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News: Jonathan Ross's Ceiling Lights Up with Mario Sprites

Jonathan Ross's Ceiling Lights Up with Mario Sprites

Video of presenter's home shows sparkly ceiling

Jonathan Ross loves many things, not least of all Twitter and controversy, but he loves gaming as well. As part of this month's Super Mario Bros. 25th anniversary the presenter has thrown open the doors to his gaming lair, showing not only his lack of progress on Super Mario Galaxy 2 but also his pixel

News: What's the World DS-Playing Record This Month?

What's the World DS-Playing Record This Month?

Congratulations if you said 659

Two months ago, 586 people at the London MCM Expo all played DS games simultaneously, setting a new Guinness World Record in the process. Last month, 659 people did exactly the same thing, only in Bradford instead of London. Guinness World Records' Gaming Editor Gaz Deaves was on-hand to verify the attempt: It was a great event, the atmosphere was incredible. Seeing..

News: The Last Story Gets Incredible First Trailer

The Last Story Gets Incredible First Trailer

Mistwalker RPG in motion at last

The Last Story has been one of the Wii's most-teased titles this year, with only the tiniest of details creeping out of Hironobu Sakaguchi's Mistwalker studio. Now we finally have the first footage of the game in action in this Japanese trailer, and it's an absolute stunner. Even from this brief footage it's clear The Last Story has a sense of spectacle and scale..

News: You Can Play the Tron Wii Game with this Tron Wii Controller

You Can Play the Tron Wii Game with this Tron Wii Controller

Light cycles speed to Wii

As if the seemingly Tron-inspired Art Style: light trax weren't enough, you can get a second helping of Wii-based light cycle action as Tron: Evolution will be racing across the Wii landscape later this year. If you feel your current Wii Remote just isn't futuristic-looking enough after years of familiarity, you may want to...

E3 2010: Corbie's Reaction to 3DS on Video

Corbie's Reaction to 3DS on Video

"Incredible, absolutely incredible"

We've already read a few of Corbie's first thoughts on the 3DS, but we have a feeling you'd be much happier hearing them come straight from his mouth. What about being able to watch his face at the same time? Well, that's getting a bit creepy now, but okay: we'll oblige. Check out this extremely brief video interview conducted by the Nintendo E3 Network to gauge..

News: Gawp at these First Ever Screenshots of Sonic the Hedgehog

Gawp at these First Ever Screenshots of Sonic the Hedgehog

All the way from 1990

Twenty years ago, Sega showed off its bold new mascot for the first time at the Tokyo Toy Show. He may only have been two months old, but Sonic the Hedgehog was already walking and wagging his finger as these scans from 1990's EGM 13 show. Even with twelve months of its development cycle left, it's remarkable how much of the game's iconic graphical style was nailed-down:..

News: 586 People Playing DS Earns Them a World Record

586 People Playing DS Earns Them a World Record

London's MCM Expo made history

What's the largest number of people you've ever seen playing DS at one time? Four? Ten? Thirty? Then this video will blow your mind. Okay, not really. Last weekend's MCM Expo in London was home to a Guinness World Record attempt by gamers to smash the record of "Largest Handheld Game Console Party", held by Australia since 2007 with a group of 381 DS gamers..

News: Mario Jumps Over Flag, Ends Arguments Forever

Mario Jumps Over Flag, Ends Arguments Forever

It's real: see it with your own eyes

Yes he can; no he can't. Yes he can; no he can't. Anyone who grew up with the NES will know this as the sound of the playground's "is it possible to jump over the flag?" argument that ran all over the world. Now those who were on the "yes he can" side should pick up their phones and ring old enemies to rub salt in the wound: Mario, in fact,..

News: New Shots of Xenoblade Look Awesome

New Shots of Xenoblade Look Awesome

Japanese RPG epic is a real looker

When the best teams get to work on Wii games, the machine's graphical muscle really shines through: check out Monster Hunter Tri, Endless Ocean 2, Fragile Dreams or Sin and Punishment 2. Pretty, no? Well get ready for the next Best-Looking Wii Game, Nintendo's upcoming RPG Xenoblade.

News: 71 Million Wiis Sold Worldwide

71 Million Wiis Sold Worldwide

Question mark block still full of coins

Though Nintendo's seeing its first profit decline in six years as we previously reported, their fiscal report isn't all bad news. Their home console hit a worldwide total of 70.93 million sales in its lifetime. Compare this to the 21.72 million units of GameCubes that sold before its time passed and just how big of a feat this is comes into focus. According..

News: Unreal Famicom Games are... Well, Unreal

Unreal Famicom Games are... Well, Unreal

Famicase project shows off 2010 line-up

The humble Famicom cartridge may not seem like the perfect canvas on which to create art, but every year Japanese game shop Meter hosts Famicase, a project aiming to prove just the opposite. Artists are asked to create artwork for a fictitious game and display it on a Famicom cart, and predictably the results range from the brilliant to the bizarre. If you're..

News: Merry Christmas from Nintendo Life

Merry Christmas from Nintendo Life

A festive treat for our loyal readers, in which a young boy gets a Wii from Santa

Picture the scene: it’s Christmas morning and you’ve sat through the socks and questionable knitwear from your granny and mastered the “oh thanks, that’s great” response. It’s been worth it though, because next up is the family gift… It takes a couple of seconds for the enormity of the gift to sink in,..

News: Britain's Best Nintendo Gamer 2009 - Report!

Britain's Best Nintendo Gamer 2009 - Report!

Who walked away with the crown?

Our UK readers will probably have seen our adverts for Britain's Best Nintendo Gamer a month or so ago - in fact, some of you may even have competed at a GAME or Gamestation store - but we left you hanging on who emerged from the competition victorious. Well, hang no more - all can be revealed! Well, almost all. Sadly, because of an unavoidable delay to the Nintendo..

News: Get Ready for Macho King's Story!

Get Ready for Macho King's Story!

If Mr Kimura's latest idea reaches fruition, that is

Now Little King's Story has successfully conquered all corners of the globe following its release in Japan last month, the game's creator and all-around genius Yoshiro Kimura spoke to Joystiq about his ideas for the potential follow-up we mentioned months ago, and they're as barmy as you'd expect. Mr Kimura: I realized that one of the reasons..

News: Capcom Ships 1 Million Copies of Monster Hunter 3

Capcom Ships 1 Million Copies of Monster Hunter 3

High demand wagered for Saturday's Japan release.

Monster Hunter 3 Tri isn't even out yet, but Capcom is already bracing itself for massive sales figures. So massive, they've already shipped 1 million copies of the game in Japan According to the publisher, that's the highest pre-release shipment for a third-party Wii game in Japan. Considering the monstrous success of the series in Japan, its black..