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3DS surpasses 10 million sold


Nintendo hardware sales up 100%
Dec 13
Nintendo sends word that Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds helped push up hardware sales. This makes sense to me as both titles are in my top five for the year. Hardware sales for Ninten... read
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Week ending 11/30 & November Game of the Month
Thank goodness November is finally over. It was a hectic month -- that will go down in gaming history as one of the greatest ever -- thanks, in no part, to the launch of two brand spanking new consoles from both Sony and Micr... read feature

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One video, 60 minutes, all collectables
I'm still waiting to get my paws (you see what I did there) on Super Mario 3D World, as I unfortunately had to pick at least one game to leave on my Christmas list or I'd feel the fury from my lovely girlfriend.  But if... read feature

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Meow meow
Man, that cat just does not want to play Super Mario 3D World at all. Cats are so overrated. read feature

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Happy Meals!

See those adorable Japanese McDonald Mario toys in action


Possibly the only thing that would make me eat McDonalds
Nov 24
Remember those awesome Japanese Mario Happy Meal toys we showed last week? Well now there are a bunch a video's confirming just how cool they are.  Okay... well maybe they aren't that cool, but they would look pretty classy on any gaming shelf. And who could resist Mario in a penguin suit scooting across a table? read
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Review Round-up: Week ending 11/23
After last week's PlayStation 4 review domination, Microsoft finally got it's chance to strut its stuff with the Xbox One. Forza Motorsports 5, Dead Rising 3, Killer Instinct, Crimson Dragon, Ryse, and a handful of other excl... read feature

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Super Mario 3D World

The Fresh Prince moves to the Mushroom Kingdom


Yo, holmes to 3D World!
Nov 21
You haven't seen a mash-up quite like this. To celebrate the release of Super Mario 3D World, and to remind people how awesome '90s television was -- some fans have created a bizarre and ingenious remix of the game's main th... read
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Happy Meals!

Why is Japan's McDonald's Happy Meal so much cooler?


Check out these adorable Super Mario collectibles
Nov 17
Take a look at these amazingly adorable Super Mario toys that will be included in Japan's McDonald's Happy Meal equivalent, the Happy Set, beginning on November 22. Two sets, which sadly in the year of Luigi are absent of Mar... read
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Goomba

Goombas almost never made it into Super Mario Bros.


And more interesting factoid about the iconic enemy
Nov 16
For many, the Goomba was the very first enemy they ever encountered in a video game. The squishy mushroom-eque adversary of Mario has been famously trying to thwart the Italian plumber for over 25 years to little success -- ... read
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Interview covering influences for the game, references to past soundtracks, and cats vs. dogs
We mentioned a few days back that we had an interview with Nintendo composers Mahito Yokota and Koji Kondo regarding their work on Super Mario 3D World in the works. Well, here it is! The two take the time to share with us how cats influenced the game, their thoughts on the great cats vs. dogs debate, and some surprises that we'll hear when it comes to the game's soundtrack. read feature

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Miyamoto wants to get more involved with smaller projects


'Little chance that he could take the time to work on the next Mario'
Nov 03
In a recent interview with French outlet Gamekult, Nintendo's spritely King of old man magic voiced plans to move away from headlining the Mario franchise -- "Creating a game of the caliber of Super Mario 3D World takes a lot... read
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Super Mario 3D World

Super Mario 3D World features a lot of live music


The emphasis is on a big-band jazz style
Oct 30
The Super Mario Galaxy soundtracks feature some of the best Mario music of all time. That's in part thanks to the majestic atmosphere generated by the live symphony orchestra they recorded for those games. The recent New... read
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Will Rosalina be in Super Mario 3D World?


Mario Galaxy's monarch may join the fray
Oct 27
Nintendo's gone all out with Super Mario 3D World promotion over the last week, but there may be something to the game that they're still not telling you. Clever internet Matlocks have been combing over the videos of the game... read
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Super Mario 3D World

Nintendo's Biggest Cuties demo Mario 3D World's power-ups


They are cuties
Oct 03
We got a look at some of the new power ups and stages coming to Super Mario 3D World  and a few days ago, and the crowd was generally impressed. For those looking for a longer look, I offer you the latest episode o... read
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Super Mario 3D World

Super Mario 3D World is shameless and I love it


Our instincts make us want cats
Jun 13
Here's what I think happened: Nintendo was planning on leaving a lot of room for third parties to take the spotlight on the Wii U, as they often complain that Nintendo gobble up all the game sales on their own consoles. Then ... read
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Super Mario 3D World

Super Mario 3D World reunites Mario Galaxy composers


There's the possibility of orchestrated music as well
Jun 11
I had a blast with Super Mario 3D World at the Wii U software showcase this morning. It was easy to fall in love with the game's art style, the return of one of my favorites enemies from Super Mario World, Charger Chuck,... read
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Nintendo Download: Vic Viper Edition


It's Gradtastic
Oct 18
Today is a decent day to be a 3DS owner, as a heap of stuff is headed your way. First off we have Sparkle Snapshots 3D (3DS eShop, $5.99) and Gradius (3DS VC, $4.99) headed to the eShop, along with a Moshi Monsters Moshlings ... read
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The DTOID Show: XCOM Delayed, 3D Zelda & Mario, and CRIME


Nov 09
Hello! Tara and I are back with another episode of The Destructoid Show. The studio is still infested with possums and potato bugs, so we're recording in the office again. Today's news includes the delay of XCOM, Jim's revie... read
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In the past week, I’ve played an inordinate amount of old school, side scrolling Mario games, so the transition into 3D -- again -- was a bit jarring for me. Once I gained my bearings in the face of this extra dimension... read feature

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Super Mario 3D Land booms all up on your rang


Oct 09
Like diehard football fans who love watching the draft just as much as as the Superbowl, I love watching the release of high profile videogames to see how well they sell. Case in point: Super Mario 3D Land. Of course, it's un... read
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Super Mario 3D Land uses gyro sensor for secrets


Sep 13
While I can't wait to get some of that sweet tanuki tail later this fall, one neat factoid that Nintendo announced during their 3DS press conference about Super Mario 3D Land is its incorporation of gyroscopic controls. Using... read
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Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7 get release dates


Aug 10
Nintendo of America has confirmed release dates for two of the year's most anticipated 3DS titles, Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7. The raccoon-flavored platformer will be out November 13, while the classic Kart racer is... read
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E3: Super Mario 3DS is what I wanted from Super Mario 64


Jun 09
I was in my late teens when Super Mario 64 was first announced. As a kid who had grown up with the Mario series, it felt perfect to see Mario "grow up" right along with me. I was headed to the world of freedom and opportunit... read
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E3: Super Mario 3DS vid is... OH! Tanooki Mario!!!


Jun 07
Tanooki Mario, people! Tanooki Mario! Will you be able to turn into a statue and rock the joint? I hope so! So, Mario, eh? I'm diggin' the style. Nintendo has scaled down the open-worldness of the previous 3D Mario games into something of a 2D-3D blend. I really hope it works for them. read
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E3: New Super Mario 3D details


Jun 07
Reggie Fils Aime, the head of Nintendo of America, has just announced Mario 3D for the 3DS, claiming that it is the first 3D Mario game created from scratch for portable systems. This is part of a big push to re-introduce man... read






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