Awesome News - Page 19

News: LEGO Zelda Concept Nets 10,000 Supporters

LEGO Zelda Concept Nets 10,000 Supporters

Toys could enter production

A while ago we became aware of an intrepid fan's campaign to persuade LEGO to produce a series of figures based on The Legend of Zelda. By entering their designs on LEGO CUUSOO, a site that allows people to submit ideas for the famous toy brand, the user known as Mingles set out on a quest to accumulate enough support to...

News: May's Club Nintendo Rewards Are Up Now

May's Club Nintendo Rewards Are Up Now

Here's what they are

It's a new month and that means new rewards for Club Nintendo members in North America. Here's what you can spend your coins on before 31st May. WiiWare: Snowpack Park (Nintendo, 150 coins) — A game full of penguins, read our Snowpack Park review. Eco Shooter Plant 530 (Nintendo, 200 coins) — Developed by Fire Emblem studio...

News: Fan Video Gives a Tease of Star Fox HD

Fan Video Gives a Tease of Star Fox HD

A bit better than Mode 7

The Star Fox franchise hasn't had a great deal of love recently, the only recent glimmer of hope being Star Fox 64 3D, a remake of the highly regarded Nintendo 64 title. Will Wii U revive the franchise, or was the N64 remake a warmup for a new title on 3DS? Who knows, but we'll always have the power of nostalgia. YouTube...

News: How Running to the Right is Heroic

How Running to the Right is Heroic

An epic montage

For gamers of a certain age that grew up in the era of 2D pixel-based platformers and action titles, there are a lot of happy memories of one simple activity: running to the right. Yes, a lot of games did involve some backtracking in the other direction, but the main task was to keep moving right until you'd reached the goal or...

News: Shaun the Sheep Reveals All in 'Raising the Baaaaa!'

Shaun the Sheep Reveals All in 'Raising the Baaaaa!'

He's not too sheepish

European 3DS owners have been lucky enough to enjoy weekly animated shorts of Shaun the Sheep in Nintendo Video for a number of weeks. From Aardman, the creators of Wallace & Gromit and Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists, these episodes each give about 60 seconds of charming animation and humour. Each episode involves...

News: Real Life Skyward Sword Controls Don't Work

Real Life Skyward Sword Controls Don't Work

Though kids have better luck

We rather liked The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, stating that it's 'as good a Zelda game as we've ever played' in our perfect 10 review. We simply felt that everything blended beautifully, including the immersive MotionPlus controls. Not everyone felt the same about the control scheme, however, with some complaining...

News: Charity Game-A-Thon Starts Today

Charity Game-A-Thon Starts Today

Prepare for sore thumbs

Earlier in the week we posted about an upcoming 24-hour game-a-thon being taken on by gaming research company FanCensus to raise money for Game Aid. Well, it kicks off today, so consider this a reminder. A number of Nintendo titles, both old and new, are included in the schedule along with games from other consoles, each...

News: Play NES With a Coffee Table Controller

Play NES With a Coffee Table Controller

Like a boss

There are a number of tests that determine the degree of your NES mastery, such as beating Contra without using the Konami code, or speed running Super Mario Bros. without using any power-ups. Alternatively, you can beat Super Mario Bros. by using your coffee table as a controller: that'll take some real skill. Thanks to furniture maker...

News: This Giant Paper Samus Must Scare Off Burglars

This Giant Paper Samus Must Scare Off Burglars

Postmen, milkmen unaffected

If you want an effective — though unbelievably time-consuming — way to ward off would-be burglars, a 6'10" paper model of Samus Aran would probably do the trick. Flickr user IAmThatOneGuy (via Nintendo-Gamer) decided to recreate Samus in her Varia Suit from Metroid Prime 2: Echoes out of just paper. As the...

News: Monster Hunter and Jazz Finally Brought Together

Monster Hunter and Jazz Finally Brought Together

Swing that giant sword

When battling huge monsters in Monster Hunter Tri, and no doubt desperately hoping to hunt down some extra meat to gorge on, have you ever wished that there was a jazz soundtrack to keep you going? Well, the day has finally arrived, if you live in Japan. As reported by Andriasang, Capcom has released a new soundtrack with a...

News: 24-hour Game-A-Thon to Raise Money for Games Aid

24-hour Game-A-Thon to Raise Money for Games Aid

That's a lot of gaming

Playing games for charity is a fun way to do some good, with SingStar dad Julian Hill being an example. Also planning a 24-hour gaming session for charity is FanCensus, a small gaming research company that will play 24 different games for one hour at a time. The event kicks of at 6pm (UK time) on Friday 20th April, with plenty...

News: Angry Birds NES Cart Catapults Into View

Angry Birds NES Cart Catapults Into View

Perhaps Shigeru Miyamoto would like one

Last week Shigeru Miyamoto shared his admiration for Angry Birds, even mischievously suggesting that it would be better on DS. Even better though, what if it had been on the NES? The idea is crazy and technically impossible, but perhaps that adds to the charm of the pictured NES cart produced by 72pins.com, a...

News: Project X Zone Website Opens With a Bang

Project X Zone Website Opens With a Bang

Check out that music

Last week we brought you the first screens of upcoming 3DS title Project X Zone, a project being produced by Capcom, Namco Bandai and SEGA. After an intriguing teaser involving a science lab, it was unveiled as a strategy RPG featuring iconic characters from all three developers, enough to get the blood pumping in many gamers...

News: Check Out This Fan-Made Portable GameCube

Check Out This Fan-Made Portable GameCube

It actually works, you know

One thing that technically-minded gamers occasionally indulge in is creating unique versions of their favourite consoles. Thankfully for us these creations are often shared with the world on YouTube, and courtesy of CKmods we can take a look at a portable GameCube. The original GameCube console, famously, had its own...

News: 8-Bit + 6 String = NES Guitar

8-Bit + 6 String = NES Guitar

Making beautiful music

You can play a lot on an NES, but you know what you can't play on it? Stairway to Heaven. You could end all that injustice with an NES guitar. Get Lo-Fi (via This Is Why I'm Broke) makes and sells various configurations of the guitars — single coil pick-ups and rosewood or maple neck will set you back $155, while humbuckers...

News: Sing Along to The History of Nintendo

Sing Along to The History of Nintendo

Start Friday right

The talented folks at long-running webcomic Brawl in the Family have used their 400th strip to celebrate Nintendo's life and times in a catchy tune. From hanafuda cards to Wii U, it crams some good detail into its 3:42 running time and will no doubt get stuck in your head for a good few hours. It also scores bonus points for...