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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...

News: Find The Real Master Sword in This Ocarina of Time Tribute

Find The Real Master Sword in This Ocarina of Time Tribute

Expect the unexpected

For gamers infatuated with iconic moments in gaming, who also happen to have a camera and a bit of film-making expertise, there's only one place to go: YouTube. While there's plenty of appalling rubbish on everyone's favourite video-sharing site, there's also some good work that re-creates memorable sequences with a twist. One...

News: Post-It Note Mario Has The Moves

Post-It Note Mario Has The Moves

Only 7000 notes used

As Mario is, arguably, the biggest icon in video game history, it's little surprise that he's the subject of various fan-projects and videos. One new video, posted yesterday on YouTube by user FinalCutKing, apparently uses 7000 post-it notes — and a lot of patience — to create a stop-motion video that sees Mario platforming...

News: Apple Co-Founder is a Tetris Master

Apple Co-Founder is a Tetris Master

Those other gamers can't deny

Tetris is a brand that will forever be in the history of handheld gaming in particular, as it's credited by many as being the key title to launching the Game Boy to popularity. It had appeared on various consoles before Nintendo's handheld, but found its home on the system and became a phenomenon. The second part of...

News: Catch a Special Porygon in Pokémon Black and White

Catch a Special Porygon in Pokémon Black and White

You know you want to

Recently we told you all about the updates and improvements to Pokémon Global Link, such as a new Global Trade Station or the Icy Cave area, for just two examples. Now, courtesy of our friends at Eurogamer.net, you can get yourself a special version of one of the original 'mon. The special creature that you can claim is...

News: Create 'A Game By Its Cover' Competition is Underway

Create 'A Game By Its Cover' Competition is Underway

Heading to Nottingham's GameCity festival

Indie game developers have delivered some memorable titles, mainly downloadable, in recent years. While blockbuster experiences can be terrific, there's a growing market of determined programmers and game designers going their own way, and 'A Game By Its Cover' is a competition that's encouraging people to...