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Mario And The Nintendo Gang Are Coming To Universal Studios

Nintendo-themed attractions are slated to arrive at three Universal Studios parks.

Guy Posts On Craigslist Asking For Help In Super Mario World

"The wizards are driving me insane. I've almost lost it completely."

Video: Woman Plays Elegant Piano Renditions Of Old Nintendo Theme Songs

We're talking about some good piano covers, from Super Mario Bros. to Castlevania. Let your inner nerd squeal.

Photos: Turn Your Living Room Into An Homage To Nintendo

Head to Craigslist where you can find this 7-piece set that will turn your living room into a nostalgic Buzzfeed article you can live (and game) in.

Video: This Coffee Table Doubles As an OG Nintendo Controller

What's the only thing cooler than a coffee table shaped like an OG Nintendo controller? One that actually works, duh. The Boho Workbench in Venice designed a table that you can put your drinks on or use to play Nintendo (or both!)

Video: This Coffee Table Doubles As an OG Nintendo Controller

What's the only thing cooler than a coffee table shaped like an OG Nintendo controller? One that actually works, duh. The Boho Workbench in Venice designed a table that you can put your drinks on or use to play Nintendo (or both!)

Come All Ye Playful To Nintendo's Wii And DSi Demos

Photo by Lisa Brenner / LAist Malls across America are locking down Cinnabons in heightened anticipation of tomorrow's "Nintendo Holiday Mall Experience" debut. Now in season, the hands-on Wii demonstrations and Nintendo DSi sampling stations will be abloom in mall ecosystems everywhere, set up to show would-be present-buyers and would-be-present-openers about their need for Nintendo. Shoppers can drop in on Mario, Donkey Kong, Pikachu and more than 20 of the latest games for Wii...

Epic Win! Nintendo Gives Kirby i am 8-bit Makeover

The demo room at Nintendo's Redwood City offices got a charmingly patchwork makeover by Los Angeles video game artists i am 8-bit last week. Decorated in cloth and burlap, felt and buttons, iconic mushrooms and, of course, yarn, the anticipated Kirby's Epic Yarn for Wii was on display with gush-worthy cuteness, pleasing musical tinklings, shape-shifting transformations, and all the precision textiles of Patch Land you can expect on Oct. 17 when the game is released....

Photo Essay: The Collection of Michael Jackson

Earlier this week Michael Jackson and auctioneer Julien's reached an agreement to give all of the 1,400 items that were to be auctioned this week back to the King of Pop. While this agreement may have ruined your chances of owning the singer's bubble hockey game, gold throne, espresso machine or life-sized Darth Vader made out of Legos, it did not, however, put a stop to the public viewing exhibition taking place at the old...

Nintendo DSi Launch Event, Universal City, 4/4/09

With two cameras, a highly entertaining photo editing feature, an online game store, and a music player, Nintendo lovers have been waiting with baited breath for the latest installment of one of the world’s most popular handheld gaming consoles. Last weekend LAist was invited to Nintendo’s official launch party, where hundreds lined up at the GameStop at the Universal City Walk to be among the first to get their hands on the new DSi. Images...

LAist Gift Guide: Video Games!

With a name like "Black Friday", its no wonder that shoppers all around the country are whipped into a frenzy of consumerism mere hours after a tryptophan-induced coma. We here at LAist know what its like to descend upon a day full of lines, sales, coupons, and toy-nabbing, so that's why we've got your back. There's no doubt that you or the gamer in your life is just itching to play with some of the...

Hangin' out with Nintendo at Dodger Stadium

This past Wednesday, LAist was lucky enough to head over to Dodger Stadium to party in Nintendo's VIP suite in celebration of Mario Super Sluggers, the latest sports release for Wii. With dodger dogs and Wii-motes in tow, various media gathered to check out how Nintendo would answer their last successful Mario-related soccer game, Mario Strikers Charged. Product developers and PR reps went through the motions of how to negotiate all our favorite Nintendo characters...

E3 2008 Roundup

Photo courtesy of Julie Wolfson. Another E3 has come and gone, another three-day whirlwind of games, lounges and lights passed onto a proceeding year of digital bliss. Sure E3 isn't what it used to be, what with all the booth babes and swag bags and throngs of gamers huddled outside the LA Convention Center chomping at the bit for a taste of the next Soul Calibur or Resident Evil or Final Fantasy. But that isn't...

