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Super Mario Maker

Starfy is coming to Super Mario Maker

Starfy is a lesser-known character from the Nintendo universe, but that might be because he's not wholly owned by Nintendo. In fact, he's co-owned by Tose, creators of the Game & Watch franchise, as the Legend of Starfy games were only ...

 
amiibo Challenge review
Nintendo backed itself into a corner with amiibo in terms of software. Now that the things are wildly popular, it's at a crossroads. Does it gate substantial content behind them and piss off casual fans who don't want to buy ...   read

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Mario

Nintendo is attempting to trademark the Mario coin sound

It's funny when you hear a clear-cut video game noise out in public. Like when the gas station register belts out a sound effect from Sonic the Hedgehog, or when the Mario coin noise plays. Well, Nintendo is looking to take the latter ...

 
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Super Mario Maker

Super Mario Maker nabs Yuu Ayasaki costume

Want more Super Mario Maker characters? Nintendo seemingly isn't going to stop, so you're in luck. The next addition is the manga character Yuu Ayasaki, which fits right inline with some of their more obscure Japanese costumes, li...

 
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Super Mario Maker

Toadette is making her way into Super Mario Maker

When Captain Toad was added to Super Mario Maker, it made sense that Toadette was only a matter of time. Nintendo confirmed her appearance this week as a Mystery Mushroom character, to be added in shortly alongside of the new update charact...

 
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Wario

This Wario-centric history video brings back some good memories

Wario games are legendary. They sum up Nintendo's goofier side, and many projects, which wouldn't have otherwise gotten the greenlight, were made possible because of Wario's involvement. He's one of my favorite characters that the publisher...

 
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Mario Day

Nintendo celebrates Mario Day today, March 10

You know how people make up dumb holidays all the time, and some of them stick? Like you're out at work and someone says "hey why aren't you wearing black, it's talk like a pirate day?" (that actually happened to me once). Yeah, that kind o...

 
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Super Mario Maker

Super Mario Maker's major key and Pink Coin update is live

Super Mario Maker is getting a rather hefty update today in the form of version 1.40. Not only are keys and key doors added to the game, but Pink Coins are arriving as well. This essentially allows you to gate portions behind a boss require...

 
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Super Mario Maker

The next Super Mario Maker character is...Mashiko, the game counselor

If you haven't taken a gander at the in-game guide in Super Mario Maker, you should probably change that at some point. The mascot within, Mashiko, has become a sort of mini celebrity of sorts, much like Swapnote's Nikki before her. An...

 
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Nintendoland

Nintendo's $356M theme park will be ready by 2020

Surprised it's been nearly a year since we got word Nintendo would partner with Universal Studios on a theme park in Japan. The world's first theme park based on Nintendo properties (I did win a Mario plush in a shady carnival game somewher...

 
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Nintendo Selects

Recent Nintendo classics are finally heavily discounted on Amazon

Nintendo games can be something of a double-edged sword. Having been developed by Nintendo, they're usually very good. But, Nintendo also has a habit of rarely discounting its titles. That means you're going to have to pay for quality, even...

 
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Mario Maker

Let's take a soothing break with 'The Joy of Mario Making'

If we have even a halfway decent reason to talk about Bob Ross around here, you better believe one of us will seize that opportunity. The endearing, soft-spoken artist and television show host has been parodied countless times before, but t...

 
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CLICKBAIT

Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto liked Star Wars VII

Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto is in good company: the Mario and Zelda creator did not like George Lucas' prequel trilogy, but did find Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens to be one of his favorite movies from 2015. Miyamoto told Game Inf...

 
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Mini Mario & Friends

Buying an amiibo grants you early access to Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge

Nintendo is taking amiibo ownership and gating to the next level. As per its Nintendo Direct presentation yesterday, it announced that Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge would allow for an early access period of roughly one mont...

 
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Paper Mario

There's a new Paper Mario game coming

That leak from yesterday didn't have everything about today's Nintendo Direct. Potentially big news for fans of Mario's role-playing games came out: the Paper Mario series is getting a new entry in Paper Mario: Color Splash. Details were sc...

 
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Super Mario Maker

Super Mario Maker is adding keys and pink coins so you can make your levels more devious

In today's Nintendo Direct, it was announced that Super Mario Maker will be getting an update on March 9. When making levels, you can now add keys to unlock doors to gate progression. These keys can be hidden or placed on enemies so that yo...

 
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Mario & Sonic

Mario & Sonic at the Rio Olympics coming to Wii U this June

We've known Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is debuting on Nintendo 3DS on March 18 for a while now, but a specific launch date for the Wii U version has been up in the air. Until today, anyway. As part of today's Ninte...

 
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Super Mario Maker

Super Mario Maker gets the OG Tanooki statue costume

Super Mario Maker keeps the free DLC going with a new Tanooki Statue costume, once again for the 8-bit theme. Hilariously, Mario is behind the statue the entire time, which he can carry accordingly above his head. It's not as genius as...

