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Random Artist Erio Re-Imagines The Gods From Hades As Pokémon Gym Leaders
Pokémon Stygian Blade and Aegis Shield
Gods, but do we love a mashup. We reported on these incredible Animal Crossing x Hades characters earlier this month, and now we're getting Pokémon x Hades, too. We're spoiled, really. Artist Erio has been posting their drawings of what they imagine the Olympian gods (at least, their interpretation in Hades)...
Random Another Fake Nintendo Direct Leak Takes A Crack At Guessing BOTW 2's Title
Legend of Zelda: The Blurry Fake Screenshots
People have been having a field day when it comes to creating Breath of the Wild 2 leaks, with title guesses ranging from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of Evil to The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of the Past. We've had rumoured release d
Random Artist Reimagines All Pokémon Sword And Shield Monsters As Game Boy Sprites
All your new favs in the style of Red and Blue
With any new generation comes a whole new boatload of Pokémon to catch, and that was exactly the case when Pokémon Sword and Shield landed on Switch back in 2019. Despite being the newest games in the series, though, a super-talented artist named Pat Ackerman has reimagined each and every new monster...
Random Gabe Newell Says Shigeru Miyamoto's Games Made Him A Better Developer
Of course they did
One industry leader that's never released a video game on a Nintendo platform is the American developer and publisher Valve. Despite this, the company's founder, Gabe Newell, is still a big fan of Mario's creator. In a recent interview with outlet 1 News, Newell was asked if he still regularly played games himself and took a...
Random This Minecraft Build Is A Playable Version Of Link's Awakening
Link and Steve quoted as being "speechless"
It seems so obvious: retro, pixel grid games work well with Minecraft's chunky blocks. That's exactly what builder team pickledscones and thelasteddieonearth (also known by their collective name, "Operation Hyrule") have done with their incredible recreation of Koholint Island from Link's Awakening,...
Random Want To Buy A Statue Of Gravelord Nito For $700?
Neato! It's Nito!
Gravelord Nito looks like a hairball. He looks like a storage cupboard full of Halloween decorations. He looks like a rejected Muppet made by an over-enthusiastic Lovecraft fan. Anyway, if you want a really expensive statue of the Dark Souls boss whose designers were presumably inspired by the things that block your shower drain,...
Random Dedicated Fan Creates Instruction Booklet For Fire Emblem: Three Houses
One for each house
We've said it before and we'll say it again: it's a damn shame that physical copies of games rarely come with instruction booklets these days. Unless you're buying from smaller-print releases from publishers like Limited Run Games or Super Rare Games, mass-produced releases infrequently offer more than a disc and box now...
Random YouTube Musician Charles Cornell Did A Deep-Dive On The Mii Channel Theme
Boop-ba-doop-boop, ba-doop-doop-doop (ᵈᵒᵒᵖ ᵈᵒᵒᵖ ᵈᵒᵒᵖ)
You've got it in your head now, don't you? The Mii Channel music is iconic, and for good reason: it's a banger. We've seen freestyle raps, remixes with dances,
Random This Bot Turns Reddit Arguments Into Phoenix Wright And Edgeworth Yelling At Each Other
If you've ever wanted to see Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright, saying things like "a grilled cheese is NOT the same as a melt, and I will report you to the FBI if you continue this slander", then you'll probably love this bot, by 24-year-old software engineer, Micah Price. It takes arguments from Reddit, which are often about as juvenile and...
Random This Nintendo Switch Wannabe Runs Cyberpunk 2077, Costs $700
The Switch, despite its amazing commercial performance, is no longer a cutting-edge piece of tech – in fact, the Tegra X1 chipset inside the device was already a year old by the time Nintendo released the machine in 2017. As we're all painfully aware, technology doesn't stand still, and there have been massive strides made in the world of...
Random Brie Larson Doesn't Want To Be The Clown Villager From Animal Crossing
Neither do we
Pietro is a divisive chap. His house in New Leaf looked like a murder-carnival, and his description on Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp says that most people are "creeped out by his whole deal". Yet, he still has his fans, and they love him very much, even if the rest of the world doesn't. [image
Random Forget Froggy Chair, It's All About Froggy Computer And Froggy Keyboard
If you kiss it, it'll turn into a Prince Computer
We're still weeping real tears over the loss of Froggy Chair from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and even though we've been waiting almost a year, the amphibian seat has not returned to us. Not even as DLC. Froggy Chair's allure is irresistible: its little face, the way it looks so darn happy to see...
Random Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Fan Restores Unused Shrine Hidden In The Game's Files
We're used to seeing brand new tricks and secrets being discovered in Zelda: Breath of the Wild on a surprisingly regular basis, but here's something a little different. Zelda fan and modder Waikuteru has been digging around in the game's files, cooking up a visible, playable version of a Shrine that didn't make it into the...
