The Last of Us II and Ghost of Tsushima Lead Nominations for 24th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards

Sony Interactive Entertainment’s The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima lead the nominations for the 24th annual D.I.C.E awards, as revealed by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. The Last of Us II has been nominated for 11 awards, followed by Ghost of Tsushima with 10 nominations. Supergiant Games’ Hades has …

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Factor 5 Boss Muses On The Possibility Of A Mario Maker-Style 2D Turrican

© Factor 5 Factor 5 studio founder Julian Eggebrecht has been musing over the future of the Turrican series and thinks that a Mario Maker-style approach might be the way forward for new 2D entries in the franchise. Turrican began life on personal computers before moving over to consoles like the SNES and Mega Drive, …

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2021 DICE Awards: Ghost of Tsushima and The Last of Us: Part 2 lead with the most nominations

The 24th annual DICE Awards takes place on April 8 with Ghost of Tsushima and The Last of Us: Part 2 two of the most nominated games for the awards. Other games with multiple nods for the 2021 DICE Awards include Ghost of Tsushima, Hades, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, and Spider-Man: Miles …

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Video: Annie Murphy stars in ‘The *Perfect* Rainy Day with Nintendo Switch’ ad

Nintendo has once again called upon a well-known actress to promote its popular hybrid console with Annie Murphy being the latest celebrity to star in an advert for the system. Annie Murphy is best known for her role as Alexis Rose in Schitt’s Creek and the latest ad from Nintendo shows Murphy enjoying some games …

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Super Mario 3D World for Nintendo Switch has gyro support

The official Nintendo website has confirmed that the upcoming enhanced port of the entertaining Super Mario 3D World on the Nintendo Switch will feature support for gyro controls. The confirmation was published on the official Nintendo site which states that you can use gyro controls for certain sections of the game which previously required touch …

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Japan: Nintendo Switch family sold 170K units this week, entire top ten is Switch games

The latest video game software and hardware charts are now in from Japanese company Famitsu. The Switch family was by far the best-selling gaming hardware for the week 11th January to 17th January 2021. It should also be noted that the top ten best-selling games are all on the Nintendo Switch, showing just how dominant the …

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Nintendo adds 4 player Captain Toad multiplayer to Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury

Nintendo UK has confirmed this afternoon via the Super Mario UK Twitter account that the Captain Toad mini levels in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury will now include four-player co-op. The levels were a joy to play through in the original and they even spawned their own game in the form of Captain Toad: Treasure …

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Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey and other top Switch games are now $40

By James Pickard, Tuesday, 19 January 2021 16:52 GMT Both Best Buy and Amazon US are running a sale on a number of physical and digital Nintendo Switch games, including major releases such as Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and more. First up, at Best Buy, many physical copies …

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Clubhouse Games Outsold Ring Fit Adventure, Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity And Paper Mario: The Origami King In France

© Nintendo We already know that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is France’s best-selling game of 2020, but how about some more stats from that country? According to Le Figaro, who spoke to Nintendo France managing director Philippe Lavoué, there were several Switch games which performed particularly well in the region, including the usual suspects like …

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Team Super Mushroom have won the Super Mario 35th anniversary Splatoon 2 Splatfest

A few days ago, you may recall that Splatoon 2‘s Splatfest that celebrated the Super Mario franchise’s 35th anniversary had officially begun. The Splatfest was between Team Super Mushroom and Team Super Star. Well, the Splatfest has just come to an end, so that means that the results are now in. It was close. Team …

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Nintendo Shares New Info About Bowser’s Fury Mode In Super Mario 3D World

Earlier this week, Nintendo gave fans a two-minute look at the new Bowser’s Fury add-on in the Switch version of Super Mario 3D World. Since then, we’ve all been wondering why Bowser is so mad. Nintendo’s UK website has now revealed how he’s actually been tainted by a “mysterious black goop” which requires Mario and …

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Japan: Nintendo Switch accounted for 87% of consoles sold in 2020

If you follow the Japanese sales charts which are published each Thursday then you will be aware that the Nintendo Switch is by far the dominant console in Japan. Games Industry is reporting that Nintendo Switch devices accounted for 87% of all consoles sold last year in the land of the rising sun. The standard Nintendo …

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Community’s Paintball Episodes Have Been Turned Into A Free Online Game

Screenshot: Moto Studios / Kotaku I liked the first two seasons of Community. Then I liked the third season a bit less and then I just stopped watching. But those first seasons were good and I loved those paintball episodes a lot. And what do you know, some folks who are clearly streets ahead, created …

