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  1. Don’t Bother Trying to Get a Gold Mario Amiibo Unless You’ve Got at Least $100 to Spend

    Nintendo's nefarious plan is working.

    Just like every other Amiibo anyone has any interest in, the gold Mario Amiibo sold out within minutes.

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  2. Mario’s Physics Can Tell Us What Planet Is “Super Mario World”

    It's-a mystery, Mario!

    Super Mario World is a great classic game, but just what "world" does it take place on? Mario's amazing jumping prowess has some answers for us, which is great, because we'd really like to find the planet with the friendly, rideable dinosaurs.

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  3. Even Today’s Tech-Savvy Kids Can’t Work the Nintendo Power Glove, but They Can Sure Flail Try

    At least today's motion controls work better than this. Most of the time, anyway.

    The power glove is so bad. Incredibly bad. So unbelievably bad that even kids of today with motion control experience just wind up flailing around—the motion control equivalent of button mashing.

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  4. Excuse Me, Princess: Legend of Zelda TV Series in Development at Netflix

    Hey! Listen!

    Our days of Zelda fan films and our parents/acquaintances not knowing the difference between Link and Zelda are over! OK, both of those things are likely to persist forever, but Netflix really is working on a Zelda TV show!

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  5. Nintendo’s Mobile Game Plans Are Literally the Opposite of a Good Idea

    They're going full Wario.

    No, Nintendo. Putting mobile games alongside your old games on your hardware is not the same as putting your old games on mobile hardware alongside mobile games.

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  6. Things We Saw Today: Rainbow Batman 75th Anniversary Pop! Figures!

    The Funko we deserve.

    "I must, Robin—I must wear a different-colored Batman costume each night!" -Batman [Really this time.] For Batman's 75th anniversary, you can collect six different-colored Pop! vinyl Batman figures. Hmmm... the yellow one reminds me of something...

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  7. Nintendo Unleashes Over 100 Free Games in Club Nintendo Reward Program Send-off

    Since you can't spend your coins on extra lives in real life.

    Nintendo's Club Nintendo loyalty program is going out with a bang over the next few months with 117 digital games to be downloaded just for registering some Nintendo products and taking a few surveys.

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  8. Smash Bros. Community Boots Harassing Host of Their Largest Tournament

    Over the past day or so, the Smash Bros. community has come together in a big way to denounce years of harassment by the host of the largest Smash Bros. tournament around: Apex. With Apex 2015 rapidly approaching the last weekend of January, Jonathan "Alex Strife" Lugo has been forced to step down from his position at the tournament in a huge win for safety in the fighting game community.

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  9. A.I. Mario Figures out How to Destroy His Enemies; Now You’re Playing God With Power

    "If I talk to the humans, they certainly learn to trust me."

    Researchers at the University of Tübingen in Germany have given Mario the ultimate power up: he can learn about his environment and enemies. They gave him rudimentary "feelings," too, but apparently forgot empathy, because he sure is obsessed with how to kill things. So, par for the course for artificial intelligence.

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  10. Hacked Power Glove Gives Robot Chicken the World’s Baddest Bionic Animator

    He's the a wizard.

    A DIY stop-motion animation helper would be cool on its own, but Robot Chicken animator Dillon Markey took the idea one step further by building the functionality into an old Nintendo Power Glove. Sadly, the Power Glove is much better at animation than it ever was at playing games, no matter how much The Wizard made us all want one.

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