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  • Blog Post: Nintendo Releases Seven 60 FPS Mario Kart 8 Trailers Showing Off New DLC

    Mario Kart 8's second big DLC pack releases next week, and Nintendo has released seven different trailers showing off the new tracks, characters, and vehicles. You can check out the six new tracks below, some of which are returning from previous Mario Kart games, some of which are totally new. There... More
  • Blog Post: Composers Reimagine Super Mario World’s Amazing Soundtrack

    Brothers Karl and Will Brueggemann are composers heavily inspired by video game music, and the two have a new project that's markedly different from the average video game music song cover. You can check out the video below outlining the project. Basically, the group is trying to use Koji Kondo's... 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: Song Lyrics Tell Yoshi's Side Of The Story

    We know Yoshi as a trusty friend who eats pests and carries us faithfully to the end a level. However, from a different point of view, our actions could look like casual disregard for the dinosaur's well-being. That's the premise of the funny video below, which adds lyrics to a classic Super... More
  • Blog Post: Yoshi's True Name Reminds Us That He Is In Fact A Dinosaur

    As it turns out, everyone's favorite green dinosaur has a full scientific name, but it's no wonder nobody has ever called him by it. According to a 1993 Nintendo Character Guide, Yoshi's full name is "T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas". This news was found by Console Wars author Blake Harris... More
  • Blog Post: Check Out Nintendo's Presence At CES In 1992

    A video on YouTube shows Nintendo at CES three years before E3's first official show. It's not a new video (it's been on YouTube since 2010), but it's a fascinating peek at the video game trade show as it existed before E3. This video shows Nintendo at CES in 1992. E3's first show... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Joins White House Easter Egg Roll Festivities To Promote Fitness

    Nintendo is partnering with the National Park Foundation to appear at the White House's annual Easter Egg Roll to help promote fitness with games like Wii Fit U and Wii Sports Club. The Easter Egg Roll is an annual event held by the White House where children race eggs by rolling them through the... More
  • Blog Post: Artist Mashes Up Iconic Video Game Characters Young And Old

    Commissioned by a friend of an artist known only by reddit username, karlijoy , these three pieces mash up a number of video game characters for use as backgrounds on a three-monitor setup. When asked about more of his work and whether he takes freelance submissions, karlijoy said "I'm primarily... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Crosses The 11.5 Million 3DS Handhelds Sold Mark In The U.S. In 2013

    Nintendo's handheld business showed some impressive growth in 2013. Nintendo revealed today that as of the end of 2013, it has sold more than 11.5 million 3DS, 3DS XL, and 2DS handhelds in the United States. Across the eShop and at retail, more than 16 million 3DS games were purchased in 2013, which... More
  • Blog Post: See Yoshi Wii U In Action

    Did you skip last week’s Nintendo Direct conference? If so, you lost your first chance to see the new Yoshi yarn game in action. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. It may be brief, but Nintendo showed off a tiny snippet of Yoshi gameplay in last week’s conference. We’ve... More
  • Blog Post: Video Game Themed Pancakes Look Too Good To Eat

    I've seen video game themed cakes before, but this is the first time I've seen video game themed pancakes. The impressive edible art comes from a math teacher father of two who is very talented with pancake batter and a skillet. You can check out his blog here to see how he does it, as well as... More
  • Blog Post: Watch The Full Wii U Direct Presentation Here

    Today, Nintendo released a ton of information about the Wii U's future via a new Direct presentation. If you missed it, you can watch it in its entirety below. If you're looking for specific news items from the conference, follow these links: The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker remake coming this... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Announces New Yoshi Title From The Makers Of Kirby's Epic Yarn

    Nintendo was only able to offer a few details, and a little bit of gameplay, but the new Yoshi game for Wii U already looks incredibly charming. This will be the first standalone home console Yoshi title since Yoshi's Story on Nintendo 64. More
  • Blog Post: Yoshi's Land For Wii U Resurfaces

    Nintendo has announced a bunch of games for the Wii U's launch window through March, but that's currently it. However, Yoshi's Land is a game that keeps popping up for the console. A NeoGAF poster sighted retail listings for the game at Best Buy's Canadian website , as well as in the... More
  • Blog Post: 3DS Yoshi & Demos Rumored For TGS Showcase

    Nintendo is putting together a 3DS showcase next week during the Tokyo Game Show, and a report from Japanese gaming blog Hachimaki contains several details. We've already heard the rumors of a second circle pad and Monster Hunter, so read on to see what's new. Yoshi side-scroller coming from... More
  • Blog Post: KodyKoala’s Custom Mario Mechs Impress

    Inspired by the idea of Nintendo characters piloting oversize mech versions of themselves, custom toy aficionado KodyKoala whipped up an impressive pair of custom figures. Mech Mario’s cockpit was salvaged from an Avatar Amp Suit, and the Yoshi Mech has parts harvested from a Playmobile police... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Art Makes Yoshi Scarier, Shy Guy Way Cooler

    Let's face it...Yoshi was never too intimidating to the inhabitants of the Mushroom Kingdom. Sure, you want to step out of his way if he's coming through after eating a yellow or red shell, but on the whole he's pretty tame. And Shy Guy? That dude is harmless. They can't even take a stupid... More
  • Blog Post: Ever Wonder Where Metroids Come From?

    After learning that Metroid: Other M is more story driven than any Metroid game before it, Game Informer reader HK-47 did an Internet search on "Samus Aran origin story." In an email he sent me, he describes his search as a "disturbing journey into fan fiction" and "a sure fire... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Unhatches A New Batch Of Super Mario Galaxy 2 Screens

    In just a few weeks you'll be able to get your hot little hands on Super Mario Galaxy 2, but these new screens will have to do for the time being. In addition to experiencing a green overdose from Luigi riding Yoshi in a grassy plain, these new images feature a glimpse at some of the challenging... More
  • Blog Post: Super Mario Galaxy 2 To Feature Nod To Super Mario Sunshine?

    It may be one of the more polarizing entries in the Mario franchise, but a new video hints at Galaxy 2 areas that seem directly inspired by 2002's Super Mario Sunshine. It clearly shows a Pianta (the race of island-dwellers that Sunshine introduced), as well as a tropical environment reminiscent... More
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