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Smash Bros. movie photo
Smash Bros. movie

Sony wants to make Smash Bros. and other Nintendo IPs into movies


'PlayStation All-Stars who?' - says Sony
Apr 17
Leaked e-mails have revealed that Sony Pictures wants to make movies based on various videogame series including many Nintendo properties such as Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, and odd... read
DK Rap photo
DK Rap

Yes, Nintendo, this Kong IS one hell of a guy


The Wii U port of Donkey Kong 64 says the swear
Apr 16
And let's keep it that way. None of that "heck" monkey business. Or Donkey Kong Frappuccinos. read
Mario x SotC photo
Mario x SotC

Mario meets Shadow of the Colossus again


And a bonus GameCube family piece
Mar 06
Hooray! Illustrator Jason Lupas has come out with more Mario and Shadow of the Colossus mashups following the pieces we covered last month. I'd love to see a game follow this concept. There's a finished version of the prior Donkey Kong sketch, an underwater scene (shown above), and a cool four-legged reimagining of the Chain Chomp. Good stuff, Jason. Jason Lupas [Tumblr] read
Mario vs. DK review photo
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
A little more than four years ago, Nintendo released Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! on the original DS. It continued the series' focus on the miniature Mario robots, to the chagrin of fans of the platforming in the ... read feature

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More amiibo

Nintendo predicted the amiibo shortage 11 years ago


It's the long con
Feb 16
A lot of folks were surprised at last fall's amiibo launch, and how scarce some of the figures were. They shouldn't have been; Nintendo gave them a heads-up almost 11 years ago. The intro for the Game Boy Advance's Mario vs. Donkey Kong shows even the famed ape unable to get his hands on these elusive collectibles. Damn you, Mario Toy Company! This has been your intention all along! read
Shadow Mario photo
Shadow Mario

This Shadow of the Colossus and Mario mashup is very cool


Also, Donkey Kong
Feb 10
Artist Jason Lupas has posted a few updates on his Tumblr recently that are decidedly videogame related, and they're pretty awesome. They're both homages to Shadow of the Colossus, one of which features a Mario themed ma... read
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Gaming culture

NBA logos go gaming


Luigi's pants, tho
Jan 24
Have a favorite NBA team? Have a favorite gaming mascot? Did you want them combined? No? Well, too bad because someone just did that. Have a look at these cool designs by ak47_studios. read
Mario vs. Donkey Kong photo
Mario vs. Donkey Kong

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars coming to Wii U and 3DS with Cross-Buy


In March
Jan 14
The newest entry in the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series, Tipping Stars, will arrive on both the 3DS and Wii U on March 5. Good news, right? Well Nintendo has even better news, as it seems like the publisher is finally start... read
Donkey Kong 64 photo
I'd have it no other way
Before each episode of Hardline, Destructoid's videogame news podcast, the cast always takes a few minutes to chat while our producer sets the show up. This week, Jordan mentioned that he'd been thinking about Donkey Kong 64&... read feature

Donkey Kong Country photo
Donkey Kong Country

Donkey Kong Country trilogy returning to Virtual Console in the UK


And the Donkey Kong Land series is headed to 3DS
Oct 13
Back in November 2012, Nintendo removed the Donkey Kong Country series from the Wii's Virtual Console for some reason that, to my knowledge, was never publicly addressed. But those games will resurface this month on Wii U alo... read
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Mods

There's a Donkey Kong Country mod for Doom


Demo now playable
Sep 11
I sometimes forget just how crazy Doom modders can get. Here's a firm reminder. This is a total-conversion mod by DooMero that, well, you see ... it's the Donkey Kong Country experience rebuilt in GZDoom. Which is to say it'... read
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You don't need this
PAX is full of weird pandering shit designed to appeal to the almost 100,000 gaming fans that come out for the convention. Any company would be remiss to pass up the opportunity to make some easy extra cash by selling product... read feature

Mario vs. Donkey Kong photo
Mario vs. Donkey Kong

Mario vs. Donkey Kong is Wii U-bound


Cuter than ever
Jun 10
Mario vs. Donkey Kong is making its way to Wii U, with social features and level editing mechanics that allow creators to share what they've made via Miiverse with other players. They can then in turn be rewarded with stars ... read
Retro Studios photo
Retro Studios

Iwata told Retro to work hard on Donkey Kong's fur


And other stories from Tropical Freeze's development
Feb 19
The Official Nintendo Magazine had some time to sit down with Retro CEO Michael Kelbaugh and Nintendo producer Kensuke Tanabe, who were both responsible for the creation of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. A number of in... read
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Allow me to break the ice
Donkey Kong Country Returns was one of my favorite platformers of the last generation. It had charm, challenge, and most importantly -- it was a ton of fun. But one of my only hang-ups with the Wii version was the lack o... read feature

Donkey Kong Country photo
Donkey Kong Country

DKC: Tropical Freeze has such charming idle animations


Donkey Kong plays Donkey Kong
Feb 12
Idle animations -- or should I say good idle animations -- happen infrequently enough that I'm usually caught off guard when I happen to leave my character waiting around. I shouldn't be surprised to see that Donkey Kong Cou... read
Donkey Kong Country photo
Donkey Kong Country

