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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...

Weirdness: According To McDonald's, Mario And Bowser Are Now Firm Friends

According To McDonald's, Mario And Bowser Are Now Firm Friends

We all know that Mario and Bowser don't exactly get on. The latter is always attempting to steal the former's girlfriend, and over the past three decades the pair have clashed multiple times, with Mario usually emerging victorious. It would appear that fast food chain McDonald's feels that it's time to bury the hatchet and make up, as it has...

Weirdness: These Push Guards for the New Nintendo 3DS Will Stop Game Cards From Popping Out

These Push Guards for the New Nintendo 3DS Will Stop Game Cards From Popping Out

Panic averted

Strange accessories are part of the game with Nintendo systems, as entrepreneurial individuals aim to help us fix problems we didn't know we had. The Wii had plastic sports bats and rackets for Wii Remotes, for example, so that it was easier for us to hit virtual tennis balls, or something. There are few problems a silly bit of...

Weirdness: Researchers Working on Mario Artificial Intelligence - Who Needs Players?

Researchers Working on Mario Artificial Intelligence - Who Needs Players?

May start to wonder why Princess Peach doesn't improve palace security

It's not uncommon for video games and academic research to mix - gaming is increasingly mainstream, and is a ripe source for study in a variety of areas. One such area is artificial intelligence, and German cognitive modelling researchers at the University of Tübingen have been...

Weirdness: Stop-Motion Animator Successfully Makes the Power Glove Awesome, and Useful

Stop-Motion Animator Successfully Makes the Power Glove Awesome, and Useful

He's got the power

The Power Glove remains an iconic part of Nintendo history, an accessory that was hugely visible in the NES era and beyond. It promised much with motion controls, and famously failed to deliver. Its visual and cultural appeal at the time can't be denied, however, and to this day we see accessories and mods that keep it alive. One...

Weirdness: This Interpretation of Super Smash Bros. 'Lore' Takes a Serious Turn

This Interpretation of Super Smash Bros. 'Lore' Takes a Serious Turn

A tale of growing up and being trapped by fate, or something...

Gaming is a funny hobby, in which the most dedicated can find meaning in the most simplistic and light-hearted of concepts. That's not a bad thing, just a reflection of how much fans really love their favourite franchises and games. The latest video from hugely popular YouTube channel...

Weirdness: Totaka's Song Appears to Have Been Found in Mario Kart 8

Totaka's Song Appears to Have Been Found in Mario Kart 8

Listen carefully

Kazumi Totaka is one of Nintendo's most experienced and talented composers and sound directors, yet that's probably not the reason that many recognise his name. He's better know for Totaka's Song, a simple melody that has been hidden within a whole load of Nintendo games. The first appearance seems to have been in X on Game Boy,...

Weirdness: Jimmy Fallon Missed Out On Dating Nicole Kidman Because Of Super Mario Bros.

Jimmy Fallon Missed Out On Dating Nicole Kidman Because Of Super Mario Bros.

Nintendo: ruining potentially famous relationships since 1889​

Today, Jimmy Fallon is a successful comedian, actor and producer, and the current host of The Tonight Show -- but he wasn't always so smooth an operator. During his recent interview with Hollywood star Nicole Kidman, it was revealed that the two met many years ago and that Fallon...

Weirdness: Apparently Wario Was Mario's Childhood Friend and Bowser "Could Not Stand the Idea of Happy Fungi"

Apparently Wario Was Mario's Childhood Friend and Bowser "Could Not Stand the Idea of Happy Fungi"

Oh, and Mario's favourite music is opera or new wave Euro-pop

Last year we reported on some humorous details from the official Nintendo Character Manual of 1993 - it was provided to companies and brand agents to ostensibly provide key facts around these characters. The main revelation on that occasion was that Yoshi's real name is T. Yoshisaur...