Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Mario Maker Movie Trailer

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My Name is Banks has done it again, this FAKE trailer looks very good. Some parts (I'm going GEEK here so don't judge my critiquing) were a tad to realistic for my taste. Also, I don't care about Pokémon at all, sorry. But otherwise he did an awesome job and the last scene is incredibly cinematic.

 

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Mario E3 recap

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Sorry I've been so silent lately Mario Fanatics, Life has taken priority. So until further notice I will not be uploading any YouTube videos on a regular basis from AR-Cade/Mario-Time-News.
Right now, just a recap from E3 regarding Mario.

So far I mostly have some Twitter posts and speculation. Which is very disappointing, we'd better have more Mario soon because Nintendo is letting me down severely.

The above Tweet is all the new amiibo added to the Super Mario Line. This is the first Waluigi amiibo ever made. Fans will be thrilled that he's finally come into play. Amiibo Hunters will definitely be on the hunt for them very soon. Many have said pre-orders for the amiibo are already up on Best buy and other sites like Amazon as well. They'll all be out on November 4th of this year.


Miyamoto shared the new Vans Mario shoes on Twitter from E3 this week as well.

A new Mario Party game has been announced, I know right!? Another one. But this time around the game mechanics and style has been completely changed, I'm hoping it's a cheap downloadable 3DS title but I highly doubt that. Looks awesome though.


That's all for now
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Mario's a numero UNO!

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Strangely, in Italian and Spanish; "Numero Uno" means number one. Coincidentally when you win in specific Mario games Mario will say "Mario's number one!" Well today I'm talking about a different kind of "UNO". A card game that has killed relationships, ended friendships, has made everyone at one point feel victorious and also come closer as a family. Super Mario has already once before had an UNO game, it was Super Mario 64 UNO and it is now a collectible item, which means as a collector no matter how much you wanna play with it you just can't open it because it would RUIN it!! You get me, right? Anyways, now (reportedly) Nintendo and Mattel are teaming up to bring out a modern Super Mario UNO game, Sad thing is, so far it seems to only be coming out in Japan and outside the U.S. So don't get your hopes up (although I know you will) but it may someday soon be coming to USA Shores.




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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

MarioCraft WiiU edition

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I've been waiting quite some time for this to happen, and believed it never would. Yesterday Nintendo of America shared this on Twitter and confirmed that this desire from many, will now become a reality.


"On May 17, the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack comes to Minecraft: Wii U Edition as a free game update. After downloading the update, players who own the Minecraft: Wii U Edition digital game, which launched last December, will have immediate access to new skins, a Super Mario-themed pre-made world and a set of Super Mario-themed music and item textures. All this new content is inspired by games in the iconic Super Mario series, such as Super Mario World, Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. When the retail version of Minecraft: Wii U Edition launches in stores on June 17 at a suggested retail price of $29.99, the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack will be included on the disc."~Nintendo
Everyone who was on the internet yesterday knew this happened, I was busy and late to the party but I'm looking forward to this FREE edition and I will no buy this game because of this. Tell me, will this also be the reason you'll buy this game? Or do you like this at all?
SOURCES (ONE) (TWO)

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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Mario and Vans

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The popular magazine Family Circle covered a new bit of fashion news lately, starting June 3rd Nintendo and Vans will be teaming up with Nintendo/Super Mario to put out Backpacks, t-shirts, slip on sneakers and slides (like flip-flops) for adults and kids. One word comes to mind: Awesomtacular. It's Mario Time, all the time, fer sure when there's new Mario clothing products on the way. Not much more is known about all of this, except that the designs will most likely be pixelated/8bit style.
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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Baby Mario Metal

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I know, the title of this article is slightly confusing, but it's not a metal skin for the spin-off character "Baby Mario". Actually, the article is about a Japanese Rock group called "Baby Metal" Which is getting it's very own Super Mario Maker costume. I know, it's sort of ridiculous how properties that seemingly have nothing to do with videogames at all are getting Super Mario Maker Costumes, but I suppose we'll just have to endure this strange addition to the game. This video is a Japanese announcement so I cannot yet confirm it for North America but it'll be pretty obvious when it's out in North America so I won't be updating the post when it is out.






