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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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Mario and Zelda characters meet Maxwell in Scribblenauts Unlimited

The Wii U version of Scribblenauts Unlimited will allow players to summon "dozens" of characters and items from the Mario and Zelda series. "Discovered Nintendo characters and objects will behave in the fun and fantastical ways they do in their respective game worlds," Warner Bros. says. Should you...

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Ohio State University marching band salutes video games

The half-time show for last night's Ohio State University vs. Nebraska game included some familiar faces amidst all the fancy footwork. OSU's show paid tribute to a range of video games, beautifully executed in sight and sound, featuring Pokemon, Mario Bros., Tetris, Halo, Zelda and Pac-Man. We...

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Adventure Time creator loves games, you guys, and started this Tumblr

Pendleton Ward, the beard behind the cult-cute cartoon series Adventure Time, loves games. He says so right on his new Tumblr called "I Love Games You Guys," which is where Ward plans to "interview people who work on games." Apparently it's also where he plans to post adorable video game gifs,...

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Penélope Cruz stars as Mario in Nintendo commercial

Esteemed actress Penélope Cruz appeared in a recent commercial promoting the launch of Nintendo's 3DS XL and New Super Mario Bros. 2 in Europe. With a rather convincing performance as herself, Cruz giggled her way through stages of the latest Mario game while cradling the 3DS XL in her...

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PSA: 3DS XL now printing novelty checks in North America

Nintendo's latest handheld system, the 3DS XL, released in North America today for $199.99. While western buyers can't get a special Pikachu version, Engadget's review indicates that the system is a pretty big improvement on the original 3DS regardless of its color scheme. New Super Mario Bros. 2...

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Post-It Notes deliver paper Mario stop-motion escapade

Here's a clever piece of stop-motion animation, featuring magical Post-It Notes that bring Mario to life and Pac-Man to his demise....

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New Super Mario Bros. 2 also hits North America this August

The Japanese release of New Super Mario Bros. 2 this August will be mirrored by a semi-simultaneous release here in the colonies, according to a press release issued by Nintendo of America after last night's Nintendo Direct event. The full PR, available after the break, calls New Super Mario Bros....

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