Nintendo Invented Bowsette Years Before The Internet Did

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Nintendo Invented Bowsette Years Before The Internet Did

If you've been on social media in the last week, you probably know about Bowsette. As a result of the Super Crown introduced in New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe turning Toadette into Peachette, an artist concepted out a Bowsette who undergoes a similar transformation (spoilers for the ending of Super Mario Odyssey). The resulting fervor for the character reached astronomical levels among Japanese artists, leading to a Bowsette fan meetup in Japan being planned. Normally internet trends are their own thing and not always worth reporting on, but an added wrinkle came this week with the release of a Super Mario Odyssey art book.

Art books tend to have a lot of concept art for things that don't make it into the game and The Art of Super Mario Odyssey is no exception. As pointed out by Twitter user Nao @Sakusuru, one of the pieces of art seems to show Bowser with his own cap-turing ability being used on Princess Peach.

So in THE ART OF SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY that came out in Japan today, there's an scrapped concept of Bowser taking over Peach's body with his own version of Cappy.
Kind of surreal how there could have been an "official" Bowsette long before the fan one took over the internet. pic.twitter.com/gSMOqNDKKf

Nintendo Invented Bowsette Years Before The Internet Did

about X hours ago from
Nintendo Invented Bowsette Years Before The Internet Did

If you've been on social media in the last week, you probably know about Bowsette. As a result of the Super Crown introduced in New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe turning Toadette into Peachette, an artist concepted out a Bowsette who undergoes a similar transformation (spoilers for the ending of Super Mario Odyssey). The resulting fervor for the character reached astronomical levels among Japanese artists, leading to a Bowsette fan meetup in Japan being planned. Normally internet trends are their own thing and not always worth reporting on, but an added wrinkle came this week with the release of a Super Mario Odyssey art book.

Art books tend to have a lot of concept art for things that don't make it into the game and The Art of Super Mario Odyssey is no exception. As pointed out by Twitter user Nao @Sakusuru, one of the pieces of art seems to show Bowser with his own cap-turing ability being used on Princess Peach.

So in THE ART OF SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY that came out in Japan today, there's an scrapped concept of Bowser taking over Peach's body with his own version of Cappy.
Kind of surreal how there could have been an "official" Bowsette long before the fan one took over the internet. pic.twitter.com/gSMOqNDKKf

Birdo Comes To Mario Tennis Aces Next Week

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Birdo Comes To Mario Tennis Aces Next Week

Fans of Birdo, rejoice! With Mario Tennis Aces having been such a smashing success so far, Nintendo has seen fit to offer a reason of free DLC, as you already know. Coming up next in the calendar of characters is Birdo, but there's a small catch in how you unlock her.

Everyone playing Mario Tennis Aces downloads Birdo starting October 1, but not everyone can use her immediately. All you have to do to unlock her is to enter into an online tournament between October 1 and November 1 and she will be available to play. This works identically do how it did with Diddy before.

The problem is that this is the first month where access to online tournaments requires subscription to Nintendo Switch's paid online. So if you aren't a paid member, or you used up your free trial already, there's no real options other than paying for the subscription or waiting until November when Birdo unlocks for everyone. So consider it unlocking early if you have a subscription.

Birdo Comes To Mario Tennis Aces Next Week

about X hours ago from
Birdo Comes To Mario Tennis Aces Next Week

Fans of Birdo, rejoice! With Mario Tennis Aces having been such a smashing success so far, Nintendo has seen fit to offer a reason of free DLC, as you already know. Coming up next in the calendar of characters is Birdo, but there's a small catch in how you unlock her.

Everyone playing Mario Tennis Aces downloads Birdo starting October 1, but not everyone can use her immediately. All you have to do to unlock her is to enter into an online tournament between October 1 and November 1 and she will be available to play. This works identically do how it did with Diddy before.

The problem is that this is the first month where access to online tournaments requires subscription to Nintendo Switch's paid online. So if you aren't a paid member, or you used up your free trial already, there's no real options other than paying for the subscription or waiting until November when Birdo unlocks for everyone. So consider it unlocking early if you have a subscription.

Ryan Reynolds To Headline Movie About A Video Game Character Who Realizes They're A NPC

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Ryan Reynolds To Headline Movie About A Video Game Character Who Realizes They're A NPC

A new movie starring Ryan Reynolds and directed by Shawn Levy titled Free Guy is heading into production, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter. The movie centers around a background character of a video game realizing he's not the main character and, with the help of an avatar, try to prevent the game from shutting down.

