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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...

Could Wii U Launch with Super Mario Bros. 4?

Nintendo has now confirmed that it is working on a 2D Super Mario Bros. game for the Wii U based around the “Mario Experience” demo presented at E3 last year. At the same time, speculation is running wild that this game may be related to the supermario4.com domain recently registered by Nintendo. If the game is already well underway, could Nintendo be returning to those magical days when a new sys...

8 Bit Dreams Project

As children, adolescents, and adults, we have all wasted  time doodling our favorite video game characters.  I can remember customizing Samus with new weapons and new armors (until my mind was blown when I finished the game) and imagining different worlds for her to explore.  I am sure many of you have done the same. Artist Campbell Whyte, Born in Perth, Western Australia in the year 1984, took th...

T-shirt of the day: Mount Playmore

Busted Tees recently unveiled a clever Nintendo-themed Mount Rushmore t-shirt for their online catalog that features Mario, Donkey Kong, Samus, and Link immortalized in stone (or in cloth and print to be more exact). The design itself is sure to make many (including myself) ponder, “If there was a Mount Rushmore for video game characters or designers, what four would grace it?” This qu...

Mario Party 9 Site Updated

On March 11th, the 9th installment of the Mario Party series will debut to the public.  With a whopping 80 mini games, a co op and competitive play for up to four players, and the new boss battles, it is sure to keep you busy!  Sure there were just as many mini games in the other Mario party’s, but the way these mini games look seems like they will be outstanding.  Of course, I have not play...

Review: Mario and Sonic win the gold…for bizarre gameplay

The 3DS edition of Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games hit store shelves last month. Mediocre initial review scores made me wary, but I did enjoy the eShop demo, so I finally caved and bought the cartridge. To be blunt: If you want great gameplay from a recent release, buy Resident Evil: Revelations or spend a few bucks to download Pushmo or Sakura Samurai. There’s truly only one reas...

A Writer Appears! Michael Enters the Fray!

Then again, couldn’t we all just be friends? Y’know, like Kirby and Ribbon over there? Or you could just give me chocolates, and we’ll call it a day. Mmm…chocolates. Er, let’s start over. Michael Fletcher’s my name, and by the look of things I’m going to be writing here every now and then. Which is pretty sweet, considering I live for games of the video va...

I’m Sorry, I Can’t Come To Work Today, I Hurt Myself Playing Nintendo!

When I mention “Nintendo Thumb”, all of the old school gamers know what I am talking about.  The symptoms are the blistering, paraesthesia and swelling of the thumbs, mainly through use of the use o the directional pad. As much as I love the classic Nintendo controller, it was actually pretty dangerous for gamers.  It was not ergonomic, and its boxy, hard edges put a lot of strain on y...

What if Nintendo Rebranded Themselves as…Nintendo?

Nintendo has always been one of the best systems around, that is a given.  It has stood the test of time and weathered the passing of  great systems such as Sega, Neo Geo, Turbo Graphix 16, Atari, and Watara Supervision. However, over the past few years it seems to have been lost in the shadow of the XBOX 360 and Playstation 3.  It seemed for a while that Nintendo might not be able to keep up with...

Nintendo Rage, AKA: Nintendo Hard, AKA: Ninseizure!

We have all experienced it.  The fit of unbridled rage when we reach a near impossible area of a game.  No matter how hard we try we just cannot get past the one miniscule little part of a game.  The part that I had the most trouble with was the small jump in the sewer in TMNT.  I don’t even have to explain further for those of you that had the same frustration as me. I guess today it is cal...