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  • 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: PSA: It's The Last Week To Use Your Club Nintendo Points

    Club Nintendo is getting disbanded, and everything goes down on Tuesday, June 30 – so make sure you use your points before then. There's a healthy collection of Virtual Console games to choose from for Wii, Wii U, and 3DS, including many classics. We actually curated a list of what we consider... 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: Send Us Your Nintendo 64 Questions And Comments For The GI Show Podcast

    We love the Nintendo 64, and we're confident several Game Informer Show podcast listeners/viewers grew up with an appreciation for the console as well. This week on the GI Show podcast we'll be talking all about the Nintendo 64, and would love for you to join in the conversation. A few weeks... More
  • Blog Post: Artist Creates Stunning Ocarina Of Time Custom Nintendo 64

    Artist Vadu Amka has created a personalized Nintendo 64 dedicated to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The console, which was a surprise for her friend's birthday, is an absolutely gorgeous re-imagining of one of gaming's most beloved consoles. For this custom, Vadu decided to include the... 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: Video Offers Update On Fan-Made Super Mario 64 Remake Project

    The Super Mario 64 HD remake project has a new video update showcasing levels, characters other than Mario, and some enemies. The project, which is a non-profit high-definition remake of the Nintendo 64 classic, is helmed by Aryoksini , mStuff , Callum Martin , Chadtronic and anyone else who wants to... 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
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