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  • 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
  • Blog Post: Nintendo To Put Characters To Work In New Licensing Deals

    Mario, Luigi, Link, and the gang already hold down Nintendo's video games, but now the company plans to put them to work with host of new licensing deals. Nintendo head Satoru Iwata said in a recent call to investors, "We are not at a stage where we can share the specifics with you today, but... More
  • Blog Post: Create Your Own Pixel-Art Mario From Wood

    Some of the best pieces of video game art is the stuff you can make yourself. An Imgur user was nice enough to provide step-by-step instructions for making a pixel-art wooden Mario . The project requires some basic wood working equipment and minor know-how, but should be easier to do. The creator took... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo And Star Wars Collide In Super Smash Wars Episode 3

    Majora's Moon is nearly operational, and only one band of intergalactic heroes can save the universe from it's wrath in this clever parody of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi staring Nintendo's loveable icons. This adorable fan-made animated short from James Farr is filled with references to... More
  • Blog Post: It's-A Me! The Guy With-A The Head Trauma!

    A new YouTube video shows what would happen if the original Super Mario Bros. were a bit more realistic. The video is courtesy of TBS's Pete Holmes . As you will see, Mario's life is a little harder when it's bound by the real-world laws of physics...and pain. [Via: Kotaku ] More
  • Blog Post: Fast Facts About Nintendo's N64 Console

    Do you know what was the original codename for the N64? Or why the system's name was changed from Ultra 64? How about which games required the RAM expansion pack? if not, it's time to bone up on your Nintendo console history. Watch the following video from the historians from Did You Know Gaming... More
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