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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...

News: Good Lord, The Knit-tendo Entertainment System Actually Exists

Good Lord, The Knit-tendo Entertainment System Actually Exists

We're not pulling the wool over your eyes, honest

When you consider how omnipresent the NES was in North America during the early '90s, it's hardly surprising that a wide range of money-spinning - but ultimately pointless - peripherals were pushed out onto store shelves (Power Glove, we're looking at you). However, the king (or should that be...

News: La Mulana Adventures Onto North American WiiWare on 20th September

La Mulana Adventures Onto North American WiiWare on 20th September

At long last

La Mulana has had a torturous existence on the WiiWare service, arriving in Japan over a year ago but running into problems gaining approval in other regions. Earlier in the year publisher Nicalis pulled out of the project, seemingly due to issues between it and developer Nigoro when trying to resolve problems with DLC content and other...

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...