PETA’s Next Game Targets

While they’ve never lifted a finger to stop the slaughter of trillions of virtual humans in games like Battlefield and Call of Duty, PETA have attacked certain games for apparently promoting cruelty to animals. Did you ever stop to think about the awful conditions that virtual turkey you prepare in Cooking Mama was raised under? How about the innocent Tanookis that Mario slaughters for their...

Sega release Launch trailer for Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympics…

Mario and Sonic have returned to face off in their Olympic rivalry as of yesterday in North America. To celebrate the release, Sega have now graced us with a launch trailer to show just what fans of both series can expect. As well as the standard Olympic games, this entry features over 50 party games, with the likes of shell launching, treasure hunting, and ring collecting, where players can play ...

Super Mario 3D Land: Instruction Manual Not Included

You know what I always love doing when I buy a game? I open up the box, enjoy that creepy-but-beautiful smell of cleanliness perfected, and open up the instruction manual and read it on my way home to play it. It’s even more exciting when companies like Nintendo produce ones of high quality and standard. If your planning on doing the same with Super Mario 3D Land like I was, you can kiss tha...

Mario Kart 7 Gets Release Date

Nintendo Australia has announced a release date for the highly anticipated Mario Kart 7: Saturday December 3rd! Exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS, Mario Kart 7 brings all the exciting kart action to the palm of your hand in full 3D. New competitive kart possibilities are available with kart customization, and players can now race underwater and glide over the tracks when the new Glider is deployed on ...

Blue Wii bundle announced for European release of Mario & Sonic 2012

Despite the Wii being extremely late in its life and Nintendo seemingly ignoring any major game release support for the console, they are still planning on pushing out special bundles of the console with new game releases. To be more specific, Nintendo announced that they will be releasing a special blue Wii bundle in Europe this November for the release of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Oly...

Nerdy Niches – Jay Jays

I love Jay Jays. I see it as the Australian version of Hot Topic and before someone starts complaining that its not a nerdy place well you just got to look at some of their products. I mean t-shirts filled with Spongebob, Invader Zim, Mario, Yoshi, Boo and Transformers kinda have to be seen as a bit nerdy.  So let’s check it all out..       Here is some helpful information: Wh...

Super Mario 3D Land Gets Tanooki Keychain as pre-order bonus…

As if you didn’t already have enough reason to pre-order Super Mario 3D Land, Gamestop are looking to further sweeten the deal. Anyone who puts down a payment ahead of the November 13th release date will receive a Tanooki Mario keychain as a bonus. Pictured above, this little Mario is quite the character as he is shown sticking his little tail out as if he were ready to smash through a block...

Nintendo 3DS Conference 2011: Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Today during the Nintendo 3DS Conference 2011, Nintendo showed some footage of Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The footage showcased Mario, Sonic along with their friends and foes participating in power walking, wrestling and sprinting amongst other Olympic sports. What particularly nice to see with this footage is that the developers have stayed true to the characters’ per...

Mario Portal – Yea, its a thing

Mario is awesome. Portal is epic. When you combine them, you get awesomely epic to the max. Luckily awesomely epic to the max actually exists in this world thanks to the team of developers called Stab Yourself. They are a developing a game named Mari0 for OSX, Windows and Linux that supports the original Super Mario Bros. levels, the Lost levels, additional DLC, level editors and 2 player coop. Th...

Japan 3DS Ambassador details – Metroid, Zelda and Mario

If you live in Japan and registered your 3DS console before the cut-off date, you’ll be happy to know that Nintendo has announced what free games you will be getting for supporting their system. The ten NES, or Famicom, games that you can download soon include Metroid, Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link, Yoshi’s Egg, Mario Open Golf, and Wrecking Crew. Super Mario Bros., Balloon Fight, The...

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins & Metroid II Due out this year on the eShop!

After experiencing a dry month for the eShop, it appears a brighter future is on the horizon. Nintendo have now announced two original Game Boy games that will be headed to the 3DS Virtual Console in Q4 of 2011, and they are none other than Metroid II: Return of Samus and Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. Since the launch of the eShop, I have now had 2 out of the four titles I craved either anno...

Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D “Land” some release dates…

Back when Nintendo announced the ambassador program, they also mentioned two release windows for Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land. As of today though, both titles have been given a more official date, so you 3DS owners can now start planning a pre-order. Super Mario 3D Land will be the first out, with a nice November 13th release date. Mario Kart 7 comes just a few weeks later and right before...

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