MASHBot tackles touchscreen gaming with ridiculous accuracy

TASBot has been around for a number of years, destroying games efficiently and quickly. While many are impressed with TASBot's actions, others claim that TASBot's amazing feats are aided by ROM hacks or other nefarious methods. That's why the team behind TASBot set out to create a successor that doesn't plug into a console's controller port. This new creation interacts directly with the same input methods a gamer would use.

MASHBot (the Machine-Assisted Speedrun Hardware robot) can operate completely on its own, interacting with a DS/3DS touchscreen to play a game just about perfectly. No controller port connections, and no hacked games. MASHBot can play touchscreen DS/3DS games just like you or I, but with precious we could never hope to achieve.

Learn more about MASHBot here

Diddy Kong Racing DS prototype surfaces

Diddy Kong Racing did eventually make its way from the N64 to the DS, but the video above takes a look at an early prototype of the DS port. It's definitely not as polished as the final version of the game, and seems to be more of a proof of concept.

Band creates Doom and Doom (2016) song covers using Jam with the Band

Who says you need to spend thousands of dollars on instruments just to have a band? Portal Wombat manages to cover songs from both Doom and Doom 2016 using nothing more than a few copies of Jam with the Band, and the results are pretty damn awesome!

Thanks to Krapo for the heads up!

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story - 3DS Vs. DS comparison

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story has gotten quite a major facelift for its release on 3DS. Check out comparison footage of the original and the new Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr's Journey above!

EB Games Canada seems confused about the Wii and Wii U

I don't know how much of this tweet is just accidental confusion, and how much is bad advertising.

EB Games Canada is advertising a special deal on both Wii U games and the Wii U itself. In the tweet above, you can see that the image itself doesn't show anything specifically related to the Wii U. Yes, we all know that Wii controllers and games work on the Wii U, so you could at least make some kind of argument there about the image making sense.

Then the confusion continues with the inclusion of DS games. Those aren't going to play on a Wii U at all! Yes, the Wii U has some DS games via Virtual Console, but we all know that's not what's being shown here.

This whole image leaves me confused. No matter how you look at it, at least one element is missing that would have it make sense. If this is a generic holiday image to go with the upcoming deals, then the Wii U should be included. That would have it make sense no matter what! Instead we get this image, and it leaves me scratching my head as to just how confused EB Games Canada is.

Did You Know Gaming - Anti-Piracy Measures in Video Games

This time on Did You Know Gaming extra, we take a look at anti-piracy measures in video games. This includes Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver, as well as Pokémon Black and White for the Nintendo DS. We also take a look at Cross Days, Jet Set Willy, Freedom Planet, No Time To Explain, and Hotline Miami 2. Then we finish off with some random trivia on Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury on the Game Boy Advance (GBA).

Artfx J Ethan and Cyndaquil figurine - more pics

Time to get another look at the upcoming Artfx J Ethan and Cyndaquil figurine. This time we have some color pictures to check out, rather than the unpainted prototype. Have a look at the gallery here.

Ni no Kuni DS fan-translation now available

Ni no Kuni's PS3 version made it outside of Japan, but the DS version never did. It was unfortunate to see Level-5 make the decision to hold back the DS outing, but of course, fans stepped in to change that. A fan-translation for Ni no Kuni on DS is now available. As you can imagine, there was a TON of text to translate for this title, so this was quite a labor of love. Now let's see if any official parties step in to hit this translation with a cease and desist.

Nintendo grabs trademarks for Fossil Fighters, The Last Story, and Wii

Three more trademarks from the Big N today, and they're all familiar names. Nintendo has applied for new trademarks on Fossil Fighters, The Last Story, and Wii in general. All three trademarks pertain to ‘video game program’, 'downloadable video game program’, and 'program for smartphone.’ The Wii trademark is the only one that applies the trademark to hosted events as well.

Boundary Break - The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

Lets celebrate Zelda Month and take the camera absolutely anywhere we want to learn more about the Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks! Ya boy PBG (Austin Hargrave) agreed to come aboard and guest!