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Join us as we countdown the disappearance of several games and raise money for the Video Game History Foundation!

Join us on our Twitch Channel at 6:30pm ET on March 31st as we say goodbye to several limited time releases. We'll be playing Super Mario 3D All Stars, Super Mario Bros. 35, Super Mario Maker (for Wii U) and Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light. While some are merely disappearing from the eShop, others will be completely inaccessible.

Throughout the stream we'll also be raising money in support of the Video Game History Foundation in the interest of preserving the history of our favorite medium. You can donate by clicking here.

About The Video Game History Foundation

The Video Game History Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, celebrating, and teaching the history of video games.

Their archives provide rare material for study, and their advocacy and educational outreach bring everyone together to do their part in celebrating and discovering video game history.

Giveaway and Prizes

Mario's Farewell Tour - Livestream Giveaways!

Mario's Farewell Tour - Livestream Giveaways!

Mario's Farewell Tour - Bonus Livestream Winners!

Mario's Farewell Tour - Bonus Livestream Winners!


  • Bayonetta P2 Amiibo (Box Damaged)
  • Banjo & Kazooie Amiibo
  • Chibi Robo Amiibo
  • Inkling Boy Amiibo (Splatoon 1, Blue Hair)
  • Olimar Amiibo
  • Samus Amiibo
  • Rare- Cloud P2 Amiibo
  • Gold Shovel Knight Amiibo
  • Zelda Champion - Revali Amiibo
  • Tri Pack - Specter/Plague/King Knight Amiibo Set

Game Downloads (Switch)

  • Silk AUS DL Code Switch
  • Carrion NA DL Code Switch
  • Darkside Detectives Season 1 NA DL Code Switch
  • Grand Guilds NA DL Code Switch
  • Nefarious NA DL Code Switch
  • Summer of Mara NA DL Code Switch

Game Physical Copies (Switch)

  • Civilization VI for Switch Retail Copy (New)
  • Gal Metal: World Tour for Switch Retail Copy (New)
  • Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle for Switch Retail Copy (New)
  • Salt and Sanctuary for Switch Retail Copy (New)
  • Starlink for Switch Retail Copy (New)

Games (Other Platforms)

  • Skylanders Super Chargers Starter Pack Wii AND Wii U /w Hammerslam Bowser Amiibo/Skylander AND Donkey Kong Amiibo/Skylander
  • Tiny Metal Steam DL Code


  • 5 Inch Gothita Plushie
  • 7 Inch Yokai Watch Whisper Plushie
  • Super Mario Bros. Desktop Plush (SMB Brick Block)
  • Super Mario Bros. Desktop Plush (SMB Item Block)

Toys / Figures

  • 4 Inch Villager World of Nintendo Figure
  • Complete Set of Burger King 2021 Nintendo Toys
  • Mr. Mime (Detective Pikachu) Megaconstrux 70pc Set
  • Splatoon Splattershot Mini + Ink Refill 2 Pack
  • Super Mario Checkers Princess Power Edition
  • Tomy Clip 'n Carry Belt and Pokeball Set - Pikachu
  • World of Nintendo Mini Playset - Ganon & Hyrule Castle
  • World of Nintendo Mini Playset - Tetra & Ocean
  • Zelda Hyrule Map Collector's Puzzle 550 Pc.


  • Detective Pikachu DVD (Region 1 - US)
  • Pez Nintendo 2017 Collection Gift Set - Mario, Donkey Kong, Peach, Yoshi
  • Pez Nintendo 2017 Collection Complete Set of Singles - Mario, Donkey Kong, Peach, Yoshi

TalkBack / Re: Splatoon 3 Announced: Coming In 2022
« on: February 17, 2021, 11:39:51 PM »
I look forward to playing this on the Switch 2, because there's no way this isn't a Switch 2 launch game, having a nebulous 2022 release date like that.

I agree. I'm wondering if it could be a cross-gen Switch and Switch 2 game with a unified online community.

Podcast Discussion / Re: Episode 709: Invest in the Success of Amico
« on: February 17, 2021, 11:38:21 PM »
Is "to the moon!" a reference to The Honeymooners? Nice touch, if so.

To Kairon: Don't do it, Kairon! The wood grain calls to me too, but we must resist!

It was just delayed to October 2021 so I'm safe for awhile longer! Hehe.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Place your bets on Feb 17th Megatons!
« on: February 17, 2021, 11:37:35 PM »
For the Splatoon fans here, are y'all excited for a new one next year? The trailer made think it would be a spin-off initially, but unless it's a big overhaul I don't really see the point (besides money). That team has a crazy turn-around though: Splatoon (2015), Splatoon 2 (2017), Octo Expansion (2018), Splatoon 3 (2022).

Eh...not really? I'm not real big into Splatoon multiplayer, and if we're getting another sequel that's MP-focused where the player has no choice in what MP they get to play...I'm just not all that hyped. "Splatoon, but MORE" was the selling point of the 2nd game, so if that's also the case for the 3rd game it's one I can wait on. I expect it to be a Switch 2 launch game anyway with that nebulous 2022 release date. I was hoping there'd be a lot more SP after the excellent Octo Expansion the 2nd game got and the moody trailer we just saw for the 3rd game. But just seems to be more Splatoon, same as the last Splatoon.

