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Nintendo partnering with Illumination to make Mario movie

Finally! While some people have some weird attachment to the Super Mario Bros. live action theatrical atrocity that was made, many people would rather forget that ever existed. I’ll admit that I did see it when I was a kid […]


Super Mario Odyssey | Review

Mario has been a staple of the gaming industry since the very early arcade days when he was just a humble sprite named Jump Man who wanted nothing more than to save a poor woman he loved named Pauline from […]


Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle | Review

When Ubisoft and Nintendo decided they wanted to join forces to create a mashup of two great franchises, both had some great characters to chose from. The most obvious choice of franchise from Ubisoft would have to be the Rayman […]


Paper Mario: Color Splash | REVIEW

Paper Mario Color Splash is a comical and nostalgic entry in the franchise that almost takes on a 90’s PC adventure game vibe. With less emphasis on RPG elements in this release it may feel awkward at first, but it’s […]


Nintendo’s Super Mario Run Brings Mario to iOS

At today’s Apple media event, Shigeru Miyamoto made a big splash when he appeared on-stage to announce Super Mario Run. Speaking alongside Apple CEO Tim Cook through translator Bill Trinen, Miyamoto detailed Nintendo’s first-ever iOS game. The game features traditional […]


Mario Maker Brings My Childhood Dreams To Life

Odds are, at some point we’ve ALL wanted to do this. In 2015, you’ll be able to create your own Super Mario Bros. levels on the Wii U console. I remember (back in my day *waves cane like Cranky Kong*) […]


Mario Kart Races Into Japanese Aracades

Released just a couple days ago in Japan, Mario Kart fans can get behind the wheel of Mario Kart Arcade Gran Prix DX. There’s even a trailer released for the game and the folks over at Arcade Heroes shared a […]


Wii U Direct – Other News and Notes

Nintendo will be releasig two updates to the Wii U which will alow software to launch faster and a quicker return to Wii U menu. The first update will happen in the spring with the second in the summer. VIRTUAL […]


New Super Mario Bros. U | Review

There’s something about New Super Mario Bros. U that feels like a step onto new ground. First off, the map screen is a welcome change featuring winding pathways similar to Super Mario World. I know it’s just a simple cosmetic […]


Live A Goomba’s Life In This Animated Short

“First Person Goomba” is an animation made for the Machinima Interactive Film Festival by animator Filipe Costa. While it can seem pretty deep, I’m sure it’s meant to be taken in a light hearted fashion. Don’t worry kids, when you […]


Big World Map Returns in New Super Mario Bros. U

One of my biggest disappointments with the Super Mario Bros. series has been the drifting away from Mario 3 and Mario World overworld maps. I know, it’s all the same content but something just feels cooler about those expansive and […]


Japan Gets Donkey Kong By Downloading NSMB2

North American Club Nintendo members who plan on downloading New Super Mario Bros. 2 can look forward to receiving double the amount of coins to use on the site than those who don’t download the game. The download bonus for […]


Video Game Music – Volume 1

There is a number of different elements that make up a video game. One is obviously the gameplay. Two would be the pretty images that you see on your screen. But there is one area where many people are finally […]