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Official Mario and Zelda songbooks now available in English

The musician/gamer hybrid isn't as rare as one might think; spending five minutes on YouTube searching for "piano covers" is proof enough that the musically inclined among us are continuing to explore their passion for video games in creative and expressive ways. One of the major hurdles facing...

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Fake Miyamoto takes to Twitter and revitalizes Nintendo franchises in Flash

As if the saga of Fake Peter Molyneux weren't an exciting enough Twitter story, today we were introduced to Faux Shigeru Miyamoto, who creates amazing Flash games using classic Nintendo characters. Both Mario and Kirby are lampooned in Flash on the impersonator's Tumblr site, as well as the...

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3DS past 4 million in US, Mario sells another 2 million

All things considered, 2011 was a pretty solid year for the 3DS. Despite an incredibly slow adoption rate at launch and the resultant corporate turmoil, buyers on the fence were eventually persuaded by a massive price drop and 3D remakes of yesteryear's classics. By the end of 2011, Nintendo had...

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Mario busts a move in Just Dance 3 in the UK

The Japanese version of Just Dance 3 shipped with the above track featuring Nintendo's mascot and now it's coming to the UK as DLC. Players will be able to download the track for 250 Wii Points tomorrow through the in-game store. There's currently no word on when the track will be available...

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PETA targets Mario, we challenge the facts

Look, we like seeing an organization desperately flailing in an ill-fated attempt at relevance as much as the next site, but this time PETA has gone too far. The organization has created Mario Kills Tanooki, a 2D platformer that has a skinned tanuki (or raccoon dog, if you prefer) trying to...

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Mario Kart 7's impressive commitment to community

When it comes to Mario Kart, you can always count on two things. The first: an overabundance of "Nintendo Fairness," wherein race-leaders endure firestorms of powerful item attacks, while lagging competitors are showered with said items -- and brandish them with reckless abandon. This inexorably...

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Super Mario 3D Land tops Japanese charts

Americans love Mario and friends as much as anyone else, but it really says something about Japan's devotion to their Italian mascot when his new 3DS game manages to outsell both Uncharted 3 and Battlefield 3 by a fairly massive gap. For the week ending November 6, Super Mario 3D Land sold...

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Club Nintendo 'Dot Mario Cushion' is another reason to envy Japan

We get it. Everybody deserves to come home from a long day at the office and embrace a loved one, whether it be an actual human being, a pet or just a really awesome pillow. In this case, it's all pillow. Get it? Get it?! Ahem, sorry -- Nintendo's latest Club Nintendo Platinum goodie for Japan...

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Ultra-limited edition 3DSes are adorable, no you can't have one

An intrinsic, universal facet of human nature is that we as people consistently want what we can't have. It's deeply rooted in our species' collective subconscious, silently driving our passions for incredible, unobtainable stuff. The Japanese Club Nintendo has a healthy track record for...

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Man uses Tetris to create Luigi, awe

At Joystiq, we're firm believers in the idea that every human being has an instrument to which they are naturally attuned, for self expression and emotional release. In most cases, a person's instrument is a literal instrument; Steve Vai and Regina Carter come to mind as ready examples....

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