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  • 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
  • Blog Post: Learn The Secrets From The Soundtrack Of Super Smash Bros.

    The Did You Know Gaming YouTube channel has released a number of videos covering Super Smash Bros., and the latest focuses on the game's soundtrack. You will learn where some of the game's assorted themes appear in other games, as well as some of the very obscure secrets hidden in the game's... More
  • Blog Post: Duo Streaming On Twitch Plays And Defeats Super Mario 64 Blindfolded

    Twitch streaming channel 62bitgaming recently took on the strange task of playing through Super Mario 64 while blindfolded.[Example] With one blindfolded player manning the controller and another offering directions, the two were able to make it through the game in six hours. You can check out the full... More
  • Blog Post: Learn Why Bruce Willis Was Used In Early Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Builds In Informational Video

    The folks over at Did You Know Gaming have put together a new video covering the early history of the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series. The video covers the development of the first game, which was built using a modified version of the engine of Neversoft's previous game, Apocalypse, which starred... More
  • Blog Post: Fan Shows Work-In-Progress Super Mario 64 Remake

    It's early, but this video shows a fan-made Super Mario 64 remake in its early stages. You won't see familiar levels, or characters outside of Mario himself, but you get a pretty good idea of what the creator, who goes by @Aryoksini on Twitter, is going for. You can also check out his Twitch... 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: The N64 Turns 15 Today: Share Your Memories

    Today in 1996, Nintendo released the Nintendo 64 in North America. Let's all take a minute to think back on some of our favorite N64 memories. The system was the home to many all-time classics, including The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Super Smash Bros., GoldenEye 007 and -- most importantly... More
  • Blog Post: Share Your Favorite Zelda Memories

    In our October issue of Game Informer, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda series by looking back at all of its major releases. Rather than go over a list of gameplay changes and storylines, though, we approached from a more personal point of view. GI editors wrote essays sharing... More
  • Blog Post: 'Iwata Asks' Takes On Ocarina Of Time [laughs]

    The Iwata Asks section of Nintendo's website is a fantastic repository of Nintendo lore. A recent discussion between Shigeru Miyamoto and Nintendo's global president Satoru Iwata focuses on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, which is fitting considering the game recently made its way to the... More
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