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News: Science Tries To Ruin Our Fun As Zelda's Hookshot And Mario Galaxy's Planets Come Under Scrutiny

Science Tries To Ruin Our Fun As Zelda's Hookshot And Mario Galaxy's Planets Come Under Scrutiny

Don't watch the Zelda video if you're squeamish

We all know that video games are pure fantasy, and that they should rarely be considered accurate representations of reality. Even so, it's fascinating to consider how popular franchises would fare if they were governed by the proper laws of the universe. If you've ever wondered what games would be...

Video: Two Smash Bros. Instructional Videos to Get You Brawling with the Best of Them

Two Smash Bros. Instructional Videos to Get You Brawling with the Best of Them

One's perhaps more advanced than the other

Did You Know Gaming and Nintendo have both released some instructional videos for the Super Smash Bros. series. Did You Know Gaming focuses on the advanced techniques from the earlier games such as wave dashing and directional influence, but Nintendo has taken a much more basic approach. It's the first part...

News: Suda51 Explains The Origins Of No More Heroes And Its Waggle-Based Swordplay

Suda51 Explains The Origins Of No More Heroes And Its Waggle-Based Swordplay

"That kind of motion is very Travis"

The Wii's incredible commercial success and unique control system ensured that the console received more than its fair share of third-party exclusives, with No More Heroes being one of the most notable early releases. Developed by Goichi "Suda51" Suda and his team at Grasshopper Manufacture, this insane 3D action...

News: New Super Mario Bros. Wii Hits 10 Million Sales Mark In The US

New Super Mario Bros. Wii Hits 10 Million Sales Mark In The US

"That’s a lot of penguin suits!"

The legacy of the Wii continues, with Nintendo of America today announcing New Super Bros. Wii has sold ten million copies across the US since it was released in 2009. The announcement was delivered via the official Nintendo of America Twitter account, and celebrated the historic milestone with the following tweet...

News: More PDP GameCube-Style Wired Fight Pads Pay Homage to Donkey Kong, Link, Samus and Wario

More PDP GameCube-Style Wired Fight Pads Pay Homage to Donkey Kong, Link, Samus and Wario

Will work as Wii Classic Controller, and with Smash Bros. Wii U

Last year and just before E3, as the hype for a certain Wii U brawler intensified, accessory company PDP announced its GameCube-styled Fight Pad controllers, with the revealed designs being based on Mario, Peach and Yoshi. Though Nintendo has its own GameCube Smash Bros. controller and...

News: These GameCube-style Mario Bros. Controllers Offer an Edge in Super Smash Bros.

These GameCube-style Mario Bros. Controllers Offer an Edge in Super Smash Bros.

Rocking a turbo button like it's 1989

Hori has produced some of the more attractive licensed Nintendo peripherals, and it's now confirmed two Super Mario Bros.-themed GameCube-style controllers — they're only confirmed for Japan so far, each retailing for 2,980 yen. While looking almost identical to Smash players’ beloved GameCube controller,...

Video: Footage Surfaces of Cancelled Wii Star Wars Title

Footage Surfaces of Cancelled Wii Star Wars Title

A Rogue Squadron resurrection that never left the base

In what at least feels like a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Factor 5's Rogue Squadron games were all the rage on the N64 and GameCube. Following Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike, the company would attempt some projects for Microsoft and Sony, but either found little success...

Video: These Mario Games Have More Secrets Than You May Think

These Mario Games Have More Secrets Than You May Think

And it's not even Easter

Continuing the series of discovering hidden Easter eggs in games, Did You Know Gaming has released the final part of its dissection of main series Mario games. It's always a joy to see hidden little details and secrets in video games, it shows just how much developers care about the creations that they make. Unsurprisingly,...

News: Disney Infinity Toy Box 2.0 Backward Compatibility Tested On Wii U

Disney Infinity Toy Box 2.0 Backward Compatibility Tested On Wii U

Stepping back in time

While this year’s Disney Infinity 2.0 may not be coming to the Wii, the Wii U game benefits from all the upgraded features of the new game creator Toy Box mode. You can access this by purchasing the Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes starter pack or upcoming Disney Infinity 2.0 Toy Box Combo starter pack. If you have...

News: Cancelled Mario Volleyball/Wrestling Wii Title Comes to Light

Cancelled Mario Volleyball/Wrestling Wii Title Comes to Light

As strange as it sounds

The clever boffins over at Unseen 64 have managed to dig up some information on a cancelled Mario volleyball game that incorporated some of the elements of wrestling into the gameplay. Known as Super Mario Spikers, the game was set to be released on the Wii and was being developed by Next Level Games, who was responsible...

News: Rejoice, Little Orbit's Penguins Of Madagascar Video Game Is A Nintendo Exclusive

Rejoice, Little Orbit's Penguins Of Madagascar Video Game Is A Nintendo Exclusive

Waddling to Wii U, 3DS and Wii this November

Little Orbit will be bringing a game based on the Dreamworks movie Penguins of Madagascar to Nintendo platforms later this year, it has been announced. Bandai Namco will be handling the publishing duties in Europe. The Wii U, Wii and 3DS will all be getting a version of the game, which launches on...

News: North American Club Nintendo Replenishes Its Physical Reward Stock

North American Club Nintendo Replenishes Its Physical Reward Stock

Totes amaze

North Americans who have been eager to grab hold of certain rewards on Club Nintendo will be pleased to know Nintendo of America has recently replenished its stock. Well, at least sort of, with most – but not all – physical items returning. These items range from a series of Nintendo-themed greeting cards, to Kirby Patch Sets, and...

News: The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actually, There's Plenty to Play on Wii U

The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actually, There's Plenty to Play on Wii U

Backward compatibility adds to a solid Wii U library

While it's easy to point out the range of multi-platform games not available on Wii U, it's equally simple to point to a reasonably-sized range of exclusives and download games that make the system a unique and fun option. That's only going to improve once September kicks off with Hyrule Warriors,...

News: PDP GameCube-Styled Wired Fight Pad For Wii U and Wii Listed With November Release Date

PDP GameCube-Styled Wired Fight Pad For Wii U and Wii Listed With November Release Date

Officially licensed, so don't sweat it

Before E3 this year, third-party accessory company PDP announced a GameCube-styled Wired Fight Pad that functions as a Wii Classic Controller (plugging into a Wii Remote), making it compatible with games on the last-gen system as well as some on the Wii U — it was clearly being produced with Super Smash Bros...

News: Skylanders Trap Team on Wii Will, Surprisingly, Come With a Free Download Code for the Wii U Version

Skylanders Trap Team on Wii Will, Surprisingly, Come With a Free Download Code for the Wii U Version

Awesome but strange

With the Skylanders series enjoying impressive levels of success over the past few years, publisher Activision is no doubt hoping for more of the same from Skylanders Trap Team. The franchise has often performed well on the Wii, particularly, and Nintendo would love to see the Wii U become one of the top-selling platforms, too...