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  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What's Your Favorite Mario Game?

    We recently offered up our ranking of our favorite core Super Mario games . What's your favorite? Unlike our own list, which stuck to the core Super Mario platformers, we're opening this list up to all things Mario. If Mario Party is your favorite Mario game, leave it as a comment. If Super Mario... More
  • Blog Post: Witness The Evolution Of Exploiting Infinite Lives Out Of Nearly Every Mario Game

    YouTube channel Nintendo Unity recently put together a compilation of how the infinite lives exploit has changed over the years. The video covers just about every Mario platformer game, revealing many exploits that I wasn't personally aware of. We've all got Mario's design mechanics on our... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do You Prefer 2D Or 3D Mario Games?

    The Super Mario series celebrated its 30th anniversary yesterday meaning it's a great time to look back at the series as a whole. While we've compiled all our reviews of the Super Mario series , we want to know what you think. Are you a bigger fan of 2D Mario games or 3D Mario games? While most... More
  • Blog Post: Mario's Creators Reflect On Making The Original For The 30th Anniversary

    Part Mario Maker commercial, part interesting look back on the creation of Mario's design, Nintendo has released an extended version of its interview with creators Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka. We saw snippets of this interview at E3 and in assorted other Mario videos, but this adds more conversation... More
  • Blog Post: Here’s A Surefire Way To Beat Any Super Mario Maker Level

    Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. creation factory releases in a matter of days ( read our glowing review ), and once the general population gets their hands on the game there is bound the be a flood on near-impossible levels to play. If you ever find yourself hitting a wall, just try this nifty trick... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Continues To Be Unreal Engine 4's Unofficial Spokesperson In Physics Showcase

    Last weekend, Mario appeared in a video showcasing Unreal Engine 4's impressive environmental detail . This weekend, he's showing off the engine's physics. The video comes from YouTube user CryZENx testing out Unreal Engine 4's assorted physics model with a high-definition Mario model... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft, GTA, And Five Nights At Freddy's Continue To Dominate Viewership Numbers On YouTube

    Just as they did the month before , Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto, and Five Nights at Freddy's were the most viewed video game franchises on YouTube in April 2015. While the top five was rounded out by familiar franchises Call of Duty and League of Legends, some new entrants made their way into the... More
  • Blog Post: Mario And Donkey Kong Meet Shadow Of The Colossus In Artist Mash-up

    Artist Jason Lupas recently combined two games that couldn't be more different in tone, but are both inarguably classics. The piece is a combination of Shadow of the Colossus' second beast, and a collection of elements from Super Mario. In response to the appreciation of Lupas' piece, he... More
  • Blog Post: Here's More Proof That Guile's Theme Goes With Everything – Even Classical Piano

    Street Fighter's Guile's theme can be applied to any video or clip and it will work, but this video proves it can also be played with any instrument. In the video below, you can see Sonya Belousova tackle Guile's theme in a strange pinball machine piano hybrid. For more of Belousova's... More
  • Blog Post: Learn About The Canceled Super Mario Spikers And CD-i Title, Mario Takes America

    The latest Did You Know Gaming video looks at what could have been, what almost was, and why it is the way it is in the Mario universe. The video looks at the doomed from the beginning CD-i games starring Mario, as well as a Mario Volleyball title from the makers of Super Mario Strikers that was deemed... More
  • Blog Post: Super Mario Advance And DK: King Of Swing Now Available On Wii U Virtual Console

    A Game Boy Advance launch title and a weird Donkey Kong off-shoot are now both available on Wii U Virtual Console. Super Mario Advance launched alongside the Game Boy Advance and is basically a remake of Super Mario Bros. 2 for NES with an assortment of changes and additions. DK: King of Swing released... More
  • Blog Post: Collectible Super Mario Figures Available For Preorder

    Three sets of Super Mario figures made by Bandai Japan have appeared on the Big Bad Toy Store. The sets, which include Mario and two other play sets, are available for preorder and are expected to arrive June 2014. The Mario set is the most expensive at $24.99, while the other two, featuring goombas... More
  • Blog Post: Twelve Popular T-Shirt Designs Return

    Most T-shirt designs offered through daily sales on TeeFury.com are only available for a limited time. During these twenty-four hour sales, the featured design is available for just $11. Once the sale ends, that design is available for the regular price of $18 for a few more hours. Once those hours are... More
  • Blog Post: Light Up Your Lair With This Curious Cube

    They won’t give you coins or mushrooms, but 8-Bit Lit’s Question Block Lamps will light up a room. 8-Bit Lit cofounders Adam Ellsworth and Brian Duxbury delighted their friends and family with their first lamp, and made waves when they listed it on Etsy in 2012. Now, thanks to a successful... More
  • Blog Post: Patient Animator Recreates Donkey Kong

    YouTube user guizdp got frustrated when his NES copy of Donkey Kong wasn't working, so he decided to go the much easier route and re-create the entire game with stop animation. You can check out the video below where guizdp used perler beads ( a popular medium for video game animation ) to create... More
  • Blog Post: Super Mario Crossover 3.0 Available To Play Now

    The latest iteration of Super Mario Bros. Crossover , the fan-created game that places different iconic video game characters into the world of Super Mario Bros., is available to play now. Mario, Luigi, Link, Samus, Simon Belmont, Mega Man, Bass, Bill Rizer from Contra, Ryu Hayabusa from Ninja Gaiden... More
  • Blog Post: Programmer Teaches Computer To Learn How To Play Super Mario Bros.

    Dr. Tom Murphy has created an AI program that can teach itself how to play NES games. Murphy presented his research More
  • Blog Post: Mario Is A Terrible Musician

    Mario should have practiced his flute work a little more in grade school. Look at how much damage he does when he tries to play the warp whistle. Dorkly imagines how much chaos Mario could unleash if he were tone deaf. More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Runs Into Problems On First Day Of Full Game Downloads

    One of the advantages of living in Japan, as opposed to the United States, is you get to play New Super Mario Bros. 2 first, unless you were trying to download the full game. Yesterday was the first day of full game downloads in Japan and it coincided with the release of New Super Mario Bros. 2. Online... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Releases A Rough Look At Its Upcoming Schedule

    Nintendo laid out a rough idea of what it's planning to release in Japan, Europe, and the United States from July onward as part of its earnings report. There aren't any revelatory details in the document , but the list does provide a glimpse at the differences of both timing and release dates... More
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