Random Twitter Just Defeated The Water-Type Gym Leader Misty In Pokémon Red
Never underestimate the power of the internet!
It's already been more than a week since Twitter began its journey in the Game Boy classic Pokémon Red. In case you missed it, users on this social media platform have been playing the original Game Boy title inside the avatar of Gameloft Montreal programmer Constantin Liétard's Twitter profile (
Random This Wasp Run In Animal Crossing Will Make You So Nervous
Alexa, play Flight of the Bumblebee
Imagine the scene: Blathers is just hanging out at the Museum, thinking about how much he loves bones, and suddenly he hears an intense buzzing, growing ever louder. Blathers doesn't like bugs at the best of times, so he hopes it's just his imagination, or maybe some faulty wiring. Seconds later, the villager -...
Random This Zoomed-Out Speedrun Of Snake Rattle 'N' Roll Shows Cool Behind-The-Scenes Secrets
A Rare pleasure
We've all played classic NES platformer Snake Rattle 'N' Roll, haven't we? Of course we have. But, just in case, here's some background. As one of the earliest games developed by Nintendo superstars (and makers of Banjo-Kazooie), Rare, Snake Rattle 'N' Roll is all about getting two snakes - named Rattle and Roll - to eat enough...
Random You Know What Would Make Fire Emblem Even Better? The Gilmore Girls
"If you're going to throw your life away he better have a motorcycle!"
Fire Emblem x Gilmore Girls, you say? OK, we didn't realise we needed this, and it has to rank as one of the most inventive mods we've seen in a while. Dicey Dungeons artist Marlowe Dobbe – after binge-watching the American comedy series – decided to blend it with...
Random Introducing The Labo Fit Adventure Kart Kit, A "Total-Body" Exercise For Switch
"Even when you lose in the game, you're winning at exercise"
Hardware hacker Mike Choi is at it again with another crazy invention. This time it's a new Switch "total-body" exercise program called Labo Fit Adventure Kart. It mashes together Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Ring Fit Adventure, Nintendo Labo, and an exercise bike to create a grueling
Random Breath Of The Wild Players Are Trying To Speedrun Bread
Ocarinaan of Time. Link to the Toast. Skyward Sourdough.
It's been almost three years since the release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and we can't tell if people are bored with it or really into it, because now they're trying to speedrun the ability to make bread in the game, known as "Bread%". The bread recipe involves finding...
Random No, 'God-Slayer Bowser' Isn't The Official Name For Bowser's New Form
No matter how cool that sounds
Look, we get it, Bowser's latest appearance in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury is almost as cool as Luigi's new lederhosen outfit, but we're here to set the record straight on some misinformation that's been flooding social media. On the day Nintendo launched its recent Bowser's Fury trailer, showing off a giant,...
Random Masahiro Sakurai Calls Cyberpunk 2077 A "Dream Game"
That's one way to put it
As you likely already know, Masahiro Sakurai has a regular column in Famitsu where he talks about everything and anything related to games. In the latest one, the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director took the time to reflect on CD Projekt Red's new game Cyberpunk 2077. You see, he started out playing it on PC and...
Random Someone At Nintendo Keeps Writing The Word "Embiggen" In Scripts
It's a perfectly cromulent word!
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines "embiggen" as "to make bigger or more expansive". Coined in 1996 by The Simpsons writer Dan Greaney, and used in the Season 7 episode, "Lisa The Iconoclast", the word was later added to the dictionary in 2018 (thanks to Ms Marvel using it), making it totally legitimate to use in...
Random Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Box Art Receives A Very Welcome Tweak
Two games in one
With fresh details surrounding Super Mario 3D World's Bowser's Fury mode now out in the open, we finally have a decent grasp on what the new adventure will have to offer. It's perhaps fitting, then, that Nintendo has also updated the game's official box art to show off the glorious new imagery that was revealed this week. That's...
Random Hades In French Adds Lots Of Puns, And Makes Hypnos Extra-Sleazy
Bonjour ténèbres, mon vieil ami
Translating games is hard work. For one, there are usually a lot of cultural references that are tricky to get right in a different language - remember Ace Attorney's clumsy localisations back in the day? But even more important than culture is puns, and puns usually just don't translate at all. The mark of a great...
Random Welp, The Internet Thinks Bowser Is Hot Again
We're more Luigi fans, to be honest
Listen, we're not going to get too deep into this, because we are a family website, gosh darn it, but it seems that Big, Angry Bowser in today's Super Mario 3D World trailer is exactly what some people are looking for in a man. We admire the candour and courage of these people in publicly admitting it to the rest...
