Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Will you be celebrating the Olympics this weekend with Mario or Sonic?             Or are you going old school?                    

Nintendo Spotting: Mario, Kirby, and Pikachu chalk art

While attending class at DePaul University, Infendo reader Anthony Colon spotted some Nintendo-related chalk art at a nearby street. Anthony stated this in an email accompanying the above photo: “It was definitely a nice reminder of my childhood.” Couldn’t agree anymore, Anthony. Plus, chalk art (especially in college towns) is always a welcome sight.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 Gameplay From Japan

As I mentioned in a previous podcast, I was a little worried that the New Super Mario Bros. 2 would focus too much on the coin collection, and not enough on the actual game play or storyline.  I think that I might have judged the game too soon. Japan has released two commercials that show a bit more of the game play, including a Giant Boo, a possible Koopalings chase, giant rocks falling under wat...

Happy Fourth of July From Infendo!

I hope you have a Safe and Happy Independence Day!  Please enjoy this Super Mario Galaxy Fireworks Extravaganza

3D Mario Chalk Art for Your Friday Viewing Pleasure

T.G.I.F!, this has been a long, hot week!  With Temps reaching the 100’s here in Northern Indiana, and a packed week at work, I am definitely ready for a relaxing weekend! While browsing various Nintendo sites, I came upon this pretty cool video created by MikeSlangsLies on Youtube.  Mike shows us a time lapse of himself creating a 3D Mario chalk art.  It is pretty awesome to view the step-b...

Nintendo Says Super Mario Bros. U is What the Fans Want

Over the years, Nintendo has allowed Mario to evolve with the times yet still allow him to retain his original demeanor.  From his 8 bit humble beginnings, to his career in the racing circuit, Mario has transitioned nicely to the new age of gaming.  For the fans, he taught us to never give up, even if the Princess is in another Castle.  Rarely are we let down by the release of a new installment in...

Nintendo Releases Shipment Numbers of 3 Top Franchises

Nintendo has recently released data showing the worldwide shipment figures for three of it’s coveted franchises: Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and Mario Kart.  The charts below show the units shipped in millions.  and start from the franchise beginnings and continue to the present. Some of the figures might be surprising, such as Super Mario Bros 1 out shipping all other Mario Bros almos...

Wii Bringing Back Some Classics

Nintendo of America has shared some great news for fans of Pikmin and Mario Tennis!  On June 10th, 2012 NoA will release Pikmin 2 and Mario Power tennis for the Wii as part of their “Nintendo Selects” line of games.  Both of the classic games will be available for the low price of $19.99. Nintendo also announced that Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Donkey Kong Country will now sell for the...

30,000 Domino Nintendo Tribute

You might have seen this video on G4TV, But I thought it was worth sharing.  Youtuber Shanesdominoez paid tribute to our favorite gaming system by setting up 30,000 dominoes in a Nintendo themed chain reaction.  What are your thoughts?  

Fabulous Folders Follow in Fresh Firmware’s Wake…in 3D!

Alliteration aside, for those who are unaware, the 3DS’s latest firmware update brought with it an exciting addition (at least for me) – folders! This is the first time in Nintendo’s history that the option to sort software into individual folders has been made available to the players, and I must say that it’s about bloody time the 3DS adopted this feature. With so many ne...

Miyamoto: 3DS Launch Needed More Mario

Shigeru Miyamoto has stated, in a recent interview, that Nintendo did not properly advertise the unique features of the 3DS.  Features such as Augmented Reality and other installed apps should have received more focus.  He also stated that he was disappointed with the launch line up.  What would have made the line up better? More Mario Titles, of course! It does seem that Nintendo’s number o...

Raccoon Mario Returns! New Super Mario Bros. 2 Coming to 3DS.

Classic 2D Mario gameplay is coming to the 3DS this summer, and it looks like the Raccoon Suit is making a return. Earlier tonight, Nintendo announced, via Nintendo Direct and later through Twitter, that New Super Mario Bros. 2 will be released in August in North America and Japan. No word yet on a release date for Europe. Few details have been provided, but a number of screenshots have been relea...

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