March 8th Nintendo Direct: The Gaming Reinvented Liveblog

Well, it’s nearly here! In just a few moments time, Nintendo’s next Nintendo Direct will air online, covering various announcements related to their 3DS and Nintendo Switch games.

Which means it’s time for another liveblog! Yep, just like before

Hence as a result of this, we’ve decided to run yet another liveblog for the reveals. Yep, just like before, we’ll be talking about every single announcement as it comes in. Whether it’s Smash Bros or Wario Land, Pokemon or F-Zero, we’re covering the lot here.

So, while we don’t have any predictions right now, we hope you’ll enjoy our coverage of the event. Sit back, turn on whatever Nintendo livestream you want to watch this on and check out our thoughts on the event right here.

Because this is gonna be another great year for the Switch. Don’t you forget it!

Every Single Object from Portal Has Been Remade in Super Mario 64

Here on Gaming Reinvented, we’ve already featured a lot of ROM hacks made by Kaze Emanuar. That’s because ever since he finished Super Mario 64 Last Impact, the guy’s basically been on a roll as far as cool Mario 64 mods are concerned, having built everything from a clone of Mario Run to a Mario Maker esque editor to even a full online system for the game. He’s like a one-man ROM hacking machine.

But while Super Mario 64 Online and the Legend of Peach are amazing, even his smaller creations have actually been pretty damn good. And it’s one of those creations we’re talking about today. Why? Because Kaze has basically replicated every single object from Portal (Valve’s puzzle FPS/platformer hybrid) in the Super Mario 64 engine.

Every single one.

Yep, from the famous cube to the turrets and anti-gravity beams, every single element you can imagine from Valve’s series is now included in a Mario 64 mod. Here’s a video of this stuff if you don’t believe us already:

It’s a pretty damn good series of recreations too. Oh sure, it’s not perfect (cause it’s a Mario 64 hack rather than a Source Engine title), but it’s still more impressive than a lot of stuff we’ve seen in Mario 64 hacks over the years.

And when you consider Kaze already remade the portal gun mechanic (which is included in the above video), it makes you wonder how long it’ll be until a full Portal game is made with these objects. After all, all you’d need to do is recreate the battle with GLADOS and you’d be able to remake the entirety of the first title no problem. That’d make for a very interesting challenge for everyone’s favourite plumber…

But still, what do you think of it?

Are you impressed that so much of Portal has now found its way into Super Mario 64? Do you think you’d play a full-fledged Portal themed ROM hack starring the Italian plumber?

Say what you think about it here or on Gaming Latest today…

Nintendo Announces Nintendo Direct for March 8th

Well, it’s finally here. After weeks of people asking about another Nintendo Direct (and crazy predictions to the same), Nintendo has announced that the next one will air on March 8th at 5pm ET. This Direct will be 30 minutes in length, with announcements for both 3DS and Switch games (including Mario Tennis Aces for the latter).

Here’s the announcement about it on Nintendo’s Twitter page:

As well as the related ones by Nintendo UK and Nintendo JP:

It’s pretty big news all round and offers the potential for quite a few interesting announcements. Indeed, as one look at social media will prove, it seems Nintendo fans have taken the announcement and ran with it to mean anything and everything is coming to the console. Super Mario Odyssey DLC? Yup, some people are even saying a Luigi’s Mansion themed kingdom could be included. Pokemon Switch? Again, people are predicting it could happen here.

And from Smash Bros to Fire Emblem to god knows what else, the predictions are flying thick and fast. Hell, there are so many at this point that the ‘leakers’ behind them are calling each other out on sites like Twitter!

As for us? Well we’ll just keep quiet and see what tomorrow brings. It’s Nintendo, it’s 2018 and it’s a console that needs new announcements, so we’re sure whatever does get shown is going to be amazing all the same. Besides, why hype yourself up over Smash and Pokemon when you can just wait and be pleasantly surprised if it happens? It doesn’t seem worth it to us.

But still, what do you think about the announcement? Are you looking forward to the Nintendo Direct tomorrow? What crazy games and reveals do you think Nintendo will make there?

Post your answers to these questions (and more besides) here in the comments or on the Gaming Latest forums today!

Kirby Star Allies: Datamined Demo Leaks Every Boss and Power

Earlier this week, Nintendo released a demo for Kirby Star Allies. Featuring two levels (‘Grassland’ and ‘Castle’), it was meant to be a short preview of the upcoming title, and a way for fans to get a taste of the game prior to its full release on March 16th.

But like many Nintendo made demos, the one for Kirby Star Allies had a small flaw.

Namely, Nintendo didn’t scrub it of any unused content. As a result, dataminers have now found most of the later game content. Such as say, all the bosses you’ll fight in the adventure. Or the various battles you’ll go through in this game’s version of the True Arena.

And while they did at least catch the soundtrack aspect (with most songs from the full game being absent from the demo), having everything else leaked means spoilers are now all over the internet.

Including this very site. So, if you want to stay unspoilt as far as Kirby Star Allies content is concerned, stop reading now. If not… well keep going to find out everything there is to know about this upcoming title!

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Xbox Games March Gold Lineup

Do you have Microsoft’s Games with Gold which is a fancy title for Xbox Live Gold subscription? Then you will get the following games for free for a very limited time so act while you can for the month of March:


Xbox One

  • Layers of Fear (March 1-30)
  • Evolve: Ultimate Edition (March 16-April 15)

Xbox 360 (compatible with Xbox One)

  • Borderlands 2 (March 1-15)
  • Heavy Weapon (March 16-31)