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Which retro video game sold for a massive $1.5M?

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The unopened 1996 video game sold for record-breaking $1.56 million USD

The unopened copy of Nintendo’s Super Mario 64 smashed through records. Heritage Auctions sold the boxed cartridge for a whopping $1.56 million USD.

This broke the sales record for the highest price on a single video game ever. The incredibly popular 1996 video game was a best-selling title on Nintendo’s 64 console.

The release of Super Mario 64 gave gamers the ability to see 3D graphics from their homes for the first time ever.

Another rare Nintendo game almost cracks a million

The record-breaking sale comes off the back of another rare Nintendo titles selling last week. The unopened copy of Nintendo’s original Legend of Zelda sold for $US 870,000 or $1.2 million AUD.

So it might be worth checking the attic for any old game cartridges you might have lying around!

Mike Loder is the host of Ticker Originals. As seasoned actor and presenter, Mike is producing his own independent film. He's passionate about reporting on gaming, tech and lifestyle.

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Paint it black! Rolling Stones make a hometown comeback

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The Rolling Stones have made a hometown comeback – playing to a full crowd in London’s Hyde Park

The band is headlining the city’s British Summer Time concert series, and are performing two shows over two nights.

It comes as the group celebrate a remarkable six decades together, with the performances following Adele’s stint at Hyde Park just a few days ago.

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood, joined by Steve Jordan on the drums, rocked The Great Oak stage, with Stones fans happy to hear many of the band’s classic hits including “Satisfaction,” “Paint It Black” and “Tumbling Dice”.

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World’s first city to charge tourists for visiting

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If you’re lucky to be heading abroad this summer, a visit to the famous canals in Venice, Italy might be on your itinerary, but beware of new fees to come.

Venice will charge most of its visitors an entry fee from next year as it tries to tackle overcrowding.

The city’s tourism chief says Venice are pioneers and will be the first city in the world to apply a measure that could be revolutionary.

From mid January next year, day-trippers must book their visit online before travelling.

They will pay a basic fee of 3 euro, which will rise to 10 euro at peak times.

Tourism is bouncing back in Venice after the pandemic with daily visitors again often outnumbering the 50-thousand residents of the city centre.

The scheme will be closely watched by other popular tourist destinations, overwhelmed with travellers around the world.

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Taylor Swift secretly gets engaged to Joe Alwyn

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Taylor Swift is set to marry her British boyfriend Joe Alwyn, after a secret engagement

Singer Taylor Swift will tie the knot after her boyfriend of five years, Joe Alwyn, after a secret engagement months ago.

Reports suggest the couple have told their inner circle, and 32-year-old Swift only wears her ring behind closed doors.

The pair have been pictured only a handful of times on the red carpet but sources say they are both incredibly happy.

There are no specific details around the wedding, or if the couple will confirm the engagement speculation.

They’ve been together for around five years after meeting at the 2016 Met Gala.

Swift and Alwyn have collaborated on two songs in her Folklore album and three on Evermore.

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