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Weirdness: New Scientific Research Reveals The Horrifying Impact Of Texting On Mario Kart Drivers

New Scientific Research Reveals The Horrifying Impact Of Texting On Mario Kart Drivers

Don't text and handle red shells, kids

As we all know, texting behind the wheel isn't a wise move — it has caused countless accidents on roads all over the world, and you should never, ever do it. Ever. However, less is known about the effect texting has on road safety in Mario Kart. Thankfully, some pioneering scientists (in reality nine adults...

Video: Short Film Extols The Virtues Of Buttons, Features Nintendo Quite Heavily

Short Film Extols The Virtues Of Buttons, Features Nintendo Quite Heavily

Can you spot R.O.B. the Robot?

Gaming used to be exclusively about buttons, but with the rise of touch-screen gaming — pioneered by the Nintendo DS and taken to the next level by the proliferation of smartphones and tablets — we've got an entire generation of players growing up in a world where buttons aren't necessarily the default gaming...

News: Silent Hill: Shattered Memories Was "A Great Opportunity to Explore New Ideas and Techniques"

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories Was "A Great Opportunity to Explore New Ideas and Techniques"

The aim was to exploit "different ways of using interactivity"

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories certainly stands out within its franchise, and was a notable Wii release back in late 2009 — early 2010 for Europe. Its attempts at psychological profiling and a focus on avoiding combat were divisive, but for our money it was an unmissable horror title,...

Matters Of Import: Welcome To The Bizarre World Of Namco's Numan Athletics

Welcome To The Bizarre World Of Namco's Numan Athletics

'80s popstar Gary Numan sadly not involved

Nintendo’s Virtual Console service has been a constant treasure trove of classic gaming for many years now, covering hundreds of titles across some of the greatest systems to ever exist. It’s thrown up more than a few unexpected surprises along the way too – including this Japan-only port of the...

News: Refurbished Wii Remote Plus / Nunchuk Combos Discounted at Nintendo Online Store

Refurbished Wii Remote Plus / Nunchuk Combos Discounted at Nintendo Online Store

Hagglin' for some wagglin'

Need an extra Wii Remote Plus? Don't want to be caught woefully lacking when friends show up to play Super Mario 3D World? Nintendo's online store has a new price on used but working Remote-and-Nunchuk combos that may interest you. The store has temporarily reduced the price on its refurbished combos from $30 to $20 for...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime: Petitions Don't Affect Nintendo's Decisions

Reggie Fils-Aime: Petitions Don't Affect Nintendo's Decisions

“100,000 signatures doesn’t mean 100,000 sales”

Movements like Operation Rainfall demonstrate a community’s interest in seeing certain games or features become accessible; in Operation Rainfall’s case, advocates eventually saw their wishes granted by Nintendo, but was that a direct result of their efforts? According to Nintendo of America...

News: Rune Factory Developer Neverland Closes Its Doors

Rune Factory Developer Neverland Closes Its Doors

Where now for Rune Factory 5?

After a sluggish financial performance due to business changes, Rune Factory developer Neverland has announced it will be closing its doors. The Japanese company made the announcement via its official website, explaining that its financial status had deteriorated considerably in recent times. After failing to raise the...

News: Black Friday Madness Arrives in the UK, Too

Black Friday Madness Arrives in the UK, Too

Plenty of Nintendo options to consider

Black Friday used to be a single insane shopping day mainly limited to North America, potentially causing bemusement in other parts of the world seeing footage of enormous crowds fighting over discounted nappies. But still, like all things that make retailers and companies lots of money it's expanded, to the...

Weirdness: Wii Love This Nintendo Polar Bear

Wii Love This Nintendo Polar Bear

Fashioned entirely from Wii controllers

Christmas is fast approaching, soon you'll see that Coca-Cola advert on TV, but what better way to get into the festive spirit than a Nintendo polar bear made from 142 pieces of Nintendo gaming history? John Lewis, famed for its lavish Christmas advertisements and decorations, has a new display at its...

News: Miyamoto: Nintendo Has Unfinished Business With Super Mario Galaxy Series

Miyamoto: Nintendo Has Unfinished Business With Super Mario Galaxy Series

Release of Super Mario 3D World got in the way

Following on from Super Mario 3D World producer Yoshiaki Koizuma comments about the possibility of the Mario series returning to an open-world style approach if there was enough demand for it, EAD General Manager Shigeru Miyamoto has now assured fans in the latest Iwata Asks Interview that the...

News: Nintendo Releases Handy Wii U Comparison Chart

Nintendo Releases Handy Wii U Comparison Chart

Spot the difference

Since its launch, consumers — and even some retailers — have had trouble differentiating between the Wii U and its older sibling, the Wii. In a move to help consumers clearly distinguish between the two consoles, Nintendo has distributed a comparison chart detailing the different features of the Wii U and the Wii. The...

News: Nintendo Updates Available Club Nintendo Reward Games in North America

Nintendo Updates Available Club Nintendo Reward Games in North America

Better start counting those coins

Update: WiiWare title Art Style: Cubello is also available as a reward until 8th December, at a cost of 150 coins. Original Article: Nintendo has updated its North American Club Nintendo Rewards service with three new games to download. From now until the 8th December 2013, users who have enough Club Nintendo...

News: Take A Look At The Red Steel 2 We Never Got To Play

Take A Look At The Red Steel 2 We Never Got To Play

Leaked production screens show a different style

Red Steel was Ubisoft's big Wii launch title many years ago, and despite its cool visuals, it didn't quite get the gameplay right. Ubisoft atoned for its sins to a certain extent with Red Steel 2, but the game was almost unrecognisable thanks to a totally different "Samurai Western" setting...

News: The Wii Mini Will Arrive in the U.S. in November

The Wii Mini Will Arrive in the U.S. in November

Includes a copy of Mario Kart Wii and will cost $99

Back in December 2012 we imported a Wii Mini from Canada — before it was confirmed for Europe — and gave our assessment in a hardware review. Here's what we said in summary: The Wii Mini is, as we were largely aware - a scaled-down version of Nintendo's best-selling system. The lack of...