Now you can punch your lights on, with a Mario Question Block light

Check this out - retailer Firebox has just started selling this Mario Question Block Lamp, just like out of the old Mario games. Brilliantly, it doesn't just look the part: The way you switch it on is by punching it from below, just like everyone's favourite Italian plumber. It's available now, for £59.99.

New Zelda, 3D Mario and Mario Kart titles heading to Wii U

Nintendo have released a whole slew of details on their future plans for the Wii U console, including the first details on new Zelda, Mario and Mario Kart titles. During the 23 January Nintendo Direct vidcast, the company announced that…

E3 2012: New Super Mario Bros. 2 Announced for 3DS

Nintendo has faced its fair share of controversy this E3, having many people argue that they are ignoring their core community. However, yesterday Nintendo debuted a game which appeals to both core gamer and casual gamer alike, The New Super Mario Bros. 2, which will be released for the 3DS on August 19th.

*UPDATED* Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto looking to retire

Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of gaming classics like Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda, has announced his intentions to step down as head of game design at Nintendo. The 59-year-old said in an interview with Wired that: "Inside…

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: Best Nintendo 3DS games of 2011

This year saw Nintendo release their 3DS handheld console, aiming to bring 3D to the masses with it's glasses-free 3D display and a host of recognisable gaming stars leading the charge. Sceptics were wary of the 3D gamble Nintendo had…

PETA attack Mario for wearing his Tanooki suit

PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, have launched a rather surprise attack on everyone's favourite plumber. Mario has been the subject of much controversy among the animal rights group for wearing the 'tanooki suit', a suit…