Nintendo Collectors Journal 9/30/2010

This is my largest Nintendo Collectors Journal to date, so hang in there! The first thing I have to show off this week is my latest issue of Nintendo Power Magazine. I love the cover and am especially happy ...

The Legend of Pants

Since Nintendo revealed The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword at E3, people have been abuzz about the game. Some have spoken of the 1:1 motion controls, as well as the potential issue that presents for left-handed folk. Some have discussed the art style, and others the plot. And some... have discussed Link's pants.

Lost Nintendo Games Volume 4. Nazo no Murasamejō

Nazo no Murasamejō was released for the Famicom Disk System on April 14, 1986. Since then this title has never left Japan even though it has been re-released as part of the Famicom Mini series for the Game Boy Advance and was also put on the ...

Marvel at This Mighty Mass of Marios

Here at RipTen, we love Mario. Heck, who doesn't? But even we haven't played everything.

Emulation: Breathing New Life Into Old Games?

I recently found out that I can play PSX games on my Droid phone. That was a good day. It was also a day...

Wanna Play Super Mario Hands-Free?

Think Kinect as the only hands-free option? Think Again. Waterloo Labs has modified an NES controller port by combining it with the latest in eyetracking technology to create a version of Super Mario Brothers that users can play with just their eyes.

Abobo Returns in Oldschool Video Game Parody

On the show floor of the San Diego Comic-Con, one doesn't usually expect to find a small, independently-developed parody game the likes of which you would play in your web browser. And yet, that's exactly what appeared in Abobo's Big Adventure.

Lost Nintendo Games Volume 2. Joy Mecha Fight

Joy Mecha Fight was released in Japan on May 23, 1993 for the Famicom. For those who don’t know the Famicom is the Japanese version of the Nintendo Entertainment System. This fighting game never ...

Super Mario Bros. Curb-Stomping ‘Match Moving’ Gameplay (Video)

Every video game loving kid at one point or another has been scolded by their parents to "go outside and stop playing your damn video games!" Most of us would just grab our mobile gaming device and head outside, but this little "Match Moving" curb side study ...

Third Annual Zeldathon Raising Funds for the National Children’s Advocacy Center

The 2010 charity Zelda marathon is revving its engine today, ready to get off to a flying start today (Monday, June 5th) at 6pm EDT. The marathon will run for 72 hours, and will be raising money for the National Children's Advocacy Center, a charity that is doing its bit to prevent child abuse.

Blast from the Past: ABC’s 20/20 Goes Nuts for Nintendo in 1988

These days, video game consoles are not an uncommon site in households across America, particularly in homes with children, or of adults who grew up in the 1980s. But that wasn't always the case.

We’ve Had Sonic on Nintendo Systems, So Why Not Mario on SEGA?

While New Super Mario Bros. Wii may have skyrocketed to over 15 million copies sold worldwide, that doesn't mean people are any less fascinated with the original NES blockbuster. And as it so happens, some of those people are doing fascinating things with it.

Carpenter Gave Kojima His Blessing to Create Solid Snake

If you follow Metal Gear very much at all, then you have more than likely seen comments or comparisons which liken series protagonist Solid Snake to another Snake who is fairly well known among movie aficionados.

Retro Classics to Be Updated for Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo have already announced that Ocarina of Time will be coming to the 3DS, but a handful of NES and SNES classics including Yoshi's Island have also been revealed to be coming to the system.

Predator Duck Hunt Mashup Good For Laughs

Now I'm one of those kids that played Duck Hunt with my face about twelve inches away from the screen and my NES Zapper pressed firmly up against the glass, so I can't really appreciate the frustrated look on our machine gun toting friend in the animated clip below -- but I can sure as hell laugh at it.