Desperate for an excuse to beat the Summer heat by staying indoors for the next 160+ hours? Well, you’re in luck because the fine folks over at Awesome Games Done Quick have you covered! At this very moment (as in as I tap on this keyboard) the annual Summer edition of their week long, 24 hour a day video game marathon for charity is fully underway. By now you know the drill, top record holders for titles spanning all consoles for the past 3 decades emerge from their parents’ basements to do what they do best: Sit on a couch and twitch their fingers in front of a television screen. Once again the cause is Doctors Without Borders and at the time of this writing they’re already hovering around the 100k mark on the very first day!
Click this blue text right here to hop on over and take a peek or if you’re like me, grab the old Wii U gamepad and stream this sucker from your flatscreen. Here, I’ll even help getting it up and running: In the settings tab on your internet browser, be sure the user agent is set to either the Wii U option or Chrome*. Once that’s done, tap the link provided above and boom, in.
*For future reference, pro-tip: Playing with these settings can also allow you to view other ahem non-Nintendo approved online content.
Well this doesn’t happen very often so you’d better believe that made it high time to embarrass myself in public by taking a bunch of awkward pictures! There are NINTENDO TOYS in Happy Meals right now. As in THIS VERY MOMENT. Like, you could actually leave your house and go buy them TODAY. This wonderful occurrence equals yours truly waking up long before his comfort hour to snag the complete lot as quickly as possible. The following post is a blow by blow visual re-enactment of said “collecting” and is jam-packed with half assed attempts at jokes courtesy of our very own brand of Nintendork humor.
In other words, it isn’t very funny at all:
What kind of 2013 musical calendar would fail to include a track from Nintendo’s biggest release of the season? Almost this one! But it recently occurred to me that Super Mario 3D World had yet to be represented and today’s clip remedies that!
Super Mario Galaxy remains one of the brightest spots in the Wii’s entire software library. It boasts beautiful visuals, innovative gameplay and lots of really, really good music. It also went a long way toward helping our nation recover from the terrible Super Mario Sunshine tragedy of ’02. As another bonus, Galaxy happens to be the first Nintendo developed game that includes fully orchestrated music made with real instruments, which accompanies the theme of interstellar exploration and turtle murder quite nicely. Today’s track is actually from the sequel (really more like an expansion pack) and is so full of festive cheer you’ll uh…I dunno…go crazy maybe. Can you guess which theme it is? Let’s have a look.
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I guess the Wii U is a real thing now. Super Mario 3D World is finally here and wouldn’t you know, is an absolute masterpiece of the platforming genre. Expanding on and pretty much perfecting the tightly imagined foundation laid down in the 3DS’ somewhat underrated 3D Land, Nintendo’s new Mario game is a delicious cocktail of fresh ideas, compelling mechanics and juuust the right amount of fan service for us old people. Not to mention the fact that we can finally indulge in the pleasure of watching Mario run around in an HD 3D world for the first time ever. Fair warning: This review is going to be a massively positive one so if you’re more interested in reading miserable complaints, I suggest checking out impressions of the PS4 and Xbox One’s launch software elsewhere.
Take a shot everytime “3D” pops up in this article.
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Sure the actual street date is November 22nd (tomorrow) but that’s for physical copies. C’mon, who the hell even walks inside some disgusting store to buy something these days anyway? Currently both Super Mario 3D World (Wii U) and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS) are doing the backstroke in critical praise, receiving perfect scores from plenty of the major nerd sites. Just click those links and have a peek for yourself if you don’t believe me. They’ll both finally be available to download from their respective eShops at the stroke of midnight (or even better, 9pm if you happen to live on the Best Coast).
OMG. We’re mere hours away from the greatest Nintendo holiday season software releases
ever in a long time!
At six minutes long, checking out this amazing clip is probably a bad idea for anyone that wants to go into Mario’s new adventure totally unspoiled when it hits store shelves in a few weeks. It is also probably NSF anyone that only has $60 dollars to their name. Super Mario 3D World is coming to us courtesy of the same team responsible for the 2 Galaxy installments on Wii and (obviously) Super Mario 3D Land for the 3DS. In other words, from the people that make the best Mario games. This extended trailer boasts a piece of software that is so jam-packed full of power ups, beautiful new stages and nods to classic entries in the series’ history that I’m calling it now: Super Mario 3D World will be the most fun you will ever have in your entire life. Go on, take a look.
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island Part 3 is headed to the 3DS! Y’know, the series that began with the stone cold classic SNES original, had a sub-par “spiritual” successor on the Nintendo 64 and an even more disappointing official follow up for the DS? The games that allow you to control a sweet little Yoshi as he protects a loudmouth baby Mario through levels that look like they were drawn by an 8 year old…
*tap tap tap*
Is this thing on?
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