Console Wars author reveals Yoshi’s real name
Aug06

Console Wars author reveals Yoshi’s real name

Blake J. Harris, author of the excellent book Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation, took to Twitter recently to share some scans from Nintendo’s insider promotional materials. Dating back to 1993, these images show the Mario gang in their Super Nintendo designs, though they reveal some information you might not have known about these classic characters. For instance, Yoshi actually has a real...

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S.H.Figuarts Mario Action Figure Coming Down the Warp Pipe
Jan29

S.H.Figuarts Mario Action Figure Coming Down the Warp Pipe

One of Nintendo’s most beloved and recognized icons is coming to Bandai’s highly successful S.H.Figuarts line of action figure. The colored prototype of Mario himself was spotted recently at the UK Toy Fair. S.H.Figuarts Mario is expected to come out in March, for a very reasonable $20 price tag. Mario on his own is light on accessories the package will come with a 1up Mushroom, coin, and mystery block. However, a separate...

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Death of Danny Wells Brings Year of Luigi to Dramatic Close
Dec04

Death of Danny Wells Brings Year of Luigi to Dramatic Close

We regret to inform you that last month Danny Wells, the actor most known for his portrayal of Luigi Mario in the live-action and animated segments of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! television show, has passed away at the age of 72 according to his obituary in the Montreal Gazette. This news comes four years after the death of Louis Vincent “Captain Lou” Albano, who played Mario on the show. The reason for Wells’...

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Top 10 Irrational Video Game Deaths
Nov16

Top 10 Irrational Video Game Deaths

Have you ever witnessed something so unbelievable, you yelled “Oh, come on” at your screen in a state of disbelief? As gamers, we have to suspend some of our state of disbelief – otherwise we’d never be able to enjoy these wacky video games. I mean, talking animals – what’s up with that? However, there are some things so irrational we cannot comprehend them. Here’s ten of the most irrational...

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Why I Hate Modern Gaming
Mar05

Why I Hate Modern Gaming

I was born in the 80’s. I was there when Atari had an abomination of a blinking “Pac-Man” game. I was there when Nintendo saved the video game industry as we know it today and I was there when Nintendo had a “seal of quality” that meant something. As it stands right now I am 29 years old and am a gamer in a state of transition. On the one end of the spectrum I have my nostalgia-fueled gaming gems of...

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