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Tag: Nintendo

Knit Gamer Chucks: 8 Bits for Your 10 Toes

Knit Gamer Chucks: 8 Bits for Your 10 Toes
Gamers looking to increase their street cred should feel comfortable wearing their favorite gaming icons with pride. But if you’re not ready to wear something too over-the-top, then check out these sweet Converse Chuck Taylors, covered with hand-knit gamer designs.

Amazon Instant Video App Hits Nintendo Wii U

Amazon Instant Video App Hits Nintendo Wii U
Nintendo has bee working from early on to position the new Nintendo Wii U game console as more than just for gamers. To emphasize this point, the console has launched with a number of entertainment applications for streaming video.

Wii U Gets Torn Down by iFixit for All to See

Wii U Gets Torn Down by iFixit for All to See
The guys at iFixit are at it again. Within minutes of the release of any new gadget, it seems as if they’ve already got theirs in hand, and ripped open for the world to see. With the Wii U out for just one day, they’ve already broken out the surgical tools and splayed out its guts so you don’t have to.

Pikachu Yellow Nintendo 3DS XL Hits Europe December 7

Pikachu Yellow Nintendo 3DS XL Hits Europe December 7
If you live in Europe and have someone on your Christmas list who wants a new Nintendo 3DS XL, you’ll have a couple of new options to choose from in time for holiday shopping. The most interesting of the new 3DS XL consoles is one that Pokémon fans will love.

Dad Gives Daughter a Wind Waker Hacked to Make Link a Girl: The Legend of Zeldo

Dad Gives Daughter a Wind Waker Hacked to Make Link a Girl: The Legend of Zeldo
Mike Hoye has recently been playing The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker with his 3-year-old daughter Maya. He read the narration on screen to her, but because he wants Maya to be the hero, he changed all the nouns and pronouns that refer to Link to female ones.

Nintendo Unboxes its Own Wii U

Nintendo Unboxes its Own Wii U
The new Nintendo Wii U is coming to stores in North America on November 18th, but you can see exactly what you’ll be getting in the box thanks to the fine folks at Nintendo, who have decided to shoot their own early unboxing video, with Nintendo president Satoru Iwata doing the honors.

Watch 19 Mini Marios Play Classic RPG Themes

Watch 19 Mini Marios Play Classic RPG Themes
You might recall musician Diwa de Leon from his entertaining and amusing performances of the Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Galaxy music. Well, Diwa is back, and this time he’s formed a new musical group – the Mini Mario Orchestra.

Pokémon Etch-A-Sketch: Nintendo ES

Pokémon Etch-A-Sketch: Nintendo ES
When I was a kid, I never thought much of the Etch-A-Sketch. But a tool is only as good as the one using it. Did I just insult myself? I think I just praised Jane Labowitch, who calls herself Princess Etch-A-Sketch.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Characters Play Super Smash Bros. Brawl: Sony vs. Nintendo

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Characters Play Super Smash Bros. Brawl: Sony vs. Nintendo
If you’ve seen media of Sony’s upcoming fighting game PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, then you know that it’s quite similar to Nintendo’s Smash. Bros. series. The biggest difference is most likely with their rosters, which are each filled with company exclusives.

NES Controller Ceramic Mug: Push Start for More Coffee

NES Controller Ceramic Mug: Push Start for More Coffee
Due to medical reasons, I’ve recently had to give up one of my favorite vices – caffeine – but I still like to drink the occasional cup of decaf and imagine that it’s the real thing.

Video Game Cookies: From Pixels to Pastries

Video Game Cookies: From Pixels to Pastries
If there’s two things in life I love, it’s video games and cookies. I mean, what’s not to like? Apparently, the guys over at Parchment Cookies have the same mentality, and have baked up some epic video game-inspired cookies for us to admire (and eat if we could afford them.)

Nintendo Announces New Black 3DS XL and Other Colors for Japan

Nintendo Announces New Black 3DS XL and Other Colors for Japan
It seems Nintendo has taken Wesley Snipes’ advice and bet on black. Nintendo has announced that it will be launching a new black version of the 3DS XL, known as the 3DS LL in Japan, on November 1.

Steampunk NES Delivers a Knock-Out Punch

Steampunk NES Delivers a Knock-Out Punch
Look at this beautiful console. It may look like it’s from the 1890’s, but it is just another modern mod that is beautifully done. And no, it doesn’t run on steam (though it would be cool if it did.)

Nintendo 64 Mini Mod: N64 Gets Hit by Shrink Ray!

Nintendo 64 Mini Mod: N64 Gets Hit by Shrink Ray!
Maybe it was because of Super Mario 64, but I always thought the Nintendo 64 was one of the best consoles Nintendo ever made. But it was always sort of big and clunky. And while these days, you can emulate the console on a tiny handheld, there’s still nothing quite like playing with the original cartridges and the original controller.

Wii U Will Be Region-Locked…Nooooooooooo

Wii U Will Be Region-Locked…Nooooooooooo
A bit of bad news has turned up concerning the new Nintendo Wii U game console set to launch later this year. Nintendo recently disclosed that the new game console will be region-locked. This means that the console will not support video games purchased outside of the console’s home region.

Mechanical Donkey Kong: How Real Can You Get?

Mechanical Donkey Kong: How Real Can You Get?
We’ve featured some mechanical versions of arcade games in the past, but I think this is my new favorite. That’s because this real-world version of Donkey Kong is actually controlled by an NES gamepad. That just makes it that much more awesome.