Random Time! - GBA SP screen found hiding inside electrocardiogram machine

This is something else, man. It's not just the screen element of the GBA SP. It's literally the whole top half of a GBA SP. Is this how all these units were manufactured?!

A detailed look into the creation of Tony Hawk's Underground

Yes, children...there was a time when the Tony Hawk games were not only good, but great. Gamers looked forward to each release, as they knew they'd be getting a quality experience. For years everything seemed fantastic, and then Tony Hawk's Underground was revealed.

Fans were worried it was too different from previous entries. It was going to mess up a tried-and-true formula. It was trying to do too much. Turns out those fears were unwarranted, as Tony Hawk's Underground sits as one of the best entries in the franchise.

If you want a look into how the game came together, you can hit up the link below for an exhaustive 4-part feature jam-packed with dev team interviews. There's so much insight into the project, and some of it is quite surprising!

Feature here

RUMOR - Inside source claims Mother 3 unlikely to be localized, Rhythm Heaven franchise done with

Our friend Jonathan Holmes is certainly in the know when it comes to some Nintendo topics. He has all sorts of connections, and I definitely trust his reports. That's why I'm so sad to read a recent feature he put together on Mother 3 and the Rhythm Heaven franchise. According to his inside source, things aren't looking good for either.

"You never know what's going to happen, but the way it looks right now, under Nintendo's current administration, Mother 3 will never leave Japan and there will never be another Rhythm Heaven game. Iwata was a driving force behind the Rhythm Heaven series, and a consistent advocate for NoA to at least look at the possibility of Mother 3 finding a new audience in the United States and Europe. With him gone, there is no one at Nintendo pushing for either anymore."

Mother 3 not getting localized is a running gag now for a very long time, but it's disheartening to know we're not any closer to seeing the game released. As far as the Rhythm Heaven franchise goes, that's a real killer for me. I love rhythm games, and the series has been one of my favorites in Nintendo's library. That said, I recognize they're not big unit movers outside of Japan. I sincerely hope this report ends up being wrong, but I fear it's right on the money.

Yoshi's Island - Flower Garden one-man band cover

Man, this guy just keeps nailing it, song after song. He's super impressive and deserves a ton more attention!

Disney wants to see Mother 3 localized

Whoever is running the D|XP Twitter account for Disney is doing a great job. Come on, Nintendo...now you have Disney asking for localization! Surely you're not going to turn them down!