Halloween, there's no limit to what strange costumes may be seen strolling around normally quiet neighbourhoods. It seems that one group of friends forgot that they were trying to scare people, so instead opted to cause puzzlement instead. As you...

News: Kirby Fans Suck Up World Record At Pax

Kirby Fans Suck Up World Record At Pax

The Pink One must be proud

A little over a week ago we told you about Nintendo's plans to set a new Guinness World Record for the most simultaneous chewing gum bubbles blown at once. Taking place at PAX Prime, we had little doubt that the big N would find enough people to break the old record of 304, but would the inspiration of Kirby be enough to...