Yeah, I think more than just being Splatoon 3, I am personally of the belief that this telegraphs the "Switch 2" is coming in 2022. Since Splatoon 3 so far just seems to be "Splatoon 2, but more", the best significant selling point I'd see for it would be a completely new platform to debut on. I'm actually thinking it could be a cross-gen game on both the Switch and Switch 2, but with unified online.

With BoTW not confirmed at all for 2021, and Splatoon 3 explicitly targeting 2022, next year is shaping up to have a lot of the original Switch's launch IPs in place. Now we just need a Mario Kart 9 and 3D Mario forecast for that time period and it'd be eerily similar to the Switch's own launch year.

Podcast Discussion / Re: Episode 709: Invest in the Success of Amico
« on: February 16, 2021, 02:31:58 PM »
I'm currently subscribed to a couple of YouTube channels that have a significant focus on Amico and I've been pondering pre-ordering the thing for a couple months now...

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Official Sales Thread
« on: January 08, 2021, 03:39:33 PM »
It's unfathomable to think the PS5 flopped THAT hard in Japan... I'm trying to assume that they really are that supply-constrained (just like they are all over the world?) and that they are also prioritizing other markets.

I know the Japan console market has fallen FAR in priority and significance due to their gaming population's transition to mobile as well as the growing dominance of the major NA and EU markets, but it IS still quite encouraging to see Nintendo having a strong presence there.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: I own Super Mario Bros.
« on: December 17, 2020, 12:57:07 AM »
I have considered having one to open and play around with and keeping another in a box as a collectable.

This... is exactly what I did... Get out of my head!!!

I'm trying not to collect things anymore.

Yeah... I need to do this...

General Gaming / Re: Atari VCS, Amico, Micro Consoles
« on: October 01, 2020, 03:15:21 PM »
Evercade is just sitting in my Amazon "Save Items" List. I can't bring myself to pull the trigger on even though I've easily spent as much money already on Switch games in just a single month.

I'm also still slightly keeping track of Amico. There are honestly a handful of games I've seen for it that I'd get a bit of a kick out of. With the delay to April next year though, I don't have to make a decision on that yet.

Finally, I've had an Oculus Quest/Quest 2 sitting in my Best Buy saved items list for about a year now... can't bring myself to pull the trigger on that either, especially given the rough review Are Technical's gave the VR headset recently.

TalkBack / Re: Bethesda Acquired By Microsoft In US$7.5b Deal
« on: September 22, 2020, 02:09:08 PM »
It denies current rival Sony several enticing exclusives in the future (Skyrim sold 30 million units, they just bought its sequel), pads the xCloud portfolio in another big blow to Google's Stadia, and it effectively raises the price of entry for "new" players in the market like Apple, Amazon, and TenCent.

This all shores up their position against both their current as well as their future rivals. I agree with you Xbox often seemed like a side-project which grew slightly too big to kill, but it's difficult to read this purchase as anything other than MicroSoft going all-in on gaming.

I think this is very astute. This move affects not just current players in the field, but possible future competitors as well. It's not just about console gaming, but cloud gaming, and therefore the cloud business as well. If all we were talking about was physical Xbox Hardware, then it wouldn't make nearly as much sense to keep ploughing money into this venture. But for the past several years MS has been thinking about a different/more comprehensive battlefield altogether.

Good lord the console wars are alive and well.

Nintendo Gaming / Re: What will Nintendo release in 2020?
« on: September 20, 2020, 09:22:14 PM »
Restructured the OP to separate hardware, software, DLC, and NSO updates. I don't know if anyone really uses this list, but if so, let me know whether you prefer this, or the previous chronological list. Personally I thought it looked too cluttered and unwieldy before.

It looks great! Thanks for doing that!

Good grief, just a standard please! I don't have room for all that collector's edition stuff, lol!

I bought an actual physical guidebook for this game but am not going to play it until I can get the physical copy later this year. LOL. I need to lock up my credit cards.

Sony was THIIIISSS close to repeating their whole "FIVE HUNDRED NINETY NINE US DOLLARS" fiasco. I think they were pulled back from that precipice by Microsoft pricing so aggressively.

Oh man, the 3DS was a great system and I STILL miss Street Pass so much! T-T

That said, discontinuing this system means that Nintendo has no offerings at sub $199 price points. I'm curious, is it no longer tenable to run a business for dedicated video game devices (even older ones) at $150 or $100, or does Nintendo think they can bring down the price on the Switch Lite another $50 to address this segment?

General Gaming / Re: Sitting on the sidelines: PS5 vs XB Series X
« on: September 08, 2020, 02:29:39 PM »
With the news that the Xbox Series S will be an all-digital version with a 512GB SSD and not capable of 4K gaming BUT priced at $299, I think that Microsoft is getting SUPER aggressive. I had thought before that they'd hit a higher price due to costs, but maybe costs aren't as high as I thought, or MS ws able to pull some deals, or they're just simply more aggressive than I gave them credit for. I guess I was of the mindset that they'd let their Gamepass value proposition do all of the heavy lifting for them and just rest on their laurels where console hardware strategy was concerned, but this is sort of a huge move for them.

