Let’s Super Mario! Nintendo Accepting Mario Videos on the Official Anniversary Website

Got a Mario related clip you just need to advertise to the world?  Want to help Nintendo celebrate Mario’s 30th anniversary by providing them with free content?

If so, Nintendo has just the deal for you!  Put simply, their official website has a section where you can submit videos to feature on the site as part of the anniversary celebrations.  These videos have to be posted on Youtube and a maximum of about 4 minutes long, but can otherwise be anything you like that’s related to Mario and his games.

Here’s the official site for the ‘project’:


Above: On the bright side, Mario RPG content seems to be welcome.


So, what can we say about this project?

Well to be honest, as a Mario anniversary gimmick, it’s not a very good one.  Showing people pictures of Mario related thing is the job of Tumblr or DeviantArt or Youtube, not a company like Nintendo with an actual marketing budget.

It also makes us wonder what they’re going to do about the inevitable flood of… not so ‘safe’ Mario related videos sure to come flooding in.  Would they want the Brutal Mario or Mushroom Kingdom Trailer on their official site?  Maybe not…

Above: That said, I would probably take something like Brutal Mario over most of Nintendo’s actual E3 announcements this year…

And while part of me wants to submit The People’s Mario video just for kicks, I suspect Nintendo wouldn’t be too pleased with that either:

Above: Somehow, I don’t think it’s Nintendo’s own political opinion…

But hey, while the more interesting kinds of Mario videos will always be found elsewhere, I guess it could be a good for a few laughs if you’re really bored.  What do you think about Nintendo’s Mario video ‘showcase’ website and its announcement at E3?


Why Voice Chat isn’t in The Legend of Zelda Triforce Heroes

Brace yourselves people, this is going to sound really, really stupid.

It sounds stupid because yes, this is Nintendo’s actual reasoning for why voice chat wasn’t included in a co-op multiplayer game.  No, it apparently has nothing to do with trolling, harassment or anything similar.  Nor does it have to do with cost, technology or anything reasonable.  The answer?  This:

Yes, we did (consider voice chat). With voice chat, what we would see is a highlight in the difference of experience levels between the players. Higher players would tell lower players what to do, and lower players would wonder why they’re being told what to do.

We’re really not sure what to say at this point.  I mean, they don’t like the idea of voice chat because newer players might think they’re idiots?  That seems like a pretty stupid reason if you ask us, even by Nintendo standards.


If you seriously cannot take the idea of someone telling you what to do (in a video game or otherwise)… you really cannot function in modern day society.  You may just replace speech with Luigi’s Mansion 2 quotes if that’s your reasoning.  Can’t go ‘wrong’ with the likes of ‘Hey’, ‘Over here’, Good Job’ and ‘Help Help’!

What do you think about this rather half assed, hilariously stupid reasoning for not including voice chat in Triforce Heroes?


Nintendo on Voice Chat in Triforce Heroes – GoNintendo

Over Already? Nintendo Fans Petition the company to cancel Metroid Prime Federation Force

It’s always a bad sign when a game you’ve shown off is so utterly hated that half the internet wishes the series would simply die rather than have it released.

It’s an even worse sign when the likes on the trailer are outnumbered four to one by dislikes from people annoyed by the game’s existence.

But now, Nintendo has rather depressing proof that Federation Force was not a good idea.  Behold, a petition dedicated to getting the game cancelled… just a day after the showing at E3:


Petition for the Cancellation of Metroid Prime Federation Force – Change.org

What’s even worse for the company is how popular the petition is already. I mean, when did this game get announced? Yesterday?  Yet already nearly 10,000 people are annoyed enough by it that they would rather see it cancelled outright rather tarnish the Metroid brand.  That’s a pretty damning sign you’ve screwed up if you ask us.  You only see people petitioning to make you quit if you’re a Uwe Boll level disaster.

Honestly, we think it’s probably a good idea to listen to the public this time around.  Metroid Prime Federation Force is not a good idea, and it’s about time to take it round the back of the barn and put it out of its misery.  We’ve had one Other M, we don’t another.

Hyrule Warriors Legends Announced for 3DS…

Yeah, we knew this was coming.  In fact, we’re pretty much sure most people knew this one was coming, since a trailer for the 3DS version of Hyrule Warriors was leaked online some time before E3.  Here was our original post on the subject:

Hyrule Warriors Announced for the 3DS – Gaming Reinvented

That said, thanks to E3 we do have a few new things.  Like a fancy new name; Hyrule Warriors Legends.  And some nice screenshots and artwork showing both Tetra and the King of Hyrule fighting through Ganon’s forces.

So here’s the media stuff:

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And we’ve already posted the trailer before, so we won’t be uploading it again.  But in case you missed it, here it is:

So that’s the 3DS Hyrule Warriors game.  Is it a good idea?  Is it something there’s a lot of demand for?  Well, we’ll have to wait and see in that respect.  But what does everyone else think of this game?

Hyrule Warriors Legends

A handheld remake of Hyrule Warriors for the 3DS, Hyrule Warriors Legends is a typical hack and slash game set in the world of Hyrule and starring various characters from The Legend of Zelda series.

However, this one has a few new things up its sleeve.  Switch between characters instantly with a button press!  See a detailed map of the battlefield on the touch screen at all times!  And best of all, enjoy a whole bunch of new characters exclusive to this version of the game, like Tetra and the King of Hyrule from The Wind Waker.

Some feature points from the fact sheet:

  • The entire Wii U version of the Hyrule Warriors game, playable on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
  • Play and experience new characters and story elements based on The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker game.
  • New character switching feature lets you change characters on the fly.
  • For the first time in the series, play as fan-favorite characters like Tetra and King of Hyrule.
  • Battle the fiercest enemies from The Legend of Zelda across Hyrule’s most famous locales.
  • Advance the story to unlock new playable characters, each with unique moves and weapon types. Collect Rupees and other useful items to upgrade weapons and craft badges, which players can use to bolster each warrior’s abilities.