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During today's Smash Bros. Direct, Sakurai unveiled a whole myriad of new and returning assist trophies (you can check out the full footage here). One of the most noteworthy trophies comes from the Color TV-Game 15, a console developed by Nintendo before the Famicom.

The trophy for the system overlays a Pong match onto the battle. The "ball" (and possibly the paddles) can damage opposing players and potentially knock fighters off of the stage. You can check out a larger version of the screenshot after the jump. What do you think about this classic title appearing in Smash Bros.?

Like Melee and Brawl before them, the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and for Nintendo 3DS will feature past stages for players to fight on. In tonight's Smash-centric Nintendo Direct, Masahiro Sakurai displayed several stages between the two upcoming Super Smash Bros. titles before confirming that both versions will feature arenas from past games in the series.

The only two stages confirmed so far are Jungle Japes, which first appeared in Super Smash Bros. Melee, returned in Brawl, and comes back for round three in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS; and Halberd, which appeared in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Sakurai then made clear that Smash for Wii U and for Nintendo 3DS would not have the same past stages as each other.

If I had to guess, I'd say that stages from Melee and maybe even the first Super Smash Bros. will appear on Nintendo 3DS, and stages from Brawl will appear on Wii U. ...But it's also completely possible that there's no trend and I'm inferring way too much from just two stages.

The Yoshi series is often given a lot of love, but for how much praise it gets, a lot of fans only seem to care about one game: Yoshi's Island. Despite nine titles to the Yoshi name, Yoshi's Island stands far above the others in both critical praise and fan attention. Even the recently-released Yoshi's New Island left many fans of the original SNES title disappointed. So it's no secret that the Yoshi series is in an extremely unusual position, but why exactly is that, and how could that change?

That's exactly the question that a few members of the IGN crew explore in an interesting new recent discussion video. If you're interested in thinking about the identity of the Yoshi's series and its fans, head inside and check it out!

Nintendo will be releasing Super Mario Bros. 3 as well as many classic Game Boy Advance titles featuring iconic franchises this next month. From April 3 through April 24, every week will have different titles released. All will be exclusive to the Wii U, except for Super Mario Bros. 3, which will be released on both the 3DS and Wii U.

View Nintendo's GBA Virtual Console release video and list of upcoming titles after the jump!

Video game soundtracks have been getting a lot of love in the past few years. Since 2011, we've seen Pokémon Reorchestrated, Twilight Symphony, and The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses all take flight, as well as tons of other projects related to video game music. This Spring, a fan hopes to Kickstart another orchestral tribute to video game music called Nintendo Underdogs Reorchestrated. Watch the video above for more information!

"Nintendo’s most recognizable tunes have already been orchestrated by some group or another, so ... I’ve decided to set my sights on some of the less famous music from Nintendo’s library. After all, fan-favorite tracks like “Ashley’s Theme,” “Beware the Forest’s Mushrooms,” and “Rainbow Road,” as well as plenty of hidden gems, all deserve their time in the spotlight... So I’m here to give it to them!"

If you want to hear your favorite overshadowed Nintendo songs in full orchestral glory, you can head over to Kickstarter to help make Nintendo Underdogs Reorchestrated a reality! You can also head inside here at Gamnesia for more information.

[Throwback Thursday is a series where we look back on games from the past in reviews, retrospectives, and more. We will have something every week for your retro enjoyment. You may even discover something new to love!]

I bet not a whole lot of you know about this Xbox game known as Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse. It was originally released on the original Xbox back in 2003, and was the first game made by the developer Wideload Games. Even though this game got positive reviews, it got limited marketing because of some needless controversy that made some people think that this game promoted cannibalism. If you can look past that stupidity, you’ve got one of the most creative games on the original Xbox. Heck, this game was made by the same people who made Guilty Party , a hidden gem for the Wii that we can talk about at a later date. So, here we are with a game that had a wildly creative idea, a good sense of humor, and even a soundtrack that included bands like Death Cab for Cutie. So, how does this game hold up today? Well, you should read on to find out. Grab your best zombified pair of clothes and get a taste for brains, this is Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse.

During SXSW, I was able to stop by the Hyperkin Booth and experience the hotly anticipated RetroN 5. For those of you who are unaware, the RetroN 5 is a home console that plays classic NES, SNES, Genesis and Game Boy cartridges. Not only that, the console outputs and upscales via HDMI and comes with Bluetooth controllers. I sat down with Chris Gallizzi from Hyperkin to ask him a few questions regarding their upcoming console.

With the upcoming release of Just Add Water's HD remake of Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, Sony has released a new trailer for the game that will be coming to the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita. For those not in the know, Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee was originally a 2D cinematic platformer style game where you must platform your way through huge levels solving puzzles, using your own odd powers to get past or take control of enemies, making sure to save all of the inhabitants that have been taken prisoner. You played as Abe, who finds out that his race are going to be turned into some tasty snacks. The trailer shows off the same kind of gameplay from the original games, along with new dynamic camera angles and some really beautiful looking graphics. The game will be released in 2014 for the PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and Wii U.

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Just Add Water, the developer of the recent HD ports of the original Xbox Oddworld games are going to be releasing an HD remake of Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee known as Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty! The game will be coming out for the PC, OS X, Linux, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Wii U very soon. Recently, Just Add Water said that they would like to do a remake of the second Oddworld game, Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus and a new Oddworld game, but they would will only do it if one goal is met with this HD remake of the first Oddworld game.

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The latest in Hyperkin's line of RetroN consoles, the RetroN 5, is one of the most hotly anticipated gaming gadgets of 2014. RetroN 5 is a console that plays games for NES, SNES, SEGA Genesis, Mega Drive, Famicom, Super Famicom, and all three generations of Game Boy all in one box—and unlike some retro emulators which play these games digitally, the RetroN 5 plays all your original cartridges for that classic retro feel.

In an exclusive interview with Hyperkin's Chris Gallizzi at SXSW, we learned that Hyperkin may be planning to reveal a system that can play games from an even bigger list of classic consoles, including the Nintendo 64, at this year's E3. Head inside to see what he said!