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  • Blog Post: Pokémon Snap Began Its Life As A Jack And The Beanstalk Game

    Pokémon Snap wasn't always a Pokémon game. In fact, the inclusion of Pokémon was apparently met with some resistance initially. A recent episode of Did You Know Gaming looks at the history of the surprisingly popular Pokémon offshoot, and how it came to exist. As a random... More
  • Blog Post: Teens Still Have A Good Time With Goldeneye 64 Nearly 20 Years After Release

    A new video from the React YouTube channel puts the Nintendo 64's Goldeneye in the hands of kids who weren't alive when it released 18 years ago. All the teens are less than impressed with the game's dated graphics, but you can't deny they had a good time demanding that their competitors... 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: Rare Shows Off Conker's Kid-Friendly Roots With Conker's Quest Gameplay

    It's widely known that Conker began his life as a kid-friendly platformer, but it's rare to see his original form in motion. As part of the continuing celebration of its history (which includes the recent release of Rare Replay ), Rare put together a short video showing off Conker's Quest... More
  • Blog Post: Learn How Chinese Opera Helped Inspire Majora's Mask And Other Zelda Soundtrack Facts

    The latest from the Did You Know Gaming YouTube channel looks (or rather, listens) at the music of the Zelda series. In the video you will learn about Nintendo composer Koji Kondo's assorted inspirations for Zelda's music, as well as the surprisingly tight timeframe that was forced on him during... 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: Mario Golf For N64 And Never Released In America VS. Excitebike Now On Wii U Virtual Console

    The Nintendo 64 is getting more real-estate on the Wii U's Virtual Console. A formerly Famicon disc exclusive title, VS. Excitebike, also released this week. Released in 1999 on the Nintendo 64, Mario Golf was not Nintendo's first golf title, but it was the first one to take full advantage of... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Classic Games Do You Still Love Despite Them Aging Poorly?

    It was announced today Turok and its sequel is heading for re-release on PC . It's a game that definitely shows its age, but still has a lot of appreciate behind it. Are there other games that fall in the same camp? Goldeneye is one that is brought up often. It's framerate is laughable these... More
  • Blog Post: Rare Replay Patch Brings Modern Controls To Jet Force Gemini

    A patch has been released for Rare Replay that addresses a common complaint levied against Jet Force Gemini: The controls suck. The update, which is available immediately, creates an option in Jet Force Gemini that allows you to turn on "modern controls" as it is literally defined in the menu... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do You Watch Speedruns?

    Summer Games Done Quick is happening right now. Do you enjoy watching speedruns? It's a strange way to absorb the game, perhaps best done with games you're already familiar with. I started watching our Bloodborne speedrun video we did with the Games Done Quick folks, but fairly quickly turned... More
  • Blog Post: The Nintendo 64's Mario Tennis Now Available On Wii U Virtual Console

    The very first appearance of Waluigi is now available on Wii U Virtual Console. Mario Tennis was not the first tennis game starring Mario. That honor belongs to Mario's Tennis on the Virtual Boy in 1995. Mario Tennis (which dropped the possessive apostrophe – tennis belongs to everyone on Ninendo... More
  • 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
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