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Every Game and Trailer Shown off During the August Nintendo Indie World Showcase

Did you miss this morning's Indie World showcase? Let us help you.

Recovered Super Mario Bros. Super Show Animation Cels Bring Us Back to the Franchise's Weirdest, Most Aimless Days

If you can't mix Super Mario Bros. with Billy Idol, then what's the point of life?

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Every Game and Trailer Shown off During the August Nintendo Indie World Showcase

Did you miss this morning's Indie World showcase? Let us help you.

After Months of Rumors, Ori and the Blind Forest is Finally Coming to the Switch This September

It's another step in Microsoft and Nintendo's partnership.

Recovered Super Mario Bros. Super Show Animation Cels Bring Us Back to the Franchise's Weirdest, Most Aimless Days

If you can't mix Super Mario Bros. with Billy Idol, then what's the point of life?

Nintendo Switch Could Be Getting a Wireless SNES Controller

FCC filings point towards the Super Nintendo arriving on the Switch.

Activision is Eyeing More Remasters Following Crash Bandicoot's Success

More remasters like Crash and Spyro's could be on the way.

Super Mario Maker 2 Doubles Its Course Upload Limit

There's another raise on the way, too.

Miyamoto Remembers Iwata in Emotional Book Excerpt: "He Was More a Friend Than Anything"

You should grab some tissues before reading more.

NPD: Super Mario Maker 2 Leads June, Switch Continues to Outsell Other Consoles

But Mortal Kombat 11 still sits at the top.

Popular Super Mario Maker Creator Says Inexplicable Removal Of His Level Feels Like A Gut Punch

He believes it's due to mass reporting, though he's been given little to go on from Nintendo.

Super Monkey Ball is Back, But It's A Remake Of The Wii's Banana Blitz [Update]

And the monkey's paw curls on more finger.

Mario Maker 2 The Keymaster Walkthrough

Not all of the levels in Super Mario Maker are created equal. Here’s how to clear the devilishly difficult Keymaster stage.

Mario Maker 2 All Mii Outfits Unlocked

You can change your outfit in Super Mario Maker 2. Here’s how.

Mario Maker 2 Buried Stones Walkthrough

There’s a tricky stage early on in Mario Maker 2’s story mode. Here’s how to clear the Buried Stones Stage.

Mario Maker 2 How to Earn Gold Medals

Medals are awarded for achieving certain feats in Mario Maker 2. Let’s take a look at how they work.

Popular Creator Panga Creates Upside-Down Super Mario Maker 2 Level That Looks Absolutely Evil

As if regular Kaizo levels weren't hard enough.

Nintendo Switch Online Is Getting A Rewind Feature This Month

If only I could turn back time.

A Cuphead Show Is In Production At Netflix

The game about retro cartoons is getting its own.

Axe of the Blood God Talks About RPGs Born of Non-RPG Game Franchises

Mega Man X be like, "This 'RPG hero' thing can't be too hard, right? ...Oh no."

Nintendo Switch Online Has Over 10 Million Accounts

That's a lot of Mario makers.

WayForward Reveals Spectacular Shantae 5 Opening Animation From Studio Trigger

It's incredibly anime, in a good way.

Mario Maker 2 Level 89 Just a Normal, Everyday Castle Walkthrough

Here’s how to get through one of the hardest levels in Mario Maker 2’s Story Mode. Here’s our Just A Normal, Everyday Castle Walkthrough.

Mario Maker 2 Yamamura Jobs - How to Unlock the Yamamura Shirt

There’s a feisty pigeon named Yamamura in Mario Maker 2. Here’s how to find them.

Mario Maker 2 Stone of Destiny Walkthrough - How to Get All Four Keys and Clear Level 77

Stone of Destiny is one of the more puzzle-focused levels in Mario Maker 2. Here’s how to beat it.

Mario Maker 2 Story Mode Secrets - Characters, Unlocks, Rebuilding the Castle

A large chunk of the content in Mario Maker 2 involves online functionality. So do you need to get a Nintendo Online Subscription to play Mario Maker 2? Let’s find out.

Mario Maker 2 Coin Farming - The Best Ways to Earn Coins

You’ll need Coins to rebuild Peach’s Castle. Here’s the fastest way we’ve found so far.

Mario Maker 2 Sea of Sorrow Walkthrough - How to Beat the Level and Earn the Frog Cap

There are some seriously devious levels to take on in Mario Maker 2. Here’s one of the hardest, a full walkthrough for Sea of Sorrow.

Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course Bumped Back To 2020 Alongside New Trailer

You'll need to wait to savor the final sip.

Mario Maker 2: Do You Need a Nintendo Online Subscription to Play?

A large chunk of the content in Mario Maker 2 involves online functionality. So do you need to get a Nintendo Online Subscription to play Mario Maker 2? Let’s find out.

Mario Maker 2 Multiplayer: Local Co-op, Can You Play Story Mode in Co-Op?

There are a few multiplayer features in Mario Maker 2, though they’re not exactly easy to find. Here’s what you need to know.

Starting Screen | Super Mario Maker 2 Wants To Make You A Better Level Designer

Super Mario Maker 2 teaches you to respect your players, not frustrate them.

Mario Maker 2 Secret of the Dry Bones Shell Walkthrough

Here’s how to get past one of the trickiest levels in Mario Maker 2. Read on for our Secret of the Dry Bones Shell Walkthrough.

What Non-Mario Level Maker Game Would You Like to See Happen?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Super Mario Maker 2 is out, so let's theorize what level maker game should come next!

Super Mario Maker 2 Seems to Have a 32-Course Upload Limit

Maybe aim for quality over quantity, makers.

Game-Freezing Yoshi Bug Returns in Super Mario Maker 2

If you see a Yoshi and a Fire Flower, drop whatever you're holding.

Here's What Banjo and Kazooie Look Like in The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker

Rare's iconic animal duo weren't originally native fauna on Outset Island, but a mod is changing that.

Bloodstained Mod Replaces Backer Portraits With Old Kojima Castlevania Artwork

All the backer portraits are gone, except the cat's.

Mario Maker 2 3DS: Will Mario Maker 2 Release on 3DS?

There’s a brand new Mario game coming in 2019. Here’s where you’ll be able to play it.

Bloodstained for Switch is Getting Hammered for Its Technical Problems. Developers Offer an Update

The Switch version of Bloodstained isn't looking too hot.

Bloodstained Ritual of the Night Switch - When Does Bloodstained Release for Nintendo Switch?

Here's our guide to the Bloodstained Ritual of the Night Switch release date.

Mario Royale Becomes "DMCA Royale" To Avoid Copyright Issues

Now starring Infringio and his brother, Copyright Infringio.

The Dream of a New Ape Escape Game Might Not Be Dead

A 20th anniversary celebration seems to be teasing something more on the horizon.

Summer Games Done Quick '19 Starts This Weekend—Here Are Some Runs To Watch For

The Link to the Past-Super Metroid randomizer mash-up is sure to be a blast.

US Super Mario Maker 2 Players May Not Get a Stylus, But There is This Sweet Lunchbox

Do not attempt to use your lunchbox in the place of a stylus, though.

Fan-Made "Mario Royale" is a Blast, For As Long As It Sticks Around

But the creator is anticipating a letter from Nintendo.

Super Mario Maker 2 Release Date, Story Mode, Night Theme - Everything We Know

Here's our guide to the Mario Maker 2 release date, new online co-op changes, new limited edition, building tools, and more.

Hollow Knight Silksong Release Date, Switch, Gameplay - Everything We Know

Here's all the info you need on the Hollow Knight Silksong release date, Switch details, gameplay, and more.

Best Video Games for Kids in 2019

If your children are starting to show an interest in video games, this list of family-friendly games should be on your shopping list. Best Kids PS4 Games, Family Xbox One Games, Child-Friendly Switch Games

Best Retro Video Game Consoles 2019

From the NES Classic to the Sega Genesis Classic, we break down the best retro video game consoles you should buy—and which ones you should avoid.

Mario Maker 2 "Making Changes" That May Make it Possible to Play With Friends Online

Nintendo making some changes after outcry.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps Release Date - PC Release, Game Pass, Gameplay

The sequel to a fan favorite Xbox Exclusive is on its way next year. Here’s everything we know about Ori and the Will of the Wisps.

Xbox E3 2019 Press Conference Recap: The Next-Generation Xbox is Revealed (Sort Of), But Keanu Reeves Steals the Show

Cyberpunk 2077 and Gears 5 get release dates, Project Scarlett gets details, and Keanu Reeves drops in instead of Shigeru Miyamoto.

Psychonauts 2 Reminds Us Why Double Fine is the Boss of Comedy Games

The Xbox and PS2 cult classic's spirit is alive and well in the modern generation.

All of Our E3 2019 Coverage: News, Rumors, and Hands-on for the Show's Biggest Games

Here's how to easily find all of our E3 2019 coverage so far.

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair Trades 3D Exploration for 2D Platforming

Playtonic's chameleon and bat are back in action.

Sonic Mania Bosses - How to Unlock Secret Final Boss

A guide to beat every boss in Sonic Mania on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch, covering every zone. Plus how to unlock the secret final boss in Sonic Mania.

I Hope Weird Nintendo Shows Up To E3 2019

In a conference filled with sequels and remakes, I'm looking for a curveball only Nintendo can throw.

The Sega Genesis Mini's Full Line-Up Reveals More Games Than Promised

Sega is packing the Mini full of Genesis-era classics.

Best Switch Games - The 25 Best Nintendo Switch Games You Can Play in 2019

Our rotating list of the best Switch games, now bigger than before!

All the Metroid Prime 4 Information we Know so Far

Here's all the details we know so far about Metroid Prime 4 for the Nintendo Switch.

What's Your Most Outlandish E3 2019 Prediction?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | It's time to predict things that will most definitely not happen at this year's E3.

Xbox Live Gold's Free Games for June Are a Little Lacking

Have you heard about Game Pass?

PlayStation Plus Free Games For June Gives You a Chance to Catch Up on the Borderlands Series

Sonic Mania and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection headline June's free PS Plus games.

Super Mario Maker 2 Won't Let You Play With Your Friends Online, Nintendo Confirms

A key online feature is missing from Super Mario Maker 2.

Super Mario Maker 2 Proves the Angry Sun Never Had Mercy, Compassion, or a Soul

The Angry Sun's relentless urge to burn has been replaced by a robotic drive to obliterate all living things.

Super Mario 64 Hack Mod De-Makes Super Mario Odyssey's Sand Kingdom

Welcome to the new Sand Kingdom! Watch out for sharp edges.

Super Mario Maker 2 Has All Its Build Features Unlocked From the Start, and It Feels so Fine

Super Mario Maker 2 makes it easier for you to take chances, make mistakes, and get messy.

Super Mario Maker 2's Adorable Themed Stylus Isn't Coming to North America

Super Mario Maker 2's cool stylus for attractive level designers isn't on the menu for North Americans.

Super Mario Maker 2 Channels the Spirit of Miiverse With Its Robust Social Tools

Nintendo hasn't skimped on communication options. Remember to behave yourself.

What's the First Game You Ever Finished?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | What is the first video game Mt. Everest you have successfully climbed?

Conker Lead Details Ill-Fated Bad Fur Day Sequel in Which Conker Dies

The squirrel would've had to fight his way out of the underworld.

The Castlevania Anniversary Collection is Good, but Still Has a Couple of Chipped Fangs

We break down the positives and negatives of Konami's latest effort to cater to the vampire hunter dwelling within you.

5 Cool Retro Castlevania Facts You Didn't Know in Honor of Castlevania Anniversary Collection's Release

What NES sprites have to teach us about the darkness in men's hearts, and more philosophy delivered in 8-bits.

What Game Style Will Fill Super Mario Maker 2's Mysterious Blank Square? Here are Some Possibilities

Super Mario Bros. 2? Yoshi's Island? Hotel Mario (you know you want it, you monsters)?

Sega Genesis Mini Reveals 10 More Games, Including the Rare Mega Man: The Wily Wars

There will still be technically 40 games for the Genesis Mini, total.

When and Where to Watch Today's Super Mario Maker 2 Nintendo Direct

We're gonna learn how to make a Mario, too.

A Super Mario Maker 2 Nintendo Direct Is Coming Tomorrow

A short surprise just ahead of the big dance.

New Video Outlines the Crazy Fast History of Super Mario Odyssey Speedruns

Super Mario Odyssey hasn't been around for long, but it's already been the home of some amazing speedruns.

The 25 Best PS4 Games: Now Updated for 2019

Our rotating list of the best PS4 games, now updated again for May 2019!

Nintendo Switch Online's NES Games for May are Starting to Scrape the Bottom

Donkey Kong Jr. and two more games are coming to the Switch in May.

What's Your Favorite Sonic the Hedgehog Game?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | After this week's horrifying Sonic trailer, let's look back on some brighter times.

Dig Dog Is A Cute Roguelike About Digging For Bones. It Was Also Developed Without Hands

How Rusty Moyher developed an entire game without using his hands.

Earthworm Jim Surprise Sequel Announced For Intellivision Console You've Never Heard Of

The original Earthworm Jim team is back for a new project.

Breaking Down the Subtle and Not So Subtle '90s References in the Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Trailer

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer hints at a hedgehog of contrasts.

The Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Trailer Is Bizarre and Wrong, but You Must Watch It

You took a wrong turn at Green Hill Zone and stumbled into a gangsta's paradise, baby.

Super Mario Maker 2 Will Have Cat Bowser According to Japanese Ad

Don't think about the size and contents of Cat Bowser's litterbox—Oh, too late.

It Sure Sounds Like the Nintendo 3DS is Dead

There are no first-party games announced for the 3DS for the remainder of 2019.

Super Mario Maker 2 Stylus Only Announced for Japan and Europe So Far

But, what about poor ol' North America?

BoxBoy + BoxGirl Review

The BoxBoy trilogy pulls an Uncharted 4 with yet another sequel.

Super Mario Maker 2 Release Date Revealed, And It's Potentially Just in Time for a Switch Lite Release

Nintendo has two big games coming in June and July.

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