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  • Blog Post: Nintendo Brings Cross-Buy Functionality With New Mario Vs. Donkey Kong

    Nintendo showed off its new entry in the Mario Vs. Donkey Kong series, Tipping Stars, at its Nintendo Direct stream this morning. In addition to highlighting the game's titular feature, the company revealed that players won't have to decide between downloading the Wii U and 3DS versions. Players... More
  • Blog Post: Miyamoto Talks About Nintendo's Next Steps

    In a recent interview, Nintendo game designer Shigeru Miyamoto dropped a few quick references to post-Wii U hardware. While he says that the system remains a focus for the company in the coming year, internal teams are already looking ahead to what the next wave of hardware could bring. His comments... More
  • Blog Post: Artist Imagines BioShock, Zelda, And Mario As Pulp Noir Novels

    Artist Ástor Alexander has taken Mario and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and imagined them as book covers on a pair of cheap pulp noir novels. There are millions of creative artist renditions of Mario and Zelda, but I don't think I've ever seen anything like these two book covers... More
  • Blog Post: Learn How Sega And Jet Set Radio Angered Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown

    A new episode of Did You Know Gaming takes a look at the popular Dreamcast-born series Jet Set Radio. The episode covers the development of the game and why the team that made Panzer Dragoon wanted to pursue such a wildly different concept. It also covers a promotional even planned the highlight the... More
  • Blog Post: What Would Other Nintendo Characters Look Like In Samus' Zero Suit?

    Spoiler: Wario is surprisingly busty. Talented Tumblr artist Xyrafhoan decided to create a series of works that shows familiar Nintendo universe characters dressed as Samus from Metroid. As you can see, the results are pretty amusing. Thanks to GI community member GI Droid for the tip. Source: Tumblr More
  • Blog Post: Platinum Games Shares Its Bayonetta Nintendo Costumes Concept Art

    Platinum Games has released a collection of concept art images detailing the process of creating Bayonetta's assorted Nintendo costumes. You can check out the gallery of images below or on Platinum Games' blog here . The designs were handled by Yong-Hee Cho who writes, "It all started one... More
  • Blog Post: Classic Game Characters Grace Irish Post With New Stamps

    This morning, Irish postal service An Post unveiled a new line of licensed stamps featuring classic game characters. The four stamps take letters, packages, and parcels back to gaming’s early days, featuring Sonic the Hedgehog, Mario, Pac Man, and Space Invaders. According to An Post, the themed... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] The Super Smash Bros. 3DS National Open Tournament Has Its Winner

    Update: Professional Smash Bros. player Dabuz has claimed the trophy and the robe for the Super Smash Bros. 3DS National Open Tournament. Original story: The finals for Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. 3DS National Open Tournament are happening right now. To tune in to the live streamed tournament, which... More
  • Blog Post: 3DS Update Adds Custom Themes To The Handheld

    The latest 3DS update, version 9.0, adds the ability to change your home screen theme. Updating the 3DS (which you can do immediately) adds five pre-installed themes allowing you to change your home screens colors to either red, blue, yellow, pink, or black. You can also purchase additional themes. There... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Squares Off Against The Minecraft Guy

    Nintendo's mascot just can't stop getting into fights, but here's one you won't see in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Mario throws some fireballs at that guy from Minecraft. What's his name? Steve? Why does Mario have beef with Minecraft’s Steve? How would the epic block creator... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Hosting 8 Hour Live Stream With Super Smash Bros. 3DS And Other Games

    Update: Nintendo has set a time for its live stream. The stream begins Friday, September 12 at 10 AM PT. Nintendo is promising to feature Super Smash Bros. on 3DS as well as other mystery titles. So happy you’re excited for Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ The Treehouse! The live stream of upcoming holiday... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Almost Starred In Nintendo's Splatoon

    Nintendo's upcoming Wii multiplayer shooter Splatoon is a rarity for the company: a new IP. However, it was almost a Mario game. In an interview with Edge magazine, Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto revealed, "There were heated debates over who the main player character should be. Whether it should... More
  • Blog Post: Charles Martinet’s Mario-Themed Instagram Videos Are Adorable

    If you don’t know Charles Martinet’s name, then you probably at least know his voice. He’s the man behind the mustaches of Mario, Luigi, Wario, and others. What you may also not know is that he has an Instagram account filled with Nintendo-themed goofs and gags. Martinet is currently... More
  • Blog Post: Yoshi's True Name Reminds Us That He Is In Fact A Dinosaur

    As it turns out, everyone's favorite green dinosaur has a full scientific name, but it's no wonder nobody has ever called him by it. According to a 1993 Nintendo Character Guide, Yoshi's full name is "T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas". This news was found by Console Wars author Blake Harris... More
  • Blog Post: Check Out Nintendo's Presence At CES In 1992

    A video on YouTube shows Nintendo at CES three years before E3's first official show. It's not a new video (it's been on YouTube since 2010), but it's a fascinating peek at the video game trade show as it existed before E3. This video shows Nintendo at CES in 1992. E3's first show... More
  • Blog Post: Mario's Late For Something In Tokyo

    Everyone loves Mario. There's a reason why he's among the most iconic characters in video games. But how would he fair in the real world? Done by visual effects artist Dean Wright, this video has us meet Mario as he's buying plumbing equipment. Before he can make any decisions, however, our... More
  • Blog Post: Mario's A Yankee Doodle Dandy In Super Smash Bros. Alternate Costume

    Mario might be Italian by way of Japan, but his heart is in the good old U.S. of A., and this new alternative Super Smash Bros. costume proves it. The Japanese Super Smash Bros. Twitter account posted this picture of Mario standing next to Samus in star-and-stripes bib overalls. It's a nice look... More
  • Blog Post: Converse Brings Mario And Bowser Sneakers To Japan

    If you’re in Japan and have 20,000 yen (about $200) to shell out for sneakers, you could get these awesome Super-Mario themed Converse shoes later this summer. Never before has the “All Stars” brand seemed so appropriate. This isn’t the first time Converse has launched a series... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Puts Out Call For People's Challenger At E3 Super Smash Bros. Tournament

    Nintendo's upcoming Super Smash Bros. E3 tournament is invitation only, but there is one way to compete if you haven't already heard from Nintendo. If you think you can handle the competition at the Nokia Plaza on June 10 in Los Angeles , Nintendo is accepting Instagram video applications from... More
  • Blog Post: Super Mario World Meets Game Of Thrones In Crossover Video

    YouTube channel NicksplosionFX recently created a mash-up I don't think any of us realized we wanted. The video takes the memorable opening sequence from the HBO television show Game of Thrones and crosses it with Super Mario World. It's enjoyable even if you haven't watched the show, and... More
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