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Link, F-Zero and Animal Crossing are coming to Mario Kart 8 as DLC

The Mario Kart franchise has always been about racing with characters from the Mario universe — until now. With two upcoming downloadable content packs, <i>Mario Kart 8</i> players will be able to add The Legend of Zelda's Link and the villager and Isabelle from Animal Crossing, according to a post from …

11 Gaming Innovations We Owe to Nintendo

Breaking ground.<p>Nintendo is no mere game company. It’s a legacy. No name ever again will dominate the video-game industry as Nintendo did in the late …

All 30 Mario Kart 8 characters, reviewed

<b>1. Mario</b><p>Advertisement<p>I saw a therapist in college who once described love to me as “unconditional acceptance.” It was an inadequate but useful …

Here's advice for League of Legends first-timers from the people who make it

We asked Riot Games employees — all of whom are required to play the company's game, <i>League of Legends</i> — the best advice they can give first-timers diving into the MOBA. Here's what they said:<p><b>Davin Pavlas, researcher:</b> "Above all else, <i>League</i> is a team game. Team play is the key to victory: Use wards …

Home Alone director will stuff these classic game characters into an Adam Sandler movie

Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Frogger and more will make an appearance in the upcoming film <i>Pixels</i>, thanks to recent partnerships with several game companies, Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today.<p><i>Pixels</i> stars Adam Sandler, Michelle Monaghan and Peter Dinklage's mullet in a movie inspired by the short …

Let's Rank The Mario Kart Games, Worst To Best

Pecking Order has arisen from its slumber, and it thirsts for blood.<p>A Mario Kart game came out recently, and some people at Kotaku said it's the best …

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ simian flu comes to infection strategy game Plague Inc.

The latest update to Ndemic Creations' mobile strategy title <i>Plague Inc.</i> is inspired by the recent <i>Dawn of the Planet of the Apes</i> film, bringing with it a playable version of the Apes franchise's simian flu, according to its app store listings.<p>Update 1.9 brings the Simian Flu Expansion Pack, which …

Who Will Join the Super Smash Bros. Roster?

"Ness because seriously where the hell is Ness."<p>Earlier today Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai revealed that a new character for Super …

Miyamoto Doesn't Like to Call Zelda Wii U 'Open World'

"We used the term to make it easier for consumers to understand."<p>The Legend of Zelda creator Shigeru Myamoto has suggested that Zelda's next Wii U …

Someone Beat 'Super Mario Bros' In Under 5 Minutes

A video gamer who goes by "Blubbler" online just set a new world record for beating 1985's "Super Mario Bros." -- aka the original "Mario" game -- by completing it in 4 minutes and 57.69 seconds. That blows the previous record out of the water by a full two-fifths of a second.<p>It almost goes without …

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft for iPad Launches in Canada, Australia & New Zealand

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft has finally debuted on the iPad, with Canada, Australia and New Zealand being the first countries to get exclusive …

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Choice Chamber Puts You In Control Of Someone Else's Game

<i>Twitch Plays Pokemon</i> was a really fun idea, but it would be even cooler if you were affecting a game that someone else was actually playing. <i>Choice</i> …

Congratulations internet, Goat Simulator is now a real game

Last week, Sanctum 2 developers Coffee Stain Studios released " alpha footage " of "Goat Simulator", because jokes. The video's description even …

'Flappy Bird' Creator Says He's Taking The Game Down

In a bizarre turn of events, the Vietnamese creator of the maddeningly difficult #1 Android and Apple iOS game Flappy Bird is saying that he’s taking the game down within the next day.<p>Developer Dong Nguyen announced the decision on Twitter just a few hours ago:<p><i>“I am sorry ‘Flappy Bird’ users, 22</i> …

Why Sega handed Sonic over to Western studios and gave him a scarf

Veteran Sonic game designer Takashi Iizuka is overseeing the production of <i>Sonic Boom,</i> but main development is entirely in Western hands due to Sega's desire for Sonic to be more appealing to Western audiences.<p>Speaking with Polygon, Iizuka said the decision to give developer Big Red Button creative …

Final Fantasy 6 now available on iOS

Japanese role-playing game <i>Final Fantasy 6</i> is out today on the iTunes App Store for $15.99, publisher Square Enix announced.<p>Originally released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1994, the game has been re-worked to run on iOS devices and includes touchscreen controls and a battle …

'Flappy Bird' Makes $50,000 A Day: Will Nintendo Take Notice?

I’m not normally one to suggest companies take legal action over IP infringement, if only because I think our system encourages overreaction.<p>For instance, I think the entire saga of <i>Candy Crush Saga</i> creator King trademarking words like “candy” and “saga” and then preventing games like <i>The Banner Saga</i> …

When was the most expensive time to be a gamer?

Gamers today complain about $60 console titles or free-to-play extravaganzas that wind up costing an arm and a leg, but there was a time when gaming was really expensive: 1982.<p>Sure, those were the days when games cost a quarter to play, but according to the guys who were behind some of those hit …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Sep<p>20<p>Thu<p>Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out LiveIamZoie, Emmanuel Hudson, Justina Valentine, Conceited, Chico Bean, Hitman Holla, Charlie Clips, DJ …

Flappy Bird is proof that no one knows what the audience wants

Everyone in the games industry is trying to figure out what "the people" want.<p>The big players in the AAA sector believe the people want military shooters and open-world games full of the old ultra violence. The indie community believes that what people really want is experimental games with heart …