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Then and now: The changing faces of Wolfenstein's BJ Blazkowicz and other gaming greats

Then and now: The changing faces of Wolfenstein's BJ Blazkowicz and other gaming greats

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Bethesda's Wolfenstein: The New Order has been wowing critics and gamers alike since its release this week. It also represents another return to a well-loved franchise or character on new generation hardware, something the games industry has not been... >>

Super Mario-themed toys jumping into McDonald's Happy Meals

Super Mario-themed toys jumping into McDonald's Happy Meals

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McDonald's and Nintendo have paired up for every 6-year-old's dream: Super Mario-theme toys in Happy Meals. Beginning on 19 March, the toy inside every Happy Meal will be one of eight Super Mario-theme toys, including classic characters: Mario, Luigi,... >>

Nintendo's move into smartphones further detailed, Mario on iPhone still unlikely (update)

Nintendo's move into smartphones further detailed, Mario on iPhone still unlikely (update)

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Nintendo will soon announce its financial results for fiscal year ending 31 March 2013 and they promise to make for sombre reading for fans of the Japanese gaming giant. Huge losses are predicted, not least by the company itself, and the Wii U is seemingly... >>

Super Mario 3D World preview: First play of Mario in 3D on Wii U

Super Mario 3D World preview: First play of Mario in 3D on Wii U

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Mario in 3D has been missing from the Wii U since the console's launch and fans have been pining for his return. Back when Mario 64 launched alongside the N64 all those years ago, our Italian plumber friend acquired a new status - busting out of the restrictive... >>

Pebble Smartwatch gets Mario-inspired makeover

Pebble Smartwatch gets Mario-inspired makeover

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The Pebble Smartwatch has been given a Game and Watch style redesign thanks to its soon to be publicly available software development kit. Appearing in a video on the Pebble Kickstarter page, the Mario look is  part of a design showcase from the Pebble... >>

Nintendo: New 3D Mario and Mario Kart for Wii U coming this year

Nintendo: New 3D Mario and Mario Kart for Wii U coming this year

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Nintendo has announced it will be bringing a new 3D Mario platform game and a new version of Mario Kart to its Wii U console later in the year.  Confirming the new games in a Nintendo Direct presentation, Satoru Iwata, Nintendo's president, revealed... >>

Nintendo 3DS sells faster than Wii from launch

Nintendo 3DS sells faster than Wii from launch

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Contrary to popular belief, the Nintendo 3DS has not been a failure and has, in fact, sold faster than the massively successful Wii games console did in its first nine months of life. The company has announced that it ended 2011 with more than four million... >>

8-bit Super Mario cushion for Nintendo softies

8-bit Super Mario cushion for Nintendo softies

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There are a lot of reasons for wanting to live in Japan. Japanese cuisine in iPhone case form for one, Star Wars lightsaber lighting up the Tokyo subway too and, of course, hi-tech vending machines (containing drinks and nothing else - get your minds... >>

Nintendo 3DS Expansion Slide Pad and 3D video unleashed

Nintendo 3DS Expansion Slide Pad and 3D video unleashed

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We bet that when Nintendo originally planned on announcing the first raft of big changes for the 3DS it was hoping to further raise excitement levels for a booming console. Instead, the official unveiling of the 3DS Expansion Slide Pad and the announcement... >>

Sonic vs Mario

Sonic vs Mario

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Darth vs Luke, Superman and kryptonite, ketchup against gravy - these are some of the all time great battles that have been fought out between our heroes. There is however one face-off that has always ruled above all else, the tale of a pesky plumber... >>