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News: Super Mario Bros. Movie Actor Bob Hoskins Passes Away Aged 71

Super Mario Bros. Movie Actor Bob Hoskins Passes Away Aged 71

Famed British actor succumbs to pneumonia

British actor Bob Hoskins has died from pneumonia aged 71. Following a successful career which spanned six decades, he retired from acting in 2012 after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Hoskins was arguably one of the most recognisable faces in modern cinema, having worked with directors such as...

News: Nintendo To Market Mario Kart 8 Through The End Of The Year

Nintendo To Market Mario Kart 8 Through The End Of The Year

Year of the Mario Kart

Nintendo UK has announced that the company's marketing campaign for Mario Kart 8 will run throughout the remainder of this year. A social media programme is already underway, which is designed to evoke old-school Mario Kart nostalgia; this will lead up to TV and online marketing campaigns that will launch when the game is...

News: Mario Golf: World Tour UK Pre-Order Bonus Lets You Don A Mario Cap

Mario Golf: World Tour UK Pre-Order Bonus Lets You Don A Mario Cap

Moustache grown seperately

2014 seems to be flying by. Just where is the time going? Winter is already a distant memory for some and — even though Animal Crossing tells us we’re currently in spring — summer is right around the corner. Thankfully, along with it, comes a line-up of new games such as Kirby Triple Deluxe, Mario Kart 8 and the...

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...

Weirdness: First Zelda, Now Mario And Luigi Make A Cameo In inFAMOUS: Second Son

First Zelda, Now Mario And Luigi Make A Cameo In inFAMOUS: Second Son

Someone at Sucker Punch must really love Nintendo

Last week, we reported on the news that a Master Sword was spotted in Sony's PS4 exclusive inFAMOUS: Second Son. Today, we can tell you that another Nintendo reference has been spotted in the game — this time relating to those famous plumbing siblings, Mario and Luigi. It's a real "blink and...

Weirdness: This Super Mario 64 Fan Remake is Fairly Impressive

This Super Mario 64 Fan Remake is Fairly Impressive

It's HD Mario, which was a novelty once!

Fans just can't get enough of retro Nintendo games, often recording themselves on speed-runs or producing animations, short films and music albums dedicated to various classics of years gone by. Some go a step further and decide to do their own remakes of the classics, no doubt hoping that their humble...

News: Super Mario McDonald's Happy Meals Hit the Flagpole in the UK on 19th March

Super Mario McDonald's Happy Meals Hit the Flagpole in the UK on 19th March

Pictures, so many pictures!

Not long ago we shared the surprisingly glorious news that Super Mario McDonald's Happy Meals were coming to the UK, a clever piece of marketing due to the ongoing popularity of the ever-present big M. The big N and M have now provided further information and, most importantly, images of the collectible toys. There'll...

Weirdness: Engineer Uses Four Monitors to Display Whole Super Mario Bros. Levels

Engineer Uses Four Monitors to Display Whole Super Mario Bros. Levels

It's a me, Mario!

It's always fun when people use their skills to display a beloved video game character in an interesting way. Twitter user Morikuma_Works, who works as an engineer in Japan, has done just that with his four computer monitor display of Super Mario Bros. World 1-1. He also posted a picture of World 1-2, warp zone and all. Quite...

News: Special Mario Kart 8 Event Racing Towards SXSW on 7th March

Special Mario Kart 8 Event Racing Towards SXSW on 7th March

Nintendo of America and Pennzoil strike a deal

Has there ever been a series that so perfectly captures the mayhem of racing games like everyone’s favourite plumber and his red shell collection? The short answer is arguably no, and this May will see Nintendo’s front man return to the track in Mario Kart 8. All new racers, all new tracks, all new...

News: Pre-orders for Mario Kart Ride-on Available at Toys 'R Us in the United States

Pre-orders for Mario Kart Ride-on Available at Toys 'R Us in the United States

Comes with a 100,000-mile or 1-Blue Shell warranty

Remember that sweet-looking Mario Kart ride-on we reported was coming to the UK later this year? Turns out Toys 'R Us customers in the United States can already put money down on the same set of wheels. Pre-orders for the Super Mario Kart Ride-on are currently open at the Toys 'R Us website. The 6V...

Weirdness: Listen To The Super Mario Theme On A 3,000 Year Old Chinese Instrument

Listen To The Super Mario Theme On A 3,000 Year Old Chinese Instrument

A bit trickier to play than a warp whistle, probably

Doodoo doo do dooo do, dah! - It's the Super Mario theme! Known across the globe and endlessly catchy, this tune has been played on every instrument under the sun, as well a few renditions that should barely count. Hearing a cover version is certainly nothing new, but allow us to present one just...

News: Super Mario Bros. Stop Motion Pixel Art Kickstarter Campaign Hops Over Its Target

Super Mario Bros. Stop Motion Pixel Art Kickstarter Campaign Hops Over Its Target

Funding goal passed with weeks of funding remaining

Nintendo's titles, particularly of the retro variety, inspire many fan projects in the form of music albums and, of course, videos. One example we highlighted in the past was an impressive stop motion video featuring the original Donkey Kong, which was remarkably produced with beads. That was the...