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Weirdness: The Second Player Can Have Motion Controls in Splatoon's Battle Dojo Mode

The Second Player Can Have Motion Controls in Splatoon's Battle Dojo Mode

Erm, OK

Splatoon may be gracing plenty of Wii U systems worldwide, but the official Tumblr account is still rolling on, and has shared a rather peculiar and fun trick. It seems that both players can use motion-based aiming controls in the local multiplayer Battle Dojo mode, with a bit of bizarre customisation. By quite literally strapping a Wii U...

Weirdness: Lorry Thieves Make Off With Splatoon Special Editions in Europe

Lorry Thieves Make Off With Splatoon Special Editions in Europe

These guys were pros

Update: Nintendo UK has now provided the following statement: We can confirm that the lorry transporting the Splatoon stock from Nintendo's European warehouse to GAME UK has been stolen. Included as part of this delivery was GAME's allocation of the Splatoon + Squid Inkling amiibo and as a result we are unable to honour...

Weirdness: You Can Buy About 300 Copies of Jurassic Park on SNES for $1500

You Can Buy About 300 Copies of Jurassic Park on SNES for $1500

Fridge and Bacardi not included

It's no secret that we find some corners of eBay rather baffling - whether it's scalpers flogging pre-orders or just downright goofy goods, it's a Wild West of commerce. This example is certainly the latter, as it celebrates the upcoming Jurassic World movie in the most bizarre way possible. As you can see below, you...

News: Bill Trinen Appears To Have Left Nintendo Of America - Or Has He?

Bill Trinen Appears To Have Left Nintendo Of America - Or Has He?

UPDATE: It was all a joke! Arf!

Update: This bizarre bit of trolling from Bill Trinen makes sense in light of the E3 reveals - check out all the details of Nintendo's E3 plans here. Original Article: News has just broken that Bill Trinen - one of video gaming's most recognisable faces and the man so often seen at Shigeru Miyamoto's side - has...

Weirdness: The Worst Ever Charmander Tattoo Has Gone Viral

The Worst Ever Charmander Tattoo Has Gone Viral

Not hot

The internet's a peculiar but often funny place, in which the daftest of things can go viral and amuse millions. A current craze seems to be having a laugh at a 27-year-old who tried to tattoo Charmander onto himself, while drunk. You can see the results below - apologies for the gratuitous pasty complexion and hairy belly button. It's...

Gallery: Wii U Owners React to Screenshot Removal on Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures Miiverse Community

Wii U Owners React to Screenshot Removal on Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures Miiverse Community

What a $*!$!*!$ of $*!$

Any game based on the hugely popular AVGN web-series is going to be full of profanity, of course - Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures, being relatively faithful to the source material, is therefore a mature game. We acknowledged this in our review for the game, with the following observation / warning. Expletives and...

Weirdness: The Mail on Sunday Still Thinks We're in the Game Boy Era

The Mail on Sunday Still Thinks We're in the Game Boy Era

Nice work

When Nintendo announced the original DS (sometimes know as the "Phat") there was talk that it was a separate pillar of the Nintendo portable business, with the Game Boy to continue. The phenomenal success of the DS family, though, has meant that it's taken the place of the iconic brand, and it's hard to know if we'll ever see a new Game...

Weirdness: Nintendo Tries to Jump on the Oscars Bandwagon With Its Own Film Awards

Nintendo Tries to Jump on the Oscars Bandwagon With Its Own Film Awards

Uh-huh...

The world of PR stunts is rather peculiar, often involving tenuous links to major events in order to gain attention. The latest effort from Nintendo of America made quite a few of us raise an eyebrow, and in a bout of irony and counter-productiveness we're sharing it with you. Because it's a bit silly. It's Oscars weekend, in which movie...

Weirdness: If Cheesy Romance Novels Were Based on Games, They May Look Something Like This

If Cheesy Romance Novels Were Based on Games, They May Look Something Like This

Retro romance

It's Valentine's Day - or at least it was when we published this - and, as our final acknowledgement of this most commercial of occasions, we thought we'd highlight some pretty humorous artwork that was published in recent days. It takes classic games and their characters and re-imagines them as covers on corny Romance novels; the...

