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The Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot was announced last week, letting players voice their dreams for playable Super Smash Bros. fighters for the first time. Various indie companies jumped on the bandwagon with movements to get their studios' flagship characters into the popular fighting game. But which ones actually have a chance?

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An awesome new fan project appeared online recently. It pays homage to three of the most popular classic arcade games, but there's a pretty huge twist. The project is a game called Pacapong, and it takes Pong, Pac-Man, and Space Invaders and mashes them all together into a single, fast-paced game.

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Super Smash Bros. hype has risen back up thanks to last week's announcement of the Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot, and there are all kinds of fans vying for their favorite characters to win a place in Smash. Indie studios are pushing for their characters to join the battle, Microsoft says there's no issue with including the fan-favorite Banjo and Kazooie, and fans are making their own voices heard on Reddit and other polls. With all the excitement, your resident Nintendo experts here at Gamnesia thought we'd give our two cents on what characters we think will be DLC and why, how Nintendo will distribute it, and more.

Lock up the Oscars: we found a winner. Not only is this a perfect movie, but it is a mediation on the process of making perfect movies. A marvel of storytelling, character development, and cinematography that is nothing short of a masterpiece.

Warner Bros. is leading the production of a Five Nights at Freddy’s film. It is being produced by Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment, as well as Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg of KatzSmith Productions. Creator Scott Cawthon will be involved in some capacity as well.

Nintendo recently opened up a website where fans can vote for which characters they'd like to see added to Super Smash Bros. as DLC. Since then, Nintendo has confirmed that third-party characters are eligible for the fighter ballot, and thus far, Yacht Club Games' Shovel Knight is leading the charge. This could be partially due to the fact that Yacht Club Games asked fans to vote for Shovel Knight via Twitter, but they're not the only ones. Lots of popular indie studios have stepped forward and asked their fans to vote for them in the poll. Hit the jump for more!

Last night, Nintendo gave us one of the biggest Nintendo Directs in the company's history—especially for fans of Super Smash Bros. and Amiibo. They revealed a ton of information about DLC and various new updates for Smash, Mario Kart 8, and information on dozens of upcoming games for both Wii U and 3DS. There's stuff in here that's extremely exciting, some stuff that's a little concerning, and a lot more that you may not have noticed. Head inside and hear what we at Gamnesia thought about last night's Nintendo Direct!

During today's Nintendo Direct, we got a good look at a lot of indie games on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Included in this indie presentation was the news that Mutant Mudds: Super Challenge, which will be available on both consoles, supports cross-buy. There is even a loyalty discount if you own the original Mutant Mudds. You can check out a sizzle reel of the games shown off today by clicking below, and you can check out footage of more Nintendo indie games here.

If you’re a fan of Super Smash Bros. or Super Mario Galaxy, you may be interested to see how the core ideas of each game collide in a indie game called Paperbound.

Paperbound is a unique 2D brawler where players can battle it out in some of the most famous locales from literature like Journey to the Center of the Earth, Inferno, and more. All players appear on the same screen with a fixed camera that lets you see the entire stage. From here, players can run along walls and ceilings, as well as several floating platforms with their own centers of gravity in a skirmish that’s equal parts Inception and Super Mario Galaxy. There are several different modes from which players can choose to alter the victory conditions of a match, but the core premise is a constant: kill as many of your friends as possible.

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Adventure game Gardenarium recently received a new trailer that shows off the game's vibrant color scheme and trippy visuals. Make the jump to view the trailer.

Many people recognize Scott Cawthon as the creator behind the popular Five Nights at Freddy’s games. The three games have each been very successful for Cawthon, and some people may be wondering what he has planned to do with the money he’s made from them.

Last Saturday, a live stream focusing on Five Nights at Freddy’s held by Twitch streamer Dawko to raise money through St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital's partnership with Twitch. Cawthon visited the stream and donated a total of $249,999 towards the cause. More after the jump!

As always, we break down the most recent week of news, Project Ukulele's official reveal, new development insight from Aonuma behind Majora's Mask 3D, the potential return of the Happy Mask Salesman, and the launches of Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. and Mario Party 10!

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A few weeks ago we learned that the classic SEGA-published series ToeJam & Earl is making a comeback in the form of a reboot. Gameplay will be based on the original entry rather than its sequel, Panic on Funkotron (a childhood favorite of mine), with a back-to-roots approach and a comic book art style. Rather than work with a publisher (which has presented problems in the past), Humanature Studios is seeking $400,000 in Kickstarter funding to bring the project to life. Co-creator Greg Johnson explained this decision in a recent interview, and you can check it out by clicking below!

There are tons of gaming enthusiast podcasts out in the wild, but almost none of the top-tier podcasts are made specifically for Nintendo fans. That's where we come in!

We here at Gamnesia are bringing you a new episode of "Nintendo Week," a podcast made for Nintendo fans by Nintendo fans. This week had a huge bombshell when Nintendo announced plans to develop smartphone games, as well as their next-gen console, currently codenamed "NX." This week, we dig really deep into that during our discussion section, recap the rest of Nintendo's news week during our news segment, and answer questions that you guys asked during the debut of our Q&A block. It's an extremely meaty episode this week, so be sure to head inside and give it a listen!

There's a lot of hype surrounding Playtonic Games and their upcoming title, Project Ukelele, from fans of ye olde collectathon games, and for good reason: nearly the entire team behind Banjo-Kazooie has reunited to create a brand-new game. But for all the hype, very little information about the game itself has been released. That is, until they officially unveiled the project yesterday afternoon. As with any game, there's a ton of information to keep track of, and watching a video on a keynote can be long and boring. So we've taken the time to break down everything we know learned about Project Ukelele into one handy article. Head inside to get reading!

Former Nintendo boss Dan Adelman explains that publishers such as Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft should not be intimidated by smaller indie publishers. From his view, they add a variety which is necessary on our consoles and handhelds that would otherwise be absent. Head past the jump to see exactly what he said.