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  • 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
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do You Dream About Video Games?

    We have a poll running on our front page asking about dreams and video games, but this reader discussion will allow us to go into a little more detail. When it comes to entertainment media, I personally dream about video games far more than I ever do about movies or television shows I’ve recently... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] New Record Set For Lowest-Scoring Super Mario Bros. Run

    Update: YouTube user NotEntirelySure has shaved a full 100 points off his previous mark, completing Super Mario Bros. with only 500 points. As you can see below, it's a pretty impressive performance, even if NotEntirelySure was disappointed that he died once while doing it. He now maintains that... More
  • Blog Post: Artist Gives Mario Characters A Sonic Boom Redesign

    Earlier this week, Sega unveiled the next entry in the Sonic franchise, Sonic Boom . It offers one of the most substantial redesigns the blue blur has ever experienced, and an artist decided to see how Mario and friends would look with a similar redesign. The piece comes from artist Andrew Dickman who... More
  • Blog Post: Artist Mashes Up Iconic Video Game Characters Young And Old

    Commissioned by a friend of an artist known only by reddit username, karlijoy , these three pieces mash up a number of video game characters for use as backgrounds on a three-monitor setup. When asked about more of his work and whether he takes freelance submissions, karlijoy said "I'm primarily... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Meets Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back In New Animated Short

    YouTube animator James Farr has delivered the second and third parts in their animated Nintendo and Star Wars mash-up series. You can check out the first part by heading here , which covers Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope . Each video is about five minutes long, and hits all the major story beats... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Butt Stomps Master Chief

    We've seen Mario take down a whole host of turtles and gumbas, but in this fan video, Nintendo's mascot takes on Lara Croft, an Assassin's Creed assassin, and Master Chief. Watch a gaming heist go wrong in this fan video from CorridorDigital . More
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