Golden Mario Gets an Official Announcement

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Official details about the golden Mario amiibo have finally been released!  The Super Mario amiibo—Gold Edition will be sold exclusively at 3,000 Walmart stores in the U.S. at a retail price of $12.96.  The gold amiibos launch with Mario Party 10 on March 20, 2015.  Also arriving on that day is a special new ‘wave’ Mario bundled with Mario Party 10.

Pre-order one here!

Looks Like Gold Amiibos are a Thing

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There are two ways to look at this news:
1) Whoa cool, what a neat and unique amiibo!  I sure would love to have one.
2) NOOOOOO I'm never going to be able to get my hands on it.  I might as well just curl up in a ball and die now.

Choose your own adventure, I suppose.  And expect to see a silver one as well.

Nintendo's Shipped 5.7 Million Amiibos, Planning What are Essentially Amiibo Activated Demos

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In their third quarter financial results briefing, Nintendo revealed they've sold 5.7 million amiibos and described plans to expand the functionality of the figurines:

We are also planning a free-download app for Wii U in which you can enjoy NES and Super NES games with your amiibo in the first half of this year.With this app, once you tap your amiibo on the NFC area of the GamePad, you will be able to play highlighted scenes of one certain title for NES or Super NES. You cannot play the entire game due to a time limit, but another tap of the amiibo will enable you to try another highlighted scene in the game. We hope that when you tap your amiibo, the quickly changing game scenes will pleasantly surprise you and make you feel as though you have just exchanged a game cartridge.

Other fun facts revealed about amiibos include sales ranking charts:

Go Link go!

Netflix is Working on a Legend of Zelda TV Show

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According to The Wall Street Journal, the television series is still in its early stages of development, but the show is to be a live action series in the style of "Game of Thrones for a family audience."  Before you get too excited, know this:

As it is still seeking a writer to work on the series, Netflix has a long road to travel before a “Legend of Zelda” series actually becomes a reality. It’s also possible that Netflix or Nintendo will kill the project before it gets off the ground.

Would you be interested in watching a Legend of Zelda series? 

The Final Set of Club Nintendo Rewards is Out

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There are some great digital download deals, including The Wonderful 101 for 600 coins.  Check it out here.

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