Look, it’s the teaser trailer for Mario Tennis Open!
Looks awesome, yeah? I agree. But wait, isn’t somebody missing? Hmm, no sign of Wario. Or Donkey Kong. That’s weird. Oh well, it’s just an early teaser trailer, I’m sure those guys will all be in the final game, along with a bunch of other Mushroom Kingdom superstars and superfreaks.
Hey Toad, I'm new to this game, so I'm legally obligated to inform you that I'm a registered sex offender...
Including this douche, more likely than not. Sigh. The thing is, if he “belongs” in any game, it’s a sequel to the game that unfortunately spawned him. The funny thing is, after stinking up the joint for twelve years, he’s not even my least favorite “filler” character in the Mario series anymore. To be honest, I was shocked this gangly, unlovable, purple and black sack of festering chinchilla turds wasn’t featured in Mario Kart 7. Maybe even a little let down? Let’s explore the Waluigi back-lash… and the back-lash to the back-lash! READ MORE
Director of Pokemon Black and White Junichi Masuda appeared on an awesome sounding Japanese TV show called Pokémon Sunday to announce the next entries in the Pokémon series: Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2, coming to the DS (2DS?) in Japan this June. This means I lost the bet where I was positive the “third” installment of Pokemon Black and White would be a 3DS title called “Pokemon Grey.” READ MORE
New dates have been confirmed for Symphony of the Goddesses, the Legend of Zelda concert series touring North America. Before you do like me and get all excited that it might be coming somewhere near you, take a look at the up-to-date concert listing, with the new dates in bold:
March 14 Vancouver
March 26 Seattle
March 28 San Francisco
April 7 Denver
April 20-21 Phoenix
May 12 Atlanta
May 31 Montreal June 6 Los Angeles
June 22 Austin July 7 Houston
July 12 San Diego
July 14 Orlando July 25 Philadelphia
July 26 Vienna (Virginia, not Austria… or sausage)
Sept. 15 Toronto Sept. 22 Minneapolis
So yep, with six new dates on the board, the closest one for me is still an eight hour drive away. It’s cool, I’m totally not bitter. If you can actually go to one of these things, click here for info on buying tickets… and so I can vicariously experience it through you.
I came across this gallery today of cats dolled up by their owners as various Nintendo characters and of course felt compelled to share. Some are more successful than others (the costumes on the Four Swords kitties are particularly impressive) and a lot of these animals do look downright miserable but I still can’t help but eat this kind of thing up. Just look at the little guy on page 3 in his Leon from Resident Evil 4 getup. I love it.
Click right here to check ‘em out and be sure to let us know which is your favorite!
A few days ago via the 3DS’ newfangled Swapnote contraption, President of NOA Reginald Von Fils Aime gave gaming fans a heads up that a big announcement regarding upcoming titles for both the Wii and 3DS was on the way. This happened yesterday through Nintendo Direct and as you can see we’re just now reporting on the event. Welcome to the cutting edge of Nintendo fansite blogging. READ MORE
So a little while back a guy named Jay Pavlina (alias Exploding Rabbit) created Super Mario Bros. Crossover, a fan-made replica of the classic sidescroller that lets players plow through the Mushroom Kingdom as Mario… or Mega Man or Samus Aran or Simon Belmont. Earlier this month he launched version 2.0 of Super Mario Bros. Crossover, and it is bigger and better in just about every conceivable way. See for yourself:
Click here to play it, or here to read up on the development of the game from the man himself. In-depth impressions after the jump! READ MORE
Our long national nightmare is over today, as Capcom and Nintendo have combined their powers to form Captain Planetbring the arcadeSega Genesis version of Strider to the Virtual Console, ending a multi-month drought of retro releases for those Nintendo fans who are waiting for a hardware revision before picking up a 3DS (*cough*.) The last VC release on Wii in North America, if I recall correctly, was Super Adventure Island II (EDIT: It was The Ignition Factor, but I was close!) back in August (Europe’s had a couple of recent releases these past few weeks, breaking an even longer drought for them.) Strider will set you back 800 points, which isn’t too bad, unless you already have the Capcom collections on the PS2/Xbox/PSP. Then it’s ludicrous! LUDICROUS!
Also, the NES classic Super Mario Bros. is now out on the 3DS Virtual Console for plebeian non-Ambassadors, at a price of $4.99, a whole cent cheaper than on the Wii. This release was anticipated, as earlier this week people with ambassador systems noted that there was an update for the game that added the full-featured interface Nintendo had promised. Care to give more info on how that looks and works, Ray?
In a recent interview over at EW.com, the legendary creator goes on record as to who his favorite and least favorite characters are to play as in the Mario Kart series. The former is pretty obvious but the latter is actually kind of surprising:
“Who’s your least favorite character?
My favorite character is your least favorite character?
I understand that he has some popularity. Somehow.”
Pretty harsh words for the little guy. Check out the rest of the interview to find out who the favorite is along with a few tidbits on Skyward Sword and *GASP* Pikmin 3 (!!) by clicking right here.
A few days ago and for the first time since the heyday of the Wii’s Virtual Console I woke up after a hard night of drinking to find that at some point my drunk ass busted out the credit card and decided to peruse the 3D’s eShop. The lucky treat I picked out for myself was this game: Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword. Now normally, this would be an appropriate time to impart a serious message: Kids, don’t drink and download. But in the case of Sakura it actually wasn’t such a bad call. Thanks for the solid, drunk me. READ MORE
Hello, and welcome to the second installment of my ongoing “Wii Games You Should Be Playing” series where I tell you, yes you faithful reader what a sad sack of shit you are for not making certain Wii games more successful on the sales charts. Today’s game is Red Steel 2, a completely unrelated sequel story-wise to one of the worst games available during the system’s launch. In it, you take control of a Cowboy/Samurai as he slashes and shoots his way through wave after wave of futuristic enemies with incredible near 1.1 acuracy due to the magic of the Wii-Mote +. Sound fun? Good Lord it is so much fun. READ MORE
Ever wonder what Waluigi is like when he’s not playing tennis or driving a go-kart? The guys at Dorkly will make you wish you didn’t!
Video game inspired cartoons have been all over the internet for years, but the stuff at Dorkly is actually well-animated, well-acted and, you know funny. The art form of moving pixels around to tell a joke has evolved a lot since the early days of “let’s make Mario swear and have blood and boobies and stuff!” READ MORE
Nintendo is letting us, the unwashed masses pick the boxart for Xenoblade Chronicles. Now before you get all excited and start drawing wieners in Microsoft Paint, Nintendo’s not taking submissions. Instead, we get to choose from one of four proposed boxart designs. Read on for a peek at all four designs, and how to cast your vote! READ MORE
Yeah we get it, you like the princess! Don't you have anything better to do?
You can’t have a great hero without a great villain, right? Superman and Lex Luthor, Batman and The Joker, Luke Skywalker and dear old Dad, James Bond and monogamy, Indiana Jones and Nazis, and of course, everybody’s favorite Italian stereotype and a big turtle-dragon-asaurus! It just makes sense.
But… lots of great heroes have more than one villain, too. Superman and Brainiac, Batman and Two-Face, Luke Skywalker and George Lucas, James Bond and not having AIDS , Indiana Jones and George Lucas, Mario and… who? You’d never know it judging by the main games in the Mario series for the last couple decades, but Mario does have a rogues gallery consisting of characters that don’t rhyme with “Schnauzer.” Who are they and what happened to them? Read on! READ MORE