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Next for Nintendo: Zelda reboots, fresh Splatoon gear and more

Nintendo announced a slew of upcoming titles and their release dates -- as well as new content for existing franchises -- during the company's Nintendo Direct livestream on Thursday. Gird your loins and prepare for Zelda reboots, fancy new Splatoon arenas, and so. many. amiibo sets.<p><b>November 12th,</b> …

Summer Games Done Quick sets a record for charity

Summer Games Done Quick, the mid-year speedrun event Games Done Quick stages for charity, ended early this morning having raised more than $1.2 million dollars for Doctors Without Borders.<p>The total raised is well more than the $700,000 the event raised last year, and commensurate to the $1.5 …

Watch the fastest gamers in the world tear through amazing games all week long

It's that time of the year again! As of today, the speedrunning community is holding its annual Summer Games Done Quick event for a full week.<p>Some of the most talented gamers in the world will be blasting through games such as <i>Sonic Adventure</i>, <i>BioShock Infinite</i>, <i>Castlevania: Symphony of the Night</i> and</i> …

The Last Guardian's Connection to Ico and Shadow of the Colossus

The Last Guardian's appearance during Sony's press conference meant the world to fans of Fumito Ueda, the iconic Japanese developer who's responsible for Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, two pillars of the PlayStation 2's library of games. Will The Last Guardian follow in their footsteps? Ueda …

This is how adorable Yoshi will look when he gets a Link, Mario, Donkey Kong makeover

We already knew that <i>Yoshi's Woolly World</i> was going to be extraordinarily adorable, what with the yarn setting and characters and addition of amiibo.<p>But this is our first look at how using other character's amiibo will change the look of the yarn Yoshi giving him, for instance, a Donkey Kong, Mario …

15 Weird Ice Cream Flavors That Are Anything But Vanilla

If you grew up with your parents telling you that you can’t have ice cream for dinner, they probably never thought about it including avocado, balsamic vinegar or goat cheese. There has been a true revolution in the world of ice cream, and the only rule is that there are no rules. We’ve collected a …

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Every Single Amiibo

Ever since Nintendo’s Amiibo toyline launched, fans and enthusiasts have been running wild to collect them all. With the number of available Amiibo growing each day, we thought we’d provide you with a full list of what has been released so far and which games they provide added functionality …

Retrogaming

Nintendo Offers Gorgeous Box Art Alternatives for Xenoblade Chronicles 3D

If you're not happy with the box art for Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, Nintendo is offering some absolutely gorgeous alternatives.<p>Four alternative box art designs have been published on the company's Facebook page, each featuring some beautiful artwork. (You can see them in the gallery below.) These …

Original 151 Pokemon, Recreated as Delicious Pancakes

Missouri-based "pancake artist" Daniel Drake has shed new light on his epic Pokemon-shaped pancakes. "Dan the Pancake Man," as he's known, originally revealed his epic Pokemon creations last year, but he talks about the the origins and the process this week in an interview with GamesRadar.<p>First, he …

Chrome extension adds 'Animal Crossing' music to every website

In <i>Animal Crossing</i>, life isn't supposed to be stressful. Whether you're catching bugs, rearranging furniture or simply chatting with your fellow townsfolk, each game has always offered relaxing and utterly charming moments of escapism. The soundtracks complement the laid-back gameplay perfectly, and …

51 of the Best Breakfast Recipes Ever

Waking up is never easy, but breakfast food makes the prospect a whole lot sunnier.<p>Put some coffee on and get cookin'.<p><b>Monkey-Bread Danish</b><p>Danish meets monkey bread. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Red Velvet Pancakes</b><p>Sexiest breakfast ever. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Onion & Arugula Frittata</b><p>Served straight out of the pan. <b>Get the</b> …

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Every Mario game placed in chronological order

We've been playing games starring Mario since the '80s — dozens of them. That's a lot of adventures for an unassuming plumber to go on. Yet in all of this time, across all of these games, one question has never been answered: How do they all fit together?<p>You may scoff at that question, but if …

Retrogaming

GungHo And Nintendo Team Up For 'Puzzle And Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition'

In an interesting partnership between GungHo and Nintendo, they’ll be bringing a Super Mario themed Puzzle and Dragons to the 3DS in Japan at the end of April.<p>GungHo is one of the largest game publishers in Japan and their wildly successful Puzzle and Dragons games have already been downloaded 32 …

