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This week, Nintendo is up to its usual tricks with a slightly too true-to-life Mario commerical, there’s an eerie tour of THQ’s former headquarters and Watch Dogs is given the Bollywood treatment


OH LORD, WON’T YOU BUY ME A MERCEDES BENZ


It’s been an interesting couple of weeks for Nintendo. First, we had that Nintendo Direct for Tomodachi Life. Next up, a robotic Reggie Fils-Aime revealed the platform holder’s E3 plans whilst destroying a fellow employee with laser vision. And now, we have this monstrosity. Yes, that is Mario behind the wheel of the new Mercedes GLA. And if the Mario Kart 8 DLC cross-over wasn’t odd enough, a trailer for the new Merc even features the moustached hero himself in all his live-action glory. Heck, there’s even a live- action death scene at the hands of a goomba. It’s delightful. But wrong. Just so very, very wrong.


THE WEEK IN 140 CHARACTERS The Tweets you might have missed in the last seven days


@dandouglas Died at home on May 29 2098, aged 114, surrounded by family. His last words were “UGHHHHH Y DID PC NEVER GET RED DEAD FUCKIN CONSOLE CASUALS” Dan Douglas, freelance games journalist Thursday, May 29th


@tamoorh U wot? I’m gonna Red Shell the fuck outta your Merc bro.


Tamoor Hussain, CVG Thursday, May 29th


@AndyHartup Hey kids! Buy-a-Mercedes, so your uncle-a- Mario can get-a-paid. Wahoooo!


Andy Hartup, GamesRadar Thursday, May 29th


@xeroxeroxero There are about 3 games journo dramas going on at once. I thought we all agreed that one a day was enough?


Peter Willington, Pocket Gamer Thursday, May 29th


@Rick_Lane When you’re reviewing a game like Skyrim, you’re basically reviewing a country.


Rick Lane, Custom PC Friday, May 30th


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@VG_Dave Chose Sonic: Lost World as my free Mario Kart 8 game. Am I doing this right?


David Scammell, Videogamer Friday, May 30th


@mikeBithell Off to UPS to pick up a rather cool new toy from the folks at Oculus ;)


Mike Bithell, games developer Friday, May 30th


@keefstuart Excuses to play Mario Kart all weekend: quality time with the kids; it’s cold out there; it may be useful to know how to drive over rainbows.


Keith Stuart, The Guardian Friday, May 30th


@garrynewman MCV called me a “PC Games Veteran”. I am going to print it on a t-shirt.


Garry Newman, Facepunch Studios Saturday, May 31st


@Espio1 I absolutely adore Watch Dog’s online hacking. Just had two invasions both stopped at 99 per cent... Pure tension. Absolutely brilliant.


Andy Robinson, CVG Sunday, June 1st


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