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January2017

  • News Tony Rosato Passes Away at Age 62

    Luigi's voice actor from those early Super Mario cartoons

    Many of you no doubt remember Mario's early forays into the world of Saturday morning cartoon entertainment. Twenty years ago, times were quite different for the popular mustachioed plumber, and the three series' of cartoons that occurred over the period of 1989-1994 took some notable...

December2016

May2016

April2016

  • News The Mega Man TV Show is Still Set for a 2017 release

    Wouldn't it be great if there were a new game, too?

    Last year, Capcom announced that it would be producing a new Mega Man TV series for the franchise's 30th anniversary with Man of Action, an animation company known for its work on Ben 10 and Ultimate Spider-Man. Since the initial announcement, nothing new was revealed, leading many to believe the...

March2016

  • News Dara O Briain to Host Go 8 Bit, a Gaming TV Show

    Like GamesMaster, but with a lot more comedy

    Gamers in the UK of a certain age - like this writer - may remember GamesMaster, a quirky '90s TV show that pitched competitors against each other in the latest games. Part of the appeal was in seeing new games - which a current-day TV show can't possibly replicate courtesy of the web's dominance - but...

January2016

  • News Yo-kai Watch Anime Series Coming to the UK This Spring

    One of more than 100 countries

    It's official, Yo-kai Watch is set for world domination much like Pokémon before it. In our Yo-kai Watch review we liked developer Level 5's take on doing a Pokémon style game and felt that, in some ways, it eclipses the effort GameFreak has put into Pokémon over the years, both in production and creativity. Of...

November2015

  • News Mario Kart 8 to Feature in Competitive TV Show on 5th December

    Will be broadcast on the Disney big grin channel

    Nintendo of America's marketing campaigns for the Holiday season take various forms, and one seems to be a partnership to promote one of the Wii U's biggest hits. This will be through "Clash of Karts: Mario Kart 8", a show that'll be broadcast on Disney XD this coming weekend. In essence it's going...

  • News Activision Blizzard Has Just Opened a TV and Film Studio

    Skylanders and Call of Duty are first up

    Activision has no shortage of big hitter video game franchises, but it's a fairly safe bet that Skylanders and Call of Duty are the biggest successes to come from the company. It seems that Activision wants to continue to hit new heights and has just recently announced that it's opening Activision Blizzard...

  • Video Take a Look at the Mega Man Cartoon that Never Was

    Why did you change the look, Capcom?

    For those of you that aren't old enough to remember, Capcom greenlit a brief Mega Man cartoon based on the classic series of games back in the mid 90's. The show was rather hit or miss, never hitting the heights of similar cartoons - like Ducktales or Darkwing Duck - and sporting a rather unattractive visual...

June2015

  • News New Mega Man TV Series Blasting Its Way to Screens in... 2017

    Epic trolling, Capcom

    2017 is the 30th Anniversary of the Mega Man franchise. Now, admittedly, the 25th Anniversary was a tad rubbish for those of us that like to play games - Capcom released figurines, USB sticks and tissue dispensers, but the only game we got was a free fan-game on PC. Oh, Capcom... Will 2017 finally bring the series back? We can...

February2015

November2014

  • Video Super Mario Bros. Invades TV's Dancing With The Stars

    Sadie Robertson & Mark Ballas get caught in the Mushroom Kingdom

    Update: If you particularly like the music medley in the video below, you can download it for free from Nintendo's website. Original Article: Irrespective of your stance on TV dance talent shows, you'll have to begrudgingly admit that what we're about to show you is pretty damn...

  • Video Nintendo's Wii U Holiday Commercial Keeps It In The Family

    Racing off with Mario Kart 8

    In 2013 Nintendo of America's main Wii U Holiday commercials revolved around 'The Pitch', as kids tried to convince their parents that a Wii U was the way forward for family entertainment. The first 2014 Wii U Holiday commercial in the region also, unsurprisingly, opts for families as its pitch, albeit with a different...

September2013

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  • News Nintendo "Pedaling" The Wii U On Tour De France TV Coverage

    Apologies in advance for the wheely terrible pun

    The Wii U has provided some truly amazing gameplay experiences in the short time it has been available on the market, but few dedicated fans would argue that Nintendo has done its best to promote the system to the general public. TV and magazine advertising has been curiously thin on the ground —...

October2012

August2012

  • News Whoever said Penélope Cruz, You Were Right!

    Unlikely moustache wearer

    In the latest of a long line of celebrity tie-ups, Penélope Cruz has joined forces with her sister, fellow actress Mónica Cruz, to star in a new campaign for New Super Mario Bros. 2. Nintendo teased us yesterday with a picture of the star without revealing who it might be. Our readers had lots of good guesses including...

June2011

  • News Kirby Gets His Own TV Channel in Europe Tomorrow

    Pink all over your TV

    The Nintendo Download for Europe dropped earlier, but there was no mention of an extra special feature awaiting tomorrow: a free download of Kirby cartoons. The Kirby TV Channel on Wii will offer over 50 episodes, though only four will be available for streaming at any one time. New episodes will become available on Monday and...

  • News Reggie Demos Kid Icarus AR, Skyward Sword and More on TV

    With his old mate Jimmy Fallon

    Reggie Fils-Aime and Jimmy Fallon are best mates; last year Reggie appeared on Late Night to show the host the 3DS, and this year he's taken to the airwaves again to demonstrate some more upcoming titles. Kid Icarus: Uprising's augmented reality card battle mode is the first game shown, followed by a little bit of Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and finishing off with..

January2011

  • News Pac-Man Returns to Our TV Screens Via Unscripted Series

    Game show tie-in, come on down!

    Remember all those old TV shows based on your favourite video game franchises? Whatever happened to those? Oh, wait. They disappeared into the mist of time either because they were instantly forgettable, or television networks grew tired of them. In conjunction with the 30th anniversary of one of video gaming's most...