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The iconic show from AMC, Breaking Bad, is widely considered to be one of the finest television shows in history. This week ten years ago saw its debut, and AMC Espana celebrated this by releasing a side-scrolling video in a video game style which races through the show’s entire five seasons in just more than 60 seconds. You can even enjoy Walter White performing a Mario Brothers-esque jump, giving you a whole new perspective on both the show and the iconic game!

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The Japanese company has revealed more about the brand-new Mario Tennis game for Switch, although details are still being kept under lock and key for the most part. It is called Mario Tennis Aces, and is going to be the very first sports game for Mario for Switch since the console was launched last year. It is set to debut in spring this year.

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During a surprise Nintendo Direct Mini, the company announced that Super Mario Odyssey will be receiving a free update in February this year which will provide brand-new items and the opportunity to compete with other players online. Once the update gets released players who have managed to complete the story mode section of the game can look forward to a brand-new one, too, called Balloon World, wherein they will be interacting with other Nintendo players from all over the world as they set tasks for others to complete and try to achieve those that their counterparts set. (more…)

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The chaotic world of Mario is not the easiest to keep up with.

From the relentless progression of mind-blowing creativity in Super Mario Maker to the expansion of this plumber’s global footprint across the globe (even including the Olympics), it could even be impossible to read every single Mario-based story.

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When it comes to video games, Super Mario is by far one of the most popular in the entire world (if not the most popular). For more than three decades, guys from Nintendo have been working hard to always come up with new features and to make their emblematic platform video game more appealing to their audience. This year, they decided to release a new game of the Super Mario series and this one promises to be the best of the entire series. They named it Super Mario Odyssey and it was released on the 27th of October 2017.

 

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If anyone was in any doubt about the Mario’s status as a video gaming icon, you only need to look at the recent sales figures from Nintendo. According to the company’s finance department, Super Mario Odyssey sold more than two million copies in the three days following its October 27, 2017 release. Fast-forward a week or so and the global sales figure had topped 7.6 million. By way of comparison, Nintendo’s other 2017 hit, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, sold 2.7 million copies in two months.

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Just a few short weeks ahead of its debut on the Nintendo Switch, Super Mario Odyssey has released a Live Action Trailer, in the style of a top Broadway musical, complete with an ensemble for the song and dance.

This game marks a return to the 3D, open-world gaming experience for this franchise that helped it enjoy popularity with Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine on GameCube. (more…)

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A big part of the attraction of the Nintendo Switch is the fact that you can take it with you. You have the ability to drop it into its docking station and play it on any big screen –but you can’t do both. Nyko, a manufacturer of third-party accessories for different gaming consoles, has come to the rescue. (more…)

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The much-respected Edge magazine has rated Mario Odyssey an almost unheard of ten out of ten. For those who have been living under a rock, Edge is a multi-format magazine about video games, published in the UK, with 13 issues each year. The preview of the game has Super Mario Odyssey being described as, quote unquote, the spiritual successor to Mario 64! (more…)

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The large majority of early video games featured a multiplayer split-screen mode, probably due to the fact that the earliest analog games were mostly enjoyed in person with friends and family. While most gaming veterans’ first multiplayer memories will involve swapping a controller back and forth during classic titles such as the original Super Mario Bros, the modern generation’s lasting memories of multiplayer gaming will probably revolve around being called out on Xbox Live by someone halfway across the world. Nevertheless, despite the ever-changing nature of multiplayer games, they remain a staple of the industry due to the simple fact that it’s generally more fun to play with other people. (more…)

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