As Super Mario Turns 30, Celebrate With Your Own Plot

Mario BrosIf one of your first introductions to video games was Mario Super Bros, it’s time to celebrate. Nintendo’s classic game with a plumber in blue overalls turned 30 this weekend and it’s a great time to go back to the game. To help you celebrate, Nintendo has launched a new title called “Super Mario Maker”. Infused with ample nostalgia, this game also allows players to design and share different levels.  

The levels in this game are reminiscent of Mario Bros as it appeared in the 80s and 90s. So you get the fun knocking sounds, repetitive levels that are so easy to scrape through and finding magical hidden treasures. It was a simple game that didn’t need an instruction booklet. Instead, it challenged players to find hidden tricks and cheats on their own.

An eventful celebration

Nintendo also organized an event where several artists dressed up as the hyperactive plumber while the theme music was played for fans. Mario’s creator Shigeru Miyamoto was also present during the event felt quite emotional while singing the birthday song with the audiences.

Fans Stay Glued

Fans of the game, most of whom grew up with the game, are ga-ga about the game till today. Most of them associate the game with many childhood memories and their introduction to video games. Some even dedicate their glasses at an early age to the game. Many fans have taken to the social media to say that Super Mario was their hero. For some, it was their way of exploring something new.

Super Mario was introduced as a console game way back in September 13, 1985. Ever since, it has undergone several technological developments from time to time. Though all Super Mario series have received love of the fans, the adventure of plucky plumber to rescue Princess Peach got maximum affection as it sold over 310 million units. … Read the rest

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Pokemon GO For iOS, Android In 2016; Augmented Reality-Based Game In The Making

The Pokemon Company has announced that Pokemon GO will be available for iOS and Android from 2016. Nintendo Co., The Pokemon Co. and Niantic announced that they will be launching the augmented reality-based game for smartphones. The Pokemon Company is the brand behind licensing and marketing of all Pokemon gaming franchise. Software development firm Niantic is best known for Ingress. 

Pokemon GO was initially launched for the Nintendo 3DS but there were complaints about poor interface and low speeds. It is an augmented reality game where players have to locate and fight out Pokemon in the real world. Pokemon Company 

All About Pokemon GO

Niantic Labs is a Google spin-off company that offers real-time locations for games. This way, players can engage in the game. Like most mobile-based games, Pokemon GO will have a free-to-play version, while being equipped with a vast array of in-app purchases. 

Nintendo is also expected to release a special device that will be paired with smartphones via Bluetooth to add to the real-life feel of Pokemon GO. Called Pokémon GO Plus, the device will notify people about other virtual Pokémons if they are closeby. This will work like a smartwatch and users can catch a Pokémon easily with this device. 

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Mario Kart 8 To Get Tough Fight From Nintendo’s Splatoon?

Nintendo fans have a reason to rejoice as the company is all set to launch Splatoon’s marketing campaign in competition to Mario Kart 8. Chandra Nair, the marketing manager at Nintendo UK  stated in interview that they are confident about the colorful new shooter.

The reports also indicate that the gaming platform has already started to push Splatoon on the digital billboards. Ads have also appeared in different cinema halls and digital media 

The company is pushing the game in every media channel and is also planning to build skatepark in Corby with Splatoon theme.

The game is set to release in Japan on May 28, 2015 and concerns characters called linkilngs, beings that can transform grom humniods to squids and vice versa.

They can hide or swim with the aid the colored ink spray. It will feature several modes including 4-on-4 multiplayer.


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Mario Kart 8 DLC News: Nintendo Confirms Another Release In The Works

Nintendo has hit bull’s eye in terms of profits and sales, thanks to new innovations such as amiibos figures and new add-ons to Mario Kart 8. All Nintendo 3DS fans and Wii U enthusiasts can be happy with the confirmation that new releases and spunked up versions are on the maker’s cards.

Mario Kart 8 DLC News: Nintendo Confirms Another Release In The WorksNintendo is eyeing to introduce fans to the world of additional content download for games such as Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U and Mario Kart 8. Better news is that upcoming titles in the genre include New Nintendo 3DS/New Nintendo 3DS XL,  Xenoblade Chronicles 3D and Rhythm Tengoku. In terms of Wii U, expect new titles such as Splatoon and Yoshi’s Woolly World along with the Mario Maker.

The giant from Japan has confirmed support to Mario Kart 8 as well as Super Smash Bros for 3DS/Wii U via extra DLC releases.  So this teases fans with possibilities of brand new karts, racers and game modes.  

The last few DLC packs saw fresh titles such as F- Zero, Animal Crossing and The Legend of Zelda. Loyalists are hoping to see new racers such as Samas Aran from Metroid or new design along the game course. As for Mario Kart 8 fans, we are actually rooting for a Battle Mode that is a right follow up to the 200CC mode.

Also read: Mario Kart 8 200 CC Shortcuts Will Expedite Your Speed!

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Pokemon Rumble World: Passwords Leaked

Pokémon Rumble World saw its release amidst much fanfare on April 8. As the excitement calmed down, the web went viral with news that a Reddit user by the name of Internutt has hacked and posted passwords to unravel Pokémon hidden in the game, which can be used as cheat after the Adventurer 4 stage.

Pokemon Rumble WorldThis has got the gaming community talking and now the Nintendo 3DS exclusive game is seeing heightened interest. You can also obtain the same from Nintendo eShop using money or use Poke Diamonds to get it from 3DS.

Amid so much, it might have gone unnoticed that Pokémon Rumble World got a new firmware update 9.7.0-25 for Nintendo 3DS.