The ball's in Sony's court now. Their PS5 Digital Edition still boasts the fulls 10-12 TF of marketing power that their full console does, so the question is whether that's a problem because it means they can't hit as low a price point as MS, or whether that means that people would be willing to pay $100 more for the "real thing." (I'm now imagining a $399 PS5 Discless, and $499 flagship console versions from both platforms.)

I guess the ball's in Nintendo's court too now actually. A $299 Xbox Series S is right at the Switch console price point, so the comparisons are inevitable and despite their being different propositions entirely, it may still start to put pressure on Nintendo to come down in price. (Well, SOMETHING has gotta get Nintendo to drop their price, right?)

TalkBack / Re: Mario Kart Goes Live On Home Circuit October 16
« on: September 05, 2020, 03:24:30 PM »
I'm 100% going to need to figure out how to play this outside, or wait until they let us get back in the office for work... My house is too small T-T.

Reader Reviews / Re: Scribblenauts Unlimited (Wii U)
« on: September 05, 2020, 03:20:54 PM »
This was such a unique and clear concept. I can't believe the franchise is dormant now, and that 5th Cell is on life support :'(

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Charterstone: Digital Edition coming to Switch
« on: September 03, 2020, 09:12:00 PM »
I have to admit after reading this post I got curious and clicked through. Then I went on Youtube and looked up some basic "how to play" videos. It sounds like a REALLY neat boardgames with how it changes after each play! Of course, since the physical boardgames changes physically as you play it irl, it makes a TON of sense to have a digital version where it's easier to "reset" or starter with no changes.

Given that boardgames, no matter how cool, take up a lot of real world space (which is at a premium for me right now), and since this digital edition has a built in single-player campaign, this is DEFINITELY on my radar now!

TalkBack / Re: Mario Kart Goes Live On Home Circuit October 16
« on: September 03, 2020, 08:10:28 PM »
The more I think about this, the more money I'm mentally spending. Good grief.

TalkBack / Re: Nintendo Celebrates Mario's 35th Birthday in Style
« on: September 03, 2020, 04:56:20 PM »
I absolutely do NOT need that expensive Game & Watch Super Mario Bros. product but I will 100% be obsessed with buying one until I have it in my hands.

Also, that announcement of a pin set, and keychain rewards from MyNintendo next year made me log back into MyNintendo and collect Platinum Points for the first time in what's gotta be two years or something.

TalkBack / Re: Cat Mario and Cat Peach Amiibo Revealed
« on: September 03, 2020, 04:50:23 PM »
Huh. So Amiibo isn't dead just yet.

Yesssssss they'll have to pry these amiibo from my cold dead hands!

Nintendo Gaming / Re: What will Nintendo release in 2020?
« on: September 03, 2020, 03:19:55 PM »
If Nintendo can just make good on some of those still-vague "2020" release dates for the months of November and December, they just might eke out an "OK" 2020 Holiday software release schedule.

TalkBack / Cat Mario and Cat Peach Amiibo Revealed
« on: September 03, 2020, 10:32:20 AM »

Is it Bowser's Fury or Bowser's Furry?

Nintendo has revealed the first images of the newly announced Cat Mario and Cat Peach Amiibo. Check them out below!

Just announced today, the new Cat Mario and Cat Peach Amiibo figures will be releasing on February 12, 2021 alongside the release of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury for the Nintendo Switch. The Cat Suit power-up was a new addition seen in Super Mario 3D World in its original Wii U release, where players could also initially play as Luigi and Blue Toad.

Nintendo has not yet detailed what functionality these new amiibo will unlock in the upcoming Switch release or any other games.

Movies & TV / Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
« on: August 27, 2020, 06:27:11 PM »
I just finished S1 of The Witcher....

honestly i was a little confused till I realized that it was jumping around between present and past depending on who they were focusing on. They didn't make that apparent till about Ep6, unless I just missed something.

I'm not very familiar with the videogame, even though I do think I might own it on Steam.
Overall it was pretty interesting, as I burned through it in the last 48hrs (8x1hr+ episodes), and I'm glad this is getting a 2nd season, otherwise, that ending would've sucked big time, as they literally just kinda didn't get to the conclusion of everything that was going on. More like an intermission point before what I would've guessed might've been the last 2 episodes.

warning, lots of nudity, some sex scenes, graphic violence and blood/gore.

I'm not familiar with the games or books either. Did it bother you he time jumping? I figured it out fairly quickly and I guess upon first watching it it was a neat gimmick, but honestly I don't get the urge to rewatch that first season. Maybe that's because the trick isn't fun the second time through, or maybe because it's like what you said, all this is prologue to the actual action.

Boy if Netflix cancels this series after 2 seasons like they have been doing for so many of their series lately...

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