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News: Mario Voice Actor Charles Martinet To Lend His Talent To BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2

Mario Voice Actor Charles Martinet To Lend His Talent To BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2

It's a me...Commander Video?

Gaijin Games has announced that its upcoming title, BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2 Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, will be narrated by none other than Mario voice actor Charles Martinet. The renowned voice actor will be voicing seven cut-scenes that appear in the downloadable game. Rather than lending his voice to a new...

News: Wii U GamePad Lookalike On the Way

Wii U GamePad Lookalike On the Way

No surprise, really

One thing is guaranteed when a new high-profile gadget arrives in the market: within months it'll be heavily copied for a tablet device. It happened with the PlayStation Vita, and now it's the turn of the Wii U GamePad. The culprit this time is Chinese company JinXing with its SMART S7300 Console, described as a Dual Core HD...

News: YouTube Workaround Now Needed For Wii U Web Browser

YouTube Workaround Now Needed For Wii U Web Browser

It works, but is a fiddle

Many opinions on the Wii U's dedicated YouTube app agree on one thing — it's not the best. With slow load times and in some cases a bad habit of crashing, it seems ripe for some updates and improvements in the future. Many discovered that, courtesy of the system's speedy Web Browser, it was actually quicker and a far more...

News: Want To Know What It's Like To Drop Your Wii U GamePad?

Want To Know What It's Like To Drop Your Wii U GamePad?

Drop it like it's hot

Those crazy guys over at GizmoSlip are known for their drop tests, testing the durability of expensive new gadgets by dropping them from a maximum height of 6 feet onto a concrete surface with no other aim but to see if it smashes into a million pieces or not. The Wii U GamePad was next on their 'to break' list, plunging it to...

Rumour: Wii Mini Console Outed By Retailer Release Schedule

Wii Mini Console Outed  By Retailer Release Schedule

Flying pigs also sighted

We like a good rumour here at Nintendo Life, but the latest delicious morsel to grace the internet is crazy enough that it might be true. This one's definitely a case of "only Nintendo", we give you... Wii Mini. While "mini" devices are quite the craze right now courtesy of a certain fruit-named tablet device, the concept...

News: Wii U System Update Can Be Downloaded in the Background

Wii U System Update Can Be Downloaded in the Background

Play while you wait

If one complaint drowned out all others among excited Wii U owners on launch day, it was the waiting time to install the system update. Depending on your internet speed and the performance of the Nintendo servers, the download typically seemed to take anything between 45 minutes and three hours, and then you'd have another 10-15...

News: Microwave 'Artist' Returns to Melt a Wii U

Microwave 'Artist' Returns to Melt a Wii U

A deluxe model, no less

So, plenty of you in North America have a shiny Wii U, and you're possibly cradling the GamePad in your arms between game sessions and telling children with sticky hands to stay away. Or maybe you're just playing a load of games, but we're sure most are you are being quite careful to keep your new console shiny. What you...

News: Wii Version Of PES 2013 Looks Rather Familiar

Wii Version Of PES 2013 Looks Rather Familiar

Reduce, reuse, recycle

The Wii has rather awkwardly come to the end of its product life cycle at around the same time that sports franchise games emerge for their yearly updates. This has meant that companies like EA have had to ponder whether or not to bring games like FIFA to Wii, as well as the other major consoles. Of course EA did decide to...

News: Nintendo Teams Up With Disney For "Wii U Showdown"

Nintendo Teams Up With Disney For "Wii U Showdown"

Get ready to cringe

With Nintendo's quest to appeal to an extraordinarily wide range of gamers, it'll be susceptible to using marketing or adverts that make the older, jaded or more cynical amongst us gnash our teeth. These celebrity-based adverts can often be categorised as good, bad or cringeworthy, and we think another candidate for the latter...

News: Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward Bug Infects Save Data

Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward Bug Infects Save Data

Uh-oh

Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward is a recent 3DS release that — though unlikely to be a big-seller — will have attracted a committed group of enthusiasts that enjoyed 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors on DS. While a number of gamers are no doubt enjoying the experience and its many, many endings, it's emerged that a save-breaking...

News: Super Mario Gangnam Style Flash Mob's Got Some Moves

Super Mario Gangnam Style Flash Mob's Got Some Moves

It was inevitable

If you haven't heard of Gangnam Style, maybe you're the lucky one. That might be harsh, but the quirky music video has gone so viral that there's no escape, meaning that lots of people are happily imitating it and looking rather silly. As most will know, meanwhile, the best place to find people dressed in silly outfits with time...

News: This Real Life Tanooki Suit is a Bit Strange

This Real Life Tanooki Suit is a Bit Strange

Do it like they do on the Discovery Channel

If you're the type of person that has absolutely no shame in wearing the most ludicrous clothes, then we have found the perfect item of clothing for you. Say hello to the 'Racanooki' Costume Hoodie! This costume hoodie from 80sTees was inspired by Tanooki Mario in Super Mario Bros. 3, and bizarrely you can...

News: Pokémon Almost Brought a "Seizure Gun" to the World

Pokémon Almost Brought a "Seizure Gun" to the World

From the U.S. military, of course

At times we mock video games, particularly those based around war, for their ludicrous ideas and unrealistic scenarios. There's nothing as strange as real life, however, as a report on wired.com has uncovered a U.S. military project from 1998, which was to develop an electromagnetic weapon that would induce seizures...

News: Super Mario 3D Land Clone Hits iPhone, and Looks Rubbish

Super Mario 3D Land Clone Hits iPhone, and Looks Rubbish

Making Mario mad

While the iOS and Android platforms have some blockbuster downloads that have been downloaded millions of times, they also have quality control that's as effective as a Power Glove. We present to you 3D Cartoon Land: Safari, which is a rather blatant copy of Super Mario 3D Land, the same in everything except graphics, design, tight...

News: This New 3DS Stylus Is Handy for Massaging Your Face

This New 3DS Stylus Is Handy for Massaging Your Face

Could be relaxing after a tough level

Sometimes 3DS accessories are useless pieces of plastic tat, but occasionally they're practical and stylish. We doubt this one qualifies for the latter description, but you can decide for yourself: behold, The Germa Roller Touch Pen. We think the picture says it all, but here are some details. The face roller...

Rumour: Death's Apprentice Heading to Wii U in, wait for it... 2015

Death's Apprentice Heading to Wii U in, wait for it... 2015

Stop the press!

If there's one thing that unites Nintendo fans in their hopes for Wii U, it's that we want big games from third-parties to join the usual batch of Mario, Zelda and Metroid titles. Naturally, a new console is a long-term investment, so you'll be pleased to know that one title is apparently confirmed for release on the system in 2015...

News: StreetPass Allows You to Look at a Big Mac... in 3D

StreetPass Allows You to Look at a Big Mac... in 3D

Mind-blowing excitement

Sometimes YouTube provides exciting, funny, or downright goofy Nintendo videos. We'd classify this one as bizarre, and it's just too crazy to not share. We give you the McDonald's Big Mac StreetPass puzzle panel, which is available in Japan through Nintendo Zone. While these puzzle panels often result in neat little dioramas...

News: Some Wii U Accessories For Your Christmas Stocking

Some Wii U Accessories For Your Christmas Stocking

Thanks, Atomic!

If you enjoy playing with plastic swords and shields on the Wii, then you're going to love the Wii U goodies which Atomic Accessories has in store for unsuspecting consumers this coming Christmas. If you're worried about scratching your lovely Wii U GamePad, why not invest in a silicone case? You'll be the envy of all your friends...