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It only took 29-years, but someone has discovered yet another unlimited 1-Up glitch involving a magic beanstalk in the original Super Mario Bros. game. Before watching the video, note that you must beat the entire game once before this glitch even becomes possible. Continue reading for the video and a tutorial.

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The breathtaking trailer you are about to see is rendered in real-time by the Wii U, rather than being pre-rendered. With that said, this new Zelda game features an open-world design, with graphics sporting a touch of cel-shading, though a slightly more refined approach instead of the cartoonish feel found in Wind Waker. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Did you know that Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto wanted Mario to ride a dinosaur since the very first game? Unfortunately, the technology to have a player be able to activate and hop onto another character wasn't possible at the time, as the NES just wasn't powerful enough. However, Yoshi finally became a reality in 1990 (1991 in the US). Continue reading for five more cool things you may not have known about Nintendo's Mario franchise.

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During the Nintendo Direct presentation earlier today, director Masahiro Sakurai explained how Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS will handle multiplayer: "Players will be able to play online with friends as well as other users in a handful of different multiplayer modes. Online multiplayer without friends comes in two distinct forms: For Fun and For Glory." That's not all, Charizard will be a selectable character in the game for both versions. Continue reading for the new trailer and more information.

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We brought you the video earlier today, but for those who still haven't figured it out, Google Pokemon Challenge is just a very clever April Fools prank by the company. To become a master, simply collect 150 different Pokemon scattered throughout Google's mobile apps, and "strong-willed" applicants with every single creature will be invited to Googleplex for a final hiring round, and the winner will ultimately start at Google as a Pokemon Master on September 1st, 2014," according to Laughing Squid. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Let's face it, Nintendo is not in the best shape right now, financially, but they're only a game and / or platform (mobile) away from roaring back. During these past few decades, some of the company's most iconic characters, like Mario, Kirby, Link, and more, have changed quite a bit, here is their evolution. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video explaining exactly why we get nervous.

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By combining a Nintendo Power Glove with 3D-printed parts, Easton LaChappelle has created a functional robotic prosthetic arm. Other items used include: LEGO bricks, fishing wire, and surgical tubing. His design utilizes 3D printing to help offset the high costs of prosthetic technology, and is controlled by a Teensy Arduini microcontroller, amplifier circuits and Bluetooth receivers. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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If Tim Burton created his own version of Pokemon, here is how some of the characters might look. While the main series consists of role-playing games, spinoffs encompass other genres such as action role-playing, puzzle, and digital pet games. It is the second best selling video game franchise worldwide, next to the Mario franchise. Continue reading for some interesting facts you may not have known about the series.

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What do you get when you combine Dragon Ball Z with Pokemon? The incredible Super Saiyan Pikachu of course, complete with spiky hair and torn clothes. That is just one of the many cool and geeky Pokemon mashups that we've rounded up for you today. Continue reading to see them all.

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Did you know that Nintendo was founded as a card company in late 1889, originally named Nintendo Koppai. Based in Kyoto, Japan, the business produced and marketed a playing card game called Hanafuda. However, their calling was video games. In 1983, Nintendo launched the Family Computer home video game console in Japan (abbreviated "Famicom" and known outside Japan as the Nintendo Entertainment System or NES) alongside ports of its most popular arcade titles. Click here to view the first image in this week's trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an ultra geeky cake with built-in projection technology.

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