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Video: Super Mario Bros. theme with wine glasses and a frying pan

Harrison Milfeld On Apr 21st 2014 with 1 Comments

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YouTube user Dan Newbie has made a habit of recreating memorable songs and themes with the use of kitchen utensils and various glassware. Now, he has paid homage to the Super Mario Bros. theme using only wine glasses and a frying pan. The video is an interesting take on a gaming theme so recognizable that it wouldn’t be surprising to see viewers (including myself) bang on pots and pans for a few hours.

You can visit Dan Newbie’s YouTube page here and watch all of his projects.

Special thanks to Infendo reader Benjamin for the tip.

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The Game Boy turns 25 today

Harrison Milfeld On Apr 21st 2014 with 2 Comments
The Game Boy turns 25 today

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Has it really been that long?

That’s the thought which probably ponders through many gamer’s heads as Nintendo’s Game Boy reaches 25 years of age. Launched in Japan on this date, the Game Boy ushered in a new era of portable gaming and many imitators to knock away its firm grip on the handheld market share. Selling well under 119 million units worldwide before being discontinued in 2003, the Game Boy was and is one of gaming’s first mainstream successes with portables.  It was essentially underpowered (compared to the NES, that is) at the time of its release (given how many competitors touted either a back-lit screen or a color palette), but continued to be one of Nintendo’s greatest successes thanks to its pack-in title, Tetris.

Happy 25th Birthday, Game Boy. Your green and black color scheme still has a place in our hearts.

So, what are your first memories with the Game Boy? Share with us in the comments below.

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Wii U is now the same age as the Dreamcast when it was discontinued…

Colin Crompton On Apr 20th 2014 with 14 Comments

… And Nintendo’s latest console has sold half as much as Sega’s console swan song.

This information comes from MCV writer Ben Parfitt “DreamCast completed it’s global roll-out by November 1999 and was discontinued in March 2001. Technically it was released a year earlier than that in Japan, but even when you remove Japanese DreamCast sales altogether (2.8m out of 10.6m) Wii U sales still lower.”

Back in 1999 Sega first released the Dreamcast to a very lukewarm reception in North America and just a year and five months later it was discontinued due to a lack of interest mainly because of the rise of the Playstation 2 and the recently announced Gamecube. Of course, after Sega’s withdrawal from the console market left the space for Xbox to rise from the ashes.

It’s not too late for the Wii U to come out of limbo and with E3 around the corner Nintendo will hopefully drop a bombshell of an announcement, but if their presentation is as disappointing as it has been in previous years then the Wii U is in a real predicament.

So what do you think Nintendo needs to do to remedy this situation?

 

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Nintendo Spotting: Zelda hockey jersey

Harrison Milfeld On Apr 18th 2014 with 0 Comments
Nintendo Spotting: Zelda hockey jersey

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Aside from being a lifelong fan of Nintendo, I myself have an undying love for the sport of hockey. Out of sheer surprise, the two loves of my life crossed paths last night.

While in the second intermission of a Western Conference Divisional Playoff game between the Chicago Blackhawks and my hometown St. Louis Blues, I saw in the distance a man wearing a green jersey. At first glance, I figured it to be a Minnesota Wild or Dallas Stars fan looking lost in a sea of blue. Upon further inspection, I quickly noticed a Hylian shield symbol and the number 86 on both arms of the sweater. My eyes widened and went from a stern grin to a look of sheer happiness. It was a Zelda-inspired hockey jersey.

I quickly sought out the stranger, shook his hand, and asked who was on the back of the jersey. The man turned around, and no shock, it was Link stitched onto the back. For someone who I wasn’t sure what team he was rooting for that night at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, it was apparent he was ripe with Zelda passion.

After a quick Google search after the game (a triple overtime affair that night made me initially forget where the stranger had purchased the custom jersey), I found out that one site is responsible for this unique Zelda collectable.

For those interested, you can check out the above design and other gaming or film-related hockey jerseys here.

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Peach Pink 2DS Available at GameStop

Rakim Reid On Apr 12th 2014 with 0 Comments
Peach Pink 2DS Available at GameStop

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GameStop started selling a new 2DS color in the U.S yesterday.  This “Peach Pink” version retains the $129.99 price of the 2DS and comes with a bonus too. The handheld comes bundled with a Disney Magical World-themed carrying case.  Disney’s Magical World released beside the Peach Pink 2DS and sports a $29.99 price tag.  If you are a 2DS holdout and dig the color, now might be the time to buy a 2DS.

 

Source: GameStop

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Infendo Radio Episode 307: Musical Smash!

Lewis Pugh On Apr 11th 2014 with 1 Comments
Infendo Radio Episode 307: Musical Smash!

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Welcome all to episode 307 of Infendo Radio, with Holly Fellmeth, special guest Richie Palys and myself, Lewis Pugh.

On this weeks show we start with a Smash Bros Wii U & 3DS Direct feature, we then talk to Richie Palys about his Kickstarter ‘NES’ an album of classic Nintendo tunes arranged in the style of synth-infused jazz. Finally we answer your Smash Bros questions!

If you have any questions for us to discuss on the next show or would just like to say Hi! add them to the comments or email to contact@infendo.com

and please check out Richie Palys NES kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1985553496/nes?ref=live

Wii U friendly link: http://www.infendo.com/radio/alt/Infendo_Radio_307.m4a

 

 

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