Video: Insider’s look at new Super Nintendo Park at Universal Stuidos Japan
After several delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, “Super Nintendo World” at Universal Studios Japan is now open. The amusement park is a bigger-than-life-size replica of the company’s most famous games, featuring characters like Mario, Luigi and Yoshi. CNN’s Selina Wang got an insider’s look at the new park, showing how guests enter through the warp pipe. The opening comes as the global theme park industry is struggling and theme parks are reopening in a patchwork around the world. There are plans to open Super Nintendo World in other parts of the world, including Orlando, where the opening has reportedly been delayed until 2025.
It’s Mario Day, here’s how Nintendo is celebrating the beloved character
March 10 marks Mario Day, or MAR10 DAY, according to Nintendo. From challenging mini-games during Super Mario Parties to drifting in Mario Kart, Mario has had a long, nostalgic and successful career. As Central Florida waits for Super Nintendo World to make its formal debut at Universal’s Epic Universe, we’ll all have to celebrate the superstar on our screens for now. [WATCH: Super Nintendo World coming to Epic Universe]Though Mario is more than happy to get paid in gold coins, Nintendo understands a small discount for his fans is much appreciated. This year, even Luigi is getting some love on Mario Day, with discounts on Luigi’s Mansion.
EA plans to bring back college football to video games
Ohio State wide receiver Garrett Wilson catches a touchdown pass in front of Alabama defensive back Brian Branch during the second half of an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)ORLANDO, Fla. – EA Sports is bringing college football back to home video game consoles. Athletes may use their image to continue participating in nonathletically related promotional activities if they were initiated before college enrollment. Multiple bills have been introduced in Congress that address college athletes and NIL rights, along with the NCAA’s ability to oversee the issue. The EA campus has worked on several previous sports titles, including the Madden series and the last entry in EA’s previous college football franchise, NCAA Football 2014. The new franchise will not carry the NCAA name, instead, its going with the new name EA Sports College Football.
Gamers Christmas wish? Bud Light video game console chills beers
(Copyright 2020 by CNN Newsource - All rights reserved.) A video game console that chills beer -- its an obvious sign 2020 is making a turnaround. Bud Light has debuted this 3-in-1 gaming device called BL6. It’s a video game console with two koozies and a projector built in so you can game wherever you’d like. It features six games including Tekken 7, Soul Calibur VI, and RBI Baseball 20.
How video games became a spectator sport
How video games became a spectator sport Video games are fast becoming the biggest thing in the entertainment world. Correspondent John Blackstone looks into the worldwide explosion of "eSports," the athletes who play them, and the millions of fans who pay to watch them play.cbsnews.com