Everyone has their favorite characters when it comes to a given series, and the developers behind Super Mario Maker are no different. In a recent issue of Japanese magazine Nintendo Dream, producer Takashi Tezuka, director Yosuke Oshino, and senior director Yoshikazu Yamashita initially discussed the troubles they faced including Yoshi in the game. However, the interview quickly turned to the trio naming their favorite characters as well as discussing what cut content they would like to have been able to include.

Head after the jump to find out what they had to say!

Nintendo recently announced that Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow Versions are coming to the 3DS eShop on February 27th next year, and we're thrilled to relive the good ol' days. There's a lot to talk about for the details of this re-release and the reasons we can't wait, so it was one of our talking points on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Check out the discussion video above for our full thoughts on the eShop re-release of Pokémon's first generation, or keep reading for a brief, brief summary.

Rare's got a major new project on the way, but the studio's just not what they used to be. If you're among those nostalgic for the days of Nintendo's Rare, the days of Conker's Bad Fur Day, Perfect Dark, and the rest of the lot, then you'll want to check out this new line of t-shirts and hoodies from Insert Coin.

Prices range from 22 GBP ($33) to 40 GBP ($60), and the t-shirts include a couple of Perfect Dark-inspired logo prints, a rough-styled Conker's Bad Fur Day design, and a pretty badass Battletoads logo. Then, there's a Conker hoodie inspired by the blue hoodie worn in-game by the character himself, featuring the same graphic as the t-shirt, but on the back, with only a simple "64" in a golden circle on the front.

Head inside to check them out.

We've been celebrating a lot of Nintendo console anniversaries this month, including Wii U's third anniversary on November 18th and Wii's ninth anniversary on November 19th. The Nintendo celebrations continue today with a personal favorite of mine. Super Nintendo (or Super Famicom in Japan) made its debut in Japan 25 years ago today on November 21st, 1990.

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.

About a year ago, Eurogamer reported that the PlayStation 4 would soon be able to play PlayStation One and PlayStation 2 games via emulation. After the recent re-release of some older PS2 Star Wars games, Sony has come out and confirmed that you will be able to play PlayStation 2 games on your PlayStation 4, courtesy of emulation. Unfortunately, Sony was not able to elaborate on the PS2 emulation, stating that "we have nothing further to comment at this point in time." While Sony could not shed more light about the emulation, Digital Foundry was able to try out the PS2 Star Wars games and discovered some interesting updates.

You can check out the comparison video after the jump!

To say that the wait for Mother 3's Western release has been a rollercoaster would be to refine understatement to a science, but nevertheless Nintendo keeps dangling the titles in front of its fans. This time, Nintendo announced that the game is coming to the Wii U Virtual Console in Japan. They've remained silent on the Western front in last week's Nintendo Direct, but Nintendo hasn't shied away from commenting about a Western release in the last few months. After Japan's news, it may seem inevitable.

This was one of our talking points on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Check out the discussion video above for our full thoughts on Mother 3's Virtual Console debut, or keep reading for a brief, brief summary.

That's right, ladies and gents, it's the latest episode in the Fine Brothers exploiting our nostalgia to further expand their YouTube empire. This time, we get to watch children make faces as clips from the original Pokémon anime series are played. If this sounds like entertainment to you, you're in luck, because they've stretched it out to just under seven minutes of affirmation for you that Pocket Monsters are still hip. That's right.

If you were expecting the usual "What the heck is this?" type of bratty reactions these kids tend to be known for, however, you were mistaken. Most of them not only know what they're watching, but are fans! The video is embedded inside, so feel free to watch the first two minutes and then shut it off as you realize you're wasting your menial existence worrying about what modern children have to say about your holiest of holies: 90s pop culture.

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 brought one of the biggest moments in gaming as Cloud Strife was announced as a newcomer for Super Smash Bros. The original Pokémon games are coming to the eShop, Mother 3 is not dead, Xenoblade's censorship is going farther than we wanted, and there's oh so much more in undoubtedly one of our most packed episodes yet! You can check out the episode below—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 the full list of links if you'd like to read more on the stories we discuss.

Growing up with a SEGA Genesis, one of my favorite franchises was Bubsy the Bobcat. Unfortunately, Bubsy never even came close to reaching the popularity of other platforming characters like Mario or Donkey Kong, and the series faded into obscurity. However, a publisher named Retroism is attempting to get the two Genesis games published together on Steam (via Steam Greenlight) as "Bubsy Two-Fur." You can watch the trailer by clicking below.

During the recent Nintendo Direct, we learned that Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow are coming to 3DS eShop with wireless features. At the time, Nintendo did not give a price for these touched-up classics, but Amazon is currently listing all three for $10 a piece. This is much more expensive than most Game Boy and Game Boy Color releases on eShop, but there's high demand for the games, and we've seen Nintendo do something similar with EarthBound and EarthBound Beginnings. Still, this price tag remains unofficial until we get word from Nintendo.