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Mario may be the one who usually stands in the spotlight, but his brother Luigi has been getting more and more exposure over the years, and now the guys at Did You Know Gaming have decided to shine their own light on the emerald-clad plumber. Their latest video discusses the origin of Luigi's design, name, and some of his unique abilities, then goes into many of the secrets behind and within the Luigi's Mansion titles. Whether you're eager to learn more about Mario's brother or just love collecting a bunch of gaming trivia, make you sure you check out the video after the jump!

In 2011, Gearbox released the long awaited Duke Nukem Forever, which was received with a mostly negative reaction from the public. This year is the 20th anniversary of Duke Nukem 3D, and numerous reports are indicating that Gearbox could be releasing a remake of the game in the near future. According to Reddit user Tezla55, the remake is being called Duke Nukem 3D: World Tour and is being developed by Nerve Software. Nerve previously worked on titles such as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and the Doom 2 remake on Xbox Live.

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Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past launches on Nintendo 3DS on September 16th, giving a new generation of fans the ability to enjoy the classic game anew. Although it's technically a remake of a PlayStation game, so much has been changed and upgraded that it feels like an entirely new game. If you'd like to see just how much has been changed, Nintendo France has uploaded a short comparison video that shows the 3DS version running alongside the original. You can check it out by clicking below!

Shigesato Itoi may be best known to gamers as the creator of the Mother (a.k.a. EarthBound) franchise, but he also has many other achievements to his name, including running a Japanese website that makes most of its money off a variety of merchandise. Today Itoi unveiled a new list of such journals and day planners that will become available next year, and it looks like a number of them are based off his famed gaming series! Some plaster the Mother 2 logo across their cover, others opt for scenes from the game, and some focus on main protagonist Ness.

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For the past twenty years, Street Fighter has been considered one of the best fighting games in the genre, and the latest iteration is showcased in multiple e-sports tournaments throughout the globe. Now, Nintendo has announced that they will be bringing three classic Street Fighter games to the New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console tomorrow in North America. Street Fighter Alpha 2, Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, and Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers will all be available for download tomorrow for $7.99 each. Each title is only available for download on the New Nintendo 3DS.

There are tons of gaming podcasts in the wild, but Nintendo Week stands alone as it recaptures all the fun of Nintendo in the form of a weekly show. Every episode brings news recaps, discussions, games, music, and more to create a show for all kinds of Nintendo fans, whether they're new or old, passionate or passing-by.

Join Alex, Ben, and Colin as they discuss their most-wanted features for Nintendo's NX in the Dream Land segment, and then settle the timeless question—what's the greatest Zelda game ever made?—in The Glitz Pit, Nintendo Week's podcasting debate game. You can check out the episode after the jump—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now.

Video game hardware can be used in many exciting ways outside of their intended purpose. While a developer might want players to use the controller for their game, some fans have other ideas in mind. Recently, one dedicated man named Gautier Hattenberger was able to use his original Game Boy to fly a drone.

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The real world can be a chaotic, messy place, and sometimes we all need to just take a step back and enjoy something simple and cute. That's definitely what I'd call this new video, which features an adorable hamster running around on a diorama inspired by Super Mario Bros.' World 1-1. Our intrepid furball of a hero must navigate its way around warp pipes, over dangerous pits, and past the flag pole in order to reach its prize at the castle: a pit of sunflower seeds. It may not be a groundbreaking video, but if you need a minute of stress relief and don't have time to boot up a video game for yourself, this may just do you some good.

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While Nintendo fans eagerly await more news on Nintendo's next console, the mysterious NX, now's a great time to celebrate a fantastic and iconic console from Nintendo's past. On August 23rd, 1991, the Super Nintendo officially launched in North America. 25 years later, it's still my favorite Nintendo system of all time!

The 16-bit console was home to beloved classics including Super Mario World, EarthBound, Super Metroid, Donkey Kong Country, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and many, many more. Super Nintendo went on to be the third most successful Nintendo home console of all time (behind Wii and the original NES), selling nearly 50 million units and nearly 380 million games.

A fan game called "Pokémon Uranium Version" came out last week, introducing a new Nuclear-type and a darker storyline. But the creators caught wind that Nintendo was planning a takedown notice, so they preemptively removed all their download links. Understandably, some fans were not happy.

This was one of the talking points on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, and we think there's a big difference between this and the recently-struck AM2R. Check out the discussion video after the jump for our full thoughts, or keep reading inside for a brief, brief summary.

Before becoming an executive, the late Satoru Iwata worked as a programmer for HAL Laboratory and Nintendo, writing code for classic titles like Super Smash Bros. and Pokémon Gold and Silver.

Frank Cifaldi, a gaming historian who leads restoration at indie developer Backbone Entertainment, recently dug up prototypes of some of the first games that Iwata worked on at Nintendo. He found and purchased some "fishy" Famicom boards for Hyper Olympic, Stargate, Soccer, and Joust. These boards are essentially small discs that contain prototype versions of these games, used by Nintendo developers to test the game's engine.

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It's no secret that video game fans will spend a small fortune on collectible items from their favorite series. However, a new Mario-themed watch may even be too expensive for the most enthusiastic collector. Swiss watch maker Romain Jerome has designed a Super Mario Bros. watch that's being sold for ¥2,700,000, or about $27,000. Only 85 were made, and they are being sold at Japan's flagship Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi store as part of the "World Watch Fair." The watch is also being sold on Jerome's website for $10,000 less, but $16,000 is still a rather large amount of money to spend on a watch.

The Hololens, an alternate reality device from Microsoft, already has a few really cool games in the works, but this might be even cooler. Using a currently unreleased NES emulator for Windows, the graphics of NES games are rendered in 3D along with a transparent background to bring NES games to life. In the demo video we see Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, Tetris, Space Invaders, and Zelda II all being played in various real world environments. And while the current emulator needs a good amount of work to stabilize frame rates and compatibility with more games, it is really impressive to see classic games being projected in 3D in the real world!

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There are tons of gaming podcasts in the wild, but Nintendo Week stands alone as it recaptures all the fun of Nintendo in the form of a weekly show. Every episode brings news recaps, discussions, games, music, and more to create a show for all kinds of Nintendo fans, whether they're new or old, passionate or passing-by.

Join Alex, Ben, and Colin this week, as it's filled with a lot more Pokémon in the News Block, followed by a super short round of Fortune Street and Gossip Stone, where we're gonna talk about a new controller patent and the rumor that NX is launching with Mario and Pokémon games within its first six months. You can check out the episode after the jump—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the past week!

Unseen64, a series on popular YouTube channel Did You Know Gaming, recently posted a video that explores the development history behind several cancelled Star Wars games that were originally planned for Nintendo consoles. The video takes a detailed look at three projects from indie developer Factor 5: Rogue Squadron Compilation for the Wii, Star Wars: Dark Squadron for the GameCube, and an unnamed action-adventure title that would have starred Chewbacca, set in the years before he befriended Han Solo. All three games were cancelled for different reasons, mostly due to the legal and financial trouble that Factor 5 was experiencing at the time of their development, which eventually led to the company's bankruptcy in 2008.

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