To Digital or not to Digital?

I remember the day, back in the wild times of the mid ’90s, when we were still amazed by Mario Kart 64’s whole eight character roster (Wario, playable?  Wow!).  Back then I’d rush home from the store as fast as the city bus would get me there (not very) – and pop my brand new shiny cartridge into the ’64.  Boom!  New game, product complete, fired up in all its early 64bit 3D glory.  Two years later, that game would be just as was then – awesome.  No patches required.

Not a Hero could be the most violent set of pixels you've ever seen

May 2, 2015

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Not a Hero

With a campaign slogan of “A Violent Today for a Better Tomorrow”, anthropomorphic rabbit Bunnylord launches a bid for mayor of London in Not a Hero, available for pre-ordering on Steam.

Unlimited 1UPs for everyone!

April 30, 2015

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Super Mario Bros Glitch Discovered After 30 Years

Amazingly after 30 years Super Mario Bros is still surprising us with new gameplay secrets. The latest treat is an unlimited 1UP trick caused by a glitch in the way beanstalks are generated.

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April 16, 2015

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An Incredible Take on Super Mario Bros

Even though you’ve heard the Super Mario Bros. theme song your entire life, hearing a new mix or interesting take is still exciting.

Read on for a video of the amazing Greg Pattillo beatboxing while playing Mario Bros. on the flute. Talk about multi-tasking!

DuckTales Remastered Lands on Mobile

When the NES classic DuckTales was remastered to the PlayStation and XBox in 2013 it was a big deal to those of us who were alive during the game’s first run. Here was an example of the level remastered games should aspire to.

DuckTales is back on the radar this month, landing on the Apple iTunes, Google Play and Windows Store platforms. Does this game hold up as well on mobile as it does on consoles?

Mario Maker coming September 2015

April 8, 2015

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Mario Maker Turns You Into the Designer

Have you ever dreamed of creating your own Mario levels? Admit it – everyone has. Your time to shine has come! Mario Maker will let you create, play and share levels with your friends.

How the 1% Enjoy Super Mario Brothers

September 27, 2012

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How the 1% Enjoy Super Mario Brothers

After seeing it done like this I wouldn’t want to play any other way.

Donkey Kong’s Fascinating History

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The road to video game development is fascinating; we will never tire of hearing stories of hurdles faced by developers and the incredible solutions developers came up with to create the titles that shaped our youth. Nintendo in particular has an incredibly rich early history. Mario’s development is incredible, as is the supporting titles that made the company into a powerhouse in the early 1980’s.

The Mario You Never Knew

December 22, 2010

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The Mario You Never Knew

IGN had a great article about some early decisions made about the first Mario Games…. some fascinating stuff from Mario’s early history.  Check it out!1-1

Mega Man 10 Coming in March

February 11, 2010

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Mega Man 10 Coming in March

Mega Man 10 is coming out Mar 1 for the Wii.  It is going to get a staggered release date with Wiiware getting it Mar. 1st, PSN on Mar. 11, and Xbox Live on Mar 31st.  This is exciting news for retro game enthusiasts!  Mega Man 10 will continue the setup established in Mega Man 9 which directly continues the action of the classic games.

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