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Weirdness: British Children's TV Channel Gets Its Nintendo History Somewhat Mixed Up

British Children's TV Channel Gets Its Nintendo History Somewhat Mixed Up

Has popular YouTuber TheDiamondMinecart mixed up his Mario games?

We're all for educating the younger generation here at Nintendo Life. Nintendo itself has been around for longer than everyone on the face of the planet, and no matter how knowledgeable you think you are, there's a good chance you don't know everything about the Japanese firm...

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: Pokémon Fan Finds a Way to Trade First Generation Pocket Monsters With Himself

Pokémon Fan Finds a Way to Trade First Generation Pocket Monsters With Himself

No retro-loving friends required

Most Pokémon fans have friends, but they may not have buddies that are still rocking a Game Boy, link cable and a copy of Pokémon Red and / or Blue. After all, millions of fans have moved on to online trading and match-ups in the latest 3DS releases. If you still like to go retro, though, a 'mon fan called Pepijn...

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: BAFTA Appears To Have Clean Forgotten That The Nintendo 3DS Even Exists

BAFTA Appears To Have Clean Forgotten That The Nintendo 3DS Even Exists

No love for the world's most popular handheld console in 2015 Games Awards

BAFTA has just announced its 2015 Games Awards, and they make for depressing - and somewhat puzzling - reading if you're a 3DS fan. BAFTA - otherwise known as British Academy of Film and Television Arts - has decreed that not a single 3DS release from 2014 is worthy of...

Weirdness: This Video Uses Super Mario Bros. 2 to Illustrate the Consequences of Capitalism

This Video Uses Super Mario Bros. 2 to Illustrate the Consequences of Capitalism

You learn something new every day

You just never know what will show up on YouTube next - everything from education to entertainment is a mere click away and new videos go viral every day. It's always interesting to find a channel that specifically focuses on a particular topic and regularly adds videos that deepen the viewers' understanding of the...

Weirdness: Drunken Mario and Luigi Unleash Mini Crime Wave on Historic Cambridge City Centre

Drunken Mario and Luigi Unleash Mini Crime Wave on Historic Cambridge City Centre

Stephen Hawking unavailable for comment

The historic English city of Cambridge is famous for many things - the beautiful architecture and majestic college buildings, punting down the river Cam and world famous theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. This sterling reputation as a tourist hotspot for visitors to the UK was tarnished recently when rogue...

News: Weirdness: Animators Produce Bizarre Recreation of Pokemon Season One Opening

Weirdness: Animators Produce Bizarre Recreation of Pokemon Season One Opening

Watch if you love Pokémon. Or not, perhaps...

A group of 32 animators have remade the ever-famous opening to Pokemon's Season One (Indigo League), and it's definitely not what we'd typically expect of such a project. You'll notice two types of animation in the video, one being beautifully remastered scenes of the intro's original snippets, and the...

Weirdness: A Budding Little Mac Beats Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! While Blindfolded

A Budding Little Mac Beats Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! While Blindfolded

A knock out performance

You may remember late last year that Mike Tyson himself showed off his own skills at Punch-Out!! on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. While this was an entertaining moment, it served to prove that this classic NES boxing game is no pushover. You'll need to train hard to beat Iron Mike (or indeed Mr Dream!)...

Weirdness: Katy Perry Accessorizes With A Wii Remote Strap During Super Bowl Half-Time Show

Katy Perry Accessorizes With A Wii Remote Strap During Super Bowl Half-Time Show

Safety first

The half-time show at the Super Bowl is arguably the most interesting part of the entire game. Increasing each year with ever more ridiculous set pieces and an growing "wow" factor, viewers can expect to see world-famous musicians, strobe lights, bombastic pyrotechnics and dancing galore. As if you prove this point, shortly after...

Weirdness: There's an Awesome Super Mario Bros. World 1-1 Easter Egg in Dying Light

There's an Awesome Super Mario Bros. World 1-1 Easter Egg in Dying Light

Stomping zombies

Dying Light, an open-world title in which you take on a lot of zombies, is a recent arrival on platforms such as the PS4 and Xbox One. The critical reception to Techland's game has been relatively mixed, but it's still one of 2015's first major releases; now, an awesome Easter Egg has been spotted to show that a current-day release...

Weirdness: Legendary Composer Koji Kondo Drew Inspiration From '70s Rock Bands

Legendary Composer Koji Kondo Drew Inspiration From '70s Rock Bands

Smoke on the water

It's always interesting to see the progression and evolution of music through history. Most genres start out small, but have far-reaching impact; with later entrants refining and perfecting the old sound until it is nearly flawless. As any musician could attest to, inspiration is a key factor to the formation of new music - it is...

Weirdness: Meet The Man Who Plays Super Mario World With His Nose

Meet The Man Who Plays Super Mario World With His Nose

A novel use for the humble recorder

Whenever we tried to play the recorder at school using our nose our teachers told us off. That early lesson in life didn't seem to get through to Japanese NicoNico user Wakou who can not only play music by blowing into a recorder through his nose, but also control Mario in Super Mario World. The secret to doing...

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: Super Smash Bros. Fans Raise the Stakes With 'Falcon Potato' Minigame

Super Smash Bros. Fans Raise the Stakes With 'Falcon Potato' Minigame

A Falcon Punch for the loser

Last year we shared videos of some fun minigames that fans of Super Smash Bros. were creating with the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS releases. On the home console version we showed you Smashketball, which utilises the stage builder to establish boundaries of cannons and lave - if you hit an opponent into the right barrel...

Weirdness: Sonic Boom Writer Jokes About Knuckles Infinite Jump Glitch Being Canon, Fan Video Makes It So

Sonic Boom Writer Jokes About Knuckles Infinite Jump Glitch Being Canon, Fan Video Makes It So

Update: Yep, writer's joke and fan's video, we get it now

Update: We saw some tweets around a video that we thought was a clip from the Sonic Boom cartoon, but is actually a funny fan creation. To clarify (thanks to all that pointed this out), show writer Alan Denton tweeted a joke about Sonic Boom making this famous glitch canon, and a funny fan...