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Weirdness: Mann Writes Mario Opera

Mann Writes Mario Opera

A plumber's lament

Many people would probably be happy in the sole knowledge that they wrote a Mario-themed opera for their grad school thesis, but it wasn’t quite enough for musician Jonathan Mann. He wanted to bring it to the stage, and made his dream come true with a show in New York City. Along with Princess Peach, Bowser, a Toad chorus and...

Weirdness: Mario Bros. Parkour Action Is All The Rage

Mario Bros. Parkour Action Is All The Rage

Christian Russell and Ronnie Shalvis show-off some skillz, erm, skills

At the weekend we brought you Nintendo of America's latest example of marketing for Luigi, with it's Parkour mockumentary in honour of "L-Man". Freerunning fun is naturally pretty popular on YouTube, and the relatively well-known Christian Russell and Ronnie Shalvis have...

Weirdness: If You Always Wanted a Gold DuckTales NES Cartridge, Now's Your Chance

If You Always Wanted a Gold DuckTales NES Cartridge, Now's Your Chance

Sing or draw to win, it's up to you

DuckTales: Remastered is now gracing the Wii U eShop, giving the NES classic a HD makeover and the odd extra feature. Capcom isn't quite finished promoting the multi-platform release — mainly due to the fact it's yet to arrive on the Xbox 360 — so has launched a rather intriguing contest for eager collectors...

Weirdness: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is Beaten in Under 20 Minutes

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is Beaten in Under 20 Minutes

Cosmo strikes in 19 minutes 15 seconds

A little while ago we told you about Cosmo Wright, a speedrunner that was recorded explaining, in detail, how to complete Ocarina of Time in 22 minutes. As he admitted himself it wasn't an impeccable run, possibly because he was trying to describe intricate maneuvers while executing them. That run was at a...

Weirdness: Perhaps We All Need These LEGO Nintendo 64 Transformers in Our Lives

Perhaps We All Need These LEGO Nintendo 64 Transformers in Our Lives

More than meets the eye

Sometimes life is tough. Some of us have work, school, work and school, bills to pay, credit card bills to panic over and a myriad of other concerns. At least we have video games to ease the load, but there's always room for improvement; how about combining video games with LEGO and Transformers? Yes, that'll do the trick...

Weirdness: SEGA Employee Has a Bad Day, Says Bayonetta 1 & 2 Are Almost "Exactly the Same"

SEGA Employee Has a Bad Day, Says Bayonetta 1 & 2 Are Almost "Exactly the Same"

Probably not the official company line

Update: A SEGA of America employee has now reportedly taken to NeoGaf with a one-line statement back-tracking on the SEGA customer services rep reported below. The information provided is not accurate and we apologize for any confusion. Bayonetta 2 is an entirely new game. Of course, everyone already...

Video: The Pokémon Tretta Lab Add-On Makes the Circle Pad Pro XL Look Streamlined

The Pokémon Tretta Lab Add-On Makes the Circle Pad Pro XL Look Streamlined

You can't get this monster in your pocket

A little while ago we told you about Pokémon Tretta Lab coming to the 3DS in Japan, an app accompanied by fairly bulky hardware to bring an arcade experience home. It arrives in the region on 10th August, with the app being free but the hardware costing 3,800 yen (approx. £25 / €30 / $38). This provides...

Weirdness: Hackers Use NES Pad To Drive Car

Hackers Use NES Pad To Drive Car

All those hours on Rad Racer might come in handy after all

Security experts Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek have demonstrated a method which allows hackers to control a car using a laptop and NES joypad. The pair have created a system which enables them to connect to a car's electronic control unit (ECU) via the on-board diagnostics port and...

Weirdness: Mike Tyson Was Rubbish at Punch-Out!!

Mike Tyson Was Rubbish at Punch-Out!!

"I couldn't even beat Glass f****** Joe"

While some games, particularly in the '80s and '90s, proudly showed off a celebrity likeness or name to sell copies, that doesn't mean that those famous people even liked those games. In the case of Mike Tyson, he was so hopeless at his own part of NES history that it seems irrelevant whether he actually...

Weirdness: Check Out This Mario-Style Tribute To Manchester United Legend Alex Ferguson

Check Out This Mario-Style Tribute To Manchester United Legend Alex Ferguson

English soccer's most successful manager scores a 1-up

Sir Alex Ferguson recently called time on the most successful managerial career in English football ("soccer" to anyone in North America), having secured an incredible 49 trophies over almost four decades. How do you pay tribute to such a sporting legend, one of the finest managers the world...

Weirdness: Zelda Answers Rejected on Jeopardy, Hearts are Broken

Zelda Answers Rejected on Jeopardy, Hearts are Broken

What a mean show

Jeopardy! is a popular quiz show in the U.S. Heck, there's even a Jeopardy! game for the Wii U, which is one in the eye for anyone that says there aren't enough games for the system; its iconic jingle and tense battles over thousands of dollars are typical game show fare. Yet Nintendo fans may object to a recent bit of pedantry...