Random Someone's Already Reimagined 3D World's Giant Bowser As A Dynamax Pokémon
Check out this fantastic art piece
Here's an official screen showing Bowser in the new game Today's Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury trailer has only been online for a matter of hours, but that hasn't stopped one talented fan from sharing a seriously good piece of art inspired by Bowser's new, giant form. Twitter user @gonzarez1938 ha
Random Let's Look At All The Things That Are Cats In Bowser's Fury
Meowio fights Meowser
We just saw the trailer for the new Bowser's Furry - er, Fury - adventure, included with the upcoming Switch release of Super Mario 3D World, and we're starting to wonder if there's something in the water over at Nintendo HQ. Why are there so many cats? What's made Papa B so angry? And, if Bowser gets a Dynamax Evolution, does...
Random This AGDQ Speedrun Of Majora's Mask Is Basically Magic
"That's time, by the way."
For anyone who wasn't tuned in to Awesome Games Done Quick last week - the charity marathon where people try to speedrun a variety of games as fast as possible - you may want to watch this video to witness ClaireLynnD's incredible wizardry to complete The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask in just under 27 minutes. Up until...
Random Cheap Clones Of NES LEGO Set Feature Duck Hunt, Contra, And Super Mario Bros
Who's going to post the cease and desist first, we wonder?
Remember that gorgeous LEGO set that came out last year, with a deliciously retro TV and NES console playing Super Mario Bros.? Yes, the one that cost over £200. Yes, the one that none of us can actually afford. Well, it seems like a few enterprising companies have taken it upon themselves...
Random Watch Someone Speedrun Celeste Using A Dance Pad
Speeddancing, more like
Celeste is a challenging platforming game that will make your thumbs bleed and your brain ache, but apparently that's because we've all been playing it wrong: we should have been playing with our feet. During last week's Awesome Games Done Quick stream, speedrunner PeekingBoo performed a 14:41 speedrun of Celeste's C-Side...
Random Pokémon Red Is Being Played Inside Someone's Avatar On Twitter
Step aside, Twitch Plays Pokémon
Twitch Plays Pokémon is so 2014...nowadays, it's all about playing Pokémon Red inside someone's avatar on Twitter. Yeah, we're not joking - Gameloft Montreal programmer Constantin Liétard (@screenshakes) managed to somehow assemble a script that updates his Twitter avatar every 15 seconds, which is playing the...
Random Japan Gets Exclusive Pokémon Treats For Valentine's Day
When you love someone so much you want them to eat Pikachu's face
Japan always gets all the fun. They get to put their head in Gengar's mouth. They get all this super-cute Animal Crossing loungewear. Here in the UK, we're lucky if we get a localised release of a five-year old game (
Random Scott Pilgrim Vs The World's New Cover Art Is A Parody Of Sonic Adventure
Sonic vs Scott Pilgrim vs The World
Bryan Lee O'Malley - creator of Scott Pilgrim - is trolling us, isn't he. The new cover art for Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game features the titular boy antihero is a pose familiar to many of us, and that's because it's a direct replica of/homage to Sonic's iconic under-the-leg pose from the box art of Sonic...
Random This Super Mario-Themed Minecraft Parkour Level Looks Really Hard
If you're a glutton for punishment, you probably don't think Minecraft is hard enough. You probably laugh in the face of Creepers. You eat Phantoms for breakfast. This Minecraft map, by builders midnighthoil and Bertibus, might be for you, you crazy son of a blaze. "Jump-and-Run" maps, or "JaR" as they're known to the community, are...
Random Sleepy At Work? Put Your Head In Gengar's Gob With This New "Pokémon Sleeping Companion"
Check out that 5.5-foot tongue!
Pokémon has given us some pretty incredible consumer products in recent years, such as a Snorlax plush which is literally large enough to sleep on. The company that created that particular dream product, Premium Bandai, is back with yet another Pocket Monster-related plush that we didn't know we needed: the Gengar...
Random This Switch-Style Mini-PC Takes A Leaf Out Of Nintendo's Book
Lenovo and NEC latest device concept looks awful familiar
Lenovo and NEC have just revealed a concept mini-PC which shows just how effective Nintendo's approach with the Switch has been. Part of the LaVie range – which is a joint venture between the two firms – the LaVie Mini is a tiny portable computer with an 8-inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel...
Random Game Show Contestant Thinks Nintendo Of America Is Run By Wario
Hmm, close enough
If you've watched a game show before, you'll know contestants are under a lot of pressure and often give some funny answers. On the US adaptation of The Chase, one contestant was asked what name the president of Nintendo of America and Mario's arch-nemesis share. While this might be an easy one for Nintendo fans, obviously Mario...
