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It looks like Tumblr user Lorenzo is going to win the “good big brother” award today: he recently helped his six-year-old little sister learn about some classic video game characters from Nintendo’s popular Smash Bros. series. Lorenzo recorded his sister’s answers, and while they weren’t exactly spot-on, they were at least pretty funny and adorably cute. Oh, and her answer for Pac-Man is definitely the best.

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Do you recall that rather clever April Fools’ Day prank that Google and Nintendo pulled? The one where Google released that official-looking promo video which stated that if people completed their “Pokémon Challenge” they’d earn a position at the company along with a business card that said “Pokémon Master?”

Turns out that if you completed the “challenge,” you’ll actually receive a very official business card from Google. Redditor tinygrump posted the above pic, along with a letter that was signed by Google software engineer Tatsuo Nomura. While tinygrump did receive 10 copies of the card, she didn’t receive that coveted Pokémon position. Rats.

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Here’s something that’ll make you feel old if you owned one of the first Game Boys. Nintendo’s hand held gaming system just celebrated it’s 25th birthday.

Yep. Crazy, right?

In celebration of the milestone, Vadu Amka took inspiration from the Game Boy’s affectionate “brick” moniker and transformed an old model into a brick wall from the Zelda series complete with a Triforce and a Hylian crest.

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This very cool piece of graffiti tagged by TEXER ALB has been spotted twice in the last five months with quick thinking nerds snapping its picture as it rolls on down the line. The three non-standard buttons aren’t a mistake, but are marked A, L, and B for the artist behind this creation.

Image via Kgriffin88

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Nintendo, believe it or not, has been around since the 19th century, so it makes sense that the company would be so big on making sure that its employees are keenly aware of its unique history. Case in point: All employees at Nintendo–including folks who make the first few application stages but don’t land a full-time gig–receive a company guide that highlights the entire history of the card and video game manufacturer.

Before Mario, a Nintendo fan blog, posted some pics of this year’s guidebook, and it’s absolutely gorgeous. It’s basically a guideline of all of the products the company has made, and it features a wonderful collection of illustrations that are done in a hand-drawn sort of style, similar to the hanafuda gaming cards that the company fist produced. The products portrayed include original Nintendo toys like the Love Tester and Nintendo Color TV Game 15.

Talk about a colorful way to highlight over 100 years of amazing technological development!

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Speed skating’s great and all, but do you know what would make it better? If you said, “banana peels and green shells,” then you’re thinking just like Michael Shanks. The clever filmmaker meshed together Mario Kart with the men’s speed skating final at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic games, and the result is purely awesome.

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Allow us to introduce the Super Mario Kart Ride-On.

Jakks Pacific and Nintendo are making this bad boy as a “full size” 6V ride-on version of the kart in Mario Kart 7. I did some digging and found it available for US pre-order at Toys R Us with a March 7th arrival date. It will be available in the UK sometime towards the end of the year.

I’m looking forward to the slew of adults who “buy this for the kids” and hijack it.

Product Page: ($199 via Kotaku)

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Despite being one of the most recognizable video game characters of all time, Mario has apparently never had an action figure.

S.H. Figuarts is planning on releasing the first full-sized action Mario figure this May–yes, I know, when I heard this I called B.S. But the kicker here is that Nintendo has released a variety of miniature Mario statues or small collectibles (think: Happy Meal toys, etc.) before in the past, but never any with shiftable limbs or a compatible diorama set. Bluefin Tamashii Nations USA released the image above to give you an idea of what the final figurine will look like.

The price for a figurine will be $25.99, and the diorama will cost $19.99. Personally, that seems a bit steep–I think I’m just going to stick with my Happy Meal Mario Kart toy instead.

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This video called “Press Start” is sure to conjure up some nostalgic feelings as it consists of every NES start screen back to back in alphabetical order.

If you’ve ever wondered how many NES games there actually are? Well, the video of the start screens alone is almost 3 hours long.

It just occurred to me that this would be an awesome drinking game. Every time you see a game you’ve played, you do a shot. Then again, maybe not. I’m pretty sure some of you folks would get alcohol poisoning.

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