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News: The Konami Code Is 27 Years Old This Week

The Konami Code Is 27 Years Old This Week

Raise a glass to more than a quarter-century of cheating

The Konami Code has gone from being a developer's secret workaround to one of video gaming's most famous cheats — and it's 27-years-old this week. According to lore, the code was created by Kazuhisa Hashimoto, who was developing the home port of Gradius for the Famicom / NES. Hashimoto...

Video: Luigi Gets His Hands On The Poltergust 5000

Luigi Gets His Hands On The Poltergust 5000

Bustin' makes me feel good

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon is out and in the hands of gamers all over the globe, which strikes us as the perfect time to show off this cool "reveal" video for the iconic Poltergust 5000 ghost-busting gadget. Created by Nintendo in conjunction with iam8bit Productions, the video mixes in-game footage with live-action to...

Video: This Is The Star Fox Movie We Want Hollywood To Make

This Is The Star Fox Movie We Want Hollywood To Make

Behind the scenes on a fan-made masterpiece

We've already seen how Nintendo games can get the Gritty Reboot treatment, but this latest fan-made video is going for a truly epic feel — and makes us wish that Pixar and Nintendo could join forces to make Star Fox: The Movie with Joe Morrisseau, George Hernandez, Jesus Martinez, Jeff Barruga and...

Video: Pokémon Snap Gritty Reboot Spoofs Jurassic Park

Pokémon Snap Gritty Reboot Spoofs Jurassic Park

"Welcome to Pokémon Island!"

The Gritty Reboot team — which did such a fantastic job on Harvest Moon earlier this month — are back with another Nintendo-related trailer, this time based on the N64 title Pokémon Snap. The clip boasts the same astonishingly high production values as it predecessor, and this time spoofs the Hollywood smash-hit...

News: Harvest Moon Gets The Hollywood Reboot Treatment

Harvest Moon Gets The Hollywood Reboot Treatment

Down on the farm

Hollywood reboots are pretty tiresome these days — it would appear that film-makers have run out of new ideas entirely. Still, every cloud has a silver lining, because the loathsome trend of pilfering ideas from the past has inspired the YouTube series Gritty Reboots, which parodies the process but uses video games for its...

News: Super Mario Busters Ain't Afraid of no Ghost

Super Mario Busters Ain't Afraid of no Ghost

Use the ekto-thingy-majig

YouTube is a home for many lovingly-crafted fan creations, whether real-life dramatisations, animations or someone sounding off in front of a camera about the latest big thing. Some of its gaming content is rather neat, with production values often going beyond humble origins; one example of this is the animated cartoon...

News: The Nintendo 64 Kids Recall The Christmas When Santa Knocked It Out Of The Park

The Nintendo 64 Kids Recall The Christmas When Santa Knocked It Out Of The Park

They're all grown up now, though

When 9-year-old Brandon Kuzma ripped open the wrapping paper on his N64 console way back in 1998, little did he know that his infamous reaction would become an internet sensation a few years later. The video recording of the most epic of all unboxings has been viewed over 17 million times on YouTube, and has...

News: YouTube Workaround Now Needed For Wii U Web Browser

YouTube Workaround Now Needed For Wii U Web Browser

It works, but is a fiddle

Many opinions on the Wii U's dedicated YouTube app agree on one thing — it's not the best. With slow load times and in some cases a bad habit of crashing, it seems ripe for some updates and improvements in the future. Many discovered that, courtesy of the system's speedy Web Browser, it was actually quicker and a far more...

News: Nintendo Vs. Zombies: 28-Bits Later Mixes Metroid, Mario And ZombiU

Nintendo Vs. Zombies: 28-Bits Later Mixes Metroid, Mario And ZombiU

All set to a obligatory dubstep soundtrack

To create hype for the launch of the Wii U, Nintendo issued consoles to a select group of movie-making fans and gave them 10 days to create a short film to promote the system. YouTube movie making group mikeNgary Films were lucky enough to receive a console and came up with Nintendo Vs. Zombies: 28-Bits...

News: This Strange Russian Cartoon Shows Mario's Nasty Side

This Strange Russian Cartoon Shows Mario's Nasty Side

It's funny what crops up on YouTube. Packed among the videos of funny cats and "Fail" compilations you'll find hidden gems like Super Mario & Three Russian Bogaturs, a short animated film which stars Nintendo's famous mascot and three bumbling bogaturs (best described as Slavic knights). Check out the crazy video below and let us know what...

News: YouTube App Goes Live on Wii U

YouTube App Goes Live on Wii U

In case you hadn't tapped the icon yet

After a launch day that involved a firmware update and a few icons on the home menu that weren't quite ready for action, Wii U is starting to get into its stride with entertainment apps. It's not just about games, remember. If you haven't tried it in the last couple of days, you should know that the free...