Do you remember going to the movies or the dentist as a kid, and seeing those machine where you'd pay a quarter and out came a little capsule with a toy inside? Apparently, those kinds of machines (or at least something similar) still exist in Japan, and soon enough, toys based on the cult classic game EarthBound are making their way inside.

Back when Mario Kart 8 DLC was first announced, we knew that a new course based on the beloved Excitebike, for NES, would be added to the game this November. For a while, we had little information to go on besides the initial announcement picture, but Nintendo has come to the rescue of many a fan today by uploading a new trailer to their YouTube channel.

This video features the course, officially titled "Excitebike Arena," in action, and keen viewers will see that there's more than meets the eye in this trailer.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the Masterpiece mode allowed players to experience limited demos of some of the fighters' past games. Unfortunately, they were bogged down with long load times, no integration with the Virtual Console, and the inevitability of not being featured on the 3DS release. However, with the Wii U iteration's release, we are getting Masterpiece mode improved, better than ever! Near-instant load times, eShop integration, and a large selection of video games from different eras will certainly make up for its issues in Brawl. Hit the jump to see all of the games featured!

Welcome to the second chapter of Secrets of Skyward Sword. This series digs deep into the game, uncovering mysteries of Zelda lore throughout Hylian history. This week's article takes a look at a mysterious and spiritual parallel world called the Silent Realm that plays a key role in Link's quest in Skyward Sword. Hit the jump to dig in!

A few months ago, the Mother 3 fansite released their translation tools for fans to tinker around with. Almost immediately after the tool's release, user CrabbyRhys set out to polish the current fan translation and rewrite the entire English script. Of course, this endeavor will take an extremely long time, but it seems to be well worth the effort and wait. From the screenshots provided, the translation seems to be coming along nicely with lines like "Well that's a nope" keeping that Mother charm the series is known for.

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Donkey Kong was released way back in 1981, so it comes as a surprise that people are still finding out new things about the legendary platformer.

Unused music and sound bites have been discovered in the game's code by a user on the website The Cutting Room Floor. Using the MAME debugger, the user found three pieces of music and two sound clips of the damsel in distress, Pauline.

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Can you believe that Naughty Dog has been around for 30 years now? The popular studio may now be known as the Sony-owned developer in charge of games like Uncharted and The Last of Us, but their history stretched back decades before those days. Originally called "Jam Software," the studio developed games for Sega Genesis and even 3D0 before hitting it big with Crash Bandicoot on PlayStation, and eventually joining the PlayStation family as first-party studio. A documentary celebrating 30 years of Naughty Dog is currently in the works, and you can check out a promo video by clicking below!

Great news Pokémon fans! Today, Nintendo announced that two Pokémon spin-off titles from the Game Boy Color will be heading to the 3DS Virtual Console in early November.

Pokémon Puzzle Challenge, a Pokémon adaptation of Tetris Attack, will be available on the Virtual Console starting November 6th for $4.99; Pokémon Trading Card Game, a video game adaptation of the real-life trading card game, will be available on November 13th for $5.99.

When Microsoft made the decision to launch a home console, they did so with one ace in the hole: a game from Bungie called Halo: Combat Evolved. Since then, Halo has gone on to become the face of the Xbox brand (and, in fact, now a Microsoft-owned franchise) and one of the biggest names in gaming. The Halo series as a whole has just passed the 60 million sales mark, making it one of the most successful video game franchises of all time. That number will continue to grow steadily, as Halo: The Master Chief Collection launches later this year and Halo 5: Guardians follows in 2015.

YouTube channel AccordingToSCIENCE spent an amount of time so long that I'm not sure I can even fathom it going through all of the great Nintendo 64 tunes and sorting out the best of the best. The result? A top 100 countdown list of amazing Nintendo music that's over four hours long and managed to catch the eyes of Game Informer. Music from Nintendo classics like Super Mario 64Ocarina of Time, and Banjo-Kazooie are all included in one massive,  fantastic, nostalgia-fueled video, and you can check it out by clicking below!