Photo Essay: Game Developers Conference

This past week, LAist got a chance to travel up to San Francisco to check out the Game Developers Conference. GDC is universally known as one of the most fun and exciting of the industry's gatherings, where publishers, press, and lecture attendees convene to discover the latest in gaming technology. This year we got to see a ton of kickass stuff, including an exclusive look at the new Street Fighter title from Capcom and...

Super Smash Brothers Brawl Tournament This Saturday!

Just in time for the release one of the most anticipated titles for the Wii this year, the folks over at Nintendo are staging a regional tournament for fans of Super Smash Brothers Brawl, the game that just recently shattered Wii sales records in Japan. According to our sources, the first 256 people who show up at the Orpheum theater downtown will have a chance to fight to the finish in an attempt to...

This Week in Video Games

Today marks the beginning of the 2008 race towards raising the standard of gaming. As we mentioned previously, 2007 was a monumental year for the world of video games. Take a look at a selection of some of the highly anticipated games of the year, in stores today....

What's The Deal, Nintendo?

As you might have guessed, we're pretty big into gaming over at my house -- our console set-up includes the both generations of the Xbox, not one but TWO PS2's (one for the living room, one for the bedroom), a Dell XPS with a wide-screen monitor (for PC gaming), a Nintendo Gamecube, a Nintendo 64, an SNES, and a Gameboy -- oh, and possibly a Sony PSP floating around somewhere. Our 50" big-screen is optimized...

Things (and People) I'm Thankful For

1. The Obvious- My parents and sister are the most important people in the world to me. They support me in every boneheaded endeavor I partake in, and believe me, there are tons. It's astonishing how many, actually. 2. My friends. Once again, totally obvious. Once again, they're totally awesome. Much love to Porter House, SLC, Shalhevet, AU, and everyone who fits into all, some, or none of those categories. World rockers, each and every...

Gone Halo-in'

If you happen to find yourself driving around at 11pm tonight, you'll likely see long lines of (mostly) men standing outside of Best Buys, EB Games and Gamestops all over greater Los Angeles. Do not be alarmed. It's just the hardcore gaming faithful lining up to claim their midnight copies of Halo 3, the biggest video game of the year. For the completely uninitiated, Halo is the sci-fi shooter franchise that is basically the...

King of Kong Opens tonight at the Arclight - then Nuart

Update: tonight's screening at the Arclight is a special presentation with a Q&A with the director Seth Gordon afterwards. The film will then show tomorrow at the Nuart thru the 23rd. If you walk through the arcades these days you will see three different games. Driving games where you speed through various versions of Hell. Shooting games where you shoot and kill as many people places and things that you can. And walking down...

The Reason to Get a Wii: Mario Strikers Charged

It seems like only yesterday when those few lucky thousand were unwrapping what would soon be the new standard in video games. All the excitement and glee surrounding the Nintendo Wii was phenomenal; wireless, infrared-sensored controls? Amazing! I know I had to show everyone who came over how much cooler it was to play tennis on a screen rather than in real life. However, a few weeks later, the thrill sort of died down,...

This Week in Gaming

Here are a few choice picks for your gaming pleasure, courtesy of the good people at Gamespot: Nintendo Wii Mario Strikers Charged (Sports) Nintendo DS Picross DS (Puzzle) Sony Playstation Portable Brave Story: New Traveler (Role-Playing) World Championship Cards (Strategy) PC Combat Mission: Shock Force (Strategy) Ride! Carnival Tycoon (Strategy) MAC Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Adventure) Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars (Strategy) Photo by DsWii via flickr...

Leaner, Meaner E3 Almost Upon Us

Thousands of video game addicts, cosplayers and booth babe fans shed tears last year when the Entertainment Software Association announced that it would be scaling back the size and focus of future E3 Expos. The game industry and fan bacchanalia had previously attracted a record attendance of over 60,000 visitors and 400 companies in 2006. Instead of being held at LA's own Convention Center, the "more intimate" show will take place this year in...

