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5:00 PM on 05.14.2014

3DS titles sweeping Japanese weekly sales chart ending May 11

The Japanese weekly sales charts ending on May 11 reveal 14 of the top 20 spots have been overtaken by various 3DS games, including Mario Golf: World Tour, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call, and Kirby: Triple Deluxe. Yo...

Brittany Vincent

6:30 PM on 05.13.2014

Today is the anniversary of the best Super Nintendo game of all time

18 years ago today, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars was released in North America (though if you want to get really technically the game was first released in Japan on March 9, 1996). Normally I don't really keep ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:00 AM on 05.13.2014

Club Nintendo physical rewards return with sweet Mario and Luigi pouches

If you've been saving up your precious coins at Club Nintendo for some sweet physical rewards since the reward redemption area on the official Club Nintendo page was undergoing renovations, you're in luck. The physical goodie...

Brittany Vincent

7:30 PM on 05.08.2014

Wow, folks drew some lovely Yoshi art for the Art Academy contest

The angelic Yoshi with wings sort of looks like creepy, Christian-themed Deviant Art Sonic fan art, but all in all people drew some nice Yoshis with Art Academy: SketchPad. Check out a few below, or go here for the full list of winners. Got a favorite? Art Academy: Sketchpad - Yoshi contest results [Go Nintendo]

Steven Hansen

11:30 AM on 05.05.2014

Mario Golf's upcoming DLC isn't 'on disc' or locked

Mario Golf: World Tour has taken Nintendo into a completely new realm of DLC -- Season Passes. Although they have dabbled in the practice for some time now starting with Fire Emblem: Awakening or New Super Mario Bro...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 05.03.2014

Here's a video overview of Mario Golf: World Tour and its DLC

It's a terrific weekend for 3DS owners between Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Mario Golf: World Tour both fighting for our time. Nintendo has a pair of trailers out for the latter game -- one for the launch, another for those DLC ...

Jordan Devore





9:30 PM on 05.01.2014

Super Mario 3D World was designed with the New SMB crowd in mind

Having finally gotten a Wii U, my goal this week has been to play Super Mario 3D World and at least try not to burn through it too quickly. It's tough, though, with the promise of something new pushing me to continually do "j...

Jordan Devore

6:30 PM on 05.01.2014

This three-minute Super Mario Bros. 3 speedrun is impressive

I thought finishing Super Mario Bros. 3 with my dad over the course of a week when I was a little girl was impressive, but this speedrun clocking in at 2:54:98 has forever shamed me. Of course, it lessens the pain a bit to k...

Brittany Vincent



Buy Mario Kart 8, get one of four games for free photo
Buy Mario Kart 8, get one of four games for free
by Steven Hansen

Nintendo would like you to buy Mario Kart 8. Maybe even its Wii U bundle. And for doing so, you shall be rewarded handsomely. Those who register their Mario Kart 8 on Club Nintendo before July 31 will get a copy of Wind Waker HD for free.

If you already own Wind Waker HD because you are talented and beautiful and well-liked, I suppose you could choose between one of the other three free options: Pikmin 3 (more like Pikmin Free!!!), Wii Party U, and New Super Mario Bros U.

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The Memory Card .103: Downing Illidan in World of Warcraft photo
The Memory Card .103: Downing Illidan in World of Warcraft
by Chris Carter

[Back in April of 2007, former Destructoid writer Chad Concelmo started a recurring series called "The Memory Card." The purpose was simple -- to share some of the greatest events in gaming history, and give them the respect they deserve. But in 2011 the series ended with no resurrection date in sight...until now. With Chad's blessing, please join us for Season 6 of the Memory Card - Chris.]

There's nothing quite like getting a massive group of people together for a collective goal. Sure, you need the right amount of leadership, loads of time, and there are the few occasional snags, but grouping up in an MMO when done right is magical.

In fact, some of the most magical and memorable moments I've ever had in my gaming career have been born out of MMOs, with one shiny achievement at the very top of the mountain -- a server-first Illidan kill.

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Review: Mario Golf: World Tour photo
Review: Mario Golf: World Tour
by Dale North

It's been about 10 years since we've seen the Mushroom Kingdom gang out on the green, so it was high time for a new Mario Golf title. Camelot Software steps to the tee again, this time on the 3DS, bringing dual screens and and a new spin to their much-loved links with Mario Golf: World Tour.

But the biggest addition this time around is online play. Were they able to drive this one home?

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9:01 AM on 04.24.2014

Our Mario Golf: World Tour review will be a little late

[Update: It looks like the servers are up now! I'm playing now -- review coming this afternoon.] Sorry, but we're going to be a little late on our Mario Golf: World Tour review. As of 9 a.m. this morning we're allowed to run...

Dale North

5:00 AM on 04.24.2014

Hip Swedish dude fingersnaps the Super Mario theme

You ever snap your fingers and swear you can hear the song you're snapping, but no one else can and instead you look like a really confused hepcat? This Swedish guy looks confused if you mute the video, but when he snaps his...

Brittany Vincent

12:00 PM on 04.23.2014

Were you player one or player two?

I'll fully admit that when I was younger, I had disdain for Luigi. Hey! I grew out of it eventually. But for whatever reason, I associated Luigi with the second controller slot, also known as the dreaded "player two." Since p...

Chris Carter

8:30 AM on 04.23.2014

Super Mario 64 speedrun record beat at 1 hour and 43 minutes

"Why did I do this on a Tuesday? I just woke up and decided I would do this." That's what Siglemic said right before he beat the Super Mario 64 speedrun record, claiming all 120 stars and finishing the game in just one hour ...

Dale North

12:15 PM on 04.22.2014

Plenty of downloadable courses, characters coming to Mario Golf: World Tour

Mario Golf: World Tour, coming May 2, comes with 10 courses and 126 holes, multiplayer modes, tournaments and more. It's a full game. But so much more is scheduled to come as downloadable content, says Nintendo. We know that ...

Dale North