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Monopoly is getting a Mario Kart makeover

Monopoly is getting a Mario Kart makeover

Mario Kart die-hards take note, because the next entry in Hasbro's Monopoly Gamer line is going to be themed around everyone's favorite kart racer. Monopoly Gamer is a relatively new spin-off for the classic board game, which kicked off last year with a release themed around the cast of Mario. Like last year's release, Monopoly Gamer: Mario Kart will change the rules of Monopoly drastically, incorporating items and tracks from the game series as best as a board game about becoming a property baron can.

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Mario Kart invades Google Maps today

Mario Kart invades Google Maps today

Mario is unquestionably the most recognizable video game character in the world. Because of this, we often see Mario make the jump to mainstream promotions that exist outside the world of gaming. Today we're learning about where we'll see the plumber next, thanks to a new team up between Nintendo and Google Maps in celebration of Mario day.

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Surprise! Mario is a plumber again

Surprise! Mario is a plumber again

Throughout his 37 year video game career, Mario has done a lot of different things. He's been an athlete in pretty much every sport imaginable, a go kart racer, a piece of paper, and even a doctor. Throughout all of these changes, the one constant has been occupation as a plumber.

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Super Mario Odyssey DLC adds Luigi, outfits, filters

Super Mario Odyssey DLC adds Luigi, outfits, filters

Nintendo may have once been chided for being slow to move, but now it’s doing things right on schedule. As promised last month, one of the platform’s most successful games is getting an update today. Yes, Luigi makes an appearance but really only that, an appearance. Luigi’s Balloon World has arrived and while it does offer something to do after you’ve finished the main game, it’s going to be more of a way to past the time rather than an engrossing new piece of content. Then again, it’s a small-ish update that you’re getting for free.

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This Super Mario encyclopedia is a must-have pre-order

This Super Mario encyclopedia is a must-have pre-order

Being a die-hard Mario fan means keeping up with 30 years of games and their associated media. It's not an easy thing to do when you consider that in those 30 years, there have been 18 games in the mainline Super Mario series, and the man himself has appeared in more than 200 titles. Luckily, Nintendo and Dark Horse are about to make it a little easier to look back on Mario's incredibly successful career with the launch of the Super Mario Encyclopedia.

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Nintendo’s Super Mario Odyssey Q&A got weird, quick

Nintendo’s Super Mario Odyssey Q&A got weird, quick

There's no question that Super Mario Odyssey was one of the biggest games of 2017, and such a widely-played game is sure to inspire some burning, poignant questions among its player base. Nintendo has decided that it is time these questions get answers. In a new video, Super Mario Odyssey producer Yoshiaki Koizumi, a man who was seen heavily promoting the game in the lead up to its launch, sits down to field queries from fans and give us all of the important details as someone in the know.

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Nintendo is making a Mario movie with the studio behind Minions

Nintendo is making a Mario movie with the studio behind Minions

It would appear that Nintendo's filmmaking aspriations don't simply begin and end with the incoming Detective Pikachu movie. The company has revealed that it will be making a Mario movie too. The studio it's partnering with is Illumination Films, the company behind the Despicable Me series and its wildly successful Minions spin-off.

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Mario Kart Tour mobile game, Mario movie confirmed

Mario Kart Tour mobile game, Mario movie confirmed

Nintendo may have closed the doors on its first mobile game but it is opening a very big one in its stead. The gaming giant has just announced the title of its next smartphone game and its, for the second time, banking on the Italian plumber to carry the company forward. This time, though, he'll be doing it on wheels. Yes, Mario Kart is coming, in some form, to mobile. But that isn't the only Mario news Nintendo has for fans.

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Super Mario Odyssey DLC next month brings a new character surprise

Super Mario Odyssey DLC next month brings a new character surprise

After days of dropping hints via Twitter, Nintendo finally delivered a new Direct Mini presentation this morning. The Direct Mini is in a different format than we're used to, as there's no human presenter and the whole presentation is wrapped up in about 15 minutes. Still, it packed in plenty of information about upcoming Switch games and new content for existing ones, revealing that Super Mario Odyssey will be getting new content next month.

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Newer Super Mario Bros. DS adds 80 new levels you can play on PCs

Newer Super Mario Bros. DS adds 80 new levels you can play on PCs

One of the problems with the older generation of games, especially those less powerful handhelds, is that most of them are a one-time thing. Few have any replay value beyond looking for items or areas you may have previously missed. And even rarer are expansions and DLCs. Fortunately, the gaming community is not lacking in hackers and modders who are more than happy to extend the fun. Like this new Newer Super Mario Bros. DS that adds content to an older portable title.

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First-person Super Mario 64 is the stuff of nightmares

First-person Super Mario 64 is the stuff of nightmares

Super Mario 64 has earned its spot as one of the most beloved games of all time, so the healthy modding community that has grown around it over the past 20 years shouldn't come as much of a shock. Over the years, modders have done a lot to Super Mario 64, including a recent mod that enables online multiplayer. Kaze Emanuar, the same person behind Super Mario 64 Online, is back today with a new mod, and it certainly isn't one for the faint of heart.

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The Best Games of 2017

The Best Games of 2017

While 2017 was a rough year in many regards, it was one of the best for gaming. This past year was packed with so many excellent releases that making a list of the best could very well turn out to be a losing proposition. I’m going to try, though I should mention that these are my favorites of the year - this list was not determined by committee, nor will it be ranked. Since this is a list of my personal favorites, I’ll obviously only be discussing games that I’ve played. Therefore, if you don’t see your favorite game of the year, don’t necessarily take it to mean that it isn’t good. Let’s dig in!

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