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Weirdness: Shigeru Miyamoto Meets Mario in Real Life

Shigeru Miyamoto Meets Mario in Real Life

Sometimes you just can't get away from your parents

The Mario Bros. may be video game icons, recognizable to millions all around the world; yet you still wouldn't expect to see them strolling (or indeed jumping) down the street. Their 'adventures' in Brooklyn with Dennis Hopper aside, we've rarely seen the duo anywhere outside the green hills of the...

Weirdness: Nintendo Goes Old School With a Mahjong Set

Nintendo Goes Old School With a Mahjong Set

Though it does cost more than a 3DS

Those familiar with Nintendo history will know that before it moved into the electronic entertainment industry it was founded as a playing card company, producing and marketing its Hanafuda game. Though not quite returning to those roots in a literal sense, the company is releasing an attractive Mahjong set,...

Weirdness: This Chart and Range of Tips May Help With Those Confusing Pokémon Weaknesses in X & Y

This Chart and Range of Tips May Help With Those Confusing Pokémon Weaknesses in X & Y

You'll need a memory like an elephant, er, Phanpy?

The world of Pokémon can be baffling to outsiders, which is perhaps more prevalent now that X & Y have sold millions of copies around the world. There are sure to be some that are new to the franchise, and they may be struggling to keep up with the many types, attacks and weaknesses that need...

Weirdness: You Could Hang This Mini Lego Mario Question Block on Your Christmas Tree

You Could Hang This Mini Lego Mario Question Block on Your Christmas Tree

We particularly like the Lego Atari 2600

The Holiday season is a festive, happy time, when many off us happily pile on the pounds and, presumably, play a lot of games. It's a time of backlog busting and, perhaps, silly family games — that Wii or, dare we say Wii U can provide the latter activity in particular. Some of us may also have a Christmas...

Weirdness: Shiny Pokémon Finder Takes No-Hands Approach

Shiny Pokémon Finder Takes No-Hands Approach

This will probably void your warranty, though

There is a certain breed of Pokémon player out there who would do just about anything to capture the rare, “shiny” variety of each creature. Their fascination with shinies borders on a raccoon-like intensity — yet unlike most raccoons, many of these humans have access to technology. YouTube user...

Weirdness: This Game Boy Color Costume Actually Plays Game Boy Advance Games

This Game Boy Color Costume Actually Plays Game Boy Advance Games

Trick or treat yourself to a bit of Pokémon?

A YouTube user who goes by the name of MikeHandidate managed to outdo even the eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein this Halloween by dressing up as none other than a giant, fully functioning Game Boy Color. While the costume does share some similarities to Frankenstein's monster in that it's a tad...

News: Male Wii Fit Trainer Revealed as Latest Smash Bros. Challenger

Male Wii Fit Trainer Revealed as Latest Smash Bros. Challenger

He should Fit right in

Back at E3 2013, it was revealed that the female Wii Fit Trainer would be a playable character in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. It looks like she'll be in good company; series producer Masahiro Sakurai sent a post to Miiverse earlier today, indicating that her male counterpart would indeed be...

Weirdness: Japanese YouTuber Dresses Up As Mega Man, Powers Up Via Electric Shocks

Japanese YouTuber Dresses Up As Mega Man, Powers Up Via Electric Shocks

It's one way to celebrate the Blue Bomber's 25th, we guess

As we all know, Mega Man turns 25 this year. Capcom is doing its bit by re-releasing classic adventures on the Wii U and 3DS Virtual Console services, but what fans really want is an all-new Mega Man outing. They may well be getting it, too — although in the form of Mighty No.9, which is a...

Weirdness: UK Tabloid Reports on Fictional Deus Ex "Eyeball Implant"

UK Tabloid Reports on Fictional Deus Ex "Eyeball Implant"

Journalistic research triumphs again

British tabloid The Sun has been on our radar at Nintendo Life in the past, most notably for its ludicrous 'medical' coverage of the dangerous effects of the 3DS, in which a journalist played in 3D while walking down the street and then complained of feeling ill. The paper also published articles at the time...

Weirdness: A Mario Kart Movie Could be Epic

A Mario Kart Movie Could be Epic

As epic as the Need for Speed flick, anyway

Some game franchises certainly like to take themselves seriously, particularly those so proud to tag themselves as 'mature' — you know the ones. Need for Speed sort of qualifies, as even though the games are relatively mindless fun it has an upcoming movie that's giving off some pretentious vibes. It's...

Weirdness: Uh-Oh, That Guy Who Likes To Microwave Things Got His Hands On A 2DS

Uh-Oh, That Guy Who Likes To Microwave Things Got His Hands On A 2DS

Confirms the "single screen" theory in the most brutal way possible

YouTube user dOvetastic likes to microwave consumer products for his own twisted entertainment, and films the results so the wider world can share in his rather disturbing pastime. You might recall his previous videos featuring a 3DS XL and Wii U. He's managed to secure a brand new...

Weirdness: Beautiful Master Sword Replica Up for Auction

Beautiful Master Sword Replica Up for Auction

Must pick up in Lost Woods

Would you like a sword? All right, dumb question. If someone were just handing them out on the street, who wouldn’t take one? Let’s rephrase: are you looking for a nicely made replica of Link’s Master Sword? Because if you are (or just realized you need to be), it’d be hard to go wrong with this beauty currently...

Weirdness: Here's a Team Fortress 2 Star Fox Deathmatch Mod

Here's a Team Fortress 2 Star Fox Deathmatch Mod

Yes, really

Team Fortress is a phenomenon, as the Valve-developed multiplayer FPS typifies the features that many PC gamers adore — basically, it can be modded and manipulated in a lot of ways. It's a major part of the game's appeal, though the default crazy cartoonish action has a legion of fans, with plenty still playing the ageing game to...

Weirdness: New York Times Finally Issues a Correction for Describing the Mario Bros. as Janitors in 1988

New York Times Finally Issues a Correction for Describing the Mario Bros. as Janitors in 1988

The error was spotted in Hiroshi Yamauchi's obituary

Writers and journalists, no matter the prestige of their publication, make mistakes. Facts are incorrect or the wording may be wrong, and corrections are made. The New York Times, in an admirable sense of perspective and maintaining standards, has corrected an error from an article published 25...

Feature: The Weird World of Video Games

The Weird World of Video Games

Weirdness makes the World go 'round

Sometimes it feels like this video gaming hobby of ours can be a dreadfully serious business. We worry about the direction of brands we love — in many of our cases, of course, Nintendo — or perhaps we get hot and bothered about what games are coming, those that aren't, or a myriad of other things. There are...

Weirdness: Watch Nearly 1000 Mario Players All At Once

Watch Nearly 1000 Mario Players All At Once

Super Mario Boy

For those that have played Super Meat Boy, which unfortunately never made it to a Nintendo system, a highlight can be the replay that follows every completed level — all of your attempts are shown at once. If you can imagine that with a Super Mario Bros. level, but with 974 players on display, then you can imagine what's coming...