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News: Get a Load of This Retro Rap

Get a Load of This Retro Rap

Rad rapping

Music dedications to classic gaming are relatively common on YouTube, but a new rap track from Richie Branson and Random a.k.a. Mega Ran is a cut above the rest. Super Nintendo, SEGA Genesis is fondly dedicated to the retro 16-bit rivals, with both rappers dropping references to many of the most memorable games and trends of the time...

News: This Zelda Nursery Sets the Scene for a Life of Adventure

This Zelda Nursery Sets the Scene for a Life of Adventure

Highly decorated

So many Legend of Zelda games open with Link waking up in bed that a Zelda-decorated nursery makes perfect sense. Cole Bradburn and friend Wes spent three months decorating a nursery to greet Bradburn's newborn son, taking the cel-shaded adventures of Link as their inspiration. The hand-painted room features art from The Legend of...

News: Harmony of a Hunter Follow-Up Album Shoots for Perfect Run

Harmony of a Hunter Follow-Up Album Shoots for Perfect Run

Available later this year

Earlier in the year we told you about Harmony of a Hunter, a fan-produced double-album of music from the Metroid series. We also had an interview with director Darren Kerwin and assistant director Torbjørn 'Falcool' Brandrud, who said the project was devised to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the franchise, even if...

News: Gaijin Games: Wii U is a 'New Canvas to Paint On'

Gaijin Games: Wii U is a 'New Canvas to Paint On'

Running with its ideas

Gaijin Games is a well-known supporter of Nintendo systems and services, bringing its six game Bit.Trip series to WiiWare and then as retail compilations on Wii and 3DS. There was a dark time, however, when it looked like Bit.Trip Runner spin-off Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien wouldn't arrive on a Nintendo system...

News: Mario and Kim Cattrall Star in New 3DS Advert

Mario and Kim Cattrall Star in New 3DS Advert

Run Mario run!

Advertising in video games is a funny business, and we've seen Nintendo hook up with a lot of different celebrities to promote Wii, DS and 3DS in recent years. The latest team up is with Kim Cattrall, of Sex and the City fame, who appears to promote Super Mario 3D Land and, sorry North Americans, the Ice White 3DS system. It's a...

News: Japan Gets New Skyward Sword Link Figure in October

Japan Gets New Skyward Sword Link Figure in October

Go Figma

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword's interpretation of Link gets immortalised in resin later this year, when Japanese manufacturer Max Factory puts out its Master Sword Link figurine. The ¥3,800 statue — that's about £30 or $47 — comes with Link, a Master Sword and Hylian Shield (of course), as well as an effects piece for his sword...

E3 2012: Probably The Best E3 Video Of All Time

Probably The Best E3 Video Of All Time

Prepare yourself

Nintendo's E3 showing this year gave plenty of stage time to some less familiar faces: Katsuya Eguchi and Scott Moffitt both spoke at length about Wii U and 3DS respectively, while president Satoru Iwata — traditionally the conference mainstay — mostly stayed behind the scenes to tweet. This video is probably his finest ever...

E3 2012: Iwata and Friends Enjoy a Job Well Done

Iwata and Friends Enjoy a Job Well Done

Who was the star performer?

As the booths at E3 are packed up and taken away, Nintendo's teams and key figures will be going back home for a well-earned rest. For Satoru Iwata, Shigeru Miyamoto and Reggie Fils-Aime, it'll also be a time to reflect on their respective performances and whether the company as a whole succeeded at the event. Nintendo's...

News: Bowser and Bison Join Wreck-It Ralph in Therapy

Bowser and Bison Join Wreck-It Ralph in Therapy

Bad boys

Bowser will be making a return to cinema screens for the first time since that live action movie in Wreck-It Ralph, Disney's new computer generated film that's out later this year. Poor old Ralph has been stuck doing the same old job for 30 years: smashing up buildings in an Rampage-style arcade game. Bored of being the bad guy that nobody...

E3 2012: The Most Gorgeous Wii U Screenshots Yet

The Most Gorgeous Wii U Screenshots Yet

See what Wii U can do

We might not know exactly what's inside Wii U, but we can show you what comes out of the machine in these HD screenshots. We've pored over Nintendo's screenshots and picked out some of the most impressive shots just for you. Click any of the stills for a bigger view. Pikmin 3 Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge Scribblenauts...

News: June's Club Nintendo Rewards are Here

June's Club Nintendo Rewards are Here

A little bit of everything

Saving those Club Nintendo Coins for a special occasion? Well, it's a new month, and that means new rewards. Here's what North American Club Nintendo members can choose from now. 3DS Virtual Console: Donkey Kong (Game Boy) — 100 Coins. DSiWare: Brain Age Express: Sudoku (this reward is only available through the 3DS...

News: Diamond Trust of London Hits Kickstarter Target

Diamond Trust of London Hits Kickstarter Target

A DS publishing landmark

Recently we told you about the launch of Diamond Trust of London's Kickstarter campaign, as after a lengthy approval process game creater Jason Rohrer needed money to pay for the manufacturing of the DS game cards and packaging. For those that have pledged in the hope of getting their hands on the game, there's the good news...

News: Now You Can 'Like' Wii U on Facebook

Now You Can 'Like' Wii U on Facebook

You know you want to

It's definitely Wii U hype season. Perhaps the name is spilling from your lips when you don't intend it to, or you spend time fantasising about the games that we'll see and hear about in the next ten days. For Nintendo gamers, Wii U may be on the brain. For those that want to follow the console directly, there's now an official...

News: If Mario vs. King Kong was Created Today

If Mario vs. King Kong was Created Today

On Vita, no less

It's often the subject of chilled-out debate amongst gamers: what if Mario had used a gun like Nintendo originally planned? What if Samus Aran had been a man? What if Kirby was made out of string? Well, not so much the last one any more. Still, it can be entertaining to think about some of our favourite games and wonder what they...

News: Check Out These Kirby Drawings from Nintendo's Bosses

Check Out These Kirby Drawings from Nintendo's Bosses

Such care-free times

It's easy to underestimate how long some of the current Nintendo senior figures have been working at the company: some of them have been there since the very beginning of NES, for example. Andriasang has unearthed a picture from a 1993 Nintendo Strategy book to make us, and the Nintendo legends in question, feel a bit old. The...

News: Upcycle Nintendo Gear into Office Equipment

Upcycle Nintendo Gear into Office Equipment

Get down to business

If your GameCube's given up the ghost or there's more nails in your Nintendo 64's coffin than hairs on your head, you might be thinking of recycling it. Etsy store GreenCüb goes one better and upcycles dead consoles and controllers into office equipment. Graeme Abraham turns GameCubes into desk organisers — cleverly the...

News: Ocarina of Time Makes a Good Bedtime Story

Ocarina of Time Makes a Good Bedtime Story

Cute baby included

Sometimes video games deserve to be passed from one generation to the next, with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D being a perfect example that brings the Nintendo 64 classic to 3DS gamers. Kyle Hilliard and Ben Hanson from Game Informer have decided that age is no barrier to learning about this particular adventure; they've...

News: This Rhythm Thief Concert is Seriously Groovy

This Rhythm Thief Concert is Seriously Groovy

Feel the beat

Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure is a title perfectly suited to 3DS, with its numerous bite-size rhythm levels and quirky humour, and is definitive proof that SEGA can still give us fun games. One of its best features is the funky and toe-tapping soundtrack, so we were pretty pleased when we discovered this footage of a music...