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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...
Random Hades Fan Transforms Last Year's Indie Hit Into A Fully-Functioning Arcade Cabinet
Imagine this in your home
One of the highlights of 2020 was the indie hit Hades by Supergiant Games. The title was one of the best-selling indies on the Switch eShop and we said it was a heavenly trip to hell, awarding it an outstanding ten out of ten stars. As you can probably imagine by now it has got some serious mega fans, and one over on...
Random Sakurai Won't Be Sharing As Many Smash Ultimate Photos Next Year
Update: And here's his last shot of 2020
Update [Thu 31st Dec, 2020 03:35 GMT]: Masahiro Sakurai has now posted his final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate photo for 2020. Here it is: Original article [Tue 29th Dec, 2020 03:30 GMT]: Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai is known on Twitter for uploading photos of Ultimate, but next year he'll slow...
Random Dust Off Your Wii U, It's Time For Some Banjo-Kazooie And Blast Corps
Update: Maybe not...
Update [Wed 30th Dec, 2020 10:00 GMT]: Nintendo has updated the release schedule on its Japanese website and sure enough it was a mistake. Sorry folks! "Banjo-Kazooie's Adventure" and "Blast Dozer" have been posted as Wii U software delivered on December 30, 2020, but they will not be delivered. We apologize for the...
Random Finally, Someone Made Ramen For Gamers
Featuring Doritos noodles and Mountain Dew broth
Don't you just get so disappointed when you're eating ramen, but it doesn't represent your favourite hobby: playing video games and chugging soda? No? Well, Twitter user @huynasaur apparently does, and rectified that oversight with a barf-inducing Christmas meal made with plenty of original flavour...
Random Everyone Loves Super Nintendo World's 'Chonky' Toad
What a unit
We could have sworn that Toad had a neck, but apparently, he doesn't, and never did. It's just huge mushroom head, and round mushroom body. Yet, somehow, Super Nintendo World's mascot version of everyone's favourite Mario Kart character is even rounder than the original, and we love him, and want to squish him on his big round head...
Random Nintendo Had To "Politely Decline" The Chance To Work With Kanye West, Says Reggie
"Oh my gosh"
Collaborations with musicians aren't uncommon in the video game industry (we still shudder when we're reminded about the likes of Kris Kross: Make My Video and the Aerosmith-heavy Revolution X) and it seems that we very nearly had a similar team-up between Nintendo and good ol' Yeezy himself. Former Nintendo of America president Reggie...
Random The Pokémon Company Has Spotted A Slight Print Error With One Of Its Trading Cards
And it's changing it right away
There are already five different sets of Pokémon Sword and Shield trading cards, with a sixth expansion arriving early next year. With the sheer volume of cards The Pokémon Company is pumping out, it's no surprise there is a printing error from time to time. With this in mind, an error on a Cinderace card (p
Random KFC Made A Console, For Some Reason
The console war is heating up once again with the addition of a new contender: the KFConsole. Yeah, really. It's not the first time we've seen fast food turn to gaming: we've seen Arby's partner with Cuphead, McDonald's getting into
Random Looks Like You Have No Control Over Mario Party Dice Rolls After All
Timing means nothing
Ah, Mario Party – a series full of bright colours, charming characters and absolute, rage-inducing gameplay that can make even the strongest of friendships end in tatters. Lots has been said about the series' dice rolls in the past, with some players believing that you must have some control over the rolls you make, others...
Random Epic Games Apparently Still Needs Your Help To "Free Fortnite"
"Spread the word"
Back in August, Epic Games declared war with Apple (and Google), when the tech giants removed Fortnite from their stores for violating the terms of service. In case you forgot, Epic introduced a more direct way to pay in its battle royale game - essentially bypassing the payment system on these digital stores. Epic followed this...
Random Sakurai's Nod To Super Mario RPG In His Latest Smash Ultimate Photo
"He had to show Geno"
Geno's Mii Fighter costume made a return to the Smash Bros. series this week, and although it's a bit of a letdown for some - as we've already said this weekend, it's arguably better than nothing. To acknowledge the return of this outfit, Super Sma
Random YouTuber Shows Google Stadia Version Of Cyberpunk 2077 Running On Switch
Powered by Android
Cyberpunk 2077 might have only been released last week, but someone is already playing it on the Nintendo Switch. YouTuber Nintendrew has uploaded a video of CD Projekt Red's latest release running at full speed on Nintendo's hybrid system. The game can even output 1080p when the device is connected to the dock, and it's playable...
Random Nintendo Extracts Customer's Missing Wedding Ring From Their Wii U
A Twitter user has shared a story about Nintendo repairing a Wii U that had a missing wedding ring lodged in it. User @sam_nama explains how their daughter put the ring in it - treating the system as if it was a piggy bank. Obviously, it didn't work out and the console had to be sent to Nintendo for repair. Upon return, it was...