SXSW Interactive Gets Really Interactive

Yesterday we showed you an interview from upstairs of the Austin Convention Center at SXSW where companies are answering questions about their Internet- and film-related products. Today, thanks to the Houston Chronicle, who took this footage above, we can show you a small glimpse of what's happening on the bottom floor of the Convention Center, in the video game area -- where things are getting mighty interactive. There you will see the new Nintendo...

Wii Will be Available This Morning on Amazon

If Santa stiffed you and didn't get that Nintendo Wii system you asked for, you still have another chance this year to buy one... and then break your television or yourself. Amazon.com will be taking orders for the ridiculously popular new video game system this morning some time between 7am and 11am, their website says. Wii Available for Purchase 12/29: The Nintendo Wii will again be available for purchase on Amazon.com on 12/29, Friday...

Amazon.com's Top 18 Best Selling Products of 2006

Maybe it wasn't cool in the South to go to the record store to get the new Dixie Chicks cd, but on the internet nobody can judge you. The Chicks were boycotted by Country radio and their fans said that they shouldn't have said what they said about President Bush, but when it came down to picking up their new cd, the people let their fingers do the buying. And if you ask us,...

Wii waited in line for a Wii!

After hearing that a big event celebrating the launch of the new Nintendo system, the Wii was taking place at Citywalk, we made a B-line for the Wii-line and got to sitting. The long night in line at one of our least favorite places in Los Angeles, Universal CityWalk, Wii finally have our console in hand and now Wii have yet another thing to eat up any free time Wii might come across. All...

E3: A Recap

E3 has once again left the City of Angels, leaving in it's wake a trail of litter advertising the newest, hottest games, tons of Starbucks cups, the swag no one wanted, and booth babes sporting a bit more money in their wallets. Everyone that exhibited during the week of videogames is still probably recuperating, we can only imagine. Best thing overheard at E3 this year? "Man, this is where nerdy girls get laid." Our...

The First Rule of Felt Club

Mom wants to be hip. She's tired of silk scarves from Nordstrom's and Liz Taylor handbags. What she wants this Mother's Day is a monster-appliqué purse and a set of robot-stencilled tea towels, all made by local hipster craftspeople. Who happen to be selling iridescent cupcakes in the parking lot of a comic book store. Ok, maybe not. But you might — and you can tell yourself you're shopping for mom. This Saturday, Felt...

Once more into the breach...

E3 has once again hit town, and you've probably been seeing banners, billboards, and strange signs announcing new and upcoming games and platforms. The coolest of them all has the strangest name, the Nintendo Wii. No, it's not French, but it really is stealing the show here. With the innovative new wand-like motion sensing controller, at least it promises to have kids (and we'll admit it, some adults) waving their hands around like a...

E3 - Game Over

Spending the last three days at E3 has almost completely drained our will to live. All that time walking around at the LA Convention Center (and believe us, its a big place) has taken its toll. As we limp back to the welcoming embrace of the plush and eminiently comfortable LAist HQ, we are gathering our thoughts and checking our notes and putting together a hopefully interesting wrap-up of the sights, sounds and yes,...

XBOX 360

We can't tell you anything about the new xbox 360 that made its debut for the first time at the shoot for the MTV special that will air next week other than that, fanboys, you need to turn it upright. It stands, baby. We were asked not to scoop the show, though, so we're not going to but we can tell you what to expect. The celebrities in attendance played head to head in...

The Lindsay Lohan Guide to LA

LAist provides plenty of tips, opinions and anecdotes about life in LA designed for the public at large. But what if you're not the public at large? What if you're Lindsay Lohan? Maybe you, Lindsay, read our site and say, "How can you help me, LAist? How can I best enjoy life in this crazy city?" Well, Lindsay, your prayers have been answered. This week, we introduce our new feature, "The Lindsay Lohan Guide...

The Lindsay Lohan Guide to LA

LAist provides plenty of tips, opinions and anecdotes about life in LA designed for the public at large. But what if you're not the public at large? What if you're Lindsay Lohan? Maybe you, Lindsay, read our site and say, "How can you help me, LAist? How can I best enjoy life in this crazy city?" Well, Lindsay, your prayers have been answered. This week, we introduce our new feature, "The Lindsay Lohan Guide...

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