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Weirdness: This Game Boy Color Costume Actually Plays Game Boy Advance Games

This Game Boy Color Costume Actually Plays Game Boy Advance Games

Trick or treat yourself to a bit of Pokémon?

A YouTube user who goes by the name of MikeHandidate managed to outdo even the eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein this Halloween by dressing up as none other than a giant, fully functioning Game Boy Color. While the costume does share some similarities to Frankenstein's monster in that it's a tad...

Weirdness: UK Tabloid Reports on Fictional Deus Ex "Eyeball Implant"

UK Tabloid Reports on Fictional Deus Ex "Eyeball Implant"

Journalistic research triumphs again

British tabloid The Sun has been on our radar at Nintendo Life in the past, most notably for its ludicrous 'medical' coverage of the dangerous effects of the 3DS, in which a journalist played in 3D while walking down the street and then complained of feeling ill. The paper also published articles at the time...

Weirdness: These "Anywhere Buttons" Look Daft Wherever You Are

These "Anywhere Buttons" Look Daft Wherever You Are

Use these things in public, we dare you

Hey, 3DS gamers! Do you want to look particularly silly when playing your handheld device in public? Have you always looked at that pesky touchscreen and thought, darn, I wish I had an adhesive stick-on D-Pad for that non-button area? Then step right up, for the "Anywhere Buttons"! Order now, preferably...

News: EA Executive Repeats That The Company is "Platform Agnostic", Cites "Tremendous Relationship" With Nintendo

EA Executive Repeats That The Company is "Platform Agnostic", Cites "Tremendous Relationship" With Nintendo

Apart from the no Wii U games thing, that is

At times we exist in a Twilight Zone in video game land. A major publisher will say something and we'll think "oh, that's nice", and then we'll look at what's actually happening and think, "eh?" It's a bizarre world where words uttered have little relation to reality, where straight lines and honest...

Weirdness: Zelda Answers Rejected on Jeopardy, Hearts are Broken

Zelda Answers Rejected on Jeopardy, Hearts are Broken

What a mean show

Jeopardy! is a popular quiz show in the U.S. Heck, there's even a Jeopardy! game for the Wii U, which is one in the eye for anyone that says there aren't enough games for the system; its iconic jingle and tense battles over thousands of dollars are typical game show fare. Yet Nintendo fans may object to a recent bit of pedantry...

Weirdness: Level-5's Favourite Character Poll Doesn't Go to Plan

Level-5's Favourite Character Poll Doesn't Go to Plan

And the winner is...

As part of the celebrations for its 15 year anniversary, well-known Japanese developer Level-5 recently held an online poll to allow gamers to vote for their favourite characters from the company's lineup. With franchises such as Professor Layton and Inazuma Eleven in its portfolio, some would have expected the voting to be...

News: Zelda Series Timeline Wasn't Planned From the Beginning

Zelda Series Timeline Wasn't Planned From the Beginning

The wails of theorists reverberate around the world

The Zelda timeline is one of the mysteries of gaming — well, it is to enthusiasts that don't simply want to play the games and deal with the cards they're dealt. It's also rather confusing, even though the gorgeous Hyrule Historia includes an "official timeline". Multiple paths and time travel...

Weirdness: The Wacky World of Nintendo at E3 2013

The Wacky World of Nintendo at E3 2013

The Villager is a homicidal sociopath, apparently

With another E3 coming to an end, we've once again seen Nintendo produce some quirky moments. It must be one of the few multi-billion dollar corporations with executives willing to pose in somewhat bizarre setups, either in front of the obligatory over-sized props or, on occasion, playing a bit of...

Weirdness: Capcom Selling a Rush Tissue Pouch in Japan for Mega Man Anniversary

Capcom Selling a Rush Tissue Pouch in Japan for Mega Man Anniversary

Just what the fans want...

While this year has been a celebration of the Mega Man franchise's 25th Anniversary, Capcom's mainly been offering soundtracks, USB pen drives, laptop skins and other non-gaming products. We've also seen the release of the classic NES titles on the 3DS Virtual Console, with some doubling up on the Wii U Virtual Console for...

News: Donkey Kong 64 Required Expansion Pak to Prevent Game-Breaking Bug

Donkey Kong 64 Required Expansion Pak to Prevent Game-Breaking Bug

Game would crash when using the N64's standard setup

When Donkey Kong 64 released all the way back in 1999, it was the first Nintendo 64 game to require the system’s 8MB Expansion Pak add-on in order to work. Advertising at the time suggested that the game was just so big that it couldn't possibly work without it. However, Chris Marlow, one of the...

Weirdness: A Wii U Gamer's Miiverse Journey Through Super Metroid

A Wii U Gamer's Miiverse Journey Through Super Metroid

A long and confusing road

A little while ago we posed a question — is Super Metroid too taxing for today's gamers? This was based on the explosion of confused Miiverse posts once the title arrived for $0.30/€0.30/£0.30 on the Wii U eShop, as some gamers grappled with a retro title that resolutely refused to guide them through each step. One...

Video: Capcom Gets Silly With Monster Hunter X Street Fighter

Capcom Gets Silly With Monster Hunter X Street Fighter

Because... why not?

Capcom Unity is a fun resource for fans of the company's franchises, and useful for those that get utterly confused by the many intricacies of something like Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. It's also a site where the company's community mods aren't shy of self-parody, which is worthy of some credit. Often happy, it seems, to amuse...

News: European Gamers Bemoan PAL Version of Super Metroid

European Gamers Bemoan PAL Version of Super Metroid

Les Européens ne sont pas contents

As we're sure many of you are already aware, Super Metroid is now available on the Wii U Virtual Console in North America and Europe for the low low price of 30c/30p, although both versions are not the same. While the North American edition is playable in full 60Hz as it was intended, European gamers have been...

News: Capcom Unveils Quirky Unlockable Costumes for Resident Evil Revelations

Capcom Unveils Quirky Unlockable Costumes for Resident Evil Revelations

Well hello, sailor!

The ever-approaching arrival of Resident Evil Revelations on Wii U and other platforms will likely bring the title to the attention of more gamers, as the 3DS original was — in our view — a return to form for the franchise. We'll see how the re-release stacks up soon, but what it does have over its handheld predecessor is a...

Weirdness: Capcom UK Celebrating Resident Evil Revelations With a 'Blood' Swimming Pool

Capcom UK Celebrating Resident Evil Revelations With a 'Blood' Swimming Pool

Oh Capcom, you crazy beast

So, you've got a survival horror / action game to promote that involves fighting a lot of zombies but-not-actual-zombies in scary environments, that's also the latest in a well-known franchise known for crazy story-telling. What do you do, Capcom? Do you hide and then lose fake severed limbs made with chicken livers,...