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The recent Nintendo “Gigaleak” has provided the Internet with the source code for several classic Nintendo games. Those who have dug through the leaks have found everything from unused minigames to early prototypes for Yoshi and Donkey Kong. Fans have now discovered an even bigger surprise from this leak. Fan-favorite Luigi was discovered in the source code for Super Mario 64. Super Mario 64 was originally released in 1996 for the Nintendo 64. The developers originally intended to include Luigi as a playable character in multiplayer mode. According to a 1996 interview with Shigeru Miyamoto, Luigi did not make it into the final version of the game due to “memory issues.”... Read more...
Many early video game projects and source codes have been lost to the sands of time. However, a recent leak may reveal information about many of Nintendo’s early projects. The Nintendo “Gigaleak” reportedly includes source code for games like Super Mario Kart and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.  The leak recently appeared on 4chan in /v/, a video game forum. Some believe that this particular leak is related to another one that occurred in May. The servers of BroadOn, a company that was hired by Nintendo during the era of the Wii, were reportedly hacked. Users are still digging through the leaked information, but an image of a list appeared on the 4chan. The list... Read more...
Nintendo today kicked off its first "Direct Mini: Partner Showcase" event, which entail a preview of some upcoming Switch games that have already been announced, but are not yet available. What exactly is this event, though, and what can we expect going forward? Those are good questions, and apparently this is going to be an recurring segment on Nintendo's part. The company announced the event on Twitter last night, saying this will be the first in a series of Direct Mini: Partner Showcase events. Nintendo promised to "share a few updates on small group of previously-announced games," which hints that more of these types of things will follow. However, it's not clear when exactly the next one... Read more...
Yesterday, we brought you news about the latest fruit produced from the collaboration between Nintendo and LEGO. LEGO posted a short teaser of the set yesterday, and not long after images of the set leaked onto the internet. Today, LEGO has gone official with the set, confirming the previous leaks. The set features a staggering 2,646 pieces and includes a retro CRT-style TV sitting on a stand, a faithfully recreated Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), a single controller (with wire), and a Super Mario Bros. game cartridge. We also like the added touches like a moveable antenna and composite inputs on the TV. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the set is that the TV is actually "interactive",... Read more...
Part of LEGO's collaboration with Nintendo looks like it will entail a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) set with a whole bunch of blocks, which when assembled will become a replica of the vintage console. Not only that, you'll be able to slide in a LEGO cartridge of Super Mario Bros. and see the famous plumber in action on a retro CRT television. Remember those? This is geek overload, folks. LEGO, NES, and Super Mario Bros. coming together is just a pile of awesomeness, no matter how you slice it. Add in a faux-working CRT from the 1980s and, well, you have the makings a LEGO set that is going to fly off store shelves. Pictures of the actual retail packaging popped up on VJGamer. According... Read more...
If you grew up in the 1980s, chances are that Super Mario Bros. has a special place in your heart. The game was a smash hit on the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and is without a doubt one of the best video games of all time.  But just how much would you be willing to spend to get a pristine copy of the original game cartridge? Sure many of us still have our old NES consoles complete with copies of Super Mario Bros., Duck Hunt and Excitebike; but those cartridges are probably old and worn, and have been blown on countless times to get them to work. So how does $114,000 sound to you for a brand new, mint and sealed copy of Super Mario Bros.?   For one lucky bidder, it was... Read more...
Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch is the gift that keeps on giving. The latest free content release is the Summer Update that launched on Wednesday, and now you can swim with the fish. But before you dive into the ocean, you've got to be dressed for the occasion.  Unlike most of the clothing in Animal Crossing New Horizons that comes from the Able Sisters' tailor shop, you'll have to head on over to Nook's Cranny with 3,000 Bells in your pocket to pick up a horizontally-striped wet suit. If you don't mind waiting a day and would rather spend Nook Miles, you can pick up one of several other wet suit styles from the Nook Stop ATM.  Go For A Swim In ACNH Once... Read more...
