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Margin Makers: Guide to Mario merchandise

As Mario celebrates his 30th birthday and with Super Mario Maker now on shelves, MCV thought this would be a prime opportunity to look back at the classic franchise Mario: it’s a name that has defined the entire video games industry for decades, with no need for an introduction. Nintendo’s …

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GAME customers charged £235 for Super Mario Maker in payment gaffe

GAME has apologised after some customers were overcharged by up to five times for Wii U title Super Mario Maker. The upcoming build-it-yourself Mario game is due out this Friday, and a handful of those who pre-ordered the title were surprised to find that up to 234.95 – five times …

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Nintendo to host Super Mario Maker ‘hackathon’ at Facebook HQ

The world’s biggest social network is to play host to the world’s most popular Italian plumber. In celebration of the upcoming launch of Super Mario Maker, Nintendo is to take the DIY Mario title to Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California, on July 28th and 29th. The social network holds …

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Nintendo and DeNA alliance puts IP like Mario on mobile

Nintendo today announced a new deal that will see its classic characters feature in games for smartphones. The company has formed a ‘business and capital alliance’ with DeNA, a web and mobile giant, that will see the pair working on new games featuring Nintendo IP plus a new cross-platform membership …

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Mario Gold Amiibos selling for bucket loads on eBay

The Walmart-only Gold Mario Amiibo is selling for over seven times its RRP on eBay. The SKU was discovered on Nintendo’s website earlier this month and was this week confirmed as a Walmart-exclusive in the US. The $12.96 figure is reportedly already sold out across the country, with a large …

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Sony in talks with Nintendo to make a Mario film

The latest news to stem from the ongoing storm surrounding the Sony Pictures hack involves a possible new Mario film – made by Sony. Buzzfeed unearthed evidence that Sony producer Avi Arad secured the rights to an animated Mario film and sending a picture of himself with Mario creator Shigeru …

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