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Video: Really Freakin’ Clever – Metroid Prime

Joshua M. has posted a new video looking back at the Space Pirate Frigate prologue to Metroid Prime. In the video, we are taken aback to how Prime 1’s prologue level was an inventive and subtle way to teach the player the rules and controls as they become, in essence, Samus Aran. At eight minutes long, the video may not surprise many hardcore Metroid fans with new information, but it brings ...

Video: Super Mario Bros. theme with wine glasses and a frying pan

YouTube user Dan Newbie has made a habit of recreating memorable songs and themes with the use of kitchen utensils and various glassware. Now, he has paid homage to the Super Mario Bros. theme using only wine glasses and a frying pan. The video is an interesting take on a gaming theme so recognizable that it wouldn’t be surprising to see viewers (including myself) bang on pots and pans for a...

YouTube Spotlight: Super Mario Bros. beat with lowest possible score, no continues

Gamers typically want to get the high score, but YouTuber NotEntirelySure has uploaded a video of an impressive feat that requires exactly the opposite: getting the lowest possible score in Super Mario Bros. without using any continues. The final 500 points in this unique run come from touching 5 of the game’s flagpoles at the very bottom precisely when the clock hits 000. Mario loses just o...

YouTube Spotlight: Lovely Wii Fit Trainer – Smash Bros Animation

If you’ve been paying close attention, you know that I have been putting up YouTube Spotlights on Tuesdays (fits the whole “YouTube Tuesday” tradition), but the nice thing about doing Spotlights is that there’s nothing confining them to Tuesdays! (Honestly, though, I just plain forgot.) *Ahem* moving on. In the spirit of new characters being announced for Super Smash Bros. ...

YouTube Spotlight: Smooth McGroove

Here we go with another YouTube Spotlight, and this one promises to be something special. You may or may not be familiar with YouTuber Smooth McGroove. If you are: good for you. If not: it’s never too late. Smooth McGroove uploads a capella arrangements of classic video game tunes on his YouTube channel, which you can check out here.  Check out his latest video, the Kokiri Forest theme from ...

Youtube App Now Available For 3DS

After confirming that a 3DS Youtube app was on the way at a recent Nintendo Direct presentation, the app is now available on 3DS eShops in North America and Europe and takes up 113 blocks on your memory card. There is also the option to watch videos in High Quality and sets it to full screen instead of having a black box outside the video.

Video: Star Wars meets Zelda and the rest of Nintendo

If you don’t know who James Farr is, then immediately check out his YouTube page. Farr, a YouTube celebrity in his own right, has been responsible for some the best pop culture mash-ups on the Internet. His previous mash-ups include Teenage Mutant Koopa Troopas, Super Mario Busters, and its sequel New Super Mario Busters 2, and now he has created a new video that mixes the worlds of Star War...

Dear Nintendo of America: Could you please make us more trailers like this one from the UK?

A trailer showing off already-released and to-be-released games exclusively for Wii U at a rapid-fire pace…these are a few of my favorite things. Nintendo of America could take a few notes from its UK sibling and give us more of this kind of advertising: It makes you proud to be a Wii U owner, or jealous of those who are. But what do you think of the montage (or barrage, whichever way you pr...

Video: Super Metroid reimagined as a cartoon series

Ever wished that Super Metroid was its own animated series? Well, artist Dave Rapoza has done just that with his latest video depicting Nintendo’s SNES classic as a full-fledged animated series. The short clip runs at just under a minute and a half, but shows Samus gunning through familiar locals on the planet Zebes and encountering an enemy that may or may not lead her to a certain stolen M...

Nintendo Trailers Flood YouTube

Nintendo has been busy uploading videos to YouTube since the end of their Nintendo Direct presentation for E3 this morning.  I counted 20 new videos (including the Direct itself) that have been uploaded since their stream ended.  They also shared a few videos yesterday, bringing their total to 24 videos in the same number of hours. All of the main features from the Nintendo Direct each have their ...

Nintendo Claims Ad Revenue From YouTube Videos

According to various YouTube users, Nintendo has started enforcing their copyright over content that is posted on YouTube.  Most notably, this includes numerous “Let’s Play” videos that feature lengths of game footage from a variety of Nintendo properties. Nintendo’s approach here is to place ads at the beginning or end of videos that feature Nintendo games, and the resulti...

PAX East Ducktales Gameplay Footage

The return of Ducktales, even if it is a remake, still has me a little giddy.  I have replayed the original a couple of times, and cannot wait to play it again upon release.  If only I could have been at PAX East… I may not have been able to attend PAX East this year, but my friend Thomas did.  While there, he was able to get some footage of the Ducktales Demo.  The short video isn’t p...