When the Nintendo Switch arrived, some wondered if the hybrid game console would fall flat because of its comparatively under-powered hardware (to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4). Instead, it sold like gangbusters, and continues to pull in consumers, because it's an excellent game system. Well, except for an annoying Joy-Con drift issue, for which Nintendo has issued an apology. We reviewed the Switch when it came out a little over three years ago, and from then until now, we have not experienced the issue ourselves. Others have, however, complaining that the Switch registers movements even when not holding the Joy-Con controllers. For those affected, it is certainly a frustrating phenomenon,... Read more...
It is time for you to bug off, at least in Animal Crossing. Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now hosting a Bug-Off Tournament. Players will be tasked with catching as many bugs from their island as possible and will receive bug-themed rewards.  How to Participate in the Bug-Off Tournament Flick, a red chameleon, will appear on the player’s island on four Saturdays during the summer. Players can find Flick in the main plaza between 6am and 9pm. Isabelle will announce in the mornings when the tournament is about to begin. The player will need to catch as many bugs as possible within a three minute time limit. Each caught bug is worth 1 point and every third bug is worth 2 points.... Read more...
It has been a hot minute since Nintendo released a major Animal Crossing update, but the next one is on its way. Wave 1 of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Free Summer Update will be available on July 3rd. The update will include several summer-themed items and activities. Players will now be able to swim and dive in the ocean. They can also capture sea creatures like starfish, sea anemones, and spotted garden eels. These creatures can then be donated to the museum. Players will also experience two new encounters. First, if a player catches a scallop in the ocean, Pascal will ask you if they can have it. If you give Pascal the scallop, they will in turn tell you that they have left something... Read more...
You can probably stop hoping for a Super Mario Run 2, because barring a sudden change in fortune and/or strategy, it does not look like Nintendo is super interested in mobile gaming. Sure, at one point it was, with hopes of cashing in on a lucrative market. But following the launch of the Switch console and recent events, mobile gaming just does not appear to be high on Nintendo's radar. It is an interesting pivot for Nintendo. Three and a half years ago, we wrote about Super Mario Run being downloaded over 40 million times during its first four days of availability. Not too shabby, especially since all of those downloads came exclusively from Apple's App Store, as Super Mario Run launched to... Read more...
Anyone who's ever paid attention to Nintendo and its prolific legal team knows that when it comes to trademark infringements or other violations of its intellectual property, the company pulls no punches. The latest company to come under fire by Nintendo's legal team is called Logistics Consulting LLC, which is based in Connecticut. Earlier this month, the New York arm of the Nintendo legal team issued a cease-and-desist letter to the company, which installed modchips in the Switch console at a cost of $60. A modchip allows Switch owners to do things such as play pirated games and export game saves to memory cards. Nintendo's legal team alleges that Logistics Consulting is violating the anti-circumvention... Read more...
Super Mario is arguably the most popular video game character of all time—he is certainly in the discussion. Likewise, LEGO blocks are arguably the most popular toy, having been around for over 70 years. What happens when the two collide? You potentially get the hottest selling item since Tickle Me Elmo. We will find out in about a month and a half when the full LEGO Super Mario lineup lands at retail. In the meantime, LEGO revealed the full product portfolio based on its partnership with Nintendo. First announced back in April, fans can now look forward to a full range of Expansion Sets, Character Packs, and Power-Up Packs. "With today’s announcement, 16 LEGO Super Mario sets have... Read more...
Nintendo launched its Summer Game Sale a few days ago, and it runs through June 16 at 11:59 PM PT. While the sale is underway, gamers can get up to 50% off on select digital games for the Nintendo Switch console. The games run the gamut, from massive smash titles like Super Mario Party to smaller and lesser-known titles like Boxboy! + Boxgirl!. The deals are only available on mostly digital versions of the games. No physical copies are included in Nintendo's sale. The list of games on sale right now is massive. You can find deals on both Nintendo's site or Amazon. A few of the more interesting games are: Super Mario Party - $41.99 New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe - $41.99 Mario Tennis Aces - $41.99... Read more...
Towards the end of April, Nintendo issued a notice saying login details for as many as 160,000 Nintendo accounts had been compromised as a result of a data breach. In actuality, the number of affected accounts is nearly twice as high—Nintendo this week provided an update on the matter, saying it has identified an additional 140,000 users accounts that "may have been accessed maliciously." The new figure is not part of a separate hack, but the result of Nintendo's ongoing investigation into the matter. As discovered in April, hackers were able to exploit Nintendo Network IDs (NNIDs). These were mainly relevant back in the days of the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, but could be linked to a Nintendo... Read more...