The DKC: Tropical Freeze video to see above all others


Haven't been following the game? Watch this
Jan 31
In the months since it was first announced, I have warmed up to Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze considerably. Part of my initial reaction stems from disappointment over Retro Studios not getting back to Metroid Prime, b... read
Tropical Freeze photo
How this 'sequel' improves upon the original return
When Retro Studios' Donkey Kong Country Returns released for the Wii in 2010, I was ecstatic. Since I was 13 years old when I played Rare's original Donkey Kong Country for the first time, I marveled at its solid platforming ... read feature

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HAWP

HAWP, Freddie Wong team up for DKC Tropical Freeze video


Screening next Thursday at Sundance
Jan 07
A few months ago, Nintendo held a Wii U video challenge, asking 30 of YouTube's top content creators to produce short videos inspired by Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD. After viewing all the selec... read
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Fashion Alert: Who Wore It Better?


Funky Fresh or Pretty Poison?
Dec 20
The Daisy-Dukes-and-a-'Beater look is back in a big way this season! Who's rocking the outfit better, Funky Kong or Poison? read
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Funky Kong

HIYA! Funky Kong confirmed for DKC: Tropical Freeze


It's up in the air whether or not he's playable
Dec 20
Shortly after confirming a playable Cranky Kong in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Nintendo has finally confirmed the existence of another character that was long rumored to be in the game -- Funky Kong. Nintendo hasn'... read
NES Remix REVIEWED photo
Mostly for retro enthusiasts
If you're a veteran of the NES era, you've played its countless classics many times before. You may have bought them multiple times, either out of nostalgia or for convenience when a new system arrives. Modern gamers may scof... read feature

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Cranky Kong goes bananas in new Donkey Kong trailer


That is one energetic old monkey
Dec 18
We got lots of new info from today's Nintendo Direct, and amongst all the news was the latest trailer for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. It shows off just what you'd expect with all the crazy platforming featuring the... read
Donkey Kong photo
Donkey Kong

VICE's The New Kings of Kong checks in on the champs


Everyone loves a good rivalry
Dec 12
"When I play a game, it's not really for fun -- it's to kick the shit out of this game." And with that, we have our "villain" in the Donkey Kong high score rivalry between the mild-mannered current record holder Dr. Hank Chi... read
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Nintendo

Nintendo confirms Cranky Kong for DKC: Tropical Freeze


Go bananas!
Dec 07
Meaty Nintendo executive Reggie Fils-Aime made an appearance tonight on Spike TV's VGX awards show to confirm Cranky Kong will be the fourth playable character in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. The elder statesman... read
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More Fallout 4 Clues, Microsoft Threshold & Cranky Kong


Max Scoville made a Dtoid Show episode all by himself
Dec 03
Hey guys! Here's another newsy-type update, which I hope can become a regular thing. It's not quite the Destructoid show you're used to, but you can see we've made some progress. I swear to god, Destructoid has been cursed by... read
DKC photo
DKC

Dixie is back in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze


Thank eff they didn't go with Kiddy Kong instead
Oct 08
My gut reaction to Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze -- and I say this is a huge fan of the franchise (I even liked and still like DK64!) -- was that of ever so slight disappointment. Which just goes to show where expecta... read
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Rhymedown Spectacular: Cabin Fever


The brains behind Jimquisition and Zero Punctuation get lyrical
Oct 02
Oh look, more bloody poems for your damn eyeholes.  You are totally allowed to look at this video by clicking on it and watching it until completion. It's okay, I won't mind. I won't tell. read
DKC: Tropical Freeze photo
DKC: Tropical Freeze

Nintendo delays DKC: Tropical Freeze until Februrary 2014


'We need more time'
Oct 01
Considering how packed the November and December schedule looked for Nintendo, many fans expected a delay on at least one or two games. Well it seems as if Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze will be a part of that predicted... read
Stop motion Donkey Kong photo
Stop motion Donkey Kong

Stop in the name of love: Donkey Kong in stop motion


I motion to stop with the puns
Jul 26
You know what's hard? Or at least terribly tedious? Stop motion animation. That didn't stop YouTuber Guiz de Pessemier, however, when his Donkey Kong NES cartridge refused to work -- even after he blew on it, no less. No, he... read
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Animal Crossing: New Leaf sales surpass 500,000 units


Plus see how else Nintendo performed in June
Jul 19
Good news, everybody! Animal Crossing: New Leaf has sold more than 505,000 combined physical and digital units. More than 20% of the total sales came from the digital sales, in fact. Nintendo says that internal sales trackers... read
Donkey Kong NES Wii U photo
Donkey Kong NES Wii U

Reminder: Donkey Kong NES is $0.30 on the Wii U VC


It's discounted until August 13th
Jul 18
As a reminder, Donkey Kong (NES) is $0.30 on the Wii U Virtual Console. It's the last game in the Wii U Virtual Console Anniversary Sale, and the deal will continue until August 13th. Sadly, Nintendo hasn't announced whether ... read






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