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News: Fan-Made Zelda MMO in Early Stages of Development

Fan-Made Zelda MMO in Early Stages of Development

Zelda World to offer what Nintendo hasn't?

Most of the games in The Legend of Zelda series stay fairly rooted in the action-RPG genre and whilst that hasn't been detrimental to its overall quality and reputation, it does leave room for those wanting a deviation from the somewhat limited offline play for some wishful thinking. It seems a group of...

News: Cezkid Puts a New Spin on Retro Characters

Cezkid Puts a New Spin on Retro Characters

Watch your favourite 8-bit sprites do the 360

It's always nice to see programmers recreate retro gaming in some way or another and Jay Pavlina's 'reinterpretation' of the iconic Super Mario Bros. was easily one of the coolest things we'd seen in a while. Cesar Enrriquez (cezkid) has taken a slightly different approach as he has steadily been recreating various video game characters from the 8-bit..

News: Fan-Made Fighter Video Shows Classic Characters' Violent Sides

Fan-Made Fighter Video Shows Classic Characters' Violent Sides

Nintendo, Hudson Namco and Konami all get in on the act

A good fan-made video brightens up the dullest of days, but one that sees Kirby digest a monkey, Link fire a bazooka and Michael Jackson appear as the ultimate end boss? It's like your birthday and Christmas all at once. That's The King of Famicom for you, a fan video showing classic characters squaring off with some rather unusual powers to..

News: Fancy Playing Super Mario Bros. With Other Nintendo Characters? Now You Can

Fancy Playing Super Mario Bros. With Other Nintendo Characters? Now You Can

Mario gets by with a little help from his friends

Overly-creative gamers may, from time to time, wish that protagonists from different games would swap roles and see if the grass is indeed greener. We've often wondered what it would be like to have a Mario-centric GTA-style game, complete with unsavoury weapons and potty mouth. Well now it seems that a keen gamer has done his own 'mash-up' of..

News: Rising Star and Spanish Fans Translate Fragile Dreams Together

Rising Star and Spanish Fans Translate Fragile Dreams Together

Publisher and community work together as one

The Wii's upcoming near-apocalyptic adventure Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon is on course for a European release on March 19th, with plenty of intriguing characters and a rather moving script all painstakingly translated from its original Japanese. Naturally such translations are huge, costly productions that don't always include every..

News: Fatal Frame IV Fan Translation Finally Released

Fatal Frame IV Fan Translation Finally Released

Experience the Japan-only horror game in a language you understand

Even though it may be denied an official release outside of Japan, fans of Tecmo's creepy-spooky Fatal Frame IV have taken the localization efforts into their own hands to do what Nintendon't and deliver a patch to fully translate the game into English. Yes, Virginia, it's done. All...

News: Tuper Tario Tros: A Mario/Tetris Mash-up

Tuper Tario Tros: A Mario/Tetris Mash-up

Warning: this Flash game is highly addictive

Newgrounds user and all-round genius SwingSwing has created a fantastic Mario/Tetris mash-up named Tuper Tario Tros. Blending the platformer and puzzle genres, the game involves traversing the usual Mario landscape with your usual repertoire of jumping and, err... more jumping. When Mario encounters an obstacle he's unable to jump across, players hit the..

News: Fatal Frame IV Fan Translation Almost Finished

Fatal Frame IV Fan Translation Almost Finished

Get your Japanese scares in English soon

Tecmo and Grasshopper Manufacture's scare-fest Fatal Frame IV: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse still isn't officially coming out in the West; Nintendo, holder of the title's publishing rights in North America, still doesn't want to bother, relegating it to the same territorial fate as Disaster: Day of Crisis and Captain Rainbow. To keep non-Japanese-speaking..