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News: 172 Australians Hug Mario for a World Record

172 Australians Hug Mario for a World Record

Game also released Down Under today

You may remember last week we told you of Nintendo's plan to launch Super Mario Galaxy 2 in Australia with a world record attempt for the most hugs by a mascot character in twenty minutes, and by jingo they've done it. The famous plumber got to grips with 172 people, each of whom received a photo of the momentous occasion, with one lucky fan leaving with a copy..

News: Mario Marathon Breaks Previous Donation Record

Mario Marathon Breaks Previous Donation Record

Currently at $33,000 and counting

Exactly one month ago we told you about a Mario event run by The Speed Gamers, and now we bring you news from another Mario Marathon, this time raising money for the Child's Play charity. In just over 52 hours of play the event has raised over $33,000, easily eclipsing 2009's total of $29,082. At time of writing the gamers are taking on some of Super Mario..

News: Optimus Prime Talks About Being the First Voice of Mario

Optimus Prime Talks About Being the First Voice of Mario

Peter Cullen reminisces about lending his vocal talents to the world's most famous plumber

Legendary voice actor Peter Cullen - who has recently lent his talents to Activision's upcoming Transformers title War for Cybertron (also known as the slightly less threatening Cybertron Adventures on Wii) was interviewed by Wired.com the other day and revealed some interesting insights into providing..

News: Mario Wants Your Hugs, Australians

Mario Wants Your Hugs, Australians

Plumbing promotion next week

Everywhere else in the world has already received Super Mario Galaxy 2: sorry folks Down Under, it's just a fact. You could yet have the last laugh though, as Nintendo's launch plan for the game could see you set a new world record for the most hugs of a mascot character in 20 minutes. Kicking off at 7am on July 1st at The Nintendo Experience, EB Games, Swanston Street,..

E3 2010: Mario Sports Mix Coming Next Year

Mario Sports Mix Coming Next Year

On his way to conquering every sport ever played (Updated with trailer!)

Mario has proven his sporting prowess time and time again over the years, with numerous golf, tennis, baseball and even Olympic outings. And, as announced during Nintendo's E3 keynote, the Brooklyn-ite has a lot more juice left in him. Must be all those electrolytes! Coming next year, Mario Sports Mix will see the plumber and..

E3 2010: Mario vs Donkey Kong: Miniland Mayhem

Mario vs Donkey Kong: Miniland Mayhem

The struggle between apes and plumbers continues

You'd have thought these two could have settled their differences by now, but the long-standing rivalry between Mario and Donkey Kong continues to boil, with Mario vs Donkey Kong: Miniland Mayhem for DS the latest title to pit the two against each other. With the promise of user-generated content and plenty of puzzle action it doesn't look like this..

E3 2010: Paper Mario for 3DS

Paper Mario for 3DS

Play the flat one in glorious 3D

The last title in the Paper Mario series was Wii's Super Paper Mario some years ago, and fans have been clamouring for another entry ever since. Well, those same fans are about to be made very happy as Paper Mario is confirmed for 3DS with these first screenshots. Although the flat graphical style may not spring...

News: Super Mario Galaxy 2 Shoots to Number Two in UK Charts

Super Mario Galaxy 2 Shoots to Number Two in UK Charts

Strong weekend sales for plumber's latest

We all know that Super Mario Galaxy 2 is something special, and it seems most of the UK public knows it as well, buying up enough copies since Friday's launch to put the game at number two in the UK all-formats chart. Whilst it couldn't topple multiplatform behemoth Red Dead Redemption, second position is not to be sniffed at, with reportedly fewer than..

News: Mario Enters the Shuffle with Nintendo Playing Cards

Mario Enters the Shuffle with Nintendo Playing Cards

Super paper Mario

In recent years, we've seen video game companies harken to their histories with such successful releases as New Super Mario Bros., Mega Man 9 and the Virtual Console itself. Always one to outdo themselves and the competition, Nintendo's set to top all of these by returning to what started it in the first place: playing cards. While seemingly available only in Japan, these three..

