Nintendo Gives Wii Remote Plus Controller the Royal Treatment


Nintendo hereby announces a new Wii Remote Plus controller styled in the royal fashion of Princess Peach. The pink controller features many touches that pay homage to the Mushroom Kingdom’s most powerful heroine, who recently starred in the Super Mario 3D World game for the Wii U console.

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IGN Lists Eight Reasons Why They’re Excited For Mario Kart 8 On Wii U

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Online gaming publication IGN has listed eight reason why they’re eagerly awaiting the release of Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U. One of the main reasons they are excited for the game, amongst others, is the sumptuous visuals. To be fair it looks as though they’re excited for everything about the latest entry in the Mario Kart franchise.

  • The graphics
  • The power ups
  • The characters
  • The retro tracks
  • The level design
  • The local multiplayer
  • Sharing (Miiverse replays, Mario Kart TV)
  • The competition

Thanks, Jimbob

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Nintendo’s next Mario game for Wii U could use the GamePad more, says 3D World’s co-director


Nintendo’s design team has told us that work has begun on the next Mario game, and that if it is to be a Wii U title, it could make greater use of the console’s GamePad.

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Retrospective: Super Mario Kart


There’s influential, and then there’s Super Mario Kart. Even by Shigeru Miyamoto’s lofty standards, the 1992 SNES racer had an explosive impact on the videogame landscape, but its blast radius was relatively contained.

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The Hobbit LEGO video game release, reviews and a few cheat codes for some extra fun


Those who have been waiting for LEGO The Hobbit, rejoice. It’s out (except on the Wii U — those folks will apparently have to wait until April 22).

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Check Out This Official Mario Kart Infographic

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The Mario Kart series has been around for more than two decades. The first entry, Super Mario Kart, made its debut in 1992 on the SNES. To date, seven core Mario Kart titles have been released – with four being on home consoles and three for handhelds. The eighth installment, Mario Kart 8 , is scheduled to launch May 30 on Wii U .

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Next-Generation Visual Novel Nero Confirmed For Wii U eShop – Nintendo Life


Italian indie developer Storm in a Teacup has confirmed that it is bringing its new game Nero to the Wii U eShop.

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Ocarina of Time World Recreated in Minecraft

Minecraft has been giving fans with the patience and creativity the tools they need to pay tribute to some of their favorite movies, TV shows, and video games. Whether it’s making a 1:1 scale model of the U.S.S. Enterprise from Star Trek, or a life size model of Hogwarts from Harry Potter, the seemingly unlimited resources and space in the game have inspired countless players to reconstruct their favorite environments from other games. Kezsonaj, a member of the Minecraft forums, has spent roughly six months recreating the world of Ocarina of Time from scratch. The time and detail put into this project is nothing short of impressive, and the map will soon become playable to anyone who wants to access it. – See more at: http://www.zeldainformer.com/news/ocarina-of-time-world-recreated-in-minecraft#ad-image-0
Minecraft has been giving fans with the patience and creativity the tools they need to pay tribute to some of their favorite movies, TV shows, and video games. Whether it’s making a 1:1 scale model of the U.S.S. Enterprise from Star Trek, or a life size model of Hogwarts from Harry Potter, the seemingly unlimited resources and space in the game have inspired countless players to reconstruct their favorite environments from other games. Kezsonaj, a member of the Minecraft forums, has spent roughly six months recreating the world of Ocarina of Time from scratch. The time and detail put into this project is nothing short of impressive, and the map will soon become playable to anyone who wants to access it. – See more at: http://www.zeldainformer.com/news/ocarina-of-time-world-recreated-in-minecraft#ad-image-0

Minecraft has been giving fans with the patience and creativity the tools they need to pay tribute to some of their favorite movies, TV shows, and video games. Whether it’s making a 1:1 scale model of the U.S.S. Enterprise from Star Trek, or a life size model of Hogwarts from Harry Potter, the seemingly unlimited resources and space in the game have inspired countless players to reconstruct their favorite environments from other games. Kezsonaj, a member of the Minecraft forums, has spent roughly six months recreating the world of Ocarina of Time from scratch. The time and detail put into this project is nothing short of impressive, and the map will soon become playable to anyone who wants to access it.

Read the full article: Ocarina of Time World Recreated in Minecraft

Minecraft has been giving fans with the patience and creativity the tools they need to pay tribute to some of their favorite movies, TV shows, and video games. Whether it’s making a 1:1 scale model of the U.S.S. Enterprise from Star Trek, or a life size model of Hogwarts from Harry Potter, the seemingly unlimited resources and space in the game have inspired countless players to reconstruct their favorite environments from other games. Kezsonaj, a member of the Minecraft forums, has spent roughly six months recreating the world of Ocarina of Time from scratch. The time and detail put into this project is nothing short of impressive, and the map will soon become playable to anyone who wants to access it. – See more at: http://www.zeldainformer.com/news/ocarina-of-time-world-recreated-in-minecraft#ad-image-0

Why the Game Boy Advance isn’t on the 3DS Virtual Console

When Nintendo announced that Game Boy Advance titles would be coming to the Virtual Console on Wii U, it was generally presumed that Nintendo would announce them for the Virtual Console for the 3DS at some point too.

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Donkey Kong Land Game Boy Heading To Japanese Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console


It looks as though Japan will be getting Donkey Kong Land for the Game Boy Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS next week for 411 Yen. The Donkey Kong Country games were mysteriously pulled from the Wii Virtual Console, so hopefully we may see the return of the trilogy.

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