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  • Blog Post: Mario And Shadow Of The Colossus Artist Delivers New Mash-Ups

    Last month we featured some work from artist Jason Lupas mashing up Shadow of the Colossus and Mario. Lupas has some new pieces that further his initial idea. The premise of Lupas' art is straightforward: Combine Mario with Shadow of the Colossus. But looking deeper at the assorted pieces you will... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What's Your Favorite Mario Memory?

    Today is March 10, which Nintendo has officially claimed as Mar10 Day (get it?). The company is celebrating this jumbled interpretation of the date by asking fans to share their favorite Mario memories. But who wants to sift through boatloads of throwaway Twitter comments when you can trust in the wonderful... More
  • Blog Post: New Mario Party 10 Amiibos Are A Different Scale Than The Original Line

    The new line of Super Mario Amiibos have made it into our office, and we were surprised to see the disparity in scale between the new and the old. You can check out a collection of pictures below showing off the new Amiibos and how they differ in size. The Mario Party 10 Amiibos are much larger. For... More
  • Blog Post: Gold Mario Amiibo Sells Out Quickly, Hits Ebay

    The highly coveted gold Mario figurine sold out in minutes, and is now being flipped for big bucks online. The gold Mario Amiibo was a Wal-Mart exclusive. Today, when the preorders went live on the retailer's website, it sold out in approximately 15 minutes. Those were all sold at $12.96. However... More
  • Blog Post: [Confirmed] The Gold Mario Amiibo Is A Retailer Exclusive

    Update: Nintendo has announced that the Gold Mario Amiibo will launch alongside Mario Party 10 on March 20. It will be available only at Walmart. It appears that pre-orders were available for a brief time on the company's website, but no longer. If you're interested, you may want to plan to be... 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: New PBS Space Time Video Questions Super Mario World’s Gravity And Mario’s Humanity

    PBS’ Space Time video series explores the possibilities of science fiction in relation to astrophysics. The host, Gabe Perez-Giz, is an actual astrophysicist who studies black holes and in the latest episode he turns his attention to the plausibility behind Super Mario World’s gravity. In... More
  • Blog Post: Fan Creates Functional Custom Paper Mario Amiibos

    DeviantArt user NBros has created a pair of Paper Mario-inspired custom Amiibos that we're hoping Nintendo decides to make its own official versions of someday. It's a very simple, but also very effective design, which unsurprisingly is a good way to describe the Paper Mario video games'... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Teaches Capitalism In Super Mario Bros. 2 Video

    Technically it's actually YouTube channel Wisecrack , but it uses Super Mario Bros. 2 as a groundwork for delivering an overview of capitalism. You can check out the video below from creators Matt Reichle and Jared Bauer, and their narrator Nathan Lowe. The video discusses the assorted theories of... More
  • 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
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