All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘super mario bros.’

Mario Kart 8 Hits Shelves, Hailed Best In The Series

The much-anticipated Mario Kart 8 hit stores yesterday, and it’s already seeing tons of high praise. The latest installment, which is only available on the Wii U, includes 32 racetracks (16 new, 16 repurposed classics), 30 different drivers, and 26 vehicles to choose from. This 8th version of the game most definitely expands the Mario Kart universe, including new items …

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Super Mario Bros. Theme Sounds Good On Just About Anything

What’s the most iconic video game song ever composed? If you ever played an NES, you’re likely to say the music that plays in World 1-1 of Super Mario Bros. The ditty has become so synonymous with Mario that Nintendo continues to use the song in Mario games to this day. While Nintendo may be remixing and reusing the song …

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Yoshi’s New Island Headlines This Week’s Nintendo Download

For the past month, the Nintendo Download has been pretty barren. Even major releases would be accompanied by maybe one or two more games. That finally changes this week with the the release of a major 3DS title alongside numerous eShop titles. Nintendo announced that Yoshi’s New Island will be hitting the Nintendo eShop at midnight on March 14. The …

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Mario Bros. Actor Danny Wells Dies At Age 72

Danny Wells, who was famous for playing Luigi on the television adaptation of the popular video game franchise, has died. Super Mario Bros. is one of the most popular video game franchises of all time, and with Mario as a staple of the Nintendo games, it was enough to give the video game its own television show, which does not …

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Full Screen Mario Attracts The Ire Of Nintendo

In 1990, John Carmack ported the first level of Super Mario Bros. 3 to the PC to prove that side-scrolling graphics could be done on the platform. He then presented this breakthrough to Nintendo, but the company wasn’t interested in the PC market as it was still rolling in the dough thanks to the NES. That rejection ultimately led to …

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Super Mario Bros, Recreated with Food and Vined

Like most visual media, crappy Vines can be really, really crappy. And great Vines can be really, really great. This set of Vines falls into that latter category. Using, Cheez-Its, mini marshmallows, graham crackers, Chex, gum drops, and what appears to be a modified cucumber and some parsley, Hunter Harrison has recreated a couple of scenes from Super Mario Bros. …

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Harlem Shake at Nintendo Features Luigi, Lots of Green

Over the past few weeks it has become almost mandatory that every office with a video camera create a Harlem Shake video. It’s a trend that has hit Groupon, The Daily Show, and even Google and Facebook have gotten in on the silly action. Quite frankly, it’s beginning to get out of hand. The trend might have his its peak …

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Super Mario Groper Arrested In New York’s Times Square

Street performers are just a part of daily life in Times Square. The performers dress in various costumes and put on a show for a few bucks. It may not be glorious, but hey, it’s a living. That being said, it’s really not cool to use your job as a street performer to start groping people, especially when you’re dressed …

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Wii U Release Date Will Be Revealed Tomorrow At 10 A.M.

Today belongs to Apple. They will be announcing the iPhone 5 alongside a new iTunes and iPods. Apple fans have been waiting months for this day, but Nintendo fans have been waiting even longer for tomorrow’s event. Nintendo announced today that their Wii U event will start tomorrow at 10 a.m. EST. You can watch a livestream of the event …

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Nintendo Kicks Off A Month Of Mario Starting Today

Mario is still probably the most recognizable chap in video games today. There are others like Master Chief, Kratos and Angry Birds, but everybody instantly knows who Mario is. That’s why Nintendo is kicking off The Month of Mario today to celebrate the launch of the newest entry in the series – New Super Mario Bros. 2. Before we get …

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New Super Mario Bros 2 is All About the Gold (And DLC)

Nintendo had a lot of new titles to promote during its Nintendo Direct presentation yesterday, but perhaps none are anticipated as much by fans as New Super Mario Bros 2. Nintendo announced some new details on the title during its presentation, and revealed that Nintendo has finally turned a corner and will be charging customers for downloadable content (DLC) for …

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E3 2012: Nintendo Brings The Games But Relies On Third Parties For Core Titles

Nintendo has a lot to prove this year. After an impressive first showing last night with Ubisoft’s press conference, Nintendo has to keep the momentum going with its Wii U console. Excitement and hype are also at all time high with people on Twitter buzzing about Nintendo and Wii U. Today, Nintendo finally lifted the veil on the titles that …

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Nintendo Registers Super Mario Bros. 4 Domain Name

Nintendo likes to plan way far in advance. This time we get news that they have registered the name Super Mario Bros. 4. Which is kinda weird seeing as the title Super Mario World on the Super Nintendo in Japan was titled #4. This all is npot news because at Nintendo’s board meeting in January they announced they were working …

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Super Mario Bros. Is A Surrealist Masterpiece

PBS has started a new YouTube channel called the Idea Channel. It’s described as “a PBS show that examines the connections between pop culture, technology and art.” This weeks topic: “Super Mario Brothers is the world’s greatest piece of surrealist art.” It’s hard to think of Super Mario Bros. as being anything other than a video game, but this video …

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Math Proves Super Mario Bros., Legend of Zelda Are (NP-)Hard

If you grew up playing video games in the 1980s or early 1990s, you almost certainly tasted the bitter fruit of frustration when you lost at games from the Mario Bros. or Legend of Zelda canons. Personally, I would unleash ungodly fits of anger when I couldn’t beat games, throwing remote controls and kicking whatever was within leg’s reach. As …

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Super Morrissey Bros. Mash-Up Gets The Super Mushroom

The cultural star of the Mario Bros. is ascending again lately, it would seem. First we saw the fan-made video of the angry, Mario-hating sun and then came a mash-up of the Brothers Mario with Portal. The latest offering comes this way from SoundCloud featuring a cover of The Smith’s “This Charming Man” rendered down in the stylistic sounds of …

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