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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? (January 16th)

Another week has whizzed on by, giving us lots of exciting news on Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury and New Pokémon Snap, as well as the announcement of a brand new Switch console edition and a Pokémon x Katy Perry collab of all things. Thankfully, though, it’s now time to sit back, relax, …

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Splatoon 2 Keyrings Went Up On My Nintendo Today, And Immediately Sold Out

As part of the upcoming Splatfest, which pitches Super Mushrooms against Super Stars, My Nintendo introduced a brand new reward for only 100 Platinum Points: a set of keyrings, made of laser-cut and engraved acrylic, featuring the two powerups. Now you never have to choose again! Unfortunately, the keyrings – which were highly anticipated, if …

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Wear a Fursuit With Your Friends in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, Now Available for Pre-Order

Screenshot: Nintendo Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury | $60 | Amazon, Walmart, TargetSuper Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury and Tech Badge | $61 | Best BuySuper Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury and Two Posters | $60 | GameStop The Nintendo Switch drought is almost over. While 2020 brought us Animal Crossing: …

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Splatoon 2’s Mario-Themed Splatfest Takes Place This Weekend, Pick Your Power-Up

To continue Super Mario’s 35th anniversary, this weekend Nintendo is hosting a Mario-themed Splatfest in Splatoon 2. As the event is just around the corner, it’s now time to side with a power-up – Team Super Mushroom or Team Super Star. The action itself kicks off on 15th January (that’s this Friday) and will run …

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Nintendo Replaces Mario With Cat Mario On Switch Eshop Loading Screens

Nintendo We’re starting to think that Nintendo might have been taken over by cats. After today’s Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury trailer, in which even the birds were cats, we can now see everyone’s favourite four-legged feline plumber, Cat Mario, on the eShop itself. Normally, the loading icon is a wee Mario running, …

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Nintendo Switch Mario Red & Blue Edition System announced and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury trailer

Throughout 35 years of Super Mario Bros. history, Mario has used power-ups to transform countless times, from Fire Mario to Tanooki Mario to Bee Mario and beyond. But the moment has finally arrived for Mario to assume a fearsome new feline form. He’ll need all the help he can get, since Bowser has become gargantuan and lost …

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Here are some of the best runs from Awesome Games Done Quick 2021

Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 is over now, and as ever, the seven-day speedrunning marathon introduced us to some legendary moments. AGDQ 2021 is the second-highest earning marathon in the event’s colorful history, raising an impressive $2,758,847 in donations from the game-playing public for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. That means this year’s charity donation is …

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UK charts: 15 Nintendo Switch exclusives in the Top 40 this week

The latest UK video game charts are now in and the first week in January has been great for Nintendo and their popular Nintendo Switch system. Games Industry reports that Nintendo Switch game sales are up over 123% compared with the same week in 2020. There were fifteen Nintendo Switch exclusives in the top forty this …

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Feature: Remembering Super Mario 3D Land, 3D World’s Oft-Forgotten Predecessor

© Nintendo You don’t need me telling you how 2020 was a challenging year, but for dedicated Super Mario fans there were small comforts to be found. After months of rumours, Nintendo celebrated the series’ 35th anniversary in dramatic fashion and this brought about no end of content. Before that, even, Super Mario Maker 2 …

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Learn a Little More About the Special Bond of Wario and Waluigi (and Snag Both of These Plushies for $35)

Best Gaming DealsBest Gaming DealsThe best deals on games, consoles, and gaming accessories from around the web, updated daily. Waluigi Stuffed Plush | $16 | AmazonWario Stuffed Plush | $17 | Amazon [UPDATE: Liz here. So, an earlier version of this deal, left below in its entirety, speculated that Wario and Waluigi are brothers— a …

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UK: Animal Crossing X Rocker gaming chair now available to purchase from Argos

Last year saw gaming chair manufacturer X Rocker collaborate with Nintendo to release a range of Super Mario-themed chairs that were geared towards the younger gamers. Now, X Rocker are back with another design and this time its an eye-catching Animal Crossing-themed chair that’s currently available from UK retailer, Argos. The asking price is £54.99 …

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Microsoft Previously Tried To Buy Nintendo, “Imagine An Hour Of Somebody Laughing At You”

Microsoft has made some epic power moves over the past two years when acquiring new studios for a revamped focus going into this new generation. With Bethesda (through ZeniMax) being the latest big name to be taken under the Microsoft wing, it’s become almost a game to see who it will acquire next. That being …

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