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Miyamoto once said Mario is 24 or 25 and what's even real anymore?

Come to think of it, I've never before tried to guess Mario's age specifically. Have you? I've always considered him to be in some vague late-30s or early-40s gray area, if not older, going off the 1993 Super Mario Bros. film. That's a wide...   read

 
 
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PC platformers and pixels of the past

If you grew up playing games in the late '80s or early '90s, you remember that Mario dominated the discussion on playgrounds and after school. By some estimates, Nintendo controlled up to 90% of the home console market, and it's no wonder t...   read

 
 
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20-year-old Japanese Mario 64 interview finally gets translated

I find it hard to believe that 20 years have passed since the release of Super Mario 64. I was only eight years old and I remember being completely blown away with the graphics. The 3D was so new, utilized so well, and it gave me such a sen...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Maker is also skipping 3D support on 3DS

With the knowledge that the 3DS port of Super Mario Maker won't let creators upload their levels online (they're just sharable locally), this latest omission -- a lack of 3D support -- feels insignificant. That said, I know some people can ...   read

 
 
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Mario and Luigi's long-lost father appears

It's been thirty years since the NES launched in the U.S., and all that time we've not known a whole lot about the Mario Brothers' home life. The closest we've gotten was in incidental scenes in the Paper Mario and other RPG serie...   read

 
 
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Nintendo talks amiibo smartphone functionality, is 'looking into it'

I can recall a lot of "we aren't interested in smartphones" talk from Nintendo in the last five years or so, but now they're going full steam ahead with projects like Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem mobile, and Super Mario Run. The inf...   read

 
 
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Miyamoto says Mario not fit for virtual reality

Shortly after the Apple press conference where Miyamoto appeared on stage to announce Super Mario Run, he spoke with USA Today about things like bluegrass music and Star Wars, but most importantly Mario in virtual reality: it's won't happen...   read

 
 
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Miyamoto announces a new Super Mario game for iOS devices

Legendary developer Shigeru Miyamoto made a surprise appearance today at Apple's special event to announce a new game, Super Mario Run, a runner that appears to be based on New Super Mario Bros. U. This will launch on iOS first, implyi...   read

 
 
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Nintendo takes down No Mario's Sky, developer re-uploads it as DMCA's Sky

At this point, it should just be expected that fan-made games using Nintendo's IP will inevitably be hit with a DMCA takedown claim. In the past month alone, the company has taken down Another Metroid 2 Remake, Pokémon Uranium Versio...   read

 
 
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Missed September's Nintendo Direct? Catch up here

No, there were no surprise NX details. But there was a lot of good stuff announced! A couple of Wii U to 3DS ports, some new (and surprising) games like Pikmin, and of course goofy skits in between! Here's the Direct, alongside a list of ev...   read

 
 


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Super Mario Maker is coming to 3DS this year with a big restriction

Super Mario Maker, one of my most-played Wii U titles, is coming to the 3DS later this year on December 2. Shown off at today's Nintendo Direct, it looked just the same as the Wii U version in action. However, the biggest caveat, and one th...   read

 
 
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First an Ecto Cooler reboot, now this? Mario Hot Wheels are a thing

I was never really that into Hot Wheels or Matchbox cars. I mean, I loved the idea of the giant vehicles that turned into play sets, but even then I tended to gravitate towards Mighty Max or Tranformers (I did have the Turtles Party Va...   read

 
 
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Luigi's color came from graphical limitations

While it took Nintendo years to catch on to the fact, gamers have known for a long time that Luigi is the true lord and savior of gaming. He may play second fiddle to his brother, but we all prefer the slim, handsome scaredy cat over the ty...   read

 
 
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Mario made an appearance at the actual Olympic Games

Earlier this afternoon, I was joking with my roommate about the closing ceremony for the Rio Olympics that took place this evening. I told him with the summer games heading to Tokyo next, Mario should be in the portion of the show where the...   read

 
 
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Gravity and pixels combine in this Mario World tribute

There's something that's just satisfying about watching a carefully laid out matrix of dominoes falling down exactly as they're meant to. YouTube user TheDominoKing has been setting 'em up and knocking 'em down for quite a while now, a...   read

 
 
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Mario Party Star Rush gets new, non-soup can ripoff box art

Whether it was always a case of it not being "final" boxart or a reaction to the fact that they were caught re-using their own assets, Mario Party Star Rush has new artwork, unveiled at gamescom this week. I sincerely hope this it...   read

 
 
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This Super Mario watch costs more than my car

When you’re paid in the form of exposure to blog about video games, $27,000 seems like an unfathomable sum of money. For those who do have excessive amounts of disposable income and a somewhat-geeky inclination, however, the Swiss wat...   read

 
 
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Paper Mario: Color Splash details its Super Sentai team

Paper Mario: Color Splash lets Toads finally get their due, but in a rather unexpected way. A new video (which seems to be the first in a series, unless it's an elaborate joke) shows off the "Rescue V" squad, which are basically a Supe...   read

 
 
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Nintendo at gamescom: Yo-kai Watch 2 Europe release, 2DS bundles, and more

Pokémon Sun and Moon will be demoed and Yo-kai Watch 2 is coming to Europe -- that's just two of many announced plans that Nintendo has detailed for its gamescom brief. Here's a summary of what it has in store (note: most o...   read

 
 
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Area man crochets for 800 hours, makes massive Mario blanket

I'm not sure what's more impressive: the blanket, the fact that he put 800 hours of painstaking detail into it, or that this took six and a half years of on-and-off production before it was complete. It measures 2.2 x 1.8 funnymaths, and wa...   read

 
 
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Viz is reprinting the old-school Super Mario Adventures comic

What timing! Just as I'm reliving my childhood with that Nintendo Power archive that's been making the rounds, there's news of a standalone Super Mario Adventures reprint in the pipeline at Viz. These comics first appeared in the magazine i...   read

 
 
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Report: Nintendo will have a new NX Mario and Pokemon within 'six months' of launch

According to MCV, Nintendo isn't going to let the NX slog out of the gate like the Wii U and 3DS did -- at least when it comes to heavy-hitters. The site reports that Nintendo has not only secured strong third-party support from WB, Activis...   read

 
 
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I love Paper Mario: Color Splash's sense of style

Nintendo has taken the Paper Mario series in a light-adventure direction that, as a fan of the original N64 game and its superb sequel The Thousand-Year Door, I'm not especially enthused about. That said, I have to appreciate the papercraf...   read

 
 
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Those Mario flavors at Yogurtland are delizzle, fo shizzle

I'm always hesitant when it comes to my favorite video game characters ending up in food and drinks. In my younger days, I threw caution to the wind and threw just about anything and everything directly into my mouth. Sadly, those years of ...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Maker is getting Splatoon's Squid Sisters next week

Nintendo hasn't even hinted at when we'll see the end of Super Mario Maker, but the end of Splatoon is nigh. It'll kick off with a massive series of events in July, which will bring the last Splatfest, a concert, more amiibo, and now, ...   read

 
 
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