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News: Kirby Fans Suck Up World Record At Pax

Kirby Fans Suck Up World Record At Pax

The Pink One must be proud

A little over a week ago we told you about Nintendo's plans to set a new Guinness World Record for the most simultaneous chewing gum bubbles blown at once. Taking place at PAX Prime, we had little doubt that the big N would find enough people to break the old record of 304, but would the inspiration of Kirby be enough to...

Play: Mario Kart 7 with Nintendo Life - Today!

Mario Kart 7 with Nintendo Life - Today!

Start your engines

Once upon a time Nintendo Life set up Communities in Mario Kart 7, and these rooms were full of happy 3DS owners enjoying some online races. The passage of time was cruel, however, and the official community room became almost empty, with just a few stalwarts keeping it going and some keen racers meeting up via the forums. We've...

News: Nintendo Taking No Prisoners At PAX Prime

Nintendo Taking No Prisoners At PAX Prime

Wii U and 3DS presence, plus bubble-blowing and Kid Icarus multiplayer

Nintendo has confirmed that it is bringing its Wii U and 3DS lineup to this year's PAX Prime, due to take place at Seattle’s Washington State Convention Center from August 31st through to September 2nd. A whole raft of games and events are planned, including a Kid Icarus:...

News: Nintendo Plans to Blow Away World Record in Honour of Kirby

Nintendo Plans to Blow Away World Record in Honour of Kirby

Forever blowing bubbles

Celebrating anniversaries can be a tricky business: how do you do it? You can buy a nice cake, a bottle of champagne, or perhaps a nice bunch of flowers. Alternatively, if you're Nintendo celebrating Kirby's 20th anniversary with Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition, you also arrange to try and break the world record for...

News: Nintendo In The Game For Golden Joystick Awards

Nintendo In The Game For Golden Joystick Awards

Your votes can help

It's awards season, once again, with nominations for the 30th Golden Joystick Awards now confirmed and Nintendo games or exclusives featuring in a number of categories. These awards are decided entirely by the public, so if you feel that the big N deserves a chance to win you can have your say. Below are the nominations for...

News: Mario Kart 7 'Fastest Family' Contest is in The Final Straight

Mario Kart 7 'Fastest Family' Contest is in The Final Straight

The last chance to qualify

In recent weeks we've brought you regular updates on Nintendo UK's Fastest Family competition, which aims to seek out the quickest Mario Kart 7 racers from around the country. Throughout August regional heats have been taking place at HMV stores, with the winners securing a place in the grand final in October; there'll be...

News: Pick Up Keldeo For Free in Pokémon Giveaway

Pick Up Keldeo For Free in Pokémon Giveaway

Off to the shops with you

Pokémon Black and White 2 is getting ever closer, and we can expect the hype machine to continue kicking into gear. One tactic seems to be to remind you that you should really still be playing the original Pokémon Black and White, and one way to get you back into the action is to run a legendary 'mon giveaway. Between...

News: Nintendo UK's 3D Film Contest Approaches Its Finale

Nintendo UK's 3D Film Contest Approaches Its Finale

Budding film-makers need look no further

Not long ago we brought you news about a competition being run by Nintendo and BFI (British Film Institute), with support from Ridley Scott, to give 3DS owners an opportunity to produce and show a professional 3D production at the 56th BFI London Film Festival in October. With this weekend also bringing a...

News: Pokémon World Championships Results Are In

Pokémon World Championships Results Are In

All hail Trainer Rizzo

After worldwide heats and the occasional unpleasant controversy, the Pokémon World Championships finals have taken place in Hawaii, with a new group of champions securing a prestigious trophy and scholarship prizes. With over 30 countries represented, it was undoubtedly a hard-fought contest, with six division champions...

Talking Point: Why is Nintendo Not at Gamescom?

Why is Nintendo Not at Gamescom?

Snubbed

One of the biggest gaming events in Europe and Nintendo is nowhere to be seen, but why? Over the years the company has had a somewhat sporadic attendance of events, often speculated within the media: a strength of character and desire to do its own thing, or perhaps it's due to a lack of games to show. This year is important for Nintendo,...

News: Ridley Scott Wants 3DS Owners To Follow In His Footsteps

Ridley Scott Wants 3DS Owners To Follow In His Footsteps

Director of Blade Runner is backing new joint venture by Nintendo and the BFI

Nintendo and the British Film Institute (BFI for short) have joined forces to create A Vision in 3D — a ground-breaking initiative to get Nintendo 3DS owners making movies with their consoles, with the central theme being "British Summer 2012". Expect a large proportion...

News: Meet Founder of WayForward at Free Event on 18th August

Meet Founder of WayForward at Free Event on 18th August

Voldi Way returns for 4th Annual Gathering of Video Game Legends

We reported on this excellent event last year, and wouldn't you believe the 4th Annual Gathering of Video Game Legends at Westwood College in Anaheim, CA is almost upon us — which makes this a ripe time to bring it to your attention once again. The event will take place on Saturday,...

News: Hideo Kojima To Infiltrate Eurogamer Expo Developer Session

Hideo Kojima To Infiltrate Eurogamer Expo Developer Session

UK's largest video game show will also feature every Metal Gear game

Eurogamer has confirmed that legendary game developer Hideo Kojima will be making a special appearance at this year's Eurogamer Expo to deliver a developer session and celebrate 25 years of Tactical Espionage Action. Kojima will be speaking on the opening day of the expo, which is...

News: Mario Kart 7 'Fastest Family' Competition Hits The Road

Mario Kart 7 'Fastest Family' Competition Hits The Road

UK contest teams up with HMV

You may have been aware in recent weeks of Nintendo's build up for its Mario Kart 7 Fastest Family contest in the UK, with celebrity Rufus Hound starring in videos to advertise the event. For those interested in entering with their families, the time to put that practice to good use has finally arrived. Nintendo has...

News: Mario Kart 7 'Fastest Family' Video Gets Serious

Mario Kart 7 'Fastest Family' Video Gets Serious

Real life weapons

Not long ago we brought you a video with UK celebrity Rufus Hound, which was a promo for the Mario Kart 7 "Fastest Family" competition. With regional heats due to start in August, and with a real car and coveted Leaf Cup at stake, the latest video has one simple message: get training. As you can see in the footage below some...

News: Eurogamer Expo 2012 Expecting Sell-out Crowd

Eurogamer Expo 2012 Expecting Sell-out Crowd

20,000 tickets sold to date

The UK's premier consumer game show, Eurogamer Expo, returns to London's Earls Court from 27th-30th September 2012 and is expected to welcome over 50,000 gamers through its doors. With over two months until the show starts Eurogamer.net have reported current ticket sales in excess of 20,000 ahead of forecasts based on...

News: Nintendo Unleashed Hits Manchester on 21st July

Nintendo Unleashed Hits Manchester on 21st July

Going large

Over the past few months Nintendo has been travelling around the UK to share upcoming games to eager gamers, and it's set to keep up the pace this weekend. It's been confirmed that Nintendo will have a stand at the Manchester Comic Con event this weekend, or Saturday 21st July to be precise, at which it'll show off both shiny new...

News: Castlevania: Mirror of Fate Whips into Eurogamer Expo

Castlevania: Mirror of Fate Whips into Eurogamer Expo

Bump in the day

Much-anticipated 3DS action game Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate will be playable at this year's Eurogamer Expo in London. Konami's portable vampire-basher joins other high-profile games on the showfloor from 27th to 30th September at London's Earls Court. If you want to learn more about the Belmont's next challenge...