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Miyamoto: Expect a 'new kind of Mario,' possibly at E3 next year

With just Zelda making a big splash at E3 this year, Nintendo has been noticeably quiet on most fronts, but that might not be the case in 2017.  Speaking to IGN, Shigeru Miyamoto noted that, "We're always challenging ourselve...   read

 
 
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Paper Mario: Color Splash
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Paper Mario: Color Splash draws ire of Nintendo fans, looks alright

As I talked about yesterday, Paper Mario: Color Splash hasn't been very well received by the Nintendo community. You all shared your own reasons, and Nintendo's YouTube channel currently has more dislikes than likes on both showcase vi...   read

 
 
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Mario amiibo

PSA: A few of the new Mario amiibo might be rare

We are long past the era of "unicorn" or "impossible to find" amiibo. Taking a look at recent releases, Roy, a GameStop exclusive, was available for over a month before he temporarily went out of stock, and was re-listed again. Timmy and To...   read

 
 
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Paper Mario: Color Splash

Paper Mario: Color Splash will be released on October 7

I feel like the new Paper Mario is being put out to pasture a bit. I mean, maybe not, but I don't know many people who are even aware of Color Splash's existence, and when I tell them "hey, there's a new Paper Mario game comi...   read

 
 
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Mario Party Star Rush

Mario Party Star Rush unceremoniously announced for 3DS at E3

Buried beneath the announcement of the new Zelda and its accompanying amiibo, Nintendo also let us know that a new Mario Party is on the way. What?It's called Mario Party Star Rush, and will launch on November 4 on 3DS. That's pre...   read

 
 
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is getting its own amiibo line, more Mario figures on the way

[Update: Nintendo showed off some new amiibo footage in their Zelda stream. According to Nintendo of America's Bill Trinen, Link is "exploring alone," and based on his wording, Wolf Link seems to be the only companion availab...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Bros

Super Mario Bros. director wanted Danny DeVito as Mario, original script was darker

At this point we all know the Super Mario Bros. film was a disaster. But learning just how that magnificent implosion took place bit by bit over the years is fascinating. For one, famed character actor Bob Hoskins was not the first choice f...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Maker has hit peak cross-branding: Shaun The Sheep costume incoming

So uh, yeah. Nintendo has announced that by way of an event course called "Shaun's Mossy Mole Mischief," Shaun the Sheep, of television, movie, and Wallace & Gromit fame, will be hitting Super Mario Maker tomorrow. He comes complete wit...   read

 
 
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The horror

After all these years Shy Guy's face has finally been revealed

Have you ever wondered what was under the Shy Guys' masks from the Super Mario Bros. series? I have. I care more about what these guys look like than even what is hiding  underneath Master Chief's helmet [Spoilers: He is a chisele...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Maker

Super Mario Maker just got a small quality of life patch

Although it's been a while since we've gotten a hefty Super Mario Maker update (outside of the random 8-bit cameo), Nintendo has been regularly patching the game to ensure that it's up to code. That includes the recent 1.43 update, that all...   read

 
 
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Mario

Ha, the new Mario Minecraft pack is causing copyright issues on YouTube

As we all know, Nintendo is very protective of its intellectual property, and that extends to YouTube. While just about any studio is willing to allow streamers and YouTubers to monetize their games, Nintendo will adamantly file copyright c...   read

 
 
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The Minecraft Mario Mash-Up Pack is out now on Wii U

Although it was announced over a week ago the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack wasn't quite ready to go for Minecraft Wii U. But as of last night Mojang and Nintendo flipped the appropriate switches, and the free update is now live for do...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Maker
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It's nice to see the Ice Climbers again

Coming off of Babymetal (what a lively comment thread that was!), it makes sense Nintendo would go with something more familiar for the next Super Mario Maker costume. The Ice Climbers? Why, sure! We haven't seen that dynamic duo in a whil...   read

 
 
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Nintendo kicks

Vans is making Nintendo shoes

Shoes are the exact kind of vapid fad that Nintendo tends to avoid with its properties, but given the ancient company's recent Miitomo app and general effort to get its franchises onto cellphones worldwide, it seems nothing is sacred anymor...   read

 
 
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Someone used a dance pad to clear Champion's Road in Super Mario 3D World

After hundreds of attempts, Twitch streamer PeekingBoo has bested Champion's Road, the big eff-you obstacle-course level of Super Mario 3D World, with his trusty dance pad. Over the past year, he's beaten entire games with the unconvention...   read

 
 
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Bowser has quite the rhythmic gymnastics routine

No, we aren't having a mass fever dream -- that really is Bowser dancing with his rhythmic gymnastics clubs for a minute and a half. And gracefully, I might add. Look at the Koopa go! This is the first time in a long time that I haven't sh...   read

 
 
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Super Mario Maker
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Even Babymetal is teaming up with Mario Maker

The metal idol group Babymetal is coming to Super Mario Maker as a character costume, which is something I should probably find strange, but don't -- not after the pigeon, Barbara the Bat, and Chitoge Kirisaki. Nintendo has gone to unexpec...   read

 
 
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Square's Super Mario RPG pitch: Mario with a sword on horseback

I regretfully have not played Super Mario RPG, but I have a feeling it wouldn't be so revered as a classic had Nintendo followed Square's initial pitch, which included Mario riding a horse, wearing a cape, and holding a sword. It'd just be...   read

 
 
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Mario Football

Okay, this fan-made Mario Football mock-up is great

I used to be fairly into sports video games back when they tended to be more straightforward, arcade-style experiences -- stuff the whole family could easily learn to play and love. Heck, to this day, I still regularly revisit titles from t...   read

 
 
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It only took 46 hours to beat this insane Super Mario Maker level

Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should. When you finally beat the insane Super Mario Maker level after 46 hours:   read

 
 
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Relive the infamous 'Mario Party Glove' and other incidents during the series' history

Mario Party might be accused of producing the same concepts over and over again, but it has a storied and interesting history to it. Most older gamers will likely remember the "glove" incident, where the Nintendo 64 controller was so t...   read

 
 
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There's a new Super Mario Bros. world record speedrun

Video game masterpiece Super Mario Bros. is more than 20 years old [correction: 30 years, math is hard], but the very best attempts at playing it have all been fairly recent. The past two years have brought about many new world r...   read

 
 
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Mario Bros easter egg

You probably haven't seen this Super Mario Bros. 3 animation

For each episode of The Simpsons I can recite from memory, I can still watch that show and stumble upon a dusty, hitherto undiscovered or unappreciated (by me) gag. Even if it's just a sign in the background. That show was real good for a l...   read

 
 
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Nintendo

Nintendo still coy about exactly what makes them delete a Super Mario Maker level

As you may have heard, Nintendo has been deleting select Super Mario Maker stages lately, including a series of levels from popular streamers. The problem is, they don't really explain why this is happening, and these bans can com...   read

 
 
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Mario Kart
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I would definitely play a Mario Kart themed Rocket League

It might not be real, but The Pixel Kingdom has shared their vision of what Rocket League would be like if it took place in the Mushroom Kingdom. And you know what? I can dig it. Lightning power-ups, items that morph the size of the ba...   read

 
 
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