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News: Speedrunner Unexpectedly Collects New Super Mario 64 World Record in Duel

Speedrunner Unexpectedly Collects New Super Mario 64 World Record in Duel

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Super Mario 64 has long been a popular game for speedrunning, and the title has had many world records attached to its name. Another has just been added, and it was rather unexpected. On 26th February two speedrunners known as Nero and Puncayshun raced to see who could collect the game's 120 power stars first. Despite saving and quitting...

Preview: Puzzling Our Way through Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars

Puzzling Our Way through Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars

Tips go in the jar, mate

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars is just a few days away for North American fans, and those in Europe will only have to wait a little bit longer to get their hands on it. With the release date rapidly approaching, we've put together a short video to show you what you can expect to see in the game when it hits the 3DS and...

News: Look On In Despair At The Hardest Super Mario World Level Ever Made

Look On In Despair At The Hardest Super Mario World Level Ever Made

Three years in the making, and breaking

The ROM hack scene can be an endlessly entertaining place. Offering up creative, fan-made content, one can never really know what to expect from the community. More often than not, fans will create more challenging levels after completing a game in a quest for additional prestige and for a true test of skills...

Weirdness: These Nifty 8-bit Super Mario Collectables May Make Canned Coffee Taste Better

These Nifty 8-bit Super Mario Collectables May Make Canned Coffee Taste Better

Prepare to get wired

Japanese beverage company DyDo has teamed up with Nintendo to make canned coffee even more appealing. Starting on 17th February the drinks manufacturer will be putting a range of 8-bit Super Mario themed collectables on top of their cups. It appears that lucky Japanese customers will be able to collect 8-bit style Mario,...

Weirdness: Drunken Mario and Luigi Unleash Mini Crime Wave on Historic Cambridge City Centre

Drunken Mario and Luigi Unleash Mini Crime Wave on Historic Cambridge City Centre

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The historic English city of Cambridge is famous for many things - the beautiful architecture and majestic college buildings, punting down the river Cam and world famous theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. This sterling reputation as a tourist hotspot for visitors to the UK was tarnished recently when rogue...

Weirdness: There's an Awesome Super Mario Bros. World 1-1 Easter Egg in Dying Light

There's an Awesome Super Mario Bros. World 1-1 Easter Egg in Dying Light

Stomping zombies

Dying Light, an open-world title in which you take on a lot of zombies, is a recent arrival on platforms such as the PS4 and Xbox One. The critical reception to Techland's game has been relatively mixed, but it's still one of 2015's first major releases; now, an awesome Easter Egg has been spotted to show that a current-day release...

News: Unused Textures in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Suggest Dr. Mario Themed Stage

Unused Textures in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Suggest Dr. Mario Themed Stage

The doctor is out

Through data mining and various other overtly complex methods, an avid fan of the Super Smash Bros. series has uncovered some unused texture files in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U that point towards plans for Dr. Mario to have his own stage at some point during development. The three viruses pictured look as though they could...

News: This Is What Happened When A Kid Pitched Super Mario Bros. 4 To Nintendo 25 Years Ago

This Is What Happened When A Kid Pitched Super Mario Bros. 4 To Nintendo 25 Years Ago

Even Nintendo's rejection letters are awesome

Back in 1990, Nintendo fan Jason Venter had an idea. He loved Super Mario Bros. 3 and the excellence of that game inspired him to create a planning document for a sequel. That document was packed with the kind of ideas that could only come from the active imagination of an 11-year-old gaming addict -...

Video: YouTube's Gaming Historian Takes Offense At One Element Of Mario's Game Boy Past

YouTube's Gaming Historian Takes Offense At One Element Of Mario's Game Boy Past

"Come on Nintendo. You're better than this"

Mario is one of the most recognisable characters in entertainment media, and has starred in a staggering number of games over the past few decades. The portly Italian plumber has also enjoyed a number of cameo roles throughout the years, and it's this element of the character's history that the latest...

Weirdness: According To McDonald's, Mario And Bowser Are Now Firm Friends

According To McDonald's, Mario And Bowser Are Now Firm Friends

We all know that Mario and Bowser don't exactly get on. The latter is always attempting to steal the former's girlfriend, and over the past three decades the pair have clashed multiple times, with Mario usually emerging victorious. It would appear that fast food chain McDonald's feels that it's time to bury the hatchet and make up, as it has...

