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Super Smash Bros. Amiibo figures are part trophy, part protégé

Nintendo is getting into the figurine game with a lineup called "amiibo" (disregard for capitalization included). Set to cooperate with several different games, most prominently this holiday's Wii U version of Super Smash Bros., the Amiibo statues capture the company's fanciful characters in a...

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On like Donkey Kong; new champion crowned with record score

In 2011, surgeon Hank Chien broke the then-record score for Donkey Kong, and became - for the second time - the world champion of the classic game. But all kings of Kong eventually fall from the Empire State Building their throne, and so it was with Chien, whose title has now passed to a man named...

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Link steps up to bat in new Super Smash Bros. screenshots

In the latest pictorial tease from Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai, we're introduced to the new, black home-run bat. According to Sakurai, this new bat is "so powerful that your eyes might bug out," a sentiment that would seem hyperbolic if it wasn't for Donkey Kong amply demonstrating...

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The future of transportation is here, bring a mop

First came the wheel, then the ox cart, then the bicycle, then the automobile. Now, thanks the visionary mind of a monkey named Donkey and a passel of YouTube celebrities, we present the future of transportation....

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Funky Kong returns in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Following a five-year absence from gaming, Donkey Kong's surfer bro ally Funky Kong will return in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - though it's unclear what exactly he'll be doing. To date, four cast members have been revealed to be playable in Tropical Freeze: Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong,...

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze trailer is cranky, probably needs a nap

Nintendo showed off a new trailer for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze during its Nintendo Direct presentation today. The video briefly spotlights the Wii U game's fourth playable character, Cranky Kong, who was first announced for the game during the VGX awards earlier this month. Donkey...

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Donkey Kong world champion defends title for second year running

Jeff Willms continues his reign as the barrel-hopping, hammer-wielding champion of Nintendo's 1981 arcade game Donkey Kong after coming in first place at the recently concluded Kong Off 3 competition in Denver, Colorado. Willms finished first with a score of 1,096,200, edging out his closest...

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New Nintendo eShop releases: Splinter Cell Blacklist, Galaga, Donkey Kong

Sam Fisher infiltrates the Wii U's eShop next week in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist, joining a Virtual Console release of Namco's arcade classic Galaga. The NES version of Donkey Kong arrives today on the 3DS's Virtual Console, meanwhile, and players can look forward to snuggling canines...

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3DS Virtual Console queues up Donkey Kong, Wario Land 3, Super Mario Bros. 3, Tecmo Bowl

Nintendo has announced a batch of new old games are coming to the 3DS Virtual Console. First is the NES port of Donkey Kong, due on August 15, followed by the NES port of Tecmo Bowl sometime next month. Super Mario Bros. 3 is also on its way later this year, to both the 3DS and Wii U eShops....

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Stop motion Donkey Kong video collects umbrellas

This cool video by YouTuber guizdp uses perler beads to guide viewers through a few levels of the original NES version of Donkey Kong. We don't recommend throwing game carts the way guizdp does, however....

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