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You guys are still doing speed-runs? Psh, speed-runs are so 2005. These days, it's all about low-score runs; baffling attempts at calculated badness, wherein highly-skilled gamers do everything they can to do as little as possible. No one does better at doing poorly than YouTube power-gamer NotE...

July 10th 2011 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Announced last May and originally slated for a June release, Play For Japan: The Album is finally available for your listening pleasure. The album features original tracks by 18 of gaming history's greatest composers, including Silent Hill's Akira Yamaoka, Metal Gear Solid 4's Nobuko Toda, and if...

July 9th 2011 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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In a recent interview with Guardian, legendary actor Bob Hoskins went on record about the highlights of his prestigious cinematic career. In one section of the quickfire Q&A, Hoskins talked about one of his greatest film achievements to date: "What is the worst job you've done? Super Mario...

June 18th 2011 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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As an extremely amateur historian -- and an extremely attractive archaeologist -- I've always been fascinated with the "what ifs" of gaming's timeline. What if Blizzard had pulled the plug on World of Warcraft during development as it did for Warcraft Adventures? What if Hellgate: London had a lo...

June 14th 2011 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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They said you were a joke. They said you'd never be a somebody. They said your love of latex and highly volatile, unstable objects would be your downfall. Yeah, well who's laughing now? You've just made a life-size balloon sculpture of Master Chief and now he's your best friend ever.

June 1st 2011 at 2:00am 0 Comments
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Who needs to go hunting for warp zones at 1-2 or 4-2 in the original Super Mario Bros when you've got a portal gun? Portal one, portal two and voila! Princess is ready for a smooch.

April 28th 2011 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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The recently opened Tempest Freerunning Academy in Los Angeles has put together a promotional video of its gym that hits several notes obligating us to write about it. The fantastic feats of athleticism in the clip begin with various free runners flipping, climbing and jumping across a set inspir...

April 6th 2011 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Attendees of SXSW were privy to a trailer promising a more dramatic version of the tale of the brothers Mario. Now said trailer is online for all to see and we'd be remiss not to bring it to your attention. Joe Nicolosi's take on the Mushroom Kingdom is not only irresistible, it's pretty hilariou...

March 16th 2011 at 12:10am 0 Comments
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Just in case the very existence of the 3DS wasn't enough to convince you that there would eventually be a traditional Super Mario game for it, Nintendo has made it official. In the company's latest Iwata Asks feature, Mario maestro Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed that a new Super Mario Bros. game is ind...

February 1st 2011 at 6:35pm 0 Comments
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According to a tweet from director John Chu, Nintendo prohibited a 15-second clip of the Super Mario Bros. theme song from being used in an upcoming film adaptation of pop prince Justin Bieber's life, Crank 3 Never Say Never. Chu seemed frustrated, but we understand why a company like Nintendo has...

January 21st 2011 at 5:10pm 0 Comments