Weirdness: Researchers Working on Mario Artificial Intelligence - Who Needs Players?

Researchers Working on Mario Artificial Intelligence - Who Needs Players?

May start to wonder why Princess Peach doesn't improve palace security

It's not uncommon for video games and academic research to mix - gaming is increasingly mainstream, and is a ripe source for study in a variety of areas. One such area is artificial intelligence, and German cognitive modelling researchers at the University of Tübingen have been...

Feature: 12 Days of Nintendo Christmas - Day Eleven

12 Days of Nintendo Christmas - Day Eleven

On the eleventh day

In this completely silly run of bite-sized features, we're going to write a new version of '12 Days of Christmas' with a Nintendo twist that will, hopefully, be good enough to sing. Eleven Warp Pipes Warping: After our day ten entry was about as popular as a Falcon Punch to the face, we're going with a rather safe choice this...

News: Fan Takes amiibo on Lighthearted Journey to their Homeland

Fan Takes amiibo on Lighthearted Journey to their Homeland

A Christmas endeavour

Nintendo's got its audience over a barrel with its range of amiibo toys, and it seems that their charms have taken over certain fans' hearts, however most people don't take this appreciation to the lengths that one fan has. A Facebook page has recently appear that documents the adventures of Pikachu, Fox, and Mario in their...

News: Koji Kondo Discusses Music Creation for Iconic Mario and Legend of Zelda Games

Koji Kondo Discusses Music Creation for Iconic Mario and Legend of Zelda Games

The man behind your musical childhood speaks

For those of you who don't know, Koji Kondo is the man behind some of the most iconic tracks in the Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda series soundtracks. The catchy and beautiful music he produced in these games during the late '80s and all throughout the '90s has remained with many throughout their...

Video: Did You Know Gaming Explores Cancelled Mario Games and Concepts

Did You Know Gaming Explores Cancelled Mario Games and Concepts

Shame about the volleyball / wrestling hybrid from Next Level Games...

Nintendo goes through a lot of concepts and projects that don't, in the end, become a full game. While that's normal, it can be fascinating to learn about some of the games or ideas that never made it to our systems, with a recent example being that Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker...

Rumour: Dubious Walmart Listing Suggests Supposed Paper Mario Title for Wii U

Dubious Walmart Listing Suggests Supposed Paper Mario Title for Wii U

Sounds like guff to us

Walmart recently listed the generically title 'Paper Mario (RPG) (Wii U)' on its website before quickly removing it, but not quickly enough, as one clever buck managed to snag a screenshot of the accidental upload. There's no box art or any details about the game, aside from an astronomical price tag that we can only hope is...

News: Science Tries To Ruin Our Fun As Zelda's Hookshot And Mario Galaxy's Planets Come Under Scrutiny

Science Tries To Ruin Our Fun As Zelda's Hookshot And Mario Galaxy's Planets Come Under Scrutiny

Don't watch the Zelda video if you're squeamish

We all know that video games are pure fantasy, and that they should rarely be considered accurate representations of reality. Even so, it's fascinating to consider how popular franchises would fare if they were governed by the proper laws of the universe. If you've ever wondered what games would be...

Video: Nintendo Shows Off More 3DS HOME Themes as Smash Bros. and Pokémon Options Arrive in North America

Nintendo Shows Off More 3DS HOME Themes as Smash Bros. and Pokémon Options Arrive in North America

Gotta buy 'em all?

Though Nintendo of America doesn't like to advertise new 3DS HOME themes in its download update — unlike its European contemporary — there's good news for owners of the portable in the region. The four Super Smash Bros. and two new Pokémon themes are all available to pick up at $1.99 each, bringing the Western regions...

News: New Super Mario Bros. Wii Hits 10 Million Sales Mark In The US

New Super Mario Bros. Wii Hits 10 Million Sales Mark In The US

"That’s a lot of penguin suits!"

The legacy of the Wii continues, with Nintendo of America today announcing New Super Bros. Wii has sold ten million copies across the US since it was released in 2009. The announcement was delivered via the official Nintendo of America Twitter account, and celebrated the historic milestone with the following tweet...