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Wii U pricing in Japan set at around $300

Wii U pricing in Japan set at around $300

This week Nintendo's Satoru Iwata spoke via live streaming video to the whole world straight from Japan on what the Wii U would be bringing the world - in pricing and release information form. There are two sets that have been revealed thus far, one of them being a basic set, the other bring a Premium Set, each hitting Japan on December 8. The Premium Set has been set for 31,500 yen while the Basic Set will cost you 26,250 - roughly converted, that's right around $350 and $300, but the final prices for the USA will likely be closer to $300 and $250 when all is said and done - and what's inside each package, you may ask?

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Super Mario Clone World beats New titles with Atari graphics

Super Mario Clone World beats New titles with Atari graphics

This week it appears that one developer fan of Nintendo's hero series Mario has taken his love for the original to a whole new level - backwards. Atari Age forum member Sprybug has taken data from the original Super Mario Bros. from the original Nintendo Entertainment System and has begun transferring it backward into a game that very well could have been played on the Atari 2600. This gaming system pre-dates most young gamers entire lives by several years at least, and boasts graphics with pixels so large you'll be in danger of cutting your finger on them - and now you can play Mario here, too!

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Nintendo Mario Kart 7 shorcut glitch finally patched

Nintendo Mario Kart 7 shorcut glitch finally patched

Nintendo confirmed today that it is releasing a mandatory update for 3DS owners that will prevent players from using the game-crippling shortcuts that players have been exploiting in online matches of the game Mario Kart 7. Three shortcuts have been identified and Nintendo modified the software in such a way that anyone trying to use them will not be able to.

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Nintendo Wii U will have Luigi’s Mansion 2: rumor

Nintendo Wii U will have Luigi’s Mansion 2: rumor

Apparently there is a rumor to Luigi's Mansion in the works, and it is slated to appear on Nintendo's upcoming Wii U console. At least, that's what one online retailer seems to believe. The website Play.com has listed Luigis Mansion 2 as a title available for pre-order on the new home console. Nintendo has not made any sort of official announcement about such a game being in the works.

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Bored MIT student recreates Mario Kart in school hallways

Bored MIT student recreates Mario Kart in school hallways

This kid's parents must be so proud. Charles Guan was bright enough to be accepted into the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and he's using his brainpower to create what he believes to be a pretty accurate replica of the crazy vehicles that Mario and his pals race around on in the classic Mario Kart franchise. He didn't put on a red suit and he doesn't have a mustache, but it's still a pretty fun experiment.

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Disney movie Wreck-It Ralph to feature video game cameos

Disney movie Wreck-It Ralph to feature video game cameos

If you're a gamer geek, then Disney's upcoming movie Wreck-It Ralph will be right up your alley. In a similar nod to vintage video games as Who Framed Roger Rabbit was to vintage cartoons, Wreck-It Ralph will have cameos from some of the most iconic characters from the pop culture of yesterday. And yes, in case you didn't know, Wreck-It Ralph is a story about a 1980s video game character.

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Nintendo new Mario game to be revealed at E3

Nintendo new Mario game to be revealed at E3

Not that it should come as much of a surprise to anyone, but Nintendo has apparently made it official that it will unveil a brand new Mario Bros game for its upcoming Wii U platform at the E3 trade show in June. Perhaps more than any other character in the history of video games, the mere presence of Mario is enough to make a new console worth buying. At least, that has been the case up until this point. We'd have to assume the Wii U will be no different.

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Nintendo ‘supermario4.com’ domain is activated

Nintendo ‘supermario4.com’ domain is activated

A new website domain has hinted that Nintendo is working on a game to be titled Super Mario 4 or some variation thereof. What's curious is trying to figure out what platform this game could be for and exactly what kind of game it might be. After all, the last time there was an Mario game with no sequel that ended in the number 3, it was Super Mario Bros 3, which many fans consider the last great Mario game.

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MIT scientists prove, mathematically, that Mario is hard

MIT scientists prove, mathematically, that Mario is hard

Timing that jump perfectly, avoiding the hazards, not getting hit by an enemy. These are all things that every players faces when playing games like Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda, or Pokemon. Of course, it's all in good fun but it can be frustratingly difficult. It's an interesting dynamic. If you really think about it, your brain is running a million calculations while you're playing through those platforming levels.

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