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German magazine Der Donaldist mashes up Scrooge McDuck and Mario

They say you learn something new every day, and I certainly just did that. Now I know what Der Donaldist is. Der Donaldist is a magazine that takes a detailed look at the entire Scrooge McDuck universe of Duckberg and DuckTales. In the 150th issue, the cover features Scrooge McDuck with an undeniable Mario style. Thanks to Gerjet for the heads up!

Kirby: Planet Robobot - director Q&A part 2

Satoshi Ishida from HAL Laboratory has once again conducted an interview with Kirby: Planet Robobot director Shinya Kumazaki to answer some Miiverse questions. This is part 2 of the interview, and it seems a third part will be opened up in the near future. Today's segment focuses in on storyline aspects of the game.

Full interview here (Thanks J22!)

Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire romhack provides more challenging experience

Pokémon Rutile Ruby and Star Sapphire are romhacks of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Their main purpose is to provide a more challenging game experience while not artificially limiting the player. The premier feature of Rutile Ruby and Star Sapphire is the ground-up redesign of Pokémon Trainers in the world to increase the game's challenge. Every trainer in the game has been edited, and the level curve expects use of the Experience Share, which means that you level up very quickly. You should be hitting Level 100 by the time you get to the Elite Four.

The secondary focus of RR/SS is to function as a sort of "20XX Hack Pack" where everything obtainable is 100% legal for real online battles, and some features are designed to make preparing competitive teams much less of a hassle.

Pokémon Rutile Ruby and Star Sapphire now feature an official Strategy Guide! Download at the bottom of this thread.

As of Version 2.0, there are three builds available of RR/SS! They only differ in Wild Pokémon availability:​
Legit Build: All Wild Pokémon are 100% legit for trade and will not appear as "hacked" by any legitimacy testers. Post-game foreign Pokémon are unlocked from the start, and rarities and Hordes are adjusted.
Leveled Build: Wild Pokémon are the same as in the Legit Build, but are leveled up to keep pace with RR/SS's harsh level curve. A quick adjustment in PKHeX (editing Met Level) will make them 100% legit.
679 Build: Wild Pokémon are altered so that every non-Legendary non-Starter species is available, at the same level as the Leveled Build. Legendary encounters are not changed in this or any Build.

Harsher Level Curve: Balanced to the EXP Share!
All-New Trainer teams, many featuring six Pokémon! Even the rematches have been edited!
All Gym Leaders have six Pokémon!
Trainers throughout the game have access to Mega Evolution!
Alternate Battle Types are more common in the world!

Full details here (thanks CM30!)

PixelMaker update now available in EU, hitting NA tomorrow


– Exporting of PNG images to SD card.
– Six new fonts for adding text.
– Scaling and outlining of inserted text.
– Option to hide the user interface.
– Left-to-right interface flip for left-handed users.
– Option to scale TV image to full display size.
– Selection and use of colors from image that are not in the palette.
– Text entry of color RGB values.
– Auto-sizing of color palette to fit available space.

Collectible Badge Center - badge update from Aug. 25th, 2016

- two panels of new Rhythm Tengoku/Heaven badges
- six panels of Yokai Watch 3 badges
- four panels of Animal Crossing badges
- free Baito badge for ¥90 spent
- Rhythm Tengoku theme for ¥180

Fan ports Bianco Hills to Super Mario 3D Land

Thanks to CM30 for the heads up!

Sweden gets a new Mario statue


They had one before, but now it's been upgraded in a major way. That new version is looking extra swanky!