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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

live Action Donkey Kong

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The last live action video we covered mixed Star Wars with Mario on YouTube, now I'm sharing a new video by  MyNameIsBanks. It's the original Donkey Kong arcade game made into a short film, but it's not quite accurate as they wanted to move on and make something where it's in a series of videos, at the end they make known their next video will be a short film of Super Mario Maker, somehow using Pauline instead of Peach in that series, which in Mario Maker there is now Princess rescue, it's just about the levels. So I have no idea how that's going to work. A lot of it was in time with the background music more than anything, and the maker of the video put their name throughout it, and it probably would've been better without that. But to make a story using the game, It was very cinematic, I must say it was very well done, looking forward to the next one.

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Animatronic Mario

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This looks neat, but it doesn't do ANYTHING!! It just blinks it's eyes and moves a bit, there's even a Super Mushroom candy container that spins for absolutely no reason at all. What I don’t understand at all is why didn’t they use more animations and vocals, there are so many pre-recorded Mario vocals from Charles Martinet, they could’ve used vocals from youtube videos, chopped them up and put them in, with it only saying one thing it’s slightly creepy. They could’ve made the user interact using the D-Pad and/or A & B Buttons.







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Monday, April 25, 2016

You're De' Super Star-Wars

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For those that love Star Wars and Nintendo, you probably already know about this because the video is blowing up the internet. rizenvisual has created a mixture of animation, bringing Mario and Star Wars together in a comedic fashion. Released just three days ago, here it is: "Star Wars Mario Squadron" A certain other Nintendo character may also make a small cameo.



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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Mario Party's coming in 2's for WiiU

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It's been reported on Twitter by Nintendo themselves that two older Mario Party games are making a comeback on Virtual Console for WiiU. These games are "Mario Party 2" for the N64 and...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Mario Maintenance

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Maintenance has been scheduled for The Super Mario Maker game's servers on Wednesday, April 20th from 6:00 PM - to 8:00 PM Pacific Time. This maintenance may have something to do with user's previous complaints on having their courses removed, but it also may be entirely unrelated to that. We'll see as the time comes for the maintenance to commence.
















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Mini Deals

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OK, so earlier on somewhere people were given early access to Mini Mario and Friends amiibo Challenge for WiiU and 3DS if they purchased an amiibo at participating Gamestop locations, now according to Nintendo is allowing ANYONE to download it free on April 28th. No offense to Nintendo, but why is it FREE if we had to buy an amiibo to get it previously? What kind of promo is that!? I just think that was awful, so many had to try and get it from codes their friends got on Facebook because they couldn't afford additional amiibo at the time, and now the game will be FREE to download. INCREDIBLE. However, the game does force you to have amiibo to use it so it utilizes amiibo quite well, I own it and have enjoyed it so far.




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Mario and Luigi toys at SONIC!?

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OK, so we've all known that Mario and Sonic have had a long-time rivalry, but now the SONIC restaurants (yes it's a joke) will be having Mario And Luigi Paper Jam toys. Starting today the Sonic Wacky Pack Kids meals will include one of 5 toy sets. Paper Mario and Mario and Luigi are both spin-off games, Paper Mario barely comes close to the actual Mario while the Mario and Luigi series makes a distant resemblance of the real Super Mario franchise/brand. Some of these toys look like toys I'd collect, if you're looking for new Mario toys.. Check Sonic. But we've eaten there before, they're not that good. I prefer Mcdonalds, Checkers/Rally's or (of course) Burger King. Funny though, the Sonic Drive Ins Site currently still says they offer "Teen Titans Go" Toys... Some website editor needs to make an update, and faster than Sonic.


SOURCE-Nintendo PR

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Gotta Go Fast (Sonic Pun)

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Sorry we're late, but we were obviously last to get this news somehow, but we've also been pretty busy too. So, the world record speedrun using every shortcut and thing available was conquered this month (April 2015) by Darbian who is a LIVE streamer on YouTube/Twitch. He beat the record by mere seconds, but he did it!! The new record is 4:57.260 the old one was 4:57.693



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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Karting at Sea, it's happening now.


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Norwegian Joy is Norwegian Cruise Line's new cruise ship, engineered from Germany for China, and man, one feature (breifly shown) stands out above the rest. It seems that They've taken the idea straight from The Daisy Cruiser course from Mario Kart Double Dash.
it's most likely that only just the inspiration was taken from Mario Kart, sadly, the karts and track seem to have no connection to the franchise "Super Mario" whatsoever. The track does seem to have taken some from the Mario Kart games, perhaps the ones who engineered it all were avid Gamers,
I wonder if their carts have gliders and can go underwater..
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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Mysterious Super Mario Maker Sound!!

