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Video: What Could Super Mario Galaxy Look Like In HD?

What Could Super Mario Galaxy Look Like In HD?

We give a Wii classic the High Definition treatment

While many other console owners made the leap into HD with the launch of the Xbox 360 and PS3 many years ago, Nintendo fans had to wait a little longer — lest we forget, the entire Wii era was spent in Standard Definition. This got us thinking — what would some of the Wii's best games look like...

News: Nintendo Switching Off Wi-Fi Connection Service On Wii And DS

Nintendo Switching Off Wi-Fi Connection Service On Wii And DS

You've got until May 20th to play online

Online gaming may be a big part of our hobby these days, but it doesn't come for free — companies have to spend cash to keep the infrastructure in place and running smoothly. That also means that over time, services will be switched off when they're no longer deemed to be as vital as they once were. That's...

News: New and Sealed Xenoblade Chronicles Copies Available in North America

New and Sealed Xenoblade Chronicles Copies Available in North America

A rare opportunity

For a Wii game released in 2012 in North America (2011 in Europe), Xenoblade Chronicles has shown an impressive ability to remain relevant to enthusiastic Nintendo gamers. Its limited run in Nintendo of America's domain took on a controversial tone when retailer GameStop began charging $89.99 for copies, while there were even...

News: Nintendo Patented an "Illumination Device" for Gaming Use

Nintendo Patented an "Illumination Device" for Gaming Use

A little mood lighting, perhaps?

Nintendo has proven itself a company willing to buck standard conventions and try out new concepts. Some ideas, such as dual screens and motion controls, become a solid entry into gaming culture. Others may never leave the drawing board. A Nintendo patent that was filed in September 2010 and widely spotted today...

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...