Documentary Tracks The History Of A Super Mario Bros. 3 Speedrun

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Documentary Tracks The History Of A Super Mario Bros. 3 Speedrun

Speedruns are an immensely popular pastime nowadays, between the hundreds of thousands of people who watch marathons like Games Done Quick and the thousands who take a shot at beating games as quickly as possible. With the spectator and fun aspect of the hobby played up now more than ever, it's easy to forget speedrunning is about setting records, and a new online documentary tracks the history of a particular Super Mario Bros. 3 record.

Summon Salt has released a 40-minute documentary taking a look at the game's "Warpless" run. The subcategory tasks its runners with beating the game without using warp whistles, which allow players to skip most of the game. This means beating the game naturally, but as quickly as possible. The video is a fascinating look not only at how Super Mario Bros. 3's best players one-upped each other over the years, but also at how speedrunning communities are often as collaborative as they are competitive, as runners build off one another in order to score a better time.

New, Retro-Looking PlayStation Nikes Coming Next Week

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New, Retro-Looking PlayStation Nikes Coming Next Week

Back in January, PlayStation announced a collaboration with Paul George and Nike to create a pair of PlayStation-themed Nikes. The kicks ended up being extremely popular, which means the collaboration is back next month, this time sporting a more retro look.

The latest PlayStation Nike shoes are rocking the classic PlayStation grey, as well as a the older, more colorful logo for the console. Although the design is similar to the original, a new strap (emblazoned with the console's iconic button symbols) makes it easier to keep them on tight.

The sneakers will release on December 1, so you have until then to plan your night around trying to get one of these at midnight before they're all snatched up.

New, Retro-Looking PlayStation Nikes Coming Next Week

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New, Retro-Looking PlayStation Nikes Coming Next Week

Back in January, PlayStation announced a collaboration with Paul George and Nike to create a pair of PlayStation-themed Nikes. The kicks ended up being extremely popular, which means the collaboration is back next month, this time sporting a more retro look.

The latest PlayStation Nike shoes are rocking the classic PlayStation grey, as well as a the older, more colorful logo for the console. Although the design is similar to the original, a new strap (emblazoned with the console's iconic button symbols) makes it easier to keep them on tight.

The sneakers will release on December 1, so you have until then to plan your night around trying to get one of these at midnight before they're all snatched up.

Kill La Kill Fighting Game Also Coming To Switch

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Kill La Kill Fighting Game Also Coming To Switch

We liked what we played of Arc System Works' new Kill La Kill game, and it looks like the game will reach a new audience when now that it's headed to Switch.

Kill La Kill the Game: IF, which is due out in Japan sometime in 2019, was originally only coming to PC and PS4, but the ArcSys has announced it's also headed to Nintendo's hybrid console. It's unclear whether this will be a day-and-date release (the Switch version of Dragon Ball FighterZ didn't hit until months after the other versions) is unclear. The company also announced the addition of two characters to the roster, Nui Harime and Ragyou Kiryuuin.

To see what this 3D fighter looks like in action, check out the first live gameplay.

Kill La Kill Fighting Game Also Coming To Switch

about X hours ago from
Kill La Kill Fighting Game Also Coming To Switch

We liked what we played of Arc System Works' new Kill La Kill game, and it looks like the game will reach a new audience now that it's headed to Switch.

Kill La Kill the Game: IF, which is due out in Japan sometime in 2019, was originally only coming to PC and PS4, but the ArcSys has announced it's also headed to Nintendo's hybrid console. It's unclear whether this will be a day-and-date release (the Switch version of Dragon Ball FighterZ didn't hit until months after the other versions) is unclear. The company also announced the addition of two characters to the roster, Nui Harime and Ragyou Kiryuuin.

To see what this 3D fighter looks like in action, check out the first live gameplay.

Pokémon Let's Go Is The Fastest-Selling Switch Title Ever

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Pokémon Let's Go Is The Fastest-Selling Switch Title Ever

Nintendo and The Pokémon Company's attempt to remake the original Red and Blue games and streamline them for the Go audience seems to have paid off, as the Pikachu/Eevee-based titles now boasting record-breaking sales on the Switch.

The companies have announced Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee are the fastest-selling Switch titles of all time, selling over three million units in their first weeks alone. This is higher than both The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild or Super Mario Odyssey, Nintendo's two biggest releases from last year.

To see how these simplified remakes stack up, you can read our review.

Pokémon Let's Go Is The Fastest-Selling Switch Title Ever

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Pokémon Let's Go Is The Fastest-Selling Switch Title Ever

Nintendo and The Pokémon Company's attempt to remake the original Red and Blue games and streamline them for the Go audience seems to have paid off, as the Pikachu/Eevee-based titles now boasting record-breaking sales on the Switch.

The companies have announced Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee are the fastest-selling Switch titles of all time, selling over three million units in their first weeks alone. This is higher than both The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild or Super Mario Odyssey, Nintendo's two biggest releases from last year.

To see how these simplified remakes stack up, you can read our review.

Luma, Boom Boom, And Pauline Coming To Mario Tennis Aces

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Luma, Boom Boom, And Pauline Coming To Mario Tennis Aces

Nintendo has announced the addition of three new characters to Mario Tennis Aces, and you'll be able to get them for free next year.

Luma, Rosalina's little helper from the Super Mario Galaxy games, will be floating around the court, which would be cheating if you couldn't already play as Boo. Luma will be joined by longtime Mario baddie Boom Boom and Pauline, the classic character who recently appeared in Super Mario Odyssey as the mayor of New Donk City. You can watch a short Japanese trailer teasing these three newcomers below.

Though the characters have yet to be officially confirmed for the West, it's likely only a matter of time. The three characters will be available for anyone for free from January through March.

Luma, Boom Boom, And Pauline Coming To Mario Tennis Aces

about X hours ago from
Luma, Boom Boom, And Pauline Coming To Mario Tennis Aces

Nintendo has announced the addition of three new characters to Mario Tennis Aces, and you'll be able to get them for free next year.

Luma, Rosalina's little helper from the Super Mario Galaxy games, will be floating around the court, which would be cheating if you couldn't already play as Boo. Luma will be joined by longtime Mario baddie Boom Boom and Pauline, the classic character who recently appeared in Super Mario Odyssey as the mayor of New Donk City. You can watch a short Japanese trailer teasing these three newcomers below.

Though the characters have yet to be officially confirmed for the West, it's likely only a matter of time. The three characters will be available for anyone for free from January through March.

Reader Discussion – What’s The Best Black Friday Deal You’ve Snagged?

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Reader Discussion – What’s The Best Black Friday Deal You’ve Snagged?

Now that your stomach’s full and Thanksgiving is coming to a close, it’s time to gear up your holiday shopping with one of the biggest deal days of the year: Black Friday.

Everybody loves a good sale, with some sitting for hours upon hours in lines and rushing through the doors in hopes of snagging a deep discount, highly desired item. The sales often include big-ticket electronics, extending to video games. It’s definitely a day for some great console bundles.

Black Friday can be overwhelming; we don’t blame you if you stay out of the stores or stick to online shopping, but for some the crowds and wait times are worth it. We’re curious when it was worth it for you. What do you consider your best Black Friday get? Did you have to do anything over-the-top to obtain it? Let us know in the comments below, and enjoy the deals coming your way!