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  • Blog Post: Become A Super Mario Wallpaper Maker

    Super Mario Maker has fostered a creative community by inviting players to make intricate levels with its easy-to-use interface. Now Nintendo has opened up similar tools for users to make inventive wallpapers. The wallpaper creator site is completely in Japanese, but it’s still possible to navigate... More
  • Blog Post: Ten Fan Art Mashups That Brilliantly Combine Beloved Series

    If the success of Super Smash Bros is anything to go by, plenty of gamers like to see their favorite characters cross into each other's universes to both battle it out or pal around. Thankfully, there are tons of talented online artists out there who can bring to life even the most unlikely fictional... More
  • Blog Post: This Tool Will Help You Figure Out Your Favorite Game

    Popular walkthrough website GameFAQs.com is holding a best game ever poll, which prompted someone online to create a tool to help video game fans figure out they're personal favorite game of all time. It's a time-consuming endeavor (I stopped doing it at about 30% in order to write up this story... More
  • Blog Post: Super Mario Maker Level Search Portal Announced

    Nintendo announced a new search feature for Super Mario Maker custom levels in Thursday’s Nintendo Direct. Players can now access a new online search portal to list criteria and find appropriate courses to play. The portal, which can be reached either on smartphones or on a PC, allows players to... More
  • Blog Post: Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Release Date Announced

    Nintendo announced the release date for the fifth title in the Mario & Luigi series at today’s Nintendo Direct. New details on usable Amiibo were also revealed. Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam is scheduled to release on January 22 next year for the 3DS. In addition to the release date, Nintendo... More
  • Blog Post: Super Mario Generations Mod Sidelines Sonic In Favor Of His Mustachioed Rival

    Sonic Generations garnered a lukewarm reception when it released in 2011, but would it have been better received if it starred Mario instead? Modder Daku Neko attempts to answer that eternal question with a clever Sonic Generations mod that replaces the blue blur with gaming's most famous plumber... 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: Zelda: Majora's Mask Is The Latest To Be Rendered In Unreal 4's Impressive Engine

    Nintendo characters continue to popular subjects of creations in Unreal Engine 4, and the latest game to receive translation is Zelda: Majora's Mask. The creation comes from YouTube user CryZENx , who has seemingly made Nintendo creation their specialty. You can find a Mario video of theirs here... 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: Watch Link Explore An Unreal Engine 4 Version Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time's Kakariko Village

    Nintendo's iconic characters continue to be unofficial spokespeople for Unreal Engine 4 with a new creation showcasing a young Link exploring Kakariko village in all of Unreal Engine 4's graphical splendor. The creation comes from artist Ioannis Papazis' YouTube channel . In the video we... More
  • Blog Post: Disturbing Super Mario Maker Level Asks Waluigi To Question His Purpose

    What begins as a tricky Super Mario Maker level quickly spirals into a journey of uncomfortable self-reflection for Waluigi. I'm sure it's not quite what Nintendo had in mind for players to create when it gave players the keys to the Mushroom Kingdom, but it's effective, undeniably creepy... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do You Prefer 2D Or 3D Mario Games?

    The Super Mario series celebrated its 30th anniversary yesterday meaning it's a great time to look back at the series as a whole. While we've compiled all our reviews of the Super Mario series , we want to know what you think. Are you a bigger fan of 2D Mario games or 3D Mario games? While most... More
  • Blog Post: Mario's Creators Reflect On Making The Original For The 30th Anniversary

    Part Mario Maker commercial, part interesting look back on the creation of Mario's design, Nintendo has released an extended version of its interview with creators Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka. We saw snippets of this interview at E3 and in assorted other Mario videos, but this adds more conversation... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Was Your First Mario Game?

    Mario is celebrating his 30th anniversary today. What was your first experience with the iconic plumber? I played Super Mario Bros. and friends houses and was familiar with the game, but the first Mario game I owned and fully committed to was Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins. It may have been my... More
  • Blog Post: Learn About The Unproduced Majora's Mask Skull Kid Amiibo And Other Facts

    The latest from YouTube channel Did You Know Gaming looks at the highly popular amiibo. Amiibo haven't been around for very long, but already they seem like an important part of Nintendo's business model moving forward. I think it's safe to expect an affiliated amiibo or two alongside every... More
  • Blog Post: Here’s A Surefire Way To Beat Any Super Mario Maker Level

    Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. creation factory releases in a matter of days ( read our glowing review ), and once the general population gets their hands on the game there is bound the be a flood on near-impossible levels to play. If you ever find yourself hitting a wall, just try this nifty trick... More
  • Blog Post: The Super Mario Bros. Skate Through The Asphalt Kingdom

    The Mario clan has played just about every other sport imaginable, so it seems like it’s only a matter of time before they jump on longboards and start coasting down the California highway. Here’s what that future skateboarding game might look like. CorridorDigital dreamed up this vision... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Are You More Excited To Create Or Play Super Mario Maker?

    Super Mario Maker is one of Nintendo’s biggest releases this year, and our early looks at the game have gotten our office even more excited than ever to both play and create some classic, goofy, and even dastardly Mario Bros. levels. What aspect of the game are you looking forward to checking out... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Details Release Information For Next Two Bursts Of Amiibos

    Nintendo has announced when the next of its popular Amiibo figures will hit store shelves. Starting on September 11, collectors and Nintendo enthusiasts are able to try and grab the newest characters. The next wave of Amiibos could be the most varied yet, as fans will have the ability to choose between... More
  • Blog Post: How Mario Would Fail In Sonic’s World

    Sure Sonic is doing plenty of failing on his own these days, but maybe that's because Sonic's world isn't an easy place to live – as Mario finds out in this amusing fan-made video. Find out how well Mario can run a loop de loop in the video below. Internet video game comedians Dorkly... More
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