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News: Check Out This Gorgeous Metroid Prime Visual Feature

Check Out This Gorgeous Metroid Prime Visual Feature

Part of an "empty spaces" mini-series

The Metroid franchise remains a keen source of interest for Nintendo fans and, to some extent, gamers in general. From its iconic NES début to the stand-out Super NES entry, it's a series that has enough lore and variety in style to keep conversations lively for a long time. Retro Studios has played its own...

News: Here's a Video of The Temple of Time Made With Unreal Engine 4

Here's a Video of The Temple of Time Made With Unreal Engine 4

Timeless

There's plenty of speculation, reasonably so in light of time that's passed and the fact it's needed for the system, that we may see the first footage of the new The Legend of Zelda Wii U title at E3. That's not confirmed, of course, but since the Zelda-themed demonstration video that did the rounds during the Wii U's big reveal at E3 2011,...

Video: The Super Smash Wars Trilogy Comes To a Dramatic End

The Super Smash Wars Trilogy Comes To a Dramatic End

We reckon you'll enjoy this...

Last week we posted the first part of Super Smash Wars: Return of the Hero of Time, the final part of James Farr's Nintendo and Star Wars animated mash-up series. It set the scene for the grand finale, and we suspect this final part will satisfy those that have been following the videos so far. It takes in the latter...

News: Nendoroid Toon Link Figure Slated for August Release

Nendoroid Toon Link Figure Slated for August Release

To be released only in Japan, of course

The Nendoroid series — from Good Smile Company — certainly has a group of cool figurines set for 2014. A few months ago the company announced a Luigi figure to cap off the Year of Luigi. Today, the company has announced that it will be releasing a Toon Link Nendoroid statue in August 2014 through the Good...

News: Super Mario 3D World Double Disc Soundtrack Arrives on Club Nintendo

Super Mario 3D World Double Disc Soundtrack Arrives on Club Nintendo

Europe and Australia included for now

Last year we shared the news that Club Nintendo in Japan received an awesome Super Mario 3D World 2-CD soundtrack; we were envious as the Wii U title has a number of outstanding 'Big Band' tracks that still stick in the mind. The exciting news for gamers in Europe and Australia, who savoured the music while...

News: Tinie Tempah Shows the Love for Mario and Highlights Retro Inspiration for His Music

Tinie Tempah Shows the Love for Mario and Highlights Retro Inspiration for His Music

"Those games are adventures of the highest order"

Mario's the man, right? We sure think so / hope so, and the mascot is still Nintendo's most famous and bankable character, with the brilliant Super Mario 3D World recently achieving strong attach-rate sales on the Wii U and Mario Kart 8 exciting fans and carrying the fight to increase the system's...

Video: This Is Why You Should Never Allow Mario To House Sit

This Is Why You Should Never Allow Mario To House Sit

Never leave the plumber in charge

Ever wondered what happens if you leave your house and forget to turn off your Wii U? Well ponder no longer, as filmmaker John Huffnagle has created this short movie to show the kind of destruction that Shigeru Miyamoto's most famous creation can unleash when he's left unattended. The video is seriously impressive...

News: Video Games Live Tour Confirms UK Gigs

Video Games Live Tour Confirms UK Gigs

World tour is underway and will also go to mainland Europe

Last year we told you about Kickstarter success for Video Games Live, securing the release of another album of live game music performances. Headed up by industry veteran Tommy Tallarico, the project remains hugely popular with gamers around the world and is currently embarking on a world...

News: Mount Thunder Paints A Pretty Zelda Picture

Mount Thunder Paints A Pretty Zelda Picture

Legendary

Fan-art is commonplace when it comes to anything with a large fanbase; Nintendo is certainly no exception. Thousands of people from all over the world are doing their absolute best to pay tribute to the gaming giant, whether it be to painstakingly hand draw a homage to all things Mario, or to whip up a quick sketch of Kirby in a science...

News: Google Maps Launches a Pokémon Challenge

Google Maps Launches a Pokémon Challenge

It's already 1st April in Japan...

Google may be a mega corporation with investments in killer robots, but it does also (occasionally) have a sense of humour. Two years ago it unveiled an awesome NES cart version of Google Maps, and it's now incorporated its map software with one of the biggest brands in gaming — Pokémon. This app sets wannabe...

Site News: Tom Has Evolved Into A New Form: Editor Tom!

Tom Has Evolved Into A New Form: Editor Tom!

Our erstwhile Features Editor goes up a level

Those of you that are long-time followers of this site will have witnessed Thomas Whitehead's inexorable rise from the status of mere reader to the position he has, until today, occupied with assured brilliance: Features Editor. Tom has been a hugely passionate and incredibly dedicated member of the...

Weirdness: Square Enix Reproduces Deadly Final Fantasy XIV Boss in 16-Bit Style

Square Enix Reproduces Deadly Final Fantasy XIV Boss in 16-Bit Style

We'd play a Super NES version any day

Final Fantasy XIV, an MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) for the franchise, has had a troubled history. The first version was such a disappointment that Square Enix eventually dropped it, reproducing the game and changing up the development team that eventually released the far-improved A...

Artwork: When Nintendo Finally Gets Around To Rebooting Star Fox, We Hope The Characters Look Like This

When Nintendo Finally Gets Around To Rebooting Star Fox, We Hope The Characters Look Like This

Fox and Falco looking mean and moody

The Star Fox series has been dormant for far too long — 3DS remake accepted, of course — and we sincerely hope that one day soon, Nintendo will bring the franchise out of retirement and give us the epic Wii U space adventure we've all been waiting for. Until then, we can simply feast our eyes on this...