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Two days ago from today (April 4th 2016) GAMEXPLAIN published a Youtube video talking about a new hidden sound effect found by a Super Mario Maker Gamer. So what is the sound? What does it mean?? I have no idea, please tell me because I want to know.


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Mushrooms Are on SALE!!

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The Mushrooms title was a joke...

"We have a Coca-Cola distributor who comes to us and creates these really interesting designs for us," Hughes, 24, told ABC News. "Mario came up last Tuesday and he's been hanging out ever since."~Austin Hughes

Now that's what I call "POP-art". Sorry I had to. I just had to say it. The Orange Street Farm Food market in Missoula, Montana has a guy that comes in and makes displays like this one from pop twelve packs. This news was obtained from ABC, what I don't understand is that the display was mentioned as being Mario Luigi and Toadstool. I can only assume that the reporter has no real knowledge of Super Mario because that is clearly a Super Mushroom floating over a Warp Pipe. That made me laugh a bit on the inside.

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Pre-Order UK Mario Promo

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The UK is adding some SUPER incentive to pre-order Mario & Sonic at The Rio 2016 olympics for the 3DS. When you pre-order from the UK, you'll also get the elusive and highly collectible Mario hat, as in the one from Club Nintendo before it shut down. This opportunity is epic, if I could temporarily switch my residency to buy this game, I would just to get the cap. It's authentic!!
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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Miitomo, My Nintendo Mario Costume Reward

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Mii in overalls, Hat is bonus, earned another way
If you own Miitomo and have a My Nintendo account, then today is a great day for you. Actually, you can get this reward until May 1st 2016. On My Nintendo you can get a "Mario Suit" costume for your Mii on Miitomo for IOS or Android right now. The costume costs 250 Platinum Points that can be earned by completing basic tasks on the Miitomo app itself.
SOURCE: The Reward 

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My Nintendo Theme

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My Nintendo is finally here, along with Nintendo's first ever mobile app for IOS and Android. Well, once you get started using Miitomo, you can quickly earn enough points to purchase a couple Super Mario rewards. Including a 3DS Home theme to commemorate the launch of Miitomo. Right now there's two themes available, Donkey Kong and Mario!! Mario's theme has new music and the words "My Nintendo" on the lower screen. Of course with badges and things, those words may be covered up, but the theme still doesn't look too bad, not bad at all. The music in this theme is titled "Something for you". The background is stationary but looks very nice, even in 3D. This reward will be available for purchase via My Nintendo until May 1st 2016
SOURCE: My Nintendo's Mario Theme

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

SNES Flappy Mario

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OK, practically all the world hates Flappy Bird, right? Well Speedrunner Sethbling actually injected the code to run the Flappy Bird game into Super Mario World, making Mario the bird and the graphics of Super Mario World into the elements of the game. Flappy Bird already steals the warp pipe element from Super Mario so this seems so easy, right? Wrong! This code injection without PC, without hacking the console, just by playing the game on the console with a few added hookups (example: Remotes with taped-down buttons), is incredible. See how it all happened in the video below:


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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Mario Kart TV is shutting down

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The Mario Kart TV website, which lets you watch highlight videos posted from Mario Kart 8, will be closing down as of 11:00 PM PT on Monday, April 4th 2016. We are very thankful to the many people who have used this website since it launched in 2014.
Even after the website shuts down, it will still be possible to watch Mario Kart TV and upload highlights from within Mario Kart 8 itself.
Highlight videos uploaded to YouTube from the game will not be deleted after the website shuts down.
~Source
This is awful, the highlight website was awesome and it made it all feel like a real racing brand that broadcasted it's races throughout the Mushroom kingdom. It's sad to know it's closing down, but it's still good that we will still be allowed to upload our races to YouTube.

