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Cyber Gadget is launching an adapter soon that allows for lots of new control options on Wii and Wii U. This adapter lets you plug in a DualShock 3, DualShock 4, Cyber Analog Turbo 3, Classic USB Gamepad, or iBuffalo Arcade Stick 13 II into a Wii or Wii U controller. It's currently only slated for Japan, and will launch in November for 2,894 yen, or around $26. If you're not quite sold on Wii U's pro controller, perhaps this option will suit you.

Although you may think of Nintendo as just a video game company, they've been around much longer than the rise of video games. Nintendo started as a trading card company, and over time evolved into other forms of entertainment, eventually focusing most of its resources on video games. Nintendo has a long history, and yesterday actually marked its 125th anniversary. In celebration, IGN has put together a video countdown of the top 125 best Nintendo games of all time. From classics like Donkey Kong to newer games like Super Mario 3D World, this countdown showcases many of the greatest titles in Nintendo's video game history. Hit the jump to watch the video and list some of your favorites in the comments!

It was recently revealed that Next Level Games, creators of Super Mario Strikers and Mario Strikers Charged (among many others), had a Metroid prototype in the works, but the game was scrapped. As it turns out, that's not the only unused concept they pitched at Nintendo. The talented development team (which plans to work exclusively with Nintendo going forward) was working on a concept dubbed "Super Mario Spikers" which blended volleyball, wrestling, and a game show all together into one game. You can catch details and concept art after the jump!

As part of Nintendo's celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Zelda franchise, Skyward Sword launched in 2011 as a prequel to the whole series, providing an origin story for many of the traditions of the series and shedding light on some of the longstanding mysteries in Hylian lore. In this series, Secrets of Skyward Sword, I'll be exploring some of the revelations made in the last console Zelda game. First up is the often-debated identity of the mysterious Goddess of Time, mentioned most prominently in Majora's Mask. Hit the jump to dig into Hylian history!

I have always found concept art for video games, especially Nintendo ones, very interesting. When I stumble across artwork that never made it into the final release of the game, I always go "Huh, that's neat. I wonder how the game would be different." This is the case for Super Mario Strikers and Mario Strikers Charged for sure.

As far as Strikers Charged is concerned, we have concepts of Giant Blooper Mechs that appear to be operated by Toads. In addition to these Blooper Mechs, we have the original character concepts for the first Super Mario Strikers, which are said to take inspiration from Street Football. Head on in to view these cool concepts!

Dragon Quest fans can finally get hyped beyond all recognition, as Square Enix just announced that they'd love to localize the MMORPG Dragon Quest X. The game was originally released in Japan on five different platforms all on different dates; the Wii on August 2nd 2012, Wii U on March 30th 2013, Windows on September 26th 2013, Android on December 16th of 2013, and finally on 3DS on September 4th 2014. The game can be played offline for a certain amount of time before requiring online connectivity to access all of its content.To read more and see the executive producer's statement regarding the localization, click down below!

Rovio, the minds behind the smartphone sensation Angry Birds, is going through some changes in management.

Founder Mikael Hed, the man who created the frustrated feathers, has resigned from his position as CEO of the company. The news comes after profits for the developer fell 52% in the fiscal year of 2013. Hed is moving to become chairman of Rovio Animation Studios, the company's movie division.

Read who the successor is and Hed's farewell inside.

Anyone who has played Mario Kart knows the emotions felt when hit with a blue shell. Some groan, others curse at its approach; in many cases, the strike of a blue shell feels like the very scorch of Hell. However, is the blue shell all that bad in the grand scheme of things? In a recent Extra Credits YouTube video, Design Club explains that the blue shell, although perceived as evil, has some good in its intentions.

Watch the full video after the jump.

We're back with another weekly installment of Gamnesia's Game Clash! Every Monday we pit two video games against each other, and the winner is decided by your votes. This week, to coincide with all of the hype surrounding the Super Smash Bros. leaks (here, here, and here), I've decided to go with a Smash theme.

The original Super Smash Bros. for N64 was a smash hit (I'm not even sorry for that one) and an instant classic. Super Smash Bros. Melee on GameCube was a fantastic game that has an intense following of competitive players to this day. Super Smash Bros. Brawl on Wii focused a little less on the competitive aspect, but aimed to crank up the pure fun, and sold almost as many copies as the previous two games in the series combined. Which Smash is your favorite, and why? Cast your vote and join the debate!

Want something groovy in your Mario collection? Well here's something that you might like: a Super Mario Rustic Star made by TheRusticPixel on Etsy.

This rustic tin star is hand painted to look like a Starman straight out of Super Mario Bros. Each star is individually hand-painted and aged so that no two stars will look the same. The star is seven inches tall with a metal wire hanger attached, so you can hang it from your lamp, your ceiling, your Christmas tree, or anywhere else! Head inside to learn more.