While not exactly news, this is pretty adorable. A daughter asked her dad why she couldn’t play as Pauline in Donkey Kong and save Mario, so naturally, the father did the obvious thing and hacked the game to let her do so. He redrew the frames for the characters to give them appropriate walk cycles (especially since Mario doesn’t come with a ‘thrown over Donkey Kong’s shoulder’ animation) and changed [...]

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Ok so it looks like the exclusive content for the Wii U version of Namco Bandai’s Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is embracing the crazy. I mean just look at the video after the jump; we have Nintendo themed costumes for the fighters (including the likes of Bowser, Star Fox, Princess Peach, Mario and more) and mushrooms which increase or decrease the size of the characters as well as providing other fight altering effects too. It looks completely [...]

With the official release of Nintendo’s next 2D 3DS platforming Mario effort now just around the corner, the Kyoto based company has released a brand new trailer for it which you can see after the jump.

Shigeru Miyamoto, god among men and creator of such classics as Mario and Pikmin, has announced that the Wii U will be seeing Mario and Pikmin games. Confirmed in multiple interviews, Miyamoto has stated that Pikmin 3 will be at this year’s E3. He also announced that there would be a new Mario on Wii U, which may or may not be the rumored Mario 4. Nintendo’s E3 is shaping [...]

Gingerbread gaming cookies.

Just…click to read the rest of the entry to watch the trailer. I have no words left.

Categories: DLC, DLC News, News, Wii, Wii News

Game Boy graphics, Fox only, Final Destination. While Super Smash Land has been out since September, let’s talk about it now. The retro-inspired demake of Super Smash Bros. lets you face down your friends in green-screen glory with pixelated versions of six characters—Link, Mario, Pikachu, Kirby and two surprises.

Categories: News, PC, PC News, Retro, Retro News

Today a representative from Nintendo has responded to the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals regarding allegations of pro-fur messages in the recently released Super Mario 3D Land. The address is brief, but very easy to follow. Nintendo refers to Mario’s power-ups as “lighthearted and whimsical transformations” that “make no statement beyond the games themselves.” Catch the full address after the jump.

I love quizzes. Not school quizzes, but pub quizzes, and quiz shows and quizes that revolve around general trivia and pop culture. Yet the questions can come off as a little unbalanced at times, as we’re about to see. A contestant on Who Wants to be a Millionaire? was asked the ridiculously easy question “In the video game ‘Donkey Kong‘, the hero now known as Mario was originally called what?” [...]

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While unboxing the 3DS on twitter, the UK retailer GAME posted up a picture of the augmented reality cards included with the 3DS:

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