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Weirdness: Grand Theft Auto And Pokémon Collide In This Rather Worrying Mash-Up

Grand Theft Auto And Pokémon Collide In This Rather Worrying Mash-Up

Gotta snatch 'em all

Pokémon and Grand Theft Auto V might not have much in common in terms of gameplay, but that hasn't stopped a dedicated fan from painstakingly recreating the intro of the former using the excellent Director Mode of the latter. You can watch the entire thing below, and we've included the side-by-side comparison so you can see...

Video: Japanese TV Commercials For Super Mario Maker Take The Reserved Approach

Japanese TV Commercials For Super Mario Maker Take The Reserved Approach

Low on CGI, high on charm

The launch of Super Mario Maker is just around the corner, and Nintendo is giving the game one final push in Japan with a raft of new TV commercials. Compared to the CGI-heavy nature of the US ads, these are a little more reserved and showcase one man and his quest to create the most entertaining Super Mario level...

Video: How Star Wars: Rogue Squadron Dev Factor 5 Gave Sonic His Home Video Game Début

How Star Wars: Rogue Squadron Dev Factor 5 Gave Sonic His Home Video Game Début

A tale that gets even more unlikely with each telling

Sonic may be one of the most famous video game characters on the face of the planet, but first appearance in a domestic video game is actually relatively unknown. Sonic's actual début occurred in the arcade racer Rad Mobile (later ported to the Sega Saturn under the title Gale Racer) where he...

News: What Can be Said About This SENRAN KAGURA 2: Deep Crimson Collector's Edition Unboxing?

What Can be Said About This SENRAN KAGURA 2: Deep Crimson Collector's Edition Unboxing?

It's the Happy Boobs edition

Senran Kagura Burst proved to be quite a divisive title, with some claiming it was harmless titillation and others finding the content of the game to be derogatory to women. Things don't appear to have changed much with SENRAN KAGURA 2: Deep Crimson and when we interviewed Producer Kenichirō Takaki at E3 this

Video: PBS Game/Show Gets Into Questions of Ecology for Pokémon's Growing Pokédex

PBS Game/Show Gets Into Questions of Ecology for Pokémon's Growing Pokédex

Because why not?

it probably wasn't intended when launched, but the Pokémon franchise has evolved - you can praise that sharp wit in the comments - into a sprawling IP with over 700 'mon in its Pokédex. It's got levels of complexity that, to the uninitiated, can seem downright intimidating. A common refrain with each new generation is to question...

Video: Things Go Bump In The Night In This Lego Dimensions Scooby Doo Trailer

Things Go Bump In The Night In This Lego Dimensions Scooby Doo Trailer

ZOINKS

It's not long now before the launch of Lego Dimensions, and here we have an exclusive trailer for the Scooby Doo levels, as well as a close look at how this will play on the Wii U. While it's not right to have favourites, Scooby has to be up there with Back to the Future and Ghostbusters as a fan favourite brand. He's one of 14 franchises...

Video: Get A Feel For Little Battlers eXperience In This Mech-Filled Overview Trailer

Get A Feel For Little Battlers eXperience In This Mech-Filled Overview Trailer

Handheld havoc

Level 5's mech-building title Little Battlers eXperience launches very soon, but Nintendo is giving the game very little in the way of promotion or hype. What should be a tent-pole release in the 3DS calendar has received precious little attention, although to its credit Nintendo UK has recently released a fresh overview trailer which...

Video: Iron Maiden's New Music Video Pays Tribute To Donkey Kong, Of All Things

Iron Maiden's New Music Video Pays Tribute To Donkey Kong, Of All Things

A heavy trip through gaming history

Legendary British heavy metal band Iron Maiden are preparing to release their first single in half a decade and have put together a video game-inspired music video to mark the occasion. Speed of Light's official video sees the band's iconic mascot Eddie getting sucked into an arcade machine which then forces him...

Video: Get Happy with Our Super Mario McDonald's Happy Meal Unboxing

Get Happy with Our Super Mario McDonald's Happy Meal Unboxing

What's in the box?

Further promoting the many adventures of everyone's favourite Italian plumber after Luigi, McDonald's has once again begun giving away toys in the Super Mario vein with its child-focused brand of Happy Meals, much in the same way they did last year. We delve into the box of supposed joy to uncover what awaits inside its cardboard...

Video: You Can Turn Boss Weapons Against Their Owners In Mega Man Legacy Collection's Challenge Mode

You Can Turn Boss Weapons Against Their Owners In Mega Man Legacy Collection's Challenge Mode

Give them a taste of their own medicine

Mega Man Legacy Collection will contain plenty of goodies, and one of the most appealing is the challenge mode which features speed runs, remixes and a boss rush element. That's right, you can fight the characters who are arguably the stars of each title, and even use their own weapons against them -...

Weirdness: The Man Behind Busking Mario Is Now Racing Trains As Mega Man

The Man Behind Busking Mario Is Now Racing Trains As Mega Man

Off the rails

Emlyn Lewis is an award-winning Irish filmmaker who just happens to have a deep love of retro gaming - Nintendo specfically. He's famous for busking in the guise of Super Mario and playing notable tunes from the series on his keyboard, but recently he's branched out into another beloved NES franchise: Capcom's Mega Man. Mega Man vs...

Video: Say Hello To The SNES Game Which Ships Inside A Game Boy Cartridge

Say Hello To The SNES Game Which Ships Inside A Game Boy Cartridge

Invading a 16-bit home console near you

One of the really cool things about the Super Game Boy adapter - besides the fact that it allowed you to play your portable titles on SNES - was that it added embellishments to certain titles, like two-player modes, additional colours and even attractive borders around the screen. However, there's one title...

Exclusive: Check Out Runbow's Complete Cast of Colourful Crossover Characters

Check Out Runbow's Complete Cast of Colourful Crossover Characters

Let the colours run

Runbow's crazy breed of colour-based running action has already enlisted the help of the likes of Shovel Knight, Scram Kitty, and CommanderVideo to help in the endless task of running from one place to another, and now that list of indie guests has just grown even larger. In this exclusive trailer 13AM Games' frantic 9-player...

Video: Here's What Nintendo Did At Gamescom 2015 

Here's What Nintendo Did At Gamescom 2015 

Whole lotta Marios

Gamescom has closed its doors for another year, and with over 345,000 attendees having sampled all the lovely new titles on display. Nintendo was there in full force, showing off some of its new games as well as celebrating its past. To mark another bumper year at Gamescom, Nintendo has posted up some video content taken from the...

Video: New Interviews Uncover Rare's History, Famous Nintendo-Era Games And Tantalising Cancelled Projects

New Interviews Uncover Rare's History, Famous Nintendo-Era Games And Tantalising Cancelled Projects

Witness the Mario Kart killer that never was

Given the amount of love and attention we've bestowed Xbox One title Rare Replay recently, you'd be forgiven for thinking that you'd logged onto our sister site Pure Xbox by mistake. Still, Rare will forever be a major part of Nintendo history, and there's a lot of bonus content in this collection which...

News: Final Fantasy Explorers is Journeying To The West Early Next Year

Final Fantasy Explorers is Journeying To The West Early Next Year

And we thought it had been forgotten about

Square Enix has confirmed that Monster Hunter-wannabe Final Fantasy Explorers is coming to the west next year. The company has released an announce trailer - shown below - which lists the release date as January 26th 2016. Given that Square had gone quiet on the title during most of 2015, many had assumed...