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News: Nintendo of America Opts for 'Real World' Super Mario Maker TV Campaign

Nintendo of America Opts for 'Real World' Super Mario Maker TV Campaign

"Wanna play?"

Nintendo's marketing in North America has been interesting in the 3DS and Wii U era, as notable TV campaigns have often blended CG effects with real world actors - the latter are normally young teenagers to pitch to the family demographic. It's been a recurring formula and, to be fair to Nintendo of America, a lot of these trailers...

News: This iBookGuy Video Explaining How "Oldschool" Graphics Work Has Deservedly Gone Viral

This iBookGuy Video Explaining How "Oldschool" Graphics Work Has Deservedly Gone Viral

Simple and detailed at once

In a reminder of how curiosity in retro gaming, programming and technology can combine to dramatic affect online, a video exploring 'How "oldschool" graphics worked' has gone viral this week. Published by The iBookGuy on 17th August, it's already amassed over one million views at the time of writing. It's a great watch,...

Video: Did You Know Gaming? Looks at Dr. Mario and Power-Ups Left on the Cutting Room Floor

Did You Know Gaming? Looks at Dr. Mario and Power-Ups Left on the Cutting Room Floor

Chicken and Demon Mario suits would have been sweet

With the 30th Anniversary of Super Mario coming up, there's lots of celebration of the iconic franchise. We're running daily articles on Mario Memories and Mario History here on Nintendo Life, and plenty of websites and YouTube channels are also looking at the iconic mascot's games. Did You Know...

Video: Check Out the Diversity of the Question Block in Super Mario Maker With This Quirky Trailer

Check Out the Diversity of the Question Block in Super Mario Maker With This Quirky Trailer

Level creation meets game show

Those following it closely will already know a great deal about Super Mario Maker, which is making its way to Wii U on 11th September. Beyond its various features, however, is a huge helping of character and quirky presentation. The latest video shared by Nintendo's Japanese YouTube channel highlights that nicely,...

Video: The Monster Hunter Training Academy Emphasizes the Importance of Gathering and Combining Items

The Monster Hunter Training Academy Emphasizes the Importance of Gathering and Combining Items

Green herbs, Blue Mushrooms and Honey - don't forget

Just recently we shared the first entry in Capcom's cute Monster Hunter Training Academy series, which is introducing series newbies to the basics of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Part one was relatively simple, but we're getting to more useful tips in the latest video uploaded on the Monster Hunter...

Video: Hang Em Hyrule Brings Legend of Zelda to the Wild West

Hang Em Hyrule Brings Legend of Zelda to the Wild West

Feelin' lucky?

Fan videos inspired by The Legend of Zelda are relatively plentiful online, with some having professional-level production values. 'Hang Em Hyrule', from the popular beatdownboogie YouTube channel, certainly falls into the higher end of themed videos celebrating Nintendo's much-loved franchise. As the name implies, this combines the...

Video: Capcom Launches Cute Monster Hunter Training Academy Series

Capcom Launches Cute Monster Hunter Training Academy Series

"There is no furry without fury"

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has been available in the West for about six months now, in the process becoming a success in Capcom's quest to boost the IP's sales outside of its guaranteed popularity in Japan. It's a fantastic entry in the series that's both familiar and fresh, with core mechanics and systems in place...

Video: Get Into The Rhythm With the Stella Glow Opening Movie

Get Into The Rhythm With the Stella Glow Opening Movie

Ahead of a Holiday release in North America

Stella Glow, the upcoming RPG for 3DS, is ultimately a swansong for Imageepoch. While that's a slightly sad circumstance, it's another title - being published by Atlus in North America - to look forward to; it's due in the region this Holiday season. Atlus has now posted the localised opening movie from...

Video: This New Soul Axiom Trailer Sets the Scene

This New Soul Axiom Trailer Sets the Scene

Was part of Nintendo's Nindies booth at Gamescom

Nintendo had a sizeable presence at Gamescom last week, and it was certainly pleasing to see a dedicated 'Nindies' section showing off upcoming Wii U and 3DS eShop releases. Soul Axiom from Wales Interactive was on the booth - some Wii U eShop aficionados will remember the studio's previous release...

Video: Nintendo Minute Shows Off The Best Facebook Super Mario Maker Hackathon Levels

Nintendo Minute Shows Off The Best Facebook Super Mario Maker Hackathon Levels

Including the winner, 'Ship Love'

Not too long ago Nintendo headed to Facebook's headquarters for a Super Mario Maker Hackathon, in which employees of the company tackled the game to try and create their own levels. The winner, 'Ship Love', will be included with the final game when it's released on 11th September. Nintendo Minute's latest video...

Guide: Get Competitive with 1v1 Online Matches in Splatoon

Get Competitive with 1v1 Online Matches in Splatoon

No items, Final Destination

Splatoon's big update to version 2.0.0 means that we can now play custom games online with friends, allowing us to dictate map, game mode, and even the number of players. This means that the much-sought after possibility of 1v1 matches online in Nintendo's ink-em-up is finally a reality, and they're a massive improvement...

Video: Kids React to Pokémon Snap In Rather Interesting Ways

Kids React to Pokémon Snap In Rather Interesting Ways

Where's that darn Z button?

It's oddly fascinating when young gamers get given a retro game to play, which helps to partly explain the huge success of the REACT channel. Yes, it covers people of all ages reacting to all manner of things, but when you hand a kid a retro controller the results can be - in their way - educational. The latest episode...

Video: Nintendo Challenge Gives You a Super Smash Bros. Target

Nintendo Challenge Gives You a Super Smash Bros. Target

Beat 100,000 points in Smash Run

Nintendo's done some good content on its YouTube channels in the past couple of years, and as a result the Nintendo of America account - particularly - has seen a big boost in its subscriber numbers. That channel now appears to be kicking off a new series, simply called Nintendo Challenge. In this video Bill Trinen...

Guide: Surviving the New Miiverse Update

Surviving the New Miiverse Update

Into the wild green yonder

The most recent Miiverse update has met with mixed responses; some feel it's a marked improvement, others are reacting as though it's the spawn of something horrendous. For better or for worse, this new layout is here to stay. The new features may take some getting used to, but in order to speed up this process we've...

News: New Politics, Fall Out Boy and More Get Into the Game for West End Kids Music Video

New Politics, Fall Out Boy and More Get Into the Game for West End Kids Music Video

A cool Konami code extra is also up for grabs

Occasionally we see tributes to gaming from the famous or near-famous, with musicians being no exception. Plenty of current-day entertainers have been heavily influenced by games and, occasionally, they like to make a point of showing that off. That seems to be the case with New Politics, a band that's...

Weirdness: Coffee And Zelda Collide In This Mildly Disturbing Video

Coffee And Zelda Collide In This Mildly Disturbing Video

Hot coffee

Have you ever wanted to grind your own coffee at home? Well YouTuber Matt Lees probably isn't the guy to ask about it, despite the title of one of his latest videos. We don't want to spoil anything for you, so it might just be best to watch the video below for yourself and express your bewilderment in the comments section below. Yes,...

Weirdness: The Previously Untold True Story Behind Rusty Pup Developer Gory Detail

The Previously Untold True Story Behind Rusty Pup Developer Gory Detail

(Disclaimer: May not actually be true)

Gory Detail is the studio founded by former Rare developers Christopher "Conker" Seavor and Shawn Pile, and the pair are currently hard at work on The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup, which is coming to both Wii U and 3DS. Those of you already familiar with Seavor's work will know he likes a good laugh - and the...