Good news is that game is free and one of the most popular releases after the first three in the Rumble series. Pokémon enthusiasts can cheer over the fact that they will find 719 Pokémon in this series altogether.

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Nintendo Announces 200 CC Mario Kart 8 Update on 23 April

Speeding is going to take a whole new twist with the latest update to the Nintendo Mario Kart 8. The new, spunked up Mario Kart 8 update will come with an all new speed grade of 200 cc for the delightful kart. Come April 23 and fans will see how fast Mario Kart 8 can actually get. The makers have also posted three videos that compare variation of speed after the game has seen the 200 cc tag addition, versus the older Piranha Plant Pipeway, 150 cc.

Video footages reveal that the ramp jump distances have gone for a hike andMario Kart 8 Game In April the momentum will now permit gamers to swish around corners on rough surfaces. With the 200 cc mark, racers will now also be able to take a complete jump over an arch on the last third on the track. However, not just speed, this calls for gamers to have more focus and better practice with the break.

The update, as revealed above, will be free and on the very same day Mario Kart 8 will also receive the second DLC pack. The pack will include new and playable versions of Villager and Isabelle too.

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Nintendo Wii U and the Virtual World of Super Mario Bites into the Pocket, Bestseller Earthbound Delayed

Nintendo launched its new gaming console, the Wii U, last year, to a rather mixed response. Now that the console spent some time in the market, we’ve been able to analyze it a little better. And what we’ve unearthed is a bit of a disturbing trend.

The most popular games for Wii U apparently is Super Mario World, which is a fabulous game undoubtedly, but it still is a Nintendo game. But at $350, it does seem quite an expense to enjoy this game, especially when you consider the fact that there are very few other games on offer.

Nintendo was supposed to launch Pikmin 3, but that’s also been delayed to August, while ‘The Wonderful 101’ seems to have vanished into oblivion. Analysts say the delay is being caused by the company’s inability to fully grasp the concept of HD development.

But the good news is that Nintendo is planning to re-release its bestselling game, Earthbound.  Will it be available on Wii U? There’s no other way to increase the sales of its newest gaming consoles other than to bring out more games, even if it’s being developed by Nintendo.… Read the rest

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Nintendo’s President Regrets Chaos of Wii U Launch

Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata has expressed his regret about the latest console not having all of its promised features out of the box. He said he was sorry that the initial batch of customers had to download a huge patch right after purchase to be able to use the latest features like Miiverse social network and internet connectivity.

The patch was a rather sizeable file, taking up considerable time for downloading as well. The delay in download left some users worried that their systems had frozen and broke their systems when they tried to interrupt the patch’s download. The Nintendo TVii feature has also been delayed and will come out only in December.

Experts empathize with Nintendo, stating that the company can’t be blamed for the debacle. Gaming consoles are constantly a work in progress, feature game-changing updates considerably into the product’s lifecycle, e.g. the addition of Kinect to Xbox 360. Nintendo’s only fault with the Wii U, they say, was that the company overpromised and under-delivered to its customers.

Even though the company sold out the stock it kept for the opening weekend, the fiasco of the patch has resulted in the Wii U’s launch garnering more bad publicity than good. The company managed to sell 400,000 units within the first week of its launch.

The Wii U features an interesting two-screen platform. The tablet controller within the device can be used for game controls or as a display of a player’s map position or inventory, depending on the game. Another interesting feature in the Wii U is the concept of “asymmetrical play”, where the player using the tablet controller plays a different role than other players within the game. The Wii U essentially takes multi-player gaming to another level, and can make playing among more people more fun.

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The Countdown Begins: ‘Nintendo Wii U’ Will Hit the US Stores Nov. 18th, starting @$299!


That’s the day set, when all gaming fans will get access to the Nintendo’s next generation console.

For those waiting, the news comes as a respite as the Nintendo Wii U will go on sale in North America on Nov. 18th.

Launching just in time before the holiday season, gamers and developers will have something they can look forward to.

Wii U will come in two versions, with basic white color 8GB console costing $299.99 and deluxe 62GB version costing $349.99.

Wii has been a success for the firm and with a deluxe model in sleek black; Nintendo tries to be a hit, yet again.

Apple and Android offer serious mobile gaming threats to Nintendo along with Sony and Microsoft.

Nintendo is known for casual gamers, especially after its family-friendly Wii, which saw success with family-oriented games such as Wii Fit and Wii Sports.

At an event in the New York, Reggie Fils-Aime, President, Nintendo America talked of many features of Wii U, hyping the fact that “Nintendo TVii” service will let users integrate their video services, including Hulu and Netflix.

Wii U will come packed with a tablet-like GamePad controller, which users can also use as stand-alone playing platform or a television remote.

It offers competition to Microsoft’s Xbox Live service, which the company announced in the summer, will finally be handy on almost any tablet via an app.

The latest Wii U is designed to support two of the tablet controllers, as well as four Wii remotes. It will be shipped with one GamePad.

Launched in 2006, the system’s graphics were noticeably lagging behind the market, and hence needed an upgrade.

The price range of $299 for the basic model puts this new console in line with the lowest prices for those aging consoles.

Will the game developers embrace the new design is what will define its success.

Nintendo officials said to include 50 titles for the console by March 2013, though many of the titles come ported from Sony and Microsoft’s consoles.

However, gamers in other countries will have to wait a little longer for Wii U as the console will hit Europe on November 30th and Japan on December 8th.… Read the rest

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