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Super Mario Bros.

  1. Nintendo Games Make Surprisingly Perfect Pulp Covers, We Await Your Fanfic

    Just don't call her "Metroid."

    Artist Ástor Alexander created these re-imaginings of classic games as pulp fiction covers.

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  2. Classic Video Games Meet Bowie Lyrics in Fetching Prints

    wakka wakka wakka wakka wakka

    Butcher Billy's Space Oddity Game Program project breathes new design life into David Bowie's hit Space Oddity, which, being an pop music plebe I admit that I am familiar with for the same reason I'm familiar with any experimental rock: I am a huge The Venture Bros. fan. I did know all but one of the video game references Billy makes, though?

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  3. Sony Might Make a Mario Bros. Movie in the Weirdest Sony Hack News Yet

    What in the what?

    Information coming out of the Sony Pictures hack has been getting weirder and weirder, but this new story really makes me wonder if Sony has just started spreading false leaks around to throw everyone off, which would be kind of brilliant. Producer Avi Arad has apparently just recently locked down the rights to a Mario Bros. movie and has been chatting about it with none other than Sony Pictures.

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  4. Game Over, Man. Scientific Paper Concludes Mario Galaxy‘s Planets Would Actually Explode

    Next they'll say it's impossible to change trajectories mid-jump or something.

    Mario's been peddling lies according to a scientific paper called "It's a-me, Density!"—no, I'm not kidding. The paper alleges that the small planets in Super Mario Galaxy would destroy themselves if they had as much gravity as they do in the game. Still no word on whether touching a star makes you invincible.

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  5. Nintendo Says Mario‘s Toads Are Genderless, Platonic “Adventure Pals”

    Pip-pip!

    During an interview last week with Gamespot, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker producer Koichi Hayashida offered some insight into the enigmatic Toads.

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  6. Video Gaming Has a Problem With Jumping Realism, and It’s Mario’s Fault

    Don't try this at home.

    Humans as a species are not actually very good at jumping, but you wouldn't know that if you looked at video games. And not just platformers, either; even the most realism-driven games sometimes allow players to bounce off the walls like it ain't no thing.  So why is this such a pervasive mechanic? According to PBS Game/Show, it all points back to Super Mario Bros.—and, of course, a heavy dose of wish fulfillment.

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  7. The Secret Heroine of Video Games: Princess Peach

    That's Princess Toadstool to you, mister.

    When I was in elementary school, two video game characters in particular helped me visualize a space for girls like me in the medium I would grow to love and write about. One was Princess Peach, who has meant more to me than any other video game heroine since. Below is a look at her throughout Mario history—the games that did her justice, the ones that let her down, and why through it all, I still love her.

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  8. Things We Saw Today: Mirror Art Takes Selfies to a New Level by Way of Doodled Warp Zone

    It's-a Mirrorsme!

    Ah, the bathroom mirror selfie. We meet again. This time, though, Mirrorsme has taken the much reviled method of self portrait and actually made it pretty awesome by drawing herself into scenes from games, movies, and other fun locations. Avoid all the "Mirror Selfie as Art" think pieces and just look at her awesome doodles.

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  9. This Super Mario Aquarium Is A Level Up From The Rest

    Remember: fish only have 1 life.

    If your local pet shop doesn't offer aquarium accessories to match your passion for gaming, Kelsey gets it—and she's designed a LEGO way of putting all other fish tanks to shame.

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  10. Things We Saw Today: Pretty Soldier Commander Riker

    Star Serious Phaser

    This is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. Bravo, oktotally.

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