Random Think You've Got What It Takes To Become A Pokémon Consultant? Then Tencent Might Choose You!
Chinese video game giant needs to fill 19 positions
As you might recall, TiMi Studios - a subsidiary of Chinese conglomerate Tencent Games, is working with The Pokémon Company on the upcoming release Pokémon Unite for Switch and mobile devices. As a result of everything going on between these companies at the moment, Tencent currently has 19...
Random Miyamoto Confirms That He Is, In Fact, Mario And Luigi's Father
The real Nintendo Direct bombshell
Rounding off 2020 in the nicest way possible, Nintendo decided to treat fans to a bonus Direct presentation to show off the upcoming Super Nintendo World theme park in Japan. It looks absolutely stunning, but there was one particularly surprising fact given away during the show. The Direct was hosted by none other...
Random Man Accidentally Names Nephew After A Pokémon
Plans to reveal it to parents as Christmas gift
On the notorious Reddit board, TIFU - short for Today I F***ed Up - one user has spilled the beans on the inspiration behind his newborn nephew's cool name. Little baby Zacian's parents have no idea that his name is actually the name of a big dog with a sword in his mouth, it would seem, and user...
Random Smash Bros. Fans React To Geno's Return As A Mii Fighter Costume
"pour one out for my star boy geno"
After ongoing requests from fans, Masahiro Sakurai and his team have finally added Geno from Super Mario RPG to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate...as a costume. Yep, he's made it into the latest entry as an outfit, not an actual fighter. As you might recall, this technically isn't Geno's first time appearing in the...
Random UK Retailer GAME Has Created A Mario-Themed Luxury Perfume, "Eau De Plumber"
"Painstakingly blended with deep, toadstooly undertones"
UK high street retailer GAME – which is no stranger to festive gimmicks – has announced that it has produced a Super Mario-themed luxury perfume for Christmas. Called "Eau De Plumber", the unisex scent has been "expertly curated and crafted by some of Basingstoke’s leading perfumers"...
Random RE4 Director Was Worried About PlayStation And Xbox's Future, So He Did A Deal With Nintendo
A scary thought
Capcom director, Shinji Mikami, this year celebrates his 30th anniversary in the video game industry. To mark this special occasion, he's done a lengthy interview with Variety discussing everything under the sun about his long-running career. During one section, he reflects on Resident Evil 4, which as you might recall, was...
Random Watch Out Next-Gen, Real-Time Ray Tracing Is Now On The SNES
Well, with a little bit of extra help...
Ray tracing is more than a buzzword, it's actually a big deal for next-generation gaming. Although we likely won't be seeing it on a Nintendo platform any time soon, game developer and software engineer Ben Carter has at least found an unofficial way to get this rendering technique up and running on Super...
Random Holiday-Themed Game Seasonal Assistant Coming To The Wii U eShop Early On In 2021
It's a Christmas miracle
Did you know games are still being released on the Wii U? In fact, early next year, there'll be a special holiday-themed game launching on the system's eShop for $3.99 / € 3.59. It's called Seasonal Assistant and is a spin-off of Ultra Dolphin Revolution's arcade action Wii U eShop title, Spellcaster's Assistant. Here's...
Random Disgruntled Fans Spam Nintendo Tweet In Response To YouTube Soundtrack Takedowns
Here we go again
Nintendo fans have reportedly started to "troll" and spam the company's UK Twitter account after the Japanese branch blocked a bunch of soundtracks on YouTube earlier this week. It all kicked off on 8th December, when video game soundtrack archivist and YouTube Channel GilvaSunner revealed (via Twitter) how Nintendo Japan had...
Random Banjo-Kazooie Creator Reacts To Duo's Bittersweet Cameo In The Latest Smash Trailer
"It's a wonderful thing, tinged with a little sadness"
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has got to the point where most players can't believe what they're seeing on the battlefield. It has gone from the addition of Sonic the Hedgehog and Pac-Man to Steve and Alex from Minecraft, and now the latest reveal is Final
Random Have You Spotted The Tiny Typo Nintendo Missed In The Latest Switch Update?
It's always risky pointing out typos in other people's work — goodness knows enough tiny errors slip through this writer's net. Still, typos tend to stick out like a sore thumb when you find one some place unexpected. The internet is full of them, but they really catch your eye when you're away from your PC or phone; at an ATM, for...
Random These Nintendo Box Art Wood Carvings Are Simply Sensational
And you can buy one for yourself
With its colourful cast of iconic characters, Nintendo has released some pretty incredible box art covers over the years that can instantly take you back to happier, nostalgic times. If you fancy showing off your love for one of these gorgeous covers, here's an equally incredible way of doing just that. Etsy seller...