News: Mario Jumps Over Flag, Ends Arguments Forever

Mario Jumps Over Flag, Ends Arguments Forever

It's real: see it with your own eyes

Yes he can; no he can't. Yes he can; no he can't. Anyone who grew up with the NES will know this as the sound of the playground's "is it possible to jump over the flag?" argument that ran all over the world. Now those who were on the "yes he can" side should pick up their phones and ring old enemies to rub salt in the wound: Mario, in fact,..

News: Steve Wiebe to Participate in Mario Marathon, May Jump Barrels for Charity

Steve Wiebe to Participate in Mario Marathon, May Jump Barrels for Charity

Legendary gamer signs up for latest Speed Gamers crusade

With everyone and their dog being on a legal Mario high at the moment, the team over at The Speed Gamers has announced its next marathon will be taking in all the plumber's greatest titles – yes, including Hotel Mario – when it kicks off on June 11th. The plan is to take in a week's worth of constant Mario and Wario gaming, broadcast live..

News: Find Out More About Super Mario Galaxy 2's Creation

Find Out More About Super Mario Galaxy 2's Creation

Yoshiaki Koizumi reflects on latest outing

That didn't take long: Super Mario Galaxy 2 producer Yoshiaki Koizumi was interviewed by Famitsu Magazine about his feelings towards the newly-released sequel and its production. Covering everything from the game's conception as Super Mario Galaxy 1.5 to their awareness of not alienating Mario veterans, it's an interesting insight into the consideration..

News: Now You Can Buy That Goomba Head You've Always Wanted

Now You Can Buy That Goomba Head You've Always Wanted

"But Goombas don't really have heads," you say

You know Goombas, right? Mushroom things from the Mushroom Kingdom that get flattened very easily. Well, yes, but you may remember they looked a little different in the classic Super Mario Bros. movie: in fact, you'll probably never forget that unbelievable film. Now you can keep a piece of that unforgettable character with your very own bust. It's not..

News: Miyamoto Loves it When Games Resonate

Miyamoto Loves it When Games Resonate

Latest Iwata Asks translated

It's been well-documented that the development of Super Mario Galaxy 2 posed a few tricky decisions for the team: starting out as Super Mario Galaxy 1.5, the role of the story was much-discussed inside Nintendo, with different team members arguing for more or less story. All this led Shigeru Miyamoto to a realisation: he prefers games that resonate rather than ones with..

News: Iwata Asks for Super Mario Galaxy 2 Reveals Many, Many Informative Nuggets

Iwata Asks for Super Mario Galaxy 2 Reveals Many, Many Informative Nuggets

Too many for this tagline to contain

Always informative and surprising, the Iwata Asks series of articles is a treasure trove of Nintendo experience and and information, so you won't be surprised to hear that the latest article, covering Super Mario Galaxy 2, is chock-full of interesting facts. Yoshi was originally planned for the first Super Mario Galaxy but was removed, as the team felt it would..

News: Five Minutes of Super Mario Galaxy 2 Better Than Five Minutes of Most Other Games

Five Minutes of Super Mario Galaxy 2 Better Than Five Minutes of Most Other Games

Extra-terrestrial epic nearly here!

The footage of Super Mario Galaxy 2 is flooding out of Nintendo lately, with regular transmissions showing off new elements from the upcoming adventure. If all this spectacular footage still hasn't given you Mario on Wii ennui, this five minute trailer will have you bouncing off the walls and gnawing your fingernails until the game's released. Not long to go now,..

News: Galaxy 2 Bonus DVD Detailed, Definitely Won't Play on Wii

Galaxy 2 Bonus DVD Detailed, Definitely Won't Play on Wii

It's like a manual, only it moves

Although early reviews suggest that Super Mario Galaxy 2 could well be the best thing since Super Mario Galaxy, Nintendo is well aware that some players didn't enjoy the original as much, finding it confusing and tough to control. That's why, as we previously reported, the highly anticipated follow-up will release with a bonus DVD easing players into the game as..

News: Super Mario Galaxy 2 Gets Bundled

Super Mario Galaxy 2 Gets Bundled

Edge magazine gives 10/10, UK preorder bonus too

Despite pretty much universal acclaim for the first Super Mario Galaxy, it wasn't the biggest-selling game in the Wii's library, its sales eclipsed very early on by New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Clearly Nintendo thinks the upcoming sequel will shift more units, as stories have appeared on the Internet today regarding a pack-in bundle. Containing..