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Corrupted Super Mario 64 shows the real mushroom kingdom

Sometimes cartridges go bad. We can't explain what is going on in this footage of a corrupted Super Mario 64, presented by the same individual who posted that creepy Sesame Street footage earlier this year, but at least we know to avoid Princess Peach when she's baking a cake. Peach smash!...

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Super Mario 3D World powers up in launch trailer

This launch trailer for Super Mario 3D World offers a brief overview of the game's cast of characters and varying power-ups along with glimpses at the stages players will leap through. Among the characters not shown is Rosalina, an unlockable fifth character that stars in Super Mario Galaxy. ...

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Super Mario 3D World will feature 'a lot' of live-recorded music

If you were drained by the New Super Mario Bros. series' abundant re-use of tracks and underwhelming synthesizers, know that Super Mario 3D World's soundtrack may feel a little more inspired. In an interview with Destructoid, 3D World Lead Composer Mahito Yokota explained that "a lot" of the...

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Nintendo announces holiday discounts, new Wii U bundles

Just in time for Saint Nick to wedge himself down the world's chimneys, Nintendo has revealed a swath of discounts designed to tempt holiday shoppers toward the House That Mario Built. Nintendo Land, the pack-in game attached to most launch-era Wii U consoles, has been reduced in price from $60...

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Mario, Luigi, Link costumes in Monster Hunter 4

Nintendo is continuing its amusing tradition of lending iconic franchises to 3rd party games with Mario, Luigi and Link costumes in Monster Hunter 4, today's Monster Hunter 4 Direct revealed. The presentation opens with a look at two Felynes in Mario and Luigi costumes playing around with...

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Life-size Mario statue for sale on Amazon Japan

Whether you're the owner of a local gaming shop or the parent of the world's most spoiled child, now you, too, can make a sizable investment in the momentary, fleeting happiness of a youth with this "life-size" Mario statue. Available for ¥285,000 (about $2,900) from Amazon Japan, the statue...

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Super Mario Bros 2 coming to Wii U Virtual Console next week

Super Mario Bros. 2 is coming to the North American Wii U Virtual Console service on May 16. The game will launch at $4.99. Super Mario Bros. 2 joins a fairly light list of games on the Wii U Virtual Console, including those that launched the service in April, such as Excitebike, Ice Climbers,...

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3DS eShop cards become Mario AR Cards in Japan

Nintendo's new eShop prepaid cards aren't just used to purchase content on 3DS, they also are content on 3DS. Nintendo is releasing a series of Mario-themed eShop cards, that also work as AR cards with a new Mario photo app made by the Galaxy/Super Mario 3D Land team. Each denomination comes on a...

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The Speed Gamers return with another 72-hour marathon for charity

Texas-based marathon-gaming group The Speed Gamers is preparing for its annual winter charity drive once again, this year raising funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation through extensive exposure to Mario and his various exploits. Starting at 7 p.m. Eastern on December 14, the group's non-stop...

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Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U launch trailer powers up

This launch trailer for the Wii U version of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 shows some of the humorous Nintendo-themed costumes and items gamers can play around with. The game hits store shelves today next to that brand new Wii U console you've heard so much about....

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