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News: Nintendo Joining the White House for its 2014 Easter Egg Roll

Nintendo Joining the White House for its 2014 Easter Egg Roll

Yolks like fun

The Easter Egg Roll, taking place this year on Monday, 21st April, is a time-honoured tradition in which children use long-handled spoons to race their ovoids down the South Lawn of the White House. It should come as no surprise that Nintendo would want in on the fun this year, as the event practically begs for a tie-in with Yoshi's...

News: Johnny Vegas to Host the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Battle Tournament 2014 Final in London

Johnny Vegas to Host the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Battle Tournament 2014 Final in London

He's a Pokémon fan, you know...

Earlier this year Nintendo released details of its Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Battle Tournament 2014 regional heats, a Nintendo UK competition that's served as a meaty warm-up to the official Pokémon Video Game Championships that kick off soon, events that will culminate in the World Championships later this year...

News: EGX London 2014 Tickets Are Now On Sale

EGX London 2014 Tickets Are Now On Sale

Will you be coming along to say hello to the Nintendo Life team?

Eurogamer Expo — now officially known as EGX London — is the UK's biggest video gaming event, and tickets for the 2014 show have just gone on sale. It's due to take place at Earls Court between the 25th and 28th of September. As usual, Nintendo Life will be in attendance, which...

Feature: A Look At the Super Mario Kart (SNES) World Championship 2014

A Look At the Super Mario Kart (SNES) World Championship 2014

Start your engines

With the arrival of Mario Kart 8 soon this year, the franchise has come a long way; yet while plenty of gamers look ahead to what's next in the series, competitive gaming on its predecessors is still going strong. An example is the original Super Mario Kart on the Super NES, just recently released on the Wii U Virtual Console...

News: Twitch Claims Victory in Pokémon Crystal

Twitch Claims Victory in Pokémon Crystal

Adventure in Hoenn Begins Next Week

TwitchPlaysPokémon has spawned a massive following and fanbase. An insane amount of artwork and history have been created by thousands of dedicated fans of the series. Now, with two games under its belt, the internet phenomenon will begin its journey in Hoenn next week. The stream defeated the Elite Four and...

News: Nintendo Confirmed for Appearance at gamescom 2014

Nintendo Confirmed for Appearance at gamescom 2014

Major European expo on course to be bigger than ever

While much attention is lavished on the annual E3 festivities in Los Angeles, the largest European equivalent is gamescom — the organisers evidently prefer all lower case. An enormous event hosted in Cologne, Germany, it attracts many of the biggest players in the video game market; as it's also...

News: Special Mario Kart 8 Event Racing Towards SXSW on 7th March

Special Mario Kart 8 Event Racing Towards SXSW on 7th March

Nintendo of America and Pennzoil strike a deal

Has there ever been a series that so perfectly captures the mayhem of racing games like everyone’s favourite plumber and his red shell collection? The short answer is arguably no, and this May will see Nintendo’s front man return to the track in Mario Kart 8. All new racers, all new tracks, all new...

News: Twitch Begins New Journey in Pokémon Crystal

Twitch Begins New Journey in Pokémon Crystal

Our adventure continues in Johto, in colour!

Twitch Plays Pokémon has become an icon of the internet community and truly displays possibilities that arise when thousands of individuals work together to accomplish a goal. On Saturday, the group finished Pokémon Red, after sixteen straight days of training, sadness, and excitement. Now, with a...

News: TwitchPlaysPokémon Conquers Pokémon Red

TwitchPlaysPokémon Conquers Pokémon Red

It’s all over…..for now

TwitchPlaysPokémon has done the unthinkable. The livestream of Pokémon Red, in which the stream’s chat controls the movements of the trainer Red, has officially beaten the Elite Four and its rival Blue to become the Pokémon League Champion. Approximately 16d 7h 45min and 30sec after the adventure began, the stream...

Exclusive: Nintendo UK Confirms Extra Pokémon Battle Tournament Event At EGX Rezzed 2014

Nintendo UK Confirms Extra Pokémon Battle Tournament Event At EGX Rezzed 2014

Still time to prove yourself as the UK's best trainer

Last week, we announced that Nintendo UK was running a Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Battle Tournament to decide the nation's best trainer, with a trip to Japan as the main prize. Interest in the nationwide contest has been overwhelming, with many of the regional qualifying events now reaching...

News: TwitchPlaysPokémon Renewed for Generation Two

TwitchPlaysPokémon Renewed for Generation Two

Lord Helix has risen!

Over the past two weeks, the life of this writer has been dominated by two things. An absurd amount of schoolwork, and an equally absurd amount of time spent watching the antics of TwitchPlaysPokémon. The stream has drained away time, prompting viewing even during class. However, with the astounding popularity of the stream,...

News: Nintendo Launches Animal Crossing: New Leaf Miiverse Drawing Event

Nintendo Launches Animal Crossing: New Leaf Miiverse Drawing Event

Shake the metaphorical trees of creativity, or something...

Nintendo has been making good use of Miiverse and Wii U title Art Academy: SketchPad in recent months, running events for the Year of Luigi and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. Its latest event is for Animal Crossing: New Leaf; while it might seem late in the day for an event...

News: UK Retailer, GAME, To Hold Special Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Day Next Week

UK Retailer, GAME, To Hold Special Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Day Next Week

In select stores, of course

Yes, at last it’s finally here, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has landed in the UK and US. It’s been three years since the primate pilgrim had his own private outing, but we’re just as happy to see him now as we were all those years ago; to celebrate the simian superstar’s frosty return UK retailer, GAME,...

News: Monster Hunter Executive Producer, Ryozo Tsujimoto, To Appear At London Community Event

Monster Hunter Executive Producer, Ryozo Tsujimoto, To Appear At London Community Event

On the hunt

While keen Monster Hunter fans can still meet on the Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Wii U servers to take on some enormous beasts, Capcom continues to host regular community events in London to celebrate the title. It's the local multiplayer of the 3DS version that gets an airing at these events, while there are often contests and prizes for...

News: TwitchPlaysPokémon Takes Internet By Storm

TwitchPlaysPokémon Takes Internet By Storm

60,000 people struggling to cut a tree

Gaming has always been a social event. Whether playing the classic split screen on the SNES or large multiplayer games over the internet, gaming has reinforced the idea that it's meant to be enjoyed with others; this latest situation has shown the ideology is here to stay. TwitchPlaysPokémon is a Twitch.tv...

Play: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate With Nintendo Life - The First Hunt

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate With Nintendo Life - The First Hunt

It's on

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate may have been available for nearly a year on the Wii U and 3DS, but there are still plenty of gamers that enjoy going on the hunt on a regular basis. Quite a few of us at Nintendo Life fall into that category, which is why we announced the first community hunting night earlier this week. Those beasts are strutting...

News: Third Annual Hyrule Hustlers: Zelda Marathon Fundraiser To Take Place On Valentine's Day

Third Annual Hyrule Hustlers: Zelda Marathon Fundraiser To Take Place On Valentine's Day

Proceeds go to Child's Play charity

Playing games is a fun pastime for both solo and social gamers, but through charities like Child's Play, we're able to turn out entertainment into something which gives a little back to humankind. In case you didn't know, Child’s Play provides video games, books and toys to children’s hospitals all over the...