Nintendo recently revealed that it’s giving Hollywood another chance to get Super Mario right with a full-length animated feature from Illumination Entertainment. It’s gotta be better than that first movie right? The bar is definitely set very low.
Super Mario Odyssey has a lot of firsts. First and foremost, it’s a groundbreaking Super Mario game. But lately the talk has been all about Mario’s lack of a belly button, while showing off his nipples.
Nostalgia among gaming nerds is big business. The NES and SNES Classic Edition retro consoles are still selling out. Obviously a Game Boy Classic Edition must be on the way from Nintendo, right? Maybe, but Hyperkin is working on its own remake and beating them to the punch.
Super Mario 64 is a classic game. It was a lot of fun. How can you make it even better? Well, you could play the game in first-person perspective. Nintendo ROM hacker Kaze Emanuar has done just that, giving the N64 game a completely different feel.
Has opening your garage door turned into a boring chore? Why not turn it into a video game with this fun garage door opener that looks like a classic NES controller? Of course button-mashing might result in a busted garage door, so you’ll probably want to avoid that.
I don’t spend much time in church, but if they had videogames there, I might show up more often. I like to think that if religious institutions had an arcade, we’d all be spending more time bending the knee to the gods of gaming.
Do you love to play classic arcade games? Don’t have the space for a big arcade cabinet, or the time to futz about installing and configuring emulators along with all of their convoluted config files? Then check out NewAgeRetro, who makes cool Raspberry Pi-based game emulator systems, built into 3D-printed shells that look like classic Nintendo game consoles.
Coffee and video games don’t generally mix. After all, reaching down from your controller in the middle of a game to grab a sip usually results in a nasty mouth burn or hot coffee spilled all over the place.
It’s a bit too cold here in Chicago to even think about going for a swim, but I’m pretty sure lots of us will be heading to warmer points South this winter for vacation. And if you’re going somewhere with a swimming pool, you’ll want to bring a pool float.
Good Smile Company’s latest Nendoroid action figure features the standard form of the Robobot Armor from the 3DS Game Kirby: Planet Robobot.
The Mecha Knight buster comes in a bundle that includes a Kirby Nendoroid and his helmet from the game.
Halloween just ended, so that can only mean one thing: Thanksg… Christmas decorations! And if you’re going to have a Christmas tree this year, let it be a geeky one. These Mario ornaments from Hallmark should do the trick just fine.
Are you a Nintendo freak? Then you probably have spent your fair share of time with Mario and his pals. Now, you can bring a little bit of the Mushroom Kingdom to your own kingdom with this duo of fun lamps from ThinkGeek.
We all know Mario is an Italian plumber with overalls and a big black caterpillar mustache. However, most people don’t know the true origin story of Nintendo’s most popular character.
As part of its series 8-bit Legacy: The Curious History of Video Games, the guys from Great Big Story sat down with game designer Shigeru Miyamoto to learn about the earliest days of Mario, and how he came up with the character.
I recently had the opportunity to test out Retro-Bit’s RES+ console, which lets you play classic 8-bit Nintendo games over an HDMI connection, resulting in image quality heretofore unseen from these classic games. If you’re looking for something a bit more versatile, you might want to check out this system out of Japan, which lets you go handheld, while also offering an HDMI output when you’re at home.
While it wasn’t the first handheld game system, the Nintendo Game Boy was the first one that really mattered. Despite the limitations of its green and grey LCD screen, it offered up a smart design, and some truly addictive games.