September 06, 2023

Wednesday Gaming – Mario Ambassador Role, Stray, Raspberry Pi and MORE!

Catch up on the latest news, rumours and announcements from the world of video games, tech and entertainment:

– Charles Martinet, the former voice behind Mario, among other iconic Nintendo characters, and newly-instated Mario ambassador, says he has no idea what his new position entails.

– Per a quote from Martinet after recently appearing at Galaxycon Austin 2023: “I’m not retired as it were, but I’m an ambassador. As we step forward into the future, we’ll all learn exactly what that is … I’m always an ambassador of Nintendo and Mario at all of these events, because I just cherish every moment of it.”

– Toshihiro Nagoshi, the producer behind “F-Zero GX”, one of the most popular racing titles on the GameCube console, says that he is open to working with Nintendo to make a sequel game.

– An animated movie based on “Stray”, the popular post-apocalyptic puzzle-platformer, is currently in the pipeline. Development will be helmed by Annapurna Animation. More details as  we have it!

– Three men were recently arrested in Lubbock, Texas, for using Raspberry Pi devices to bypass security systems on ATMs in order to commit a series of burglaries, including stealing $5 000 from a single ATM.

Check in again next week for the latest video game news – ’til then, keep up the button-mashing!

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