The Resident Evil series is one of the most popular horror game franchises. The series’ games have been available on a variety of platforms, but only became available on the Nintendo Switch over the last year. Now is a good time for both fans of the series and Nintendo Switch owners to nab the games for a good price. Several Resident Evil games are currently on sale in the Nintendo Switch eShop. All of the following games typically would retail for $29.99 USD and are therefore currently on sale for up to 57% off their regular price. My Nintendo members will also receive up to 75 gold points for their purchase. The sale will end on June 16th in North America.  Resident Evil Zero -... Read more...
There's no question that Animal Crossing: New Horizons has taken the gaming community by storm. First launched for the Nintendo Switch earlier this year, the game has become a huge hit driven in part by the fact that most of us have been locked away at home due to COVID-19. Now, Nintendo looks to have another potential hit on its hands with Clubhouse Games, which launches on June 5th. Its full title is Clubhouse Games: 51 World Classics, and it's a follow-up to the original that launched for the Nintendo DS 15 years ago. The collection of games will ring in at just $39.99, which is a far cry from the typical $59.99 asking price of new first-party Nintendo Switch titles. You'll find... Read more...
The beginning of June is quickly approaching. With the start of a new month comes a change in the availability of fish and bugs in Animal Crossing. Here are the bugs and fish that are arriving and leaving in Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the month of June. There are a greater number of fish and bugs arriving in the northern hemisphere, while there are a larger number of fish and bugs leaving the southern hemisphere. These shifts are based off of our real seasonal patterns- winter will soon arrive in the southern hemisphere and summer will soon be here in the northern hemisphere. Fish and bug availability therefore coincide with seasonal shifts. Fish and Bugs to Catch By May 31st Fish- Northern... Read more...
Nintendo of America has filed a pair of lawsuits in the United States to shut down resellers that are selling Nintendo Switch mods allowing users to play pirated video games on the console. One of the lawsuits was filed against Tom Dilts Jr., who is believed to be behind a website called UberChips. The second lawsuit that Nintendo filed was against multiple unnamed defendants who operate multiple websites. From those websites, the defendants allegedly sell products from an anonymous group of hackers known as Team Xecutor. Nintendo's lawsuit says the defendants "unlawfully" design and manufacture an "unauthorized operating system" and "piracy tools" that allow gamers to bypass protections in place... Read more...
Are you ready to see how a “origami plot unfolds”? Nintendo recently released a trailer for Paper Mario: The Origami King. The new game will be available on July 17th, 2020 for the Nintendo Switch. Princess Peach and her castle has been taken over by King Olly, the ruler of the Origami Kingdom. Mario must work together with Olivia, King Olly’s sister, and Bowser, whose army has been transformed into “Folded Soldiers.” Together they must free Princess Peach, repair the landscape, and stop King Olly. Players will need to fight the Folded Soldiers in “ring-based battles that challenge you to strategically line up enemies to maximize damage.” It also appears... Read more...
Gamers around long enough to remember the Nintendo Entertainment System game console will probably remember that one of the iconic games everyone seemed to have was Mike Tyson's Punch-Out. That video game debuted on the NES 33 years ago at the height of Tyson's fame. In a recent interview, Iron Mike said that he wanted to bring the iconic game back. Tyson recently gave an interview to Shacknews, where he expressed interest in launching a new Punch-Out video game. He said during the interview that "we're" going to start our own Mike Tyson's Punch-Out game and Tyson Ranch computer game, and bring them both back to life. It's unclear who the "we" Tyson is talking about is or if the boxer is serious... Read more...
Animal Crossing: New Horizons has provided players a way to connect with friends during the current health crisis. Players can visit each other’s islands and send notes and gifts to their friends. One player recently uncovered a glitch that manipulates the game’s mailing system. This Animal Crossing glitch allows players to duplicate any item that can be sent to a friend. YouTuber Do Whatever Games discovered the glitch and posted a video on their channel. Players who want to exploit this glitch will need to have two or more other players registered on their island. Players will then need to follow a particular set of steps if they would like to duplicate items. First, the player... Read more...
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