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Nintendo backs UK’s first national junior school esports tournament

Digital Schoolhouse (DSH), the education initiative from UK games industry trade body Ukie, has announced a new junior school esports tournament. The DSH junior esports tournament competition has been put together in partnership with Nintendo UK and British game developer Outright Games following a pilot last year. It’s for students aged 8 to 11 and features Switch games Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Race with Ryan and Crayola Scoot, as announced in this article on the Digital Schoolhouse website. Continue reading Nintendo backs UK’s first national junior school esports tournament

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A History Of Shareware, Demos And Covertapes

Back before YouTube and Twitch and always online DRM, developers needed more effective ways of marketing than just relying on word of mouth. This resulted in shareware, demos and demo discs, free slices of playable content that spawned one of the most interesting phases in the gaming.

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Mario Kart 64 speedrunner smashes into wall, sets new world record

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 12 February 2021 16:05 GMT It took them just 21 seconds to complete a race.A Mario Kart 64 speedrunner has set a new world record by… repeatedly driving into a wall!Yep, you read that correctly. As spotted by Kotaku, Beck “abney317” Abney managed to complete a Luigi Raceway track in just over 21 seconds by slamming into a wall over and over again.This is making use of a newly-discovered exploit, which allows players to pass through walls under specific circumstances. You can check out them executing this right here. We promise there’s more to it than…

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The best Nintendo Switch Black Friday bundle is back in stock again

By Grace Curtis, Friday, 27 November 2020 17:23 GMT Amazon once again has stock of the best Nintendo Switch Black Friday offer available this week. As well as the iconic red and blue console, customers can expect a free copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. As usual, Nintendo has been pretty miserly with the discounts this Black Friday (even considering the e-store sale tomorrow). By their standards, a complimentary $60 game is downright generous. Perhaps the Christmas spirit got through to them after all. Mario Kart 8 was released originally on the ill-fated Wii-U. The Deluxe version ports it frictionlessly to…

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The Best Nintendo Switch Black Friday bundle returns to Walmart at 7pm tonight

By Grace Curtis, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 21:09 GMT Walmart have announced they’re relaunching a deal that may just be the best Switch offer available this week. As well as the iconic red and blue console, customers can expect a free copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. As usual, Nintendo have been pretty miserly with the discounts this Black Friday (even considering the e-store sale tomorrow). By their standards, a complimentary $60 game is downright generous. Perhaps the Christmas spirit got through to them after all. Mario Kart 8 was released originally on the ill-fated Wii-U. The Deluxe version ports it…

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Dark Souls, Fall Guys and Mario Kart are the most stressful games you can play, according to a new study

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 15 November 2020 12:47 GMT A new set of scientific research identifies Dark Souls III, Fall Guys and Mario Kart as the most stressful experiences you endure whilst gaming.A new study, conducted by BonusFinder in collaboration with sports scientists and competitive gamers, discovered that the average players’ average heart rate increases the most whilst playing Dark Souls, but Fall Guys and Mario Kart – games supposedly aimed at the more casual side of the gaming market – also have a pretty significant impact.In the study, 14 players were asked to play 16 of the most popular…