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These old Nintendo promo videos are a national treasure

A collector of gaming antiquities has provided an incredible public service to the world, by uploading six extremely rare, extremely retro Nintendo corporate promotional tapes to YouTube. The six videos (above and after the break ) were originally used as sales pitches to promote various products and live events, such as the Super Game Boy and the 1990 Nintendo World Championships, to retailers and potential venues. Beyond their value as hilarious distractions, however, these blurry, color-smeared glimpses into the past also serve as a reminder of our community’s history — one that must be preserved and cherished, so that our children may one day know how completely ridiculous everything was in the early 90s.

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These old Nintendo promo videos are a national treasure

A collector of gaming antiquities has provided an incredible public service to the world, by uploading six extremely rare, extremely retro Nintendo corporate promotional tapes to YouTube. The six videos (above and after the break ) were originally used as sales pitches to promote various products and live events, such as the Super Game Boy and the 1990 Nintendo World Championships, to retailers and potential venues

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Karateka remake arrives on Steam

Arriving just a few weeks after its debut on Xbox Live Arcade, Karateka is now available for PC via Steam .

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Nintendo Download: Cave Story Edition

Nintendo Downloads are usually nothing to go bonkers over, but today, a number of you might be bouncing off the walls at a chance to buy these offerings. Firstly, if you don’t own Cave Story four times already, you can pick up the latest version on the eShop, which contains a number of content updates along the years

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Here’s how many people saw The Smithsonian’s Art of Games

The Art of Video Games exhibit just concluded its run at The Smithsonian and the final number of visitors is in: 686,406. The exhibit ran for six months, from March 16 – September 30, so that’s well over 100,000 people per month critiquing the art from such games as BioShock, Diablo 2, Donkey Kong, Fallout 3, Goldeneye 007, Doom 2, Minecraft, Jet Set Radio Future, Shadow of Colossus, Star Fox: Assault, Zaxxon and tons more, all chosen by fans via some smooth Smithsonian voting

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These select eShop games come with a Donkey Kong freebie

Nintendo has got a nice promotion (via Tiny Cartridge ) that rewards eShop purchases of select games — Paper Mario: Sticker Star , Style Savy: Trendsetters , Crosswords Plus , Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone! , and Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask — with a copy of Donkey Kong: Original Edition .

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Buy Art Academy or Crosswords Plus digitally, get rare Donkey Kong: Original Edition

Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone! and Crosswords Plus both launch today on 3DS. You can get both in stores, but Nintendo has sweetened the deal significantly for eShop purchases, offering a free version of Donkey Kong that you can’t get anywhere else. If you buy either game from the eShop and register it on Club Nintendo, you’ll get a free download of Donkey Kong: Original Edition , a special version of the NES Donkey Kong that has been edited to add the “cement factory” level

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Promoted blog: Gunpei Yokoi remembered

[ Dtoid community blogger locketheleisz shares a  remembrance of his hero, Nintendo's Gunpei Yokoi. It's a long read, but seriously worth your time! Want to see your own words appear on the front page?  Go write something!  --Mr Andy Dixon ] The story of Gunpei Yokoi is, I think, the most interesting in Nintendo’s 123-year history. It is also one that brings into focus the philosophy at the core of this Hanufada card factory turned multinational consumer electronics manufacturer. Lateral thinking with withered technology This was the philosophical motto of Yokoi, who was hired by one of Nintendo’s Hanafuda card factories in 1965 as an assembly line maintenance man

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Let’s Enjoy the Old-Time Feel of This Amazing Mechanical Donkey Kong Machine [Video]

This contraption looks like an alternate-reality version of the arcade game that pretty much saved Nintendo.

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Donkey Kong inspired ride monkeys into Retro City Rampage

In the time since the first time I played Retro City Rampage I’ve co-hosted a show with newcomer Tara Long , created an animated talk show , talked to women about videogames , created  Sup, Holmes? , and been the subject of many of Jim Sterling’s sexually charged fantasies on Podtoid .

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