Retrogaming

Four ways to become a happier gamer, and person, in 2015

2014 was the year I got serious about happiness.<p>It was a strange thing to look at my life and realize how rarely I was happy. I'm making a good living as a writer, which has always been my dream. I have a wonderful family, and we all have our health. It felt like I had hit all the necessary …

How to cook your favorite video game meals in the real-world [correction]

If you've ever wondered what in-game food actually tastes like in the real-world, a new cook book of game-inspired recipes is now available featuring meals based on grub from <i>Skyrim</i>, <i>Fallout: New Vegas</i> and more.<p><i>Fry Scores: An Unofficial Guide to Video Game Grub</i> was written over a period of two years …

Lego Wind Waker map will have you busy through New Year's

Reddit user BrucilSprout has created a set of instructions you can use to create the map from <i>The</i> <i>Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker</i> out of Lego. That is, if you can find its 1,885 parts. The build is simply brilliant, and even uses sectional pieces so that you can rearrange the map in any order.<p>But …

Get better at Super Smash Bros. with these technical training videos

If you're looking to make your favorite <i>Super Smash Bros. for Wii U</i> or <i>3DS</i> characters a bit more survivable, a YouTube channel titled Super Smash Academy might have some helpful tips for you. A new video from the channel, posted above, covers some recovery techniques for specific characters, like …

See Nintendo's controllers evolve in this slick animation

Nintendo has made six consoles since 1983, each with a distinctive controller. One constant through all these years, as you can see in this .gif from Gadgetlove, is the plus-shaped directional pad.<p>The Intellivision sported a circular, 16-direction pad but the overall ergonomics of the controller …

Luigi Action Figure Gets A Charming New Trailer

One of the recent developments between Bandai and Nintendo is that the Super Mario series has been graced with figures from Bandai’s S.H.Figuarts range.<p>These are small but nicely articulated figures that can be easily posed and played with, all for a reasonable price. Normally this toy range holds …

A few reasons why I'm thankful for video games

Gaming has suffered a tough year of culture hate-mongers, self-serving corporations, death threat nutters, broken games and derivative designers.<p>So it's difficult to talk about gaming's sparkling orbs of goodness without sounding a tiny bit Pollyannaish.<p>Even so, this is Thanksgiving, and gaming …

Pokemon Omega Ruby Version - Animated Trailer - IGN Video

Get a look at the starter Pokemon and mega-evolved Pokemon in the 3DS remakes.

Nendoroid Mario is the cutest Mario yet

Japanese toymaker Good Smile Company is giving Nintendo's Mario the Nendoroid toy treatment with a cute, highly poseable action figure next year. Good Smile's Mario will join his brother Luigi, who was released as part of the Nendoroid line earlier this year.<p>Nendoroid Mario comes with two …

15 Works of Art You Won't Believe Are Edible

Food never looked this good.<p>Sorry Mom and Dad, but we say: Play with your food. Why? Well, just look at the beautiful artwork a 21-year-old Vancouver woman produced when she did just that.<p>A life-long food and art enthusiast, Lauren Purnell, creator of these "culinary canvases," explains how she got …

Those "Real" Mario Ads Just Got Weirder

Remember that live-action Mario Kart commercial Mercedes put together? There are now more of them. Starring Peach and Luigi. They are bonkers.

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The Man Who Does The Impossible in Super Mario 64

Before the world knew him as Mario, Nintendo's iconic plumber had a simpler name: Jumpman. That name makes sense, when you think about it: Mario is …

Retrogaming

Up Close And Personal With Nintendo's Amiibo Figures

Because the <i>Skylanders</i> and <i>Disney Infinity</i> figures weren't enough, the toy population of my desk has been increased by a dozen Nintendo icons. Let's …

Retrogaming

The Greatest Video Game Bosses of All Time

The best of video gaming's Big Bads.<p>IGN's Never-Ending Boss Battle pitted more than 100 beloved video game bosses against one another. The Face-Off …

Custom Majora’s Mask Nintendo 64 in dark and lime green!

DeviantArt user mbtaylorproductions (also known as Matt Taylor) has posted a photo of his very cool, custom painted Majora’s Mask Nintendo 64! The …

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D Artwork Released