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  • 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: Report: Harvest Moon Publisher Says Nintendo Is Discontinuing 3DS Game Boy Ports

    Nintendo's Virtual Console library of games from classic systems is the icing on the cake for 3DS and Wii U owners. However, according to a recent tweet by longtime publisher of the Harvest Moon series, Natsume Inc., the Big N may be moving on from digitizing the little gray cartridges over to the... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Discounts Select Indie Games If You Own Runbow

    In continuing to bolster its third-party development stable through independent games , Nintendo is offering players 30% off of a select group of titles if they own or purchase Runbow from 13AM Games. The multiplayer platforming game released on Wii U in late August, and Nintendo looks to give it another... More
  • Blog Post: River City Ransom Now Available On Wii U Virtual Console

    The NES beat 'em up classic, River City Ransom, is now available on Wii U Virtual Console. You can now take your stocky heroes, Alex and Ryan, and battle a collection of stocky villains to free River City from Slick and save Ryan's girlfriend, Cyndi, on the Wii U. The game is $4.99 – the... More
  • Blog Post: The Latest eSport Is… Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition?

    Sure, MOBAs are challenging, and Starcraft requires fast reflexes. GungHo is taking eSports in a different direction, though. The publisher has announced an international competition starring Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition. The 3DS version of the mobile puzzle game gives the game a Mushroom... More
  • Blog Post: Rare Nintendo Amiibos Coming Back To Retail

    A tweet from Nintendo earlier today is the answer to many collectors’ fervent requests. Several of Nintendo’s most sought-after Amiibos are headed back to select retail locations soon. The figures include Captain Falcon, Fox, Greninja, Little Mac, Lucario, and Shulk. Nintendo neglects to... More
  • Blog Post: Super Mario Maker Is Nintendo’s Latest Million-Selling Game

    Less than one month since its launch, Super Mario Maker has joined the list of Nintendo first-party million-sellers. The company announced the worldwide sales milestone this morning. The more than 1 million players have created 2.2 million levels, which have been played a combined 75 million times. We’ve... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Tennis Ultra Smash Takes The Court Right Before Black Friday

    Nintendo is squeezing one more title in before the biggest shopping day of the year. Mario Tennis Ultra Smash has a November release date. The game was first revealed at E3 this year, and we had some hands on time with it . The roster hasn’t been fully detailed, and the only power up we’ve... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Hyrule Warriors Legends On 3DS Only Supports 3D On Newer Hardware

    From the moment the New 3DS XL launched here in North America, there was already a software divide with older handhelds. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D only works on the newer devices. That hasn’t become commonplace though, but we may be seeing a new form of segmentation. According to an interview appearing... More
  • Blog Post: Witness The Evolution Of Exploiting Infinite Lives Out Of Nearly Every Mario Game

    YouTube channel Nintendo Unity recently put together a compilation of how the infinite lives exploit has changed over the years. The video covers just about every Mario platformer game, revealing many exploits that I wasn't personally aware of. We've all got Mario's design mechanics on our... More
  • Blog Post: Star Fox Zero Delayed Until 2016

    Nintendo has never been shy about delaying games that aren’t ready, and Star Fox Zero is the latest to need more time. The company announced today that the planned November 20 release for the bombastic space game isn’t going to happen. The news was accompanied by a statement from developer... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Directs Will Resume In The Future

    Following the untimely passing of Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, the company has temporarily suspended its fan-focused videos. Nintendo Directs often featured Iwata making announcements and revealing new games, and following his death, it was unclear whether they would continue. The publisher has confirmed... More
  • Blog Post: Super Mario Maker Stage Coming To Smash Bros. Later This Month

    Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS has seen a whole host of downloadable content since its release late last year, and with Super Mario Maker garnering fan and critical praise, it's only natural that the two titles would collide. With that in mind, Nintendo has announced that Super Mario Maker is... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do You Prefer 2D Or 3D Mario Games?

    The Super Mario series celebrated its 30th anniversary yesterday meaning it's a great time to look back at the series as a whole. While we've compiled all our reviews of the Super Mario series , we want to know what you think. Are you a bigger fan of 2D Mario games or 3D Mario games? While most... More
  • Blog Post: Google Celebrates Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary With Easter Egg

    Google is getting in on the Super Mario celebration today, as Nintendo celebrates the 30th anniversary of the plumber’s Famicom debut. Yesterday was the exact commemoration of Super Mario Bros.’ release, but that doesn’t mean the party needs to stop. If you visit Google today and search... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Names New President Following Tragic Death Of Satoru Iwata

    It has been two months since the untimely passing of Nintendo president Satoru Iwata . Today, the company has named a successor to lead the company through the Wii U era and into the future. Tatsumi Kimishima, who steered Nintendo of America through the GameCube era, will now lead the entire company... More
  • Blog Post: Send Us Your Super Mario Maker Levels And We'll Play Them

    Super Mario Maker is now in the hands of the masses, and we want to see what you've come up with. After we've collected a healthy number of level codes in the comments below, our plan is play a bunch of them in a video. To be considered, comment below with your code along with a sentence or two... More
  • Blog Post: Mario's Creators Reflect On Making The Original For The 30th Anniversary

    Part Mario Maker commercial, part interesting look back on the creation of Mario's design, Nintendo has released an extended version of its interview with creators Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka. We saw snippets of this interview at E3 and in assorted other Mario videos, but this adds more conversation... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Was Your First Mario Game?

    Mario is celebrating his 30th anniversary today. What was your first experience with the iconic plumber? I played Super Mario Bros. and friends houses and was familiar with the game, but the first Mario game I owned and fully committed to was Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins. It may have been my... More
  • Blog Post: Learn About The Unproduced Majora's Mask Skull Kid Amiibo And Other Facts

    The latest from YouTube channel Did You Know Gaming looks at the highly popular amiibo. Amiibo haven't been around for very long, but already they seem like an important part of Nintendo's business model moving forward. I think it's safe to expect an affiliated amiibo or two alongside every... More
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