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  • Blog Post: Real World Pokémon Gym Opening In Japan Next Month

    Part Pokémon-focused arcade, part augmented reality Pokémon experience, Japan is getting a Pokémon Gym, and it's opening next month. The facility is being called a "hands-on edutainment facility" according to a translation from Siliconera and is being billed as a social... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What's Your Favorite Mario Game?

    We recently offered up our ranking of our favorite core Super Mario games . What's your favorite? Unlike our own list, which stuck to the core Super Mario platformers, we're opening this list up to all things Mario. If Mario Party is your favorite Mario game, leave it as a comment. If Super Mario... More
  • Blog Post: Ghost Trick Pulled From iOS App Store For Repairs

    Capcom has pulled Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective from iTunes, but says it should be back soon after a few repairs. The game was pulled from iTunes and was even reportedly removed from users' purchase history according to Touch Arcade , preventing re-download for those who own the game. Speaking to... More
  • Blog Post: Witness The Evolution Of Exploiting Infinite Lives Out Of Nearly Every Mario Game

    YouTube channel Nintendo Unity recently put together a compilation of how the infinite lives exploit has changed over the years. The video covers just about every Mario platformer game, revealing many exploits that I wasn't personally aware of. We've all got Mario's design mechanics on our... More
  • Blog Post: King Of Swing Sequel DK Jungle Climber For DS Now Available On Wii U Virtual Console

    The relatively unknown DK: King of Swing for Game Boy Advance received a sequel on DS in 2007. The game is now available on Wii U Virtual Console. You can grab the game now for $9.99, but know that when it released, we weren't very fond of it. It released during a time when we still had multiple... More
  • Blog Post: DS Titles Star Fox Command And Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Available On Wii U Virtual Console

    Star Fox's only original handheld outting (Star Fox 64 3D was a remake) and the Mario & Luigi sequel are both now available as downloadable titles on the Wii U Virtual Console. With Star Fox Zero and Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam 's E3 presence, the release timing of these two games is no... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Nintendo DS Games Do You Want Next On Wii U Virtual Console?

    Yoshi's Island DS , WarioWare: Touched!, Yoshi Touch & Go , and Mario Kart DS have all made their way to the Wii U's Virtual Console. What do you want to release next? There are some first-party Nintendo big-hitters that seem like pretty sure bets. Zelda: Spirit Tracks and Phantom Hourglass... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Kart DS Now Available On Wii U Virtual Console

    The Nintendo DS Virtual Console Wii U resurgence continues with the release of Mario Kart DS. Both Nintendo 64 and DS games have been making their way to the console with Donkey Kong 64 , WarioWare: Touched, and Yoshi Touch & Go releasing in the last few weeks. Paper Mario releases on Thursday, April... More
  • Blog Post: Artist Gives Pokémon Kyogre, Tentacruel, Omastar, And Others Realistic Makeovers

    The latest creation from realistic Pokémon artist RJ Palmer tackles the gigantic Kyogre, among other seafaring Pokémon. Kyogre, the imposing whale creature you see above, appeared on the cover of Pokémon Sapphire and the recent remake, Alpha Sapphire, in its Mega Evolved form. The... More
  • Blog Post: Yoshi Touch & Go And WarioWare Touched! DS Titles Available On Wii U Virtual Console

    As promised earlier this month , DS games are making their way to the Wii U Virtual Console. This week sees the release of Yoshi Touch & Go and WarioWare Touched! Each game is available for $9.99 and can now be played on the Wii U. Another DS title, Mario Kart DS, will also become available this... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Offers Its Own Custom Academy Awards Ahead Of Tomorrow's Oscars

    We'll have to wait until tomorrow to learn what the Academy thinks are the best films and performances of last year, but Nintendo has shared some of it own bizarre awards today. Unfortunately, The Lego Movie was still snubbed. Here's the list of Nintendo's awards below. Curiously absent ... More
  • Blog Post: Artist Gives Pokémon Kyurem, Raikou, Abomasnow, Mr. Mime And Others Realistic Makeovers

    Realistic Pokémon artist RJ Palmer latest piece imagines Kyurem, Raikou, Piloswine, Abomasnow, Delibird, Sawsbuck, Mr. Mime, Chingling, and Froslass in the real world. You can check out the new pieces from Palmer above and below, which features possibly the most terrifying take on Mr. Mime I've... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Which Zelda Should Be Remade Next?

    The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D hasn't released quite yet, but it's never too early to start thinking about the future. To be clear, we are absolutely getting ahead of ourselves. Next month we get to replay Majora's Mask on 3DS, and pending any delays, we should have a brand-new... More
  • Blog Post: Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Now Universal App On iOS, Available On Android

    When Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars released on iOS, it was not a universal app across iPhone and iPad. Now it is, and the game is also available on Android. The game received a number of updates all at once actually. It now supports Retina display resolutions, widescreen for post-iPhone 5 devices... More
  • Blog Post: Advance Wars' Popularity Helped Finally Bring Fire Emblem To America

    After the recent success of Fire Emblem on 3DS, and the plethora of Fire Emblem characters in Smash Bros., it's easy to forget that the franchise nearly never came to America. You can check out the newest video from Did You Know Gaming below that looks at the history of the series, before and after... More
  • Blog Post: Realistic Pokémon Artist Tackles Gyarados, Rayquaza, And More

    Artist RJ Palmer, who specializes in realistic renditions of familiar Pokémon, has released a new pair of pieces. Above and below you will find Palmer's take on Gyarados and Rayquaza as well as a few other Pokémon like Tentacruel, Emolga, Cloyster, and many more. For more impressive... More
  • Blog Post: DS Prototypes That Couldn't Survive Multiple 5 Ft. Drops Were Unacceptable

    In the latest episode of Did You Know Gaming , the series looks at the history of the Nintendo DS. In the video, you will find out about Nintendo's insistence on creating a durable system, why it didn't receive the Game Boy branding. You can check out other videos from the Did You Know Gaming... More
  • Blog Post: Children Share Their First Impressions Of The Original Game Boy

    In a new video from YouTube channel TheFineBros , kids share their thoughts on Nintendo's original Game Boy – or as they call it, "an old DS." The assorted kids gathered for the video are aged between 6-12 and they share their first thoughts as they see the Game Boy. Some are familiar... More
  • Blog Post: Gamers Keep Online DS And Wii Games On Life Support

    Nintendo tried to tell them no, but the fans kept saying yes. A number of Nintendo fans have figured out a way to keep playing Nintendo titles online even after the recent server shutdown. Back in February, Nintendo announced that starting on May 20 it would pull online server hosting for a number of... More
  • Blog Post: 2009 DS Patent Lawsuit Brought Against Nintendo Dismissed

    A patent lawsuit brought against Nintendo by Wall Wireless, LLC in 2009 regarding the DS and DSi has been dismissed. Wall Wireless sued Nintendo, Sony, and Nokia claiming its devices infringed on a, "method and apparatus for creating and distributing real-time interactive media content through wireless... More
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