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Super Mario Bros.

  1. Don’t Bother Trying to Get a Gold Mario Amiibo Unless You’ve Got at Least $100 to Spend

    Nintendo's nefarious plan is working.

    Just like every other Amiibo anyone has any interest in, the gold Mario Amiibo sold out within minutes.

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  2. Mario’s Physics Can Tell Us What Planet Is “Super Mario World”

    It's-a mystery, Mario!

    Super Mario World is a great classic game, but just what "world" does it take place on? Mario's amazing jumping prowess has some answers for us, which is great, because we'd really like to find the planet with the friendly, rideable dinosaurs.

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  3. A.I. Mario Figures out How to Destroy His Enemies; Now You’re Playing God With Power

    "If I talk to the humans, they certainly learn to trust me."

    Researchers at the University of Tübingen in Germany have given Mario the ultimate power up: he can learn about his environment and enemies. They gave him rudimentary "feelings," too, but apparently forgot empathy, because he sure is obsessed with how to kill things. So, par for the course for artificial intelligence.

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  4. Get Yer Warm & Fuzzies From Andry Rajoelina’s Super Families Art

    The family that plays together, stays together.

    A while back we posted Andry Rajoelina's set of superhero parents/kids but there's been developments! Now we get to see a slew of these delightful scenarios played out with some of our favorite characters from video games, movies, and television.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Super Mario Bros. Has A New Speedrun World Record, And Our Thumbs Are Tired Just From Watching

    Take that, Bowser.

    If you have never before played Super Mario Bros., believe me when I say that what you are about to witness is not even remotely as easy as it looks. I sit in awe of the precision on display here. It's a thing of beauty.

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  16. Kids Reacting to Luigi’s Death Stare Bring All the Adorable Impressions You’d Expect

    Fact: mustaches make you look 100% more sinister.

    Remember a few weeks ago when you couldn't stop laughing at the endless videos of Luigi hilariously eyeballing his Mario Kart 8 competition set to music that suddenly feels relevant again? That's great and all, but what do all of the innocent children in the game's target audience think of Luigi's new signature move?

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  17. Things We Saw Today: A Discworld Cake, Complete With Giant Turtle

    Note: not a full-size replica.

    I can't say that I've ever wondered what the Great A'Tuin tastes like, but apparently it's filled with chocolate mint grasshopper cake. (by Art2Eat Cakes, via That's Nerdalicious!)

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  18. Things We Saw Today: The New Neighborhood Watch Is Very Intimidating

    Beware, goomba prowlers!

    Andrew Lam uses wheatpaste to nerd-ify neighborhood watch signs in Ontario, Canada. The citizens of Toronto must rest easier knowing they're watched over by Robocop, Batman, Wonder Woman, and other defenders of the night. (via Uproxx)

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  19. These Paper Video Game Dioramas Are On A Whole ‘Nother Level

    Hey! Listen!

    I enjoy making papercraft in my spare time, but this...I bow to this. These amazing dioramas are created by a gent named Wuppes, who clearly knows his way around a cutting board. Arcade and console classics are his jam, and he's got replicas of everything from The Legend of Zelda to Bubble Bobble. Click through to have a gander at his work.

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  20. I’m Sorry For What These Gloomy Video Game Characters Are About To Do To Your Feelings

    I'm In A Glass Case of Emotion

    Toad, Toad, come here. You're my go-to guy in Mario Kart. You're Princess Peach's right-hand shroom. We've all had days like that, buddy. It's going to be okay. Artist Christopher Hemsworth is the fiendish mind behind these. Click through for more 16-bit angst. Prints are available at Society6. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

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