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How would you rank the new Mario Kart 8 DLC tracks?

I know lots of things are supposed to be going through your mind at any given time, but it seemed there was only one thing on my mind this morning: the new Legend of Zelda x Mario Kart 8 DLC that arrived on Wii U. I spent as much time as I could racing the 8 new tracks, and this is personally how I’d rank them against one another: Number 8 – Yoshi Circuit (GCN) I didn’t play Doub...

Top 5 “new” things in Super Smash Bros. Wii U from the livestream event

A little behind-the-scenes info on Infendo for you: many of us were too busy to watch, let alone post on, the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U “50-Fact Extravaganza” that streamed yesterday. Our deepest apologies for that. Since everyone who wanted to watch the broadcast has probably seen it by now, I’m going to approach it by listing my top 5 favorite items from the lengthy list we w...

10 Weird, Quirky, and/or Interesting Moments from the Super Smash Bros. Direct

Infendo Radio was begging to be recorded right after yesterday’s Super Smash Bros. Direct, so I didn’t get a chance to post all of the news that came out of the broadcast. And since, at this point, you surely know all of the main points that came out of the Direct, this post is focusing on some of the strange and unusual moments from Sakurai’s presentation. If, for some reason, y...

3 Reasons to Download the Bravely Default Demo Before February 7

Nintendo 3DS owners in the UK have been playing Bravely Default since December, yet here us North American gamers are again: waiting. Waiting for one of the best RPG’s on the handheld to date to be released. I don’t pretend to know why that is, but Nintendo and Square Enix have been kind enough to at least provide us with a demo of the game. As you may know, this particular demo is dif...

Latest “Top 10 NES games” is pretty good

Mario 3 appropriately takes the top spot. And there are a couple of surprises. But a part of me died inside not seeing either Punch-Out or Kirby’s Adventure make the list. Bastards!

Despite full schedule, Link easily distracted

Only a Zelda game can make doing menial chores for total strangers fun. These are some of my favorite side quests. What are yours? Or aren’t you a fan of Link’s distractions?

Top 15 moments in SNES history

According to UGO: 15. Actraiser, Bloodpool 14. Pilotwings, Jetpack 13. NBA Jam, Super Dunk 12. Super Castlevania 4, Gold Level 11. Star Fox, Giant Face 10. Final Fight, Take that, Car 9.  Turtles in Time, Wild West 8. Super Mario Kart, Lightning Bolt 7. Chrono Trigger, Back to the Future 6. Super Mario World, Yoshi! 5. Final Fantasy II, Tellah Dies 4. Out of this World, Alien Tank 3. Super Mario ...

Classics define Nintendo’s upswing decade

A lot can change in a decade. Just ask Nintendo. In Apr. 2003, with the month’s rains at their dreariest, the company reported fiscal GameCube sales of 5.6 million units, less than half the total forecast in 2002. Six Aprils later, Nintendo closed another fiscal year with sales of 25.95 million Wii systems, nearly a five-fold increase over 2003, as the company famous for the power-up evidently d...

GamePro’s “24 best 8-bit games” makes me all warm and fuzzy inside

With great picks and nice recaps of some of the best retro games ever, it’s a nostalgic punch to the face. As author McKinley Noble writes, “it’s enough to keep blowing into your NES slot loader.” Just know SMB3 rightfully took the top spot.

Bowser’s personal life shrouded in mystery

Over the last 20 years, you’ve chopped bridges from beneath his feet and dropped him into semifluid molten lava. You’ve spun him around by the tail and tossed him face-first into heavy explosives. And for the most part, Bowser has deserved all of it. Reflecting on how poorly we’ve treated Mario’s long-time arch nemesis, however, I’m reminded of something I learned a decade ago from an ab...

Blow out the candles with WiiWare’s top five

If someone had penned a list of my finest exploits by my first birthday, the piece would’ve covered infantile handiwork typical of one-year-olds. Times I made dookie behind the couch might be a favorite for high-ranking inclusion, for example. That’s not the case with WiiWare. Nintendo’s download service may not be toddling as confidently as similar amenities on other consoles, b...

Top 10 Wii games of 2008

Yo Adrian, we did it! After deliberation and a few fist fights, we’ve narrowed down a year of Wii software into a list of the ten best. Each staff member submitted ten picks, each of which was assigned points. From those picks, we totaled the points and chiseled out an overall top ten. We’ll be doing the same for the DS list. Last year’s list is still available, in case you misse...