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Feature: Classic Gaming Typos, Errors and Translations

Classic Gaming Typos, Errors and Translations

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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...

News: The Inflatable Kart Now Works With Your Nintendo 3DS

The Inflatable Kart Now Works With Your Nintendo 3DS

Let your joy ring out!

Those inflatable Wii karts are great, but what are you supposed to do when you migrate from Mario Kart Wii to Mario Kart 7? CTA Digital has you covered, revamping the kart to support 3DS as well as Wii. Slot your 3DS console into the steering wheel and turn away in games that support gyro controls. Interestingly the press...

News: If Mario vs. King Kong was Created Today

If Mario vs. King Kong was Created Today

On Vita, no less

It's often the subject of chilled-out debate amongst gamers: what if Mario had used a gun like Nintendo originally planned? What if Samus Aran had been a man? What if Kirby was made out of string? Well, not so much the last one any more. Still, it can be entertaining to think about some of our favourite games and wonder what they...

News: Real Life Skyward Sword Controls Don't Work

Real Life Skyward Sword Controls Don't Work

Though kids have better luck

We rather liked The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, stating that it's 'as good a Zelda game as we've ever played' in our perfect 10 review. We simply felt that everything blended beautifully, including the immersive MotionPlus controls. Not everyone felt the same about the control scheme, however, with some complaining...

News: Titanic Mystery Sails Onto Wii and DS

Titanic Mystery Sails Onto Wii and DS

What else?

Just recently, as some of you may be aware, the 100 year anniversary has passed for the maiden voyage and sinking of the RMS Titanic, a tragedy that has been re-told in television documentaries, a number of books and most notably in one of the most successful Hollywood movies of all time. The centenary hasn't completely passed gaming by,...

News: Check Out This Fan-Made Portable GameCube

Check Out This Fan-Made Portable GameCube

It actually works, you know

One thing that technically-minded gamers occasionally indulge in is creating unique versions of their favourite consoles. Thankfully for us these creations are often shared with the world on YouTube, and courtesy of CKmods we can take a look at a portable GameCube. The original GameCube console, famously, had its own...

News: Wait, There's a Spectrum Emulator in GoldenEye?

Wait, There's a Spectrum Emulator in GoldenEye?

Secret agent

Of all the cheats and secrets tucked away in GoldenEye 007, we never suspected Rare's N64 classic harboured a fully functioning ZX Spectrum 48k emulator. Rare began a coding experiment to see if the N64 could support a Spectrum emulator, even embedding old-school Rare games Sabre Wulf, Jetpac and more in the code. Clearly the experiment...

News: There's a Chuck E. Cheese Game Coming to DSiWare

There's a Chuck E. Cheese Game Coming to DSiWare

What more can we say?

"Chuck E. Cheese's Arcade Room is a fun and exciting video game that digitally recreates the magic of being at a Chuck E. Cheese's!" We'd love to leave the story at that, to be honest. Chuck E. Cheese's Arcade Room is a DSiWare game from UFO Interactive due to reach North America on 26th April for 500 Points. It's a...