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News: The Haynes Video Gaming Manual

The Haynes Video Gaming Manual

A coffee table classic that every dedicated gamer should own

Following on from our review of the superb Game Over, we've got another literary classic to bring to your attention. The Video Game Manual is published by UK firm Haynes (famed for its automotive help guides) and is penned by João Diniz Sanches, former editor of Future's Edge magazine. The hardback book contains over 175 pages of vital..

News: Smart Bomb Issue One Now Available

Smart Bomb Issue One Now Available

Former Super Play artist produces awesome comic along with fellow Rare employees

If you're a UK-based SNES fan then chances are you will recall a fantastic magazine called Super Play. Easily the best publication devoted to Nintendo's 16-bit machine, the mag was especially notable for focusing on import releases (when all other magazines ignored them) and the burgeoning anime craze, which back in..

News: The Portable SNES You've Always Wanted, But Can Never Have

The Portable SNES You've Always Wanted, But Can Never Have

NOT coming soon to shop near you!

Wouldn't it be great to have a mobile SNES that you could take with you everywhere? Well, until Nintendo decides to pull its finger out and launch the DSi Virtual Console service we're all hoping and praying for, you'll have to send begging letters to industrious French hardware modder darthchris13. This talented chap has managed to cram a SNES into a smaller,..

News: A Whole New Meaning To The Term Shovelware

A Whole New Meaning To The Term Shovelware

Bet you didn't know your Wiimote could handle such power

What do you get if you mix 15 tonnes of steel, 200 bar of hydraulic pressure and a Wiimote? The answer: a totally awesome industrial grappler. The chaps behind these two grapplers - which use a control system written in Python software language - have tinkered around with them so that you can operate them using a Wiimote. Check out the..

News: Street Fighter II's Bonus Stage: Live Action Spectacular

Street Fighter II's Bonus Stage: Live Action Spectacular

How to destroy a car in just over a minute

Remember the bonus stage in Capcom's Street Fighter II where you had to rip a car to bits within a set time limit using nothing but your fists and feet (and a few fireballs if you were Ryu and Ken, of course)? As far as vehicular violence was concerned it was pretty sweet, but we also thought it was a bit unrealistic. Surely no one could actually do that..

News: Hey, You Got Your Rhythm Heaven In My iTunes!

Hey, You Got Your Rhythm Heaven In My iTunes!

Quirky visualizer makes your trippy music even more so.

Music and visualizers go together like caramel and apples, chocolate and peanut butter, and apple sauce and chocolate chip cookies (don't knock it till you try it!). iTunes users have been blessed with a series of excellent ones built right in, and now you can add another one to your arsenal of things to space out to: Rhythm Heaven! Over at..

News: Now You Can Have Your Very Own Fairy In A Bottle

Now You Can Have Your Very Own Fairy In A Bottle

Link cosplay costumes everywhere rejoice!

It's no wonder Link does the things he does. All he needs is a fairy in a jar and he can go and do whatever stupid thing he wants and the fairy'll just reanimate his corpse. Pretty handy when you're out battling pig demon things and whatnot. Your mortal enemy may not be a Machiavellian tyrant, but that doesn't mean you wouldn't look dashing with the latest..

News: NSFW: Fan-made Muramasa Artwork Shows Plenty of Crack

NSFW: Fan-made Muramasa Artwork Shows Plenty of Crack

Avert your eyes, little ones

Unofficial fan-made artwork usually falls into one of two camps - totally amazing or acutely embarrassing. Thankfully, "Shura Momohime” - by the painfully talented Muuten - is firmly in the former category. It's also happens to be a little bit rude, so don't click this link unless you're comfortable with seeing fictional video game characters "nekkid"..

News: Fan-made Mother 3 Guide is All Kinds of Awesome

Fan-made Mother 3 Guide is All Kinds of Awesome

The English guide for the English version that never was

Nintendo's Mother series might not be all that well known here in the West, but the name Earthbound certainly is. You see, Earthbound is actually the English-language version of the Japanese Super Famicom game Mother 2: Gyiyg no Gyakushū. Its sequel - which took 11 years to produce and was published in 2006 on the GBA - was never released in..

News: Get Technical With The Science of the Mushroom Kingdom

Get Technical With The Science of the Mushroom Kingdom

Know your mushrooms

A student at Carnegie Mellon University known only as 'Theyab' has produced a seriously cool faux-medical manual for his/her Communication Design Fundamentals class, and rather than keep this awesome document in the classroom, they've posted it online for us all to chuckle at. The manual explains the various side-effects of different items featured in the Super Mario Bros..

News: Seriously Cool Game Boy Timeline

Seriously Cool Game Boy Timeline

The Game Boy is 20!

Gadget site Gizmodo is celebrating the 20th birthday of Nintendo's Game Boy in style; the site has posted an illustrated timeline of the machine's history which goes all the way back to 1889. Along the way the timeline picks out moments of success (and failure) as well as mentioning key historical events, too. It's one of the coolest things we've seen in a while and is well..

News: Nintendo DSi – Deconstructed

Nintendo DSi – Deconstructed

Cool stop-motion video surfaces of a DSi ripping itself to pieces

Whenever there’s a new hardware launch you can practically guarantee that some nutcase will take it upon themselves to rip the machine open to see what it looks like inside. Nine times out of ten all they discover is a bunch of circuit board and some chips – hardly surprising. Still, when you get someone taking hardware apart via..

News: The Wii Gets Its Own Brutal Legend

The Wii Gets Its Own Brutal Legend

Double Fine's gut-busting metal adventure becomes a strong likelihood for the Wii, although not exactly as expected.

For those unaware, Brutal Legend is a game that stars heavy-metal-groupie-turned-hero, Eddie Riggs (voiced by Jack Black), who is pulled into a world of rock ‘n’ roll fantasy where evil reigns most awesomely. Full of heavy riffs,...

News: SNES Controller + Wii = Awesome?

SNES Controller + Wii = Awesome?

Do you like our simple grasp upon mathematics? It's true though. So very true.

While we have to sit around waiting for Nintendo to update their allocation of "free" Wii Points on Nintendo Of Europes site - Japanese gamers are getting their hands on this little piece of kit. If you're a Club Nintendo member (or an eBay account holder) and have a Japanese Wii - we recommend getting your..