It's another video game picture for Reynolds, who recently wrapped up filming the Detective Pikachu movie set for release next year. Levy is probably best known for the Night at the Museum movies and executive producing the Netflix series Stranger Things. The script for Free Guy was picked up by 20th Century Fox in 2016.

There's no target date for the movie, but presumably 2020 is a rational time frame for it.

Ryan Reynolds To Headline Movie About A Video Game Character Who Realizes They're A NPC

about X hours ago from
Ryan Reynolds To Headline Movie About A Video Game Character Who Realizes They're A NPC

A new movie starring Ryan Reynolds and directed by Shawn Levy titled Free Guy is heading into production, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter. The movie centers around a background character of a video game realizing he's not the main character and, with the help of an avatar, try to prevent the game from shutting down.

It's another video game picture for Reynolds, who recently wrapped up filming the Detective Pikachu movie set for release next year. Levy is probably best known for the Night at the Museum movies and executive producing the Netflix series Stranger Things. The script for Free Guy was picked up by 20th Century Fox in 2016.

There's no target date for the movie, but presumably 2020 is a rational time frame for it.

Weekend Warrior - Odyssey You Later, September

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Weekend Warrior - Odyssey You Later, September

This is the last week of September, the weather is turning cold, and many of the Game Informer editors are content spending time playing familiar favorites. However, an unfair amount of them already have their hands on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Luckily, the rest of us only have to wait one more week.  

What are you all up to this weekend? Let us know in the comments below!

Jeff Marchiafava (@GIJeffM) – I’ll be continuing to make my way through Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, which so far has entailed a lot of kicking people off of cliffs while my character yells “This is Sparta!” Okay, okay – it’s not the character who’s yelling that. It’s me.

Weekend Warrior - Odyssey You Later, September

about X hours ago from
Weekend Warrior - Odyssey You Later, September

This is the last week of September, the weather is turning cold, and many of the Game Informer editors are content spending time playing familiar favorites. However, an unfair amount of them already have their hands on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Luckily, the rest of us only have to wait one more week.  

What are you all up to this weekend? Let us know in the comments below!

Jeff Marchiafava (@GIJeffM) – I’ll be continuing to make my way through Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, which so far has entailed a lot of kicking people off of cliffs while my character yells “This is Sparta!” Okay, okay – it’s not the character who’s yelling that. It’s me.

Several PlayStation 3 First-Party Titles Are Shutting Down Their Servers

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Several PlayStation 3 First-Party Titles Are Shutting Down Their Servers

Several PlayStation 3 games are turning off the lights in October, Sony has announced. Fans of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, Warhawk, and Twisted Metal only have a few more weeks to play these games online. As of October 25, the servers for these games will be shut off, never to return.

The news comes from messages on the PlayStation Store listings, which informs that the games will no longer support online play after the October 25 date. While PlayStation All-Stars and Twisted Metal have single-player content, Warhawk does not, functionally ending the ability to play the game at all unless you connect to other PS3s via LAN.

You can still buy the games and buy any associated DLC. Maybe Sony is prepping for remasters of these games or new entries in these series or maybe the average activity is just low enough that keeping the servers up is no longer feasible. The games had a number of years to operate, especially Warhawk, and games release as recently as last year by Sony have had their online servers shut off.

Several PlayStation 3 First-Party Titles Are Shutting Down Their Servers

about X hours ago from
Several PlayStation 3 First-Party Titles Are Shutting Down Their Servers

Several PlayStation 3 games are turning off the lights in October, Sony has announced. Fans of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, Warhawk, and Twisted Metal only have a few more weeks to play these games online. As of October 25, the servers for these games will be shut off, never to return.

The news comes from messages on the PlayStation Store listings, which informs that the games will no longer support online play after the October 25 date. While PlayStation All-Stars and Twisted Metal have single-player content, Warhawk does not, functionally ending the ability to play the game at all unless you connect to other PS3s via LAN.

You can still buy the games and buy any associated DLC. Maybe Sony is prepping for remasters of these games or new entries in these series or maybe the average activity is just low enough that keeping the servers up is no longer feasible. The games had a number of years to operate, especially Warhawk, and games release as recently as last year by Sony have had their online servers shut off.