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Weirdness: Scrub Up With These Nintendo Cartridges

Scrub Up With These Nintendo Cartridges

Promotes gamer hygiene

Like professional athletes, Nintendo gamers are commonly known for generating foul odours during long and enduring marathons. It’s part of the whole experience. Whether it involved gaming with friends back in the day with a copy of GoldenEye 007 on the Nintendo 64, or more recently playing through the latest Zelda adventure...

Weirdness: This Chinese School Has an Enormous Mario Mural on its Building

This Chinese School Has an Enormous Mario Mural on its Building

The lessons probably aren't as awesome

We often see examples of Nintendo culture and its brands appearing in fairly unlikely places and forms, and this is another example that undoubtedly qualifies. It's an enormous New Super Mario Bros. — it suits the later series in terms of design — mural on the side of a Chinese school building; as you'll be...

Weirdness: This is How Teslagrad Would Look on the Game Boy

This is How Teslagrad Would Look on the Game Boy

Kind of awesome, actually

Teslagrad is one of quite a few upcoming Wii U eShop titles that Nintendo's been happy to show off in video sizzle reels. That's not surprising, as the Rain Games project has caught the eye with attractive visuals and clever magnet-based puzzle platforming mechanics. Its attractive visuals certainly play a part in the...

Weirdness: Drink Your Troubles Away With This Nintendo Flask

Drink Your Troubles Away With This Nintendo Flask

Non alcoholic beverages are an option, of course

Retro gaming and whiskey, does it mix? One inventor on Kickstarter thought so. Matt Cornell describes himself as a passionate gamer and one who is lucky to have been raised alongside the video game industry as it has developed. Now he is repaying it with a throwback to the legends he was raised on...

Weirdness: Model Chrissy Teigen Celebrates a Mushroom Kingdom Birthday

Model Chrissy Teigen Celebrates a Mushroom Kingdom Birthday

Bowser's name reportedly not found on the list

Singer-songwriter John Legend has got to be feeling pretty good right now. Marrying a model is one thing, but marrying a model who later decides to celebrate her 28th birthday with a Super Mario twist is something very special indeed. After tying the knot in September this year, the newly-weds moved on...

Weirdness: Nintendo of America Celebrates the Flying 3DS

Nintendo of America Celebrates the Flying 3DS

"FAA FTW"

Nintendo's games, when you assess them with a critical perspective, are weird. The company's main mascot lives in The Mushroom Kingdom and fights an enormous turtle thing with a dog's name, while this year a major Wii U release put players in control of hundreds of colour co-ordinated minions that collect fruit and fight creatures to...

Weirdness: You'll Still Be Able To (Sort Of) Play Watch Dogs This Christmas

You'll Still Be Able To (Sort Of) Play Watch Dogs This Christmas

Perhaps not in the way you'd expect, though

Ubisoft's Watch_Dogs was one of 2013's most anticipated titles, until it got pushed into 2014, that is. While nothing can really remedy the disappointment of missing out on one of the most exciting new games in recent memory, you can still Watch Dogs — quite literally — thanks to the well-intentioned...

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...