Random Pokémon's Latest ASMR Video Features Pikachu "Romping" Around A Room
"Earphones are recommended for optimal effect"
Remember earlier this year, when The Pokémon Company jumped aboard the ASMR train with a video which aimed at "those who have always wondered how Grimer sounds when it moves"? Well, we're getting another helping of relaxing audio goodness thanks to arguably the most famous Pokémon of all. "Here’s...
Random Metroid's Samus Trends On Twitter As Fans Speculate Over Potential Fortnite Crossover
Could it be?
It's not every day you wake up to see Samus trending on social media, but the Metroid protagonist is at the centre of conversation this morning – and no, it's not because of a Metroid Prime 4 reveal, sorry! Fans are starting to believe that our favourite intergalactic bounty hunter might have a shot at appearing in the latest season...
Random Mario Maker Player Still Trying To Complete Course After 3,353 Hours
Ideally before the game's services are discontinued
Last week, Nintendo revealed it would be pulling the plug on the online services in the original Super Mario Maker for Wii U. After 31st March 2021, it will no longer be possible to upload courses but it will still be possible to play courses that were uploaded before the service discontinuation...
Random Until Among Us Comes To Switch, We'll Have To Make Do With This Game Boy Mock-Up
Not sus at all
Unless you've been living under a rock lately, you'll have heard of the smartphone and PC game Among Us. Arguably one of the most talked-about titles of 2020, the game involves working together to find "imposter" players on a spaceship before they slay everyone else in the game, and it has proven to be the perfect "lockdown" video...
Random The NSO Icon On The Switch Home Menu Is Driving Some Users Crazy
"I hate this NSO icon"
Perhaps the biggest part of today's firmware update is the addition of the Nintendo Switch Online hub - which allows subscribers to access all of the online services in one place. As noted in the update patch notes, an NSO icon has also been added to the Switch's Home Menu, and well...not everyone seems to be happy with it. A...
Random This Tragic Tale Proves You Should Never Assume Your Parents Will Store Your Gaming Crap Forever
"Well over $500k of games" lost
If you're old enough to have left the bosom of your parent's home then you'll no doubt be aware of a tradition that has been handed down from generation to generation – the unspoken but mutually understood rule that the outgoing child is able to leave belongings in the family home for years, if not decades, later...
Random Amateur Dev Releases Reimagined Remakes Of The 1993 Zelda CD-i Games
"not 1:1 remakes" but they "capture the spirit"
An amateur video game developer known as Dopply on Twitter has released reimagined remakes of the 1993 Phillips CD-i action-adventure games Link: The Faces of Evil and Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon. The games were created in Game Maker over four years and feature the original assets. Here's a bit more...
Random Smash Bros. Director Masahiro Sakurai Shares His Thoughts About The PlayStation 5
Highly recommends Astro's Playroom
Even the legendary video game director Masahiro Sakurai needs a break every once and a while, so what does he do when he's not working on new fighters and content for the Nintendo Switch title Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? He plays other games and systems on his insane gaming setup, of course. In his latest...
Random Turns Out Nintendo Might Be Right, You Can Have Too Much Super Mario Bros.
Maybe Nintendo knows best by removing games from distribution?
Super Mario Bros. turns 35 this year and has to rank as one of the most ported games Nintendo has ever produced. It's available, in some shape or form, on pretty much every system the company has produced, and in 2020 we got yet another way to experience it in the form of a brand-new...
Random Sakuna: Of Rice And Ruin Inspected By Australia's Department Of Agriculture
"No items were of biosecurity concern"
The recently released Nintendo Switch title Sakuna: Of Rice And Ruin is apparently such a convincing farming simulator, the Australian Government's very own Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment couldn't resist taking a look itself. Australian-based YouTuber Jay RPG recently shared a funny story...
Random March 31st 2021 Is Becoming An Increasingly Depressing Day For Mario Fans
Give the poor guy a break
Considering he serves as the company mascot and generates more revenue per year than we could ever picture in our tiny minds, Nintendo sure seems hell-bent on ruining poor old Mario's day next year. 31st March 2021 is shaping up to be a pretty memorable day in Mario's history, but for all the wrong reasons. On that day,...
Random It's Possible To Play PS5 (Or Any Other Console) Via Your GBA
Hope you don't mind a resolution drop
Whenever a new piece of technology arrives on the scene, there's always the temptation to push it in unexpected directions, and that's what YouTuber The Retro Future has done for the shiny new PlayStation 5. While this smart new console is technically capable of outputting an 8K signal, The Retro Future has...