Old Nintendo Manual Says Wario Is Mario's Childhood Friend, Which Is BS

Console Wars author Blake Harris gave the internet another peek at the treasure trove of an historic Nintendo character guide recently. The main revelation this time is that the company insisted Wario "is not Mario's evil twin," but rather his "childhood friend." Wait a second. What?!?! » 12/31/14 6:00pm 12/31/14 6:00pm

TAY's Most-Hyped Games of 2015

2014: A wonderful year full of fantastic titles. Everyone on TAY has been singing praises of their best of the year, and after so many great Best Of lists, so I didn't feel like I had much more to say regarding that. Instead I invite you to take a look forward to what will be another great year in gaming. With so many… » 12/30/14 4:00am 12/30/14 4:00am

Fan Theory: The Mario Games Are Too Hard On Bowser

Bowser has been around long enough that many gamers have found themselves wondering: is Mario's longtime nemesis really all that bad? Maybe he's just...misunderstood? Perhaps his intentions are pure, but as a flawed despot struggling to maintain order in his kingdom, he doesn't always make the best decisions. » 12/10/14 11:30am 12/10/14 11:30am

The New 3DS Has A Cool Musical Easter Egg

Some gamers who've already picked up Nintendo's new-and-improved 3DS have discovered a wonderfully squee-inducing secret buried inside the console. If you tap out the beginning notes of Mario's iconic theme music when in the browser menu, the interface will turn into the classic block-breaking arcade game Breakout. » 12/04/14 11:50am 12/04/14 11:50am