 
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Super Mario Maker

See Wolf Link and Midna in action in Super Mario Maker

The Wolf Link amiibo that's bundled with Twilight Princess HD comes with an unexpected bonus -- functionality in Super Mario Maker! Using the toy will morph in an 8-bit version for use, which comes with some cute animations and sound e...

 
Twilight Princess HD
A friend gave me the bright idea of trying to use the Wolf Link amiibo (from my recently acquired copy of Twilight Princess HD) in Super Mario Maker, and wouldn't you know, it worked! Apparently the figure unlocks an 8-bit Mi...   read

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Super Mario Maker

Super Mario Maker introduces Barbara the Bat

Nintendo is adding a new event costume to Super Mario Maker in the form of Barbara the Bat. The only reason I know who Barbara is, is from her assist trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and her trophy. It's almost endearing that Ni...

 
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Nintendo NY

Nintendo's redesigned New York store looks fancy

After a month-long renovation, Nintendo's flagship store in Rockefeller Center is open to the public again with a fresh look and a new name. It's now simply Nintendo NY. Mario and Luigi ditched the princesses to help with the ribbon-cutting...

 
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Super Mario Maker

There's a manga character in Mario Maker

Oh, hey, would you look at this video. It's Chitoge Kirisaki from the rom-com manga (and also anime) Nisekoi as a playable character in Super Mario Maker. To unlock her costume, just clear the level "Nisekoi: Chitoge & Kosaki" or "Nisek...

 
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Super Mario Maker

Super Mario Maker is getting the original Pokemon trio

I have to say, Nintendo is doing a bang-up job of celebrating Pokémon's 20th anniversary. Hell, there's already been a ton of fanfare (the Mew event, tons of merchandise worldwide, amiibo restocks, a Splatoon Splatfest, a new 'm...

 
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Super Mario Maker

Oh hey, Professor E. Gadd is coming to Super Mario Maker

Super Mario Maker has been pretty fantastic in terms of its event course and 8-bit sprite offerings (read: free DLC), and this new one is no different. Professor E. Gadd of the Luigi's Mansion series joins the fray, complete with a gho...

 
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Mario Party Arcade

Now you can throw a fit in public with Mario Party Arcade

You're leading by four Stars in Mario Party -- it's down to the final few turns -- and you've won most of the minigames so far so you're pretty sure the Minigame Star in the bag. Then your friend uncovers a hidden Star, gets a free Boo...

 
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Super Mario Maker

Whip up a sweet wallpaper with Mario Maker

Nintendo has a cool little web app that lets you create wallpapers for your phone or computer, Mario Maker style. It's only in Japanese, for now, but I'm confident you'll be able to find your way around. This tool isn't nearly as extensive ...

 
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Just watching this Mario Maker level gave me PTSD

I'm sure you've all seen hard Mario Maker levels by now, but The Pit of Panga: Cape Escape by the eponymous Panga has to take the cake. It is a bottomless chasm of certain death, fiendish puzzles, and devilish dexterity challenges that seem...

 
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Mario Maker maintenance

Super Mario Maker is offline until tomorrow

[Update: Nintendo says everything's back to normal. Happy level hunting.] While you can still play and build levels in Super Mario Maker offline, the game's online features are temporarily unavailable while Nintendo fixes a bug in Create mo...

 
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Mario and Religion

Did You Know Gaming takes on religion in the Mario series

Japanese media is no stranger to religious references, with many creators inserting them for no reason other than looking "cool." In this episode of Did You Know Gaming, we get to see a few of those concepts as they pertain to the Mari...

 

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gajknight

OMG everyone, the ending Of Uncharted 4 is amazing! Drake was the origami killer, Elana was dead all along and Sully was the father! Mind blown!

 
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Dreamweaver

After finding out what this months Bloggers Wanted prompt is, I decided to commit blog necromancy and revive a post I wrote about Mass Effect 3: Citadel DLC AND the anime Angel Beats! Thats right, I used to write blogs before doing Comments of the Week!

 
medicamecanica

After thinking it was a moba, I finally understand Overwatch and I think its going to be my multiplayer game Favorite character so far? Mercy, thats right Im a fuckin

 
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I just spent an hour setting my Steam Controller to treat only the bottom half of my DS emulator window as a mouse zone for the touchscreen in a Big Picture It kinda works better than I thought it but still doesnt really feel

 
KnickKnackMyWack

People seem pretty insistent on the idea that Zelda NX will be vastly superior to Wii why? When OoT was ported to GCN all it had was Master TP on Wii was almost no different from Unless its a remaster it wont be significantly

 
Gundy

Im gonna miss I never enjoyed getting my ass handed to me so

 
Torchman

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Played and streamed some more Yakuza 3 (that shibe is so cute!), made a few memes for YouTube but nothing really

 
Torchman

When your title mech doesnt show up for over half the shows length, maybe, juuuust MAYBE, you shouldve had more Too rushed for some moments to have any real Mechs been pretty badass so far

 
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