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Mario Theme Park

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Wouldn't it be awesome if we could ride the Fludd pack from Super Mario Sunshine?! Well, no promises but the new theme parks from Nintendo are coming soon according sankei.com, starting in Japan (of course)... This will be a ZONE to the left of the entry gate at Universal Studios Japan/Universal Parks for Japan. This is all reported by  sankei.com first, below:

"USJ, 400 億 new attraction of the Nintendo Mario is on the left side front gate
It is scheduled to be installed on the left side just a place on the front gate, to assume the area that are currently used, such as in the event space. Although little land that can be extended to USJ, to secure a space in that transfer of the area that you are using, such as in the waiting room of the office and the employee which is adjacent to the event space is also to consider.
 USJ November last year, was acquired by the US media giant Comcast. In the new Chief Executive Officer Jean Mr. Louis Bonnier, who took office in (CEO) in February conference, he had shown a positive attitude to the large-scale investment to USJ."~ (translated by Google) sankei.com

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Nintendo Direct Mario-Time-Recap

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OK, so Mario didn't have a whole lot to mention from this direct, except that Nintendo's reconfirmed the release of Mario & Sonic at The Rio Olympics. A new game is Paper Mario Color Splash (taking ideas from Super Mario Sunshine for splattering paint instead of washing it away) for the Wii U, but that's a spin-off compared to Super Mario Maker!



 Super Mario Maker is getting a new update!! It's getting those piston things with spikes on them and keys/ key doors that allow the maker of the level make it mandatory to beat boss battles. Now I can force players to beat my mini-boss stages!!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Mario Maker costumes: Jizo Mario

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Know how Mario can turn into a statue and be protected in SMB3? And in Super Mario 3D Land??  Well they've made a costume for it in Super Mario Maker. I know, I know, Why ANOTHER costume?! Honestly I have no idea, it doesn't seem that this new costume has any real significance. No special abilities or anything, it just shows Mario hiding behind the ol' statue he used to turn into in SMB3. All I want for Super Mario World now, is slopes and the cape feather in NSMBU mode.
Anyways, here it is:

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1 Million Badge collectors

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Hey, remember The Nintendo Badge arcade? Of course you do, well now over 1 million people in the world are using it. So from now until next Thursday you can receive 2 free plays every day when you visit the badge arcade (we mean digitally, of course). Anyways, I guess the badges that are most collected are (drum roll please...) Super Mario Maker Badges. Not surprising really, technically they're Super Mario World bages (the majority of them). Note: Those of you who don't know, you can collect badges on here to use to decorate your 3DS HOME menu.

Here's a post by me, regarding the matter:





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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Nintendo Selected!

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The US is finally getting another line of Nintendo Selects games. NOA announced today that games like Mario Party Island Tour And Super Mario All-Stars Wii will be a disscounted price in the "Nintendo Selects" line. Super Mario 3D World, Galaxy 2 and DK Country Returns/ Tropical Freeze will also be available at only 19.99 each







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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Happy Valentines Day!

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The Nintendo (3DS) Badge Arcade has put out brand new Super Mario badges that look like chocolates. They resemble the Mario & Friends badge collection but they are chocolate coated and actually resemble real chocolate. Two things I love, Chocolate and Super Mario. So of course I blew tons of cash to get em' The following Miiverse post is one set of badges now available.




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Monday, February 8, 2016

Mario Mech!!

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Remember Pacific Rim? OK, it was a horrible film. But what if Mario had his own giant mech made to look like himself!? Mario Mechs are common, but some are pure artwork. People take all kinds of materials and figures to put together displays and this one is the best so far. It's a hangar where Mario's boarding the mech and Mario characters are repairing it and preparing it to launch. Amazing, it's true art! Of course, to make it the artist had to chop the big Mario in half. I don't know if I could do such a thing.

"Here is one of my biggest projects to date. This project is about 18 inches wide x 14 inches deep x 16 inches tall. I have been working on this for the last year (off and on), and it was well worth the time it took. The Mario Mech has already been done, but I wanted to show all the work it takes to put one together. Mario has a specialized team of Engineers and Technicians helping to maintain and repair this giant Mech."~Source

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Online Mario Maker

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Nintendo of Japan has made a site where you can build your own Super Mario Maker wallpapers for your devices or PC. This is FREE and we've tested it, it acts very much like the level editor in Super Mario Maker, but it doesn't have as many features or options. You cannot rotate pipes or place power ups. You can use the Super Mushroom to make certain baddies and Mario grow one size. You cannot shake elements to get another version of the element you're using. However you can move the items around the screen to be placed wherever you like. Also, you can change the theme and the background scene. The image shown above is the Wallpaper we created using this online software. Hope to see more people using this amazing tool.

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