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  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What's The Best Film Adaptation Of A Video Game?

    Movies based on video games have rarely (if ever) turned out well. But what is the best one? Prompted by a recent feature where we talked to Remedy's Sam Lake about the film version of Max Payne , readers commented about video games and the movies they have inspired. There are plenty to choose from... More
  • Blog Post: Play With Power At The Strong Museum's NES 30th Anniversary Exhibit

    October 18 marks the 30th Anniversary of the launch of the Nintendo Entertainment System in North America. The NES ushered in a new era of gaming from the ashes of the 1983 video game crash, and you can trace its history, as well as Nintendo’s, at The Strong National Museum of Play’s NES... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What’s The Weirdest Game You’ve Ever Played?

    Video games are no stranger to the bizarre; they don’t have to follow the natural rules of the universe, and so they often don’t. What are some of the weirdest games you’ve ever played? The other day, I was thinking about how strange the original Super Mario Bros. is; we are pretty... 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: Google Celebrates Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary With Easter Egg

    Google is getting in on the Super Mario celebration today, as Nintendo celebrates the 30th anniversary of the plumber’s Famicom debut. Yesterday was the exact commemoration of Super Mario Bros.’ release, but that doesn’t mean the party needs to stop. If you visit Google today and search... More
  • Blog Post: Turn Your Screen Into A Mario Level With Screentendo

    A new app allows you to give your computer desktop a definite Mario twist. Though it's just a proof of concept at this point, the Screentendo desktop app gives you the ability to process what is on your screen and transform it into a scene ripped straight from Super Mario Bros. Aaron Randall's... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Discounts Pikmin 3, Mario Kart 7, Other Titles In Spring Sale

    Nintendo is having a sale on its website for digital versions of some of its big titles. The markdowns aren't huge, with most discounts being between $5 and $10, but there are definitely some very high-quality games, including Pikmin 3, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Mario Kart 7, Kirby: Triple... More
  • Blog Post: Composers Reimagine Super Mario World’s Amazing Soundtrack

    Brothers Karl and Will Brueggemann are composers heavily inspired by video game music, and the two have a new project that's markedly different from the average video game music song cover. You can check out the video below outlining the project. Basically, the group is trying to use Koji Kondo's... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What's Your Favorite Mario Memory?

    Today is March 10, which Nintendo has officially claimed as Mar10 Day (get it?). The company is celebrating this jumbled interpretation of the date by asking fans to share their favorite Mario memories. But who wants to sift through boatloads of throwaway Twitter comments when you can trust in the wonderful... More
  • Blog Post: Here's A Sleep-Inducing Lullaby Take On The Original Super Mario Bros. Theme

    From the folks who brought us a collection of lullabies based off of Mega Man tunes , and a broad 8-bit album comes a new lullaby rendition of the original Super Mario Bros. theme. The track comes from Mark Polydoris who has turned creating lullaby takes on video game music into something of a specialty... More
  • Blog Post: Super Mario Bros. Amiibos Hit Alongside Mario Party 10 On March 20

    Nintendo has announced a number of new Amiibo figures, including a whole new line. The next wave is due in February, but now we know what to save up for in March and later this spring. The next wave of Super Smash Bros. Amiibos includes Robin, Lucina, Pac-Man, Wario, Ness, and Charizard. A new Super... More
  • Blog Post: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Edition Announced In Japan, ‘Overseas Release’ Planned

    Puzzle & Dragons, GungHo’s successful mobile Match-3 game, is coming to the 3DS. Release is confirmed for Japan, with a promise that other territories will see the game, also. Nintendo announced last year that it would be teaming up for some licensing deals. This one makes a lot of sense for... More
  • Blog Post: Classic Nintendo Tunes Played On Traditional Japanese Instruments

    Music from classic Nintendo games has stood the test of time, but you’ve likely not heard it quite like this. Famikoto is an ensemble from Japan that performs video game music on traditional instruments, recently adapting some of the most recognizable tunes in gaming. The group has adapted the... More
  • Blog Post: Hear The Super Mario Bros. Theme Performed By A 3D Printer

    Nearly everyone's heard some form of Koji Kondo's Super Mario Bros. theme. Even if you've never played a Mario game (shame on you!), the infectious song has been played and remixed more times than Mario has saved Peach. YouTube user Ian Schlueter has a decidedly different take on the tune... More
  • Blog Post: Someone Wrote A 496-Page Fan-Fiction Super Mario Bros. Movie

    When Max Landis was a teenager, he deeply enjoyed Nintendo’s pantheon of characters. While some of us doodle or create fan-art, Landis decided he was going to immortalize his fandom as a screenplay. It ended up being a bit unwieldy. In his 496-page script, Landis weaves in most of Super Mario Bros... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion – What's The Worst Video Game Movie Ever?

    Earlier today, GI intern Matt Stolpe mused whether we should be excited for upcoming video game films like The Last of Us or Warcraft . The question is especially relevant given the film genre's nearly perfect batting average for being just awful. This got me thinking. I know what I think is the... More
  • Blog Post: Teens (Alongside Game Of Thrones' Maisie Williams) Share Their First Impressions Of The NES

    The NES is nearly 30 years old, which by video game standards makes it a relic. What do modern teenagers think of the retro console? The latest video from YouTube channel TheFineBros answers this question by placing the console in the hands of teenagers, as well as Maisie Williams who plays Arya Stark... More
  • Blog Post: New Speed Record Set For Super Mario Bros.

    A new speed run record has been set for Super Mario Bros., placing the new best time at just under five minutes. The new record run, which you can see in its entirety in the video below. The record was set by speed runner that goes by the name Blubbler . Blubbler's new record sets the time at 4:57... More
  • Blog Post: Someone Figured Out How Many Miles Mario Runs In Super Mario Bros.

    We've all been making our way from World 1-1 to Bowser's final castle in Super Mario Bros. since 1985, but have you ever wondered how far that is? Nick Greene over at Mental Floss decided it was a worthy pursuit, and started doing some calculation. By estimating Mario's height, calculating... More
  • Blog Post: Actor Bob Hoskins Dies At 71

    Actor Bob Hoskins, who portrayed Nintendo’s famed plumber in the 1993 big screen Super Mario Bros. film, has passed away at 71 of pneumonia. Hoskins announced retirement from acting in 2012 after diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease. Despite the Super Mario Bros. movie’s critical panning... More
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