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  • Blog Post: Mario Explores Hyper-Detailed Unreal 4 Environments In Fan Creation

    In a new video from YouTube user aryoksini , who has been working on a Super Mario 64 remake project for a few years , Mario explores a series of realistic Unreal 4 environments. According to aryoksini , "All the environment assets were taken from the Unreal marketplace, all the character actions... More
  • Blog Post: Going Back In Time In More Ways Than One With Rare's Collected Anthology

    During Microsoft's post-conference event, we got a chance to play some Rare Replay, take in its crisp new visuals, and experience some subtle, helpful changes to classic games. Only a few games were available to play, including Banjo-Kazooie, R.C. Pro-Am, a pair of Battletoads games, and Kameo –... More
  • Blog Post: Kyle's Top 5 Nintendo 64 Games

    Earlier this week, we did a special Nintendo 64-themed episode of The Game Informer Show podcast where a few editors talked all about the Nintendo 64. I was away from the office on vacation when the episode was recorded, so I was not able to participate, but I still want to talk about Nintendo 64 games... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Nintendo 64 Games Do You Want Next On Wii U Virtual Console?

    Super Mario 64 , Donkey Kong 64 , and Paper Mario have all made their way to the Wii U's Virtual Console. What do you want to release next? There are some first-party Nintendo big-hitters that seem like pretty sure bets that are already available on the Wii's Virtual Console. Mario Kart 64, Zelda... More
  • Blog Post: The Nintendo 64's Paper Mario Now Available On Wii U Virtual Console

    Mario's second RPG adventure and first paper craft adventure, Paper Mario, is now available on Wii U. Announced during Nintendo's most recent Direct presentation , you can grab the game now for $9.99 on the Wii U. This, Super Mario 64, and Donkey Kong 64 are among the first of the Wii U's... More
  • Blog Post: Donkey Kong 64 Now Available On Wii U Virtual Console

    Donkey Kong 64, Rare's collect-a-thon platformer, is now available on the Wii U's Virtual Console. Announced during Nintendo's most recent Direct presentation , you can grab the game now for $9.99 on the Wii U. This and Super Mario 64 are among the first of the Wii U initiative to release... More
  • Blog Post: Teens Learn The Danger Of Hubris With Mario Kart 64

    The latest video from Fine Brothers Entertainment's React series places teens behind the wheel of the 1997 Nintendo 64 racing classic. All the teens are familiar with the series, though only one appears to have played the game previously, but you will have to watch the video to see if their experience... More
  • Blog Post: New Zelda: Ocarina Of Time Speed Run Record Set

    The new record for defeating Ocarina of Time is 18:06:96 – about three seconds shorter than the previous record. The new record was set by Twitch streamer Joel W. " Jodenstone " Ekman, who beat the 18:10 time set by Twitch streamer Cosmo back in August. You can find out more about Cosmo's... More
  • Blog Post: Learn Some Of The Hyper-Intricacies Of Super Smash Bros. Combat

    Super Smash Bros. is much deeper than most give it credit it for and the latest video from YouTube channel Did You Know Gaming breaks down some of the highest of highest-level strategies in the game. Check out the video below to learn all about smooth Landings, L-canceling, crouch-canceling, directional... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion – Who Is The Best Super Smash Bros. Fighter?

    It's a question with a different answer for nearly everyone who has played a Smash Bros. game, but we want to know your answer. If you've watched any of our 8-player Super Smash Bros. videos (click the links for part 1 , 2 , 3 , and 4 ), you will know I personally favor Toon Link. He has all... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion – Zelda: Ocarina Of Time Or Majora's Mask?

    This morning's episode of Replay and the resulting discussion prompts me to consider and compare the two games side by side. Both The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask are fantastic and iconic games, but if you only had go with one, which one would it be... More
  • Blog Post: Learn How The Canceled Donkey Kong Racing Turned Into The Canceled Sabreman Stampede

    When Rare was purchased by Microsoft, it retooled and released many of its projects to excise Nintendo characters, but one never saw the light of day – Donkey Kong Racing. Rare retooled it for possible release with Microsoft into a game called Sabreman Stampede, starring the eponymous Sabreman... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Which Controller Has The Best Control Stick?

    The control stick is your main input of interaction with video games. Which controller has the best one? Some people dislike the Nintendo 64, Wii, and GameCube's octagon control stick housing, but I've always been a fan. In fact, I was disappointed to see it removed for the Wii U. The circular... More
  • Blog Post: Here's Over Four Hours Of Nintendo 64 Music Ranked In Terms Of Quality

    YouTube channel AccordingToSCIENCE listened to every piece of Nintendo 64 music, and ranked the top 100 in a four hour YouTube video. You can check out the video below which was curated by Rawkhawk and GreatGonzales. The two listened to more than 2000 songs featured in N64 games accumulating more than... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Manually Updated 17,000 Killer Instinct Arcade Cabinets To Combat Exploits In 1994

    Did You Know Gaming's latest episode takes a look at Rare's Killer Instinct. You will learn about how the game was nearly called Brute Force, how Orchid almost wore a red outfit and was almost called Roxy Rave or Wanda, and how the game brought in nearly $1,000 a week for some arcades. You will... More
  • Blog Post: Witness The Evolution Of The Video Game Controller

    Animator Pablo Fernandez examines the evolution of the video game controller with a short animation. Fernandez works in the medium of pixel and you can find more of his work by checking out his website, pixelfantasy . Along with his controller evolution animation, seen below, I am also partial to his... More
  • Blog Post: YouTube Video Collects 104 Different Ways To Die In Zelda: Majora's Mask

    Majora's Mask is one of the darker Zelda games, and as such there are a lot of ways to die. At least 104, according to this YouTube video. You will see Link get attacked by sentient pots, drowned, poisoned, crushed – YouTube user Master0fHyrule even went through the trouble of naming each and... More
  • Blog Post: N64 GoldenEye Track "Cradle" Has Heavy Metal Roots

    Legendary video game composer, Grant Kirkhope , is well known for his work on the Nintendo 64 soundtracks for Banjo Kazooie and GoldenEye 007. For the latter, Kirkhope found numerous inventive ways to play with and remix the classic James Bond theme while implementing his own original touch. For one... More
  • Blog Post: See Super Mario 64's Bob-omb Battlefield Stage Created In Lego

    A recent piece from Lego artist Matt De Lanoy recreates Super Mario 64's Bob-omb Battlefield stage entirely in Lego bricks. You can check out a large view of the piece above, but you will also find plenty of other pictures of Lego Bob-omb Battlefield by checking out De Lanoy's Flickr page . There's... More
  • Blog Post: Watch The Record-Setting 18:10 Zelda: Ocarina Of Time Speedrun With Commentary

    Recently, speedrunner Cosmo set a new speed record for beating The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time at any percentage, and he has released a video commentating the run. The record was set about two weeks ago and you can check out the original Twitch stream by heading here . Since setting the record of... More
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