Weirdness: Club Nintendo Members Attempt to Sell Flipnote Studio 3D Codes on eBay

Club Nintendo Members Attempt to Sell Flipnote Studio 3D Codes on eBay

Yeah, good luck with that...

Earlier today Flipnote Studio 3D became available to Club Nintendo members in North America, which is excellent news after numerous delays to the app. Once a code is retrieved lucky fans can finally produce some 3D animations, albeit without all of the sharing bells and whistles available in Japan. Amusingly, however,...

Weirdness: Hands Up If You Knew About the Super-Easy Button Combination to Resume Progress in Super Mario Bros.

Hands Up If You Knew About the Super-Easy Button Combination to Resume Progress in Super Mario Bros.

The greatest - but most obvious - mystery of our times

As a break from convention, we're going to give a behind-the-scenes glimpse into a conversation in Nintendo Life HQ between two grown men in their 30s. Player 1 - "Did you see that thread on Reddit about the Super Mario Bros. continue trick?" Player 2 - "Nope, what are you talking about?"...

Weirdness: The Secret History of Princess Zelda

The Secret History of Princess Zelda

UK supermarket giant reveals startling new information

If you've ever wondered why Ganondorf, the Great King of Evil, has such a vendetta against the kingdom of Hyrule, you may find some clues in this amusing product description for the Princess Zelda amiibo from UK supermarket behemoth Tesco; the bad grammar is all down to the retailer, too. The...

News: Lucky New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Gamers Jump Straight to eBay to Flog Systems

Lucky New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Gamers Jump Straight to eBay to Flog Systems

Nintendo's "don't offer to scalpers' filter needs more work

Earlier today we shared the surprising news that Nintendo Europe is offering some Club Nintendo members an ambassador version of the New 3DS; even better, it's available to buy now ahead of being shipped in 3-5 days. It's hugely exciting for those that got the email and has caused plenty...

Weirdness: Apparently Wario Was Mario's Childhood Friend and Bowser "Could Not Stand the Idea of Happy Fungi"

Apparently Wario Was Mario's Childhood Friend and Bowser "Could Not Stand the Idea of Happy Fungi"

Oh, and Mario's favourite music is opera or new wave Euro-pop

Last year we reported on some humorous details from the official Nintendo Character Manual of 1993 - it was provided to companies and brand agents to ostensibly provide key facts around these characters. The main revelation on that occasion was that Yoshi's real name is T. Yoshisaur...

Weirdness: Nintendo Wins More Great Publicity With Tabloid Emphasizing the Deadly Dangers of Its Systems

Nintendo Wins More Great Publicity With Tabloid Emphasizing the Deadly Dangers of Its Systems

"Overall, a Nintendo is a relatively safe Christmas present"

It may seem cute to us, but there's still a world where Nintendo's consoles are just "a Nintendo" and the Wii is a hot Christmas gift that will bring danger and injuries to festive living rooms. Yes, it's that time again, British tabloids are asking "is a Nintendo a safe Christmas...

Weirdness: That Dual Wielding Samus amiibo is Worth $2500 in the Mad World of eBay

That Dual Wielding Samus amiibo is Worth $2500 in the Mad World of eBay

Sold, to that crazy fan over there!

We've rather enjoyed the saga of the dual wielding Samus amiibo here on Nintendo Life, even if it has prompted opportunists to employ a little photoshop manipulation to figures — hello, Brown Yoshi — to seek attention. Last week we reported on the fact that it had popped up on eBay and reached an eye-watering...

Weirdness: This Wearable Power Glove Accessory Can Be Yours for $150

This Wearable Power Glove Accessory Can Be Yours for $150

Tremendous hair not included

It seems the legacy of the infamous Power Glove controller for the NES lives on, so much so that one adventurous young individual has cracked a couple of them open and replaced their guts to create an interesting range of winter hand accessories. The connections are cut from the device and then the innards with wiring...