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If you're in the Cool Kids Club, you're already a fan of YouTube's "BrentalFloss," whether it's his Mega Man 2 lyrics, his Final Fantasy theme or his a cappella take on Super Mario Bros. 2. But he's really outdone himself with this glimpse of an alternate universe where Louie Armstrong sung about t...

November 6th 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Each week Jeff Engel and Geoff Brooks contribute Counting Rupees, a column on the business behind gaming: One of the most prominent words in game journalism and discussion today is "innovation" – how can companies innovate successfully, and how come there isn't more of it in the industry? Im...

October 31st 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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With XSEED recently revealing its intentions to localize Game Center CX: Arino's Challenge (U.S. name: Retro Game Challenge) for the North American market, we thought now would be an opportune time to feature an English-translated commercial for the Japanese game. Really, we'll make any excuse to p...

July 13th 2008 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

It's been months since the e-fad of creating automated levels in Super Mario World to the tune of popular Anime soundtracks surfaced -- normally, that's much longer than the lifespan of most internet memes. However, this post-mortem contribution to the Mario-on-rails movement caught our attention (a...

May 26th 2008 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

We love science, even if it totally creeps us out sometimes. Take, for example, this video explaining quantum mechanics and parallel universes via Super Mario World. Maybe Tyler Durden was right and we aren't unique snowflakes, after all. (It's okay, we're trying to hold back the tears, too.)Sti...

March 24th 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/nintendo/What_if_Super_Mario_Bros_was_on_the_Sega_Genesis'; We've been loving these fake Super Mario videos that have become all the rage with the kids on the net. It's like someone was reading our diary, reