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Nintendo Celebrates the 35th Anniversary of Super Mario Bros.



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That Italian plumber came a long way, jumping on Goombas and defeating Bowser in the original game. Today, he celebrates his 35th year since the launch of the game that catapulted him to superstardom. It is unparalleled popularity with roots in Japan and branching all over the world. Super Mario Bros. is now 35 years old; feel old yet?

Today, we see Mario, lending his likeness to a variety of brands. From the popular brick construction toy Lego to the trademarked board game Monopoly.

In Super Mario’s 35th anniversary celebration, Nintendo prepared a video presentation, detailing plans for upcoming games, events, and products. The mentioned games included Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Super Mario Bros. 35, and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury. Also scheduled for launch in 2020 are Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, Super Mario All-Stars, and Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. Doug Bowser, president of Nintendo of America invites everyone to join this special occasion.

“We look forward to everyone joining us on a Mario journey 35 years in the making,” Mr. Bowser said. “We are marking this significant milestone with a wide variety of games and experiences that all generations of Mario fans, from here to the Mushroom Kingdom, can enjoy together.”

Wondering What to Expect in These New Games?

Super Mario 3D All-Stars

Want to reminisce about the fun challenges in Super Mario 64? Can’t wait to get back to Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Sunshine? Check out the optimized versions of these 3D games in one package.

Introducing Super Mario 3D All-Stars. It features smoother gameplay and higher resolutions than the original versions of these three games. In this Nintendo Switch game package, you also get an in-game music player. You can play the songs and music from these games even if the screen is off.

Super Mario 3D All-Stars is under a limited production only and exclusive for Nintendo Switch. It is available from September 18, 2020, to March 31, 2021.

Super Mario Bros. 35

Imagine competing against 34 other players in a competitive online battle game. The goal is to be the last Mario standing. Prepare for the mayhem in Super Mario Bros. 35.

In this game, the defeated players will go to the other players’ courses. To outpace the competition, players can activate special items on hand.

Super Mario Bros. 35 is available as a digital-only game and is exclusive to Nintendo Switch Online members. Its launch is on October 1, 2020, and will be playable up to March 31, 2021.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury

Prepare for multiplayer pandemonium across creative levels in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury. While there are not many details as of yet, you can expect mayhem pouncing on Nintendo Switch soon. Watch out for its launch on February 12, 2021. Joining in the release are new amiibo figures Cat Peach and Cat Mario.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

Relive the fun and excitement of the Mario Kart series in Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit. It brings the racing thrill into the real world through Nintendo Switch.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is a partnered creation with Velan Studios. In this fast-paced game, you will be racing against players using a physical Kart. This vehicle responds to in-game stimuli. It stops when it hits something or gets a boost when it encounters one.

You can race against Koopalings, create your custom racecourse, and unlock costumes. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit will be available on October 16, 2020, at $99.99.

Super Mario All-Stars

Check out the upgraded versions of the classic Super NES games in Super Mario All-Stars. In this package, you get to relive the golden days playing the timeless games. They include Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2 Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, and Super Mario Bros. 3. It’s available on September 3, 2020.

Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros.

One of the first handheld gaming devices inspired this new collectible game. From the original Game & Watch system comes this modern twist to the classic Super Mario games. Check out Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros.

Since its release in 1980, the Game & Watch series sold over 43 million units around the world. Rediscover the timeless adventures with the Italian plumber in this new installment. Watch out for guest cameos from Mario’s old friends and enemies. Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. will be out on November 13, 2020.

Other Nintendo Switch Games to Check Out

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

GamesBest called it “the best Animal Crossing game ever made.” The Verge also described it as “the video game equivalent of a relaxing getaway.” Escape to an island paradise and free your worries away in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Explore, create, and customize your unique getaway in this fantastic game.

Cooking Mama: Cookstar

Wondering what went wrong with Cooking Mama? Get back in the kitchen and into the fray. It’s another round of fantastic cooking challenges with the best cook in town.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

USA Today said, “You will never want to put Zelda down.” And Gamespot called it “a truly magical work of art.” Are you ready to step into another adventure? Enter a world of discovery and exploration in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.


Lst Ark: Servers are shutting down today to allow more fans to play



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On February 11th the new MMORPG Lost Ark was released in its Free2Play version for all people who just want to try it. That’s a lot though, which is why the game is still struggling with server issues. That should change now.

Update 8:05 a.m.: The servers are now down.

When will the servers shut down? As announced by Amazon via the Lost Ark official website, the servers will go offline this morning, that is, on February 13, at 8 a.m. GMT.

The downtime affects all European servers equally and you will not be able to log into the game in the meantime.

How long will they stay offline? The maintenance work is planned for about 3 hours. So if all goes well, you’ll be able to return to the world of Arkesia at 11 a.m.

We’ll keep you up to date in the live ticker when the servers return and if there will be any delays again.

Lost Ark’s last scheduled server maintenance was scheduled for 4 hours, but ended up lasting over 10 hours, leading to some negative reviews on Steam.

Why are the servers going down? Since Lost Ark was released, the new MMORPG has been struggling with long queues and server problems. At the prime time on February 12, more than 1.3 million people played the action game at the same time.

This also meant that some servers had to be completely closed to new players. Especially the server Asta, on which many German players gather, is affected by long queues.

Sometimes the fans have to wait up to 6 hours just to log in. Incidentally, this only works if you already have a character on the Asta server. New players were completely denied access until the evening hours of February 12th.

To address this situation, Amazon is working with Smilegate to increase server capacity. At this point, however, they are not telling us exactly how this is supposed to work.

Are the queues gone then? No, probably not. In the blog post, the publishers emphasize that they only want to create the basic framework for further updates and more server capacities during the downtime.

We, therefore, do not assume that you will be able to continue gambling directly at 11 a.m. without queues, even if that would be desirable.

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Lost Ark: An exact time when the servers will go online



Lost Ark: Tier 2 Island Route

Today at 6 p.m. the Lost Ark servers should (re)open to all players after the scheduled maintenance. But nothing will come of the official Lost Ark Launch! The launch is delayed due to “deployment issues”.

An exact time when the servers will go online again has not yet been announced. “We hope that this problem will be fixed in a few hours,” the announcement simply says.

We’ll keep you posted on updates here!

Unfortunately, the launch has been delayed due to deployment issues. We hope this will be fixed in a few hours.

Your patience is appreciated and we will update you soon.

Restart Lost Ark Client

We have received important information from the Community Team. Waiting in the server screen doesn’t seem to help. The server list does not appear there automatically. So a reboot is required.

Waiting at the server screen won’t help, as it will require a fresh launch of the client as far as I’m aware.

You can read our guide for Lost Ark here.

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New pioneer package with server change in Lost Ark



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Lost Ark has been better received than many thought. Even Amazon did not expect this rush. And so there were long queues on some servers, as was the case with New World. Since a real server change is not possible, many players simply created a new character on a new server. However, some of these players have already redeemed their pioneer package on the first server and thus used it up unnecessarily.

As Amazon has now announced, we will get an additional set of exclusive items on the new server. These items are bound to the character and thus cannot be traded. They can soon be redeemed on every new server.

During the Head Start period for Lost Ark, a massive number of heroes arrived in Arkesia. While we are thrilled to have so many players joining us, we also recognize that this has brought about large queues on our more popular servers, leading to a less than ideal experience for these players.

In an effort to improve the player experience for those who have faced queues, we will be taking several steps to put preventative measures in place ahead of our full launch tomorrow morning, in addition to addressing some of the outstanding issues surrounding Founder’s Pack claims.

Founder’s Pack Redemptions

Players have let us know one of the reasons they are reluctant to switch to lower population servers is because many of them have already redeemed their Founder’s Packs on another server. To help combat this and make exploring new servers a more reasonable choice, we will be granting ALL Founder’s Pack purchasers that redeem their pack by 12 PM PT (8 PM UTC) on Monday, February 14th with an extra set of the exclusive items from the Founder’s Pack they redeemed (e.g., the Founder’s Exclusive Pet and Founder’s Title from the Bronze pack; see full list below) as well as some additional Royal Crystals for Silver, Gold, and Platinum Pack purchasers. These items will not be tradeable, and will be delivered to a player’s Product Inventory so they can be claimed on a new server. Your original Founder’s Pack will not be affected by this, and will remain on the initial server where you redeemed it (or in your Product Inventory, if you have not yet redeemed it).

We are currently working to get these item grants ready to go, and will update players when they are ready to claim — these will be claimable on any new server you choose, so in the meantime we encourage you to find a perfect server to call home.

Bronze Pack
Founder’s Title*
Founder’s Exclusive Pet (Untradeable)

Silver Pack
150 Royal Crystals
Founder’s Title*
Founder’s Exclusive Pet (Untradeable)

Gold Pack
500 Royal Crystals
Founder’s Title*
Founder’s Exclusive Pet (Untradeable)
Northern Lawmaker Skin (Untradeable)

Platinum Pack
1,000 Royal Crystals
Founder’s Title*
Founder’s Exclusive Pet (Untradeable)
Northern Lawmaker Skin (Untradeable)
Founder’s Platinum Skin (Untradeable)
Founder’s Exclusive Mount (Untradeable)
Platinum Welcome Crate (Untradeable)

Founder’s Exclusive Wallpaper*
Founder’s Exclusive Structure
Legendary Rapport Gift Selection Chest
Launch Limited Card Pack
*If the Founder’s Title or Founder’s Exclusive Wallpaper are used on the same Roster where a pack has already been redeemed, you will not be able to use these items.

Please note that this is a one-time grant, and we do not have plans to continue to make additional grants of items available to players in the future. For example, there will be Starter Packs available for purchase at full launch tomorrow (more details to come), and we highly recommend only redeeming them once you settle into your permanent home server.

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