Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Collaborates with 7-Eleven, Monster Hunter

Nintendo has announced two collaborations for Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer. The first is with 7-Eleven. By visiting a 7-Eleven Wi-Fi hotspot in Japan from July 30th until September 30th, players will gain access to the character “7-Go.”  7-Go will show up as a customer at the housing service and will request a home …

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Speedrunner Sethbling Creates Computer Program to Play Super Mario World

Speedrunner (and Minecraft master) Sethbling has created a computer program to play the very game he speedruns: Super Mario World for the SNES. In the video above, you can see this program, dubbed MarI/O, in action along with really cool scientific explanations behind its creation. It’s only a matter of time …

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Sanity’s Other Side: Touch to Start

Fire Mario out of fireballs? Buy a reload flower today! After much heckling and nagging from investors, Nintendo has finally entered the mobile phone game market with popular mobile developer DeNA. With usual reactionaries and doomsayers about, what does the Inverseman think of the situation? Find out! Posts You Might LikeSanity’s …

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5 Gaming Predictions for 2015

Who am I, and where is my authority to be making industry-wide claims about the future? Be I a famed soothsayer of legend, or an analyst with greater Neogaf infamy than Michael Pachter? I’m absolutely nobody, in fact, and my predictions should be digested with a suitable amount of skepticism. …

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Sanity’s Other Side: While Supplies Last

Or how Nintendo missed Christmas With the advent of the newest Smash Brothers and Nintendo’s Amiibo initiative, we have must-have accessories arriving tempting us as we buy our must-have games this winter. That is, if they were on the store shelf to begin with. The Inverseman investigates. Posts You Might LikeThe …

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Amiibogeddon: Dissecting the Craze

The not so humble Amiibo has become a point of fierce contention within the past month. Released as a series of companion toys to the fantastic Super Smash Bros, these toys have quickly sold surprising numbers. Regardless of your attitude towards the blank-eyed, often mispackaged statuettes, we can all agree …

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