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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...

Feature: Classic Gaming Typos, Errors and Translations

Classic Gaming Typos, Errors and Translations

Conglaturations for reading this

Earlier this week there was a great deal of chortling at a minor grammatical error in New Super Mario Bros. 2, with the initial Coin Rush notification being the offending screen; many of us actually missed it in our eagerness to play the mode itself. There's also a bit of a grammatical slip-up in the North American...

News: New Super Mario Bros. 2 Typo Isn't So Golden

New Super Mario Bros. 2 Typo Isn't So Golden

More grammatical 'revelaitons'

It can be a pastime of some gamers to chortle at spelling errors or sloppy typos in video games, with many recently enjoying a typo by Capcom in its now infamous Resident Evil Revelaitons packaging for, of course, Revelations. While that version of the packaging became, bizarrely, a collector's item of sorts, it seems...

Feature: Crazy Nintendo Crossovers We'd Like to See

Crazy Nintendo Crossovers We'd Like to See

Insanity X Nintendo

As strange crossovers go, Pokémon and Nobunaga's Ambition is right up there. Reactions at Pokémon Conquest's announcement ranged from confused mutterings to gasps of wonder at the possibilities. Yet for all the weirdness, it actually turned out brilliantly – whoever came up with the idea of mixing up an old school strategy...

News: Legend of Zelda Prototype Cartridge Posted on eBay

Legend of Zelda Prototype Cartridge Posted on eBay

Yours for just $150,000

When it comes to online purchases, you're unlikely to find any other website with quite the same variety as eBay. You can quite easily buy some custom made birthday cards for a few dollars, or a rare prototype The Legend of Zelda cartridge for just $150,000, which is the price of a small house or expensive sports car. The...

News: Michael Pachter Admits That Wii U Pro Controller Comments Were an 'Educated Guess'

Michael Pachter Admits That Wii U Pro Controller Comments Were an 'Educated Guess'

Oh dear

Earlier this week we shared comments from well-known — and polarising — industry analyst Michael Pachter, which were made at the Develop conference in Brighton. Pachter stated that he was unimpressed with the Wii U concept, but most notably claimed that Activision had pressured Nintendo to produce the Wii U Pro Controller, as it may have...

News: 3DS XL With Two Circle Pads Advertised by UK Store

3DS XL With Two Circle Pads Advertised by UK Store

UPDATE: HMV issues an apology, of sorts

After this story attracted a lot of attention today, HMV has issued a clarification and apology to Eurogamer.net, confirming that this false information was only shown in one store. It's apparent this was just one particular store being a little over-enthusiastic — and the poster has been removed. If it's...

Feature: Bizarre Nintendo Life Search Results - Volume 2

Bizarre Nintendo Life Search Results - Volume 2

"But I still haven't found what I'm looking for..."

In November 2011 we brought you a sample of the most bizarre Nintendo Life search results, and now we're over halfway through the year (and our current editor ready to leave) we think it's time to dive into the log files again to bring you more oddball ideas that have all brought users to Nintendo...

News: Photos from Nintendo UK's Another Dimension Events

Photos from Nintendo UK's Another Dimension Events

Do not adjust your sets

Your eyes do not deceive you: the gallery below does indeed feature photographs of renowned birdwatcher Bill Oddie and pop group The Saturdays. No, we haven't finally lost it and decided to turn Nintendo Life into a celebrity gossip blog — the famous faces came out to support Nintendo UK's Another Dimension photography...

News: Amazon UK Lists Wii U at £199.99

Amazon UK Lists Wii U at £199.99

Preorder today! Maybe...

We've been aware of retailers making speculative Wii U listings, and the latest appears to be from amazon.co.uk. Amazingly, the listing gives a price of £199.99 ($310 USD), is specifically for the black model, and says that it'll be available on 14th July. Elsewhere on the site Amazon lists the white console with no price...

News: Mario and Kim Cattrall Star in New 3DS Advert

Mario and Kim Cattrall Star in New 3DS Advert

Run Mario run!

Advertising in video games is a funny business, and we've seen Nintendo hook up with a lot of different celebrities to promote Wii, DS and 3DS in recent years. The latest team up is with Kim Cattrall, of Sex and the City fame, who appears to promote Super Mario 3D Land and, sorry North Americans, the Ice White 3DS system. It's a...