Random Pokémon In Unreal Engine Looks Like Skyrim
Meowth has wares, if you have coin
Every now and again, a fan takes it upon themselves to rebuild a game in Unreal Engine. We've seen Mario and Peach's Castle, a very fancy Temple of Time, and the original starter Pokémon from Pokémon Red and Blue looking
Random Artist Draws Smash Bros. Characters In The Style Of Cuphead
We're calling it "Smash Cups"
No, Cuphead still isn't in Smash Bros. - he's only a Mii costume for now - but artist Daniel Cortes has imagined a world where Smash Bros. is in Cuphead instead. As part of a daily challenge to himself, Cortes is drawing every single Smash Bros. character in the signature art style of Cuphead, based on 1930s...
Random Lovers Who Met Through Animal Crossing Get Engaged In Real Life
I can hear the Bells
It started the same as any romance: inside a magical fantasy world constructed by a villainous Tanooki landlord. But it ended with two people crossing borders and travelling thousands of miles to be with each other. Steven Brown had a unique problem: he had too many Bells in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and wanted to get rid...
Random Man Forges Popsicle Sticks To Win Pokémon Contest, Gets Arrested
Zarude used Sandstorm
Oh dairy me - looks like someone got caught with his hand in the ice cream jar. Takashi Ono, a 43-year old man from Japan, was arrested today under suspicion of fraud, after attempting to win Pokémon cards through illegal means. A competition run by Japanese ice-cream manufacturers, Akagi Nyugyo Co., asked people to send in...
Random Fake Nintendo Direct Leak "Reveals" The Name Of Breath Of The Wild 2
My friend's uncle who works at Nintendo told me
We can't believe they did it again. Who at Nintendo keeps leaving these one-page lists of Nintendo Direct reveals around the place? How very silly of them. The piece of paper even says "INTERNAL USE ONLY" right there at the top! Well, it looks like 2021 is a big year for Nintendo! The Switch Pro...
Random Family Video Closes Its Doors After 42 Years
The pandemic killed the video store
Video rental stores like Blockbuster might have thrown in the towel a number of years ago, but in North America, a Midwestern chain by the name of Family Video was still operating right up until the end of 2020. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic and lack of movie releases, the family-owned company founded in...
Random This Mario Kart And LEGO Mario Fusion Is A Work Of Genius
Augmented augmented reality
We're starting to get a bit scared of Mario. The behatted, bemoustached plumber has has been slowly leaking into real life, with Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit using AI to turn our messy living room into a go-kart course, and LEGO Super Mario letting us scan barcodes to create platforming levels made entirely out of...
Random A Real-Life Diamond Pickaxe Would Cost £5 Billion, Apparently
Damn! We JUST threw ours into lava
If you're looking for a bit of post-Christmas dosh, perhaps you need to look no further than the video games you've been playing the whole time. According to H&T Pawnbrokers, just one of Sonic the Hedgehog's golden rings would net you £5.8 billion ($7.7 billion) on the market, weighing approximately 256...
Random Surely This Is The Smallest N64 Console Ever?
And yes, it uses real N64 internals
The N64 is a chunky monkey, of that there is little doubt. Compared to the sleek lines of its biggest rival, the Sony PlayStation, it looks positively bulky – which is perhaps why so many attempts have been made over the years to create portable versions of the legendary console which are a little less...
Random Animal Crossing Meets Hades With These "Chthonic Villagers"
Who needs Raymond, tbh
It's the crossover no one asked for, but we all secretly wanted: Animal Crossing: New Horizons x Hades! Thanks to Twitter user @greatsenpai, AKA Krizzia, we can enjoy the idea of our most favourite Greek gods dwelling in our AC towns. Imagine giving Lion-Achilles a wrapped-up gift of Nectar! Picture a beachside walk with...
Random Tekken Director Thinks His New Game Might Be Bandai Namco's Most Expensive Project Ever
And it may not even be a fighter
During a New Year live stream, Bandai Namco Tekken 7 director Katsuhiro Harada mentioned how he was quite possibly working on the Japanese company's "most costly development project" ever. Harada himself can't even believe the higher-ups within the company gave it the green light. Here's the translation, courtesy of...
Random Doomguy And Animal Crossing's Isabelle See In The New Year Together On Twitter
"happy new horizons"
Perhaps the most unlikely duo in 2020 was Doomguy and Isabelle. It all started when DOOM Eternal got delayed until 20th March, knocking the release date back to the same day as Nintendo's Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The internet thought it was a match made in
Random Edge Magazine Is Teasing A "World Exclusive"
Update: It's Hollow Knight: Silksong and we've got new details
Update 2 [Sat 2nd Jan, 2021 04:45 GMT]: The anticipated issue of Edge spotlighting Hollow Knight: Silksong is now available. A post over on ResetEra has shared some of the highlights. Unfortunately, there's still no release date, so keep an eye out for that in the future. There are some...