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Nintendo is finally entering the world of smartphone gaming with Super Mario Run. It’s a big deal so Shigeru Miyamoto, the architect of your childhood, has been making the rounds to promote the game.

Nintendo has often noted that SMR can be played with one hand, and Miyamoto proved it in the following video from Buzzfeed by eating a selection of increasingly cumbersome sweets while playing. Watch the video below. [click to continue…]

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The one good thing about being old enough to remember playing games on the NES is that you are part of a generation that can fully appreciate the Bartendo line by Ink Whiskey.

Some of the items include warp pipe shot glasses, Kegaman double pint glasses (they should make a cocktail shaker version), Legend of Zelda Triforce ice trays, cartridge flasks, and more. It also looks like some of these items are going fast, so if you want something, you may want to power up and get over there before it’s game over. Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]

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I’ll be honest, when I think about heavy-hitting Nintendo franchises, Kirby is not really the first thing that comes to mind. In fact ask me to list Nintendo’s franchises and we’ll be maybe a dozen deep before it’ll even occur to me that the pink puffball even exists.

However Kirby is perhaps much more popular in his homeland of Japan, where it was recently announced via Twitter that a Kirby themed café will be opening in August. [click to continue…]

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As part of a new promotional partnership with Nintendo, Sonic Drive-In restaurants will begin offering Mario & Luigi Paper Jam toys with their “Wacky Pack” meals starting on April 19 and running through June 30th.

There are five different toys to collect. Fortunately, I’m secure enough in my manhood to buy something called a “Wacky Pack” without a child present.

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Nintendo fan Star Stone has made a collection of beautifully crafted Nintendo-themed sweet treats which look far too stunning to eat.

Stone’s treats include Super Mario Bros. cookies, a variety of Kirby treats, and that stunning Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap cake-y tart-y thing in the photo above.

Check out more examples below.

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It seems like every nation has their own unique traditions during New Year’s, and Japan is no exception. During New Year’s, it was often traditional for Japanese shops (including markets) to close down for the holiday. So, with dining-out options limited, folks would then dine on osechi ryouri over the course of several days. The dish, which is served in stackable bento boxes, features a cornucopia of symbolic goodies–for instance, shrimp typically represents the elderly (because they’re hunched over).

Interestingly, Nintendo is coming out with their own osechi ryouri for 2016 to be sold in Japanese department store Takashimaya. Nintendo’s version is Super Mario-themed, and it comes with special cards. The price is pretty steep ($225), but since it’s meant to last a few days, it might be worth the price.

(Culture Lab via Kotaku)

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Gamers old enough to remember the Game Boy will undoubtedly love these FreezerBoy magnets. They can turn any household appliance into a giant Game Boy (though a fridge works best). The set comes with six magnets including a giant 16″ by 12″ screen.

Check out more images of Game Boy appliances after the break.

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Etsy seller GeeksterGear offers an awesome line of travel mugs that are sure to keep any ’80s kid well hydrated with NES nostalgia.

Check out more mug designs after the break…

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Well, here’s another reason why you should start planning a trip to Japan. In honor of Mario’s 30th anniversary, Nintendo joined up with Tower Record Cafes to open three Super Mario-themed cafes in Tokyo’s Shibuya, Omotesando and Ebisu districts.

Kyle McLain is a diehard Nintendo fan, and he recently stopped by those three cafes (which are around for a limited time only) and documented his experience on Twitter.

Check out Kyle’s Tweets after the break…

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Whoever won this $1,500 ebay listing really has a thing for Jurassic Park. It included around 300 Nintendo game cartridges and assorted Jurassic Park stuff like a laser disc of the movie.

Just in time for the new Jurassic World (Jurassic Park) movie that is coming out, you can have your very own refrigerator full of Snes Jurassic Park carts!! There are just about 300 Jurassic Park carts including a handful of CIB copies and a PAL version CIB. I will also include the schlue of other Jurassic Park games: gameboy CIB, Sega Genesis, Sega CD, Sega Saturn CIB copies. Also have a CIB Jurassic Park 2 and sealed JP 2 for snes that will be included. And a laser disk movie for kicks and giggles. Fridge and Bacardi not included

Not including the fridge and the bottle of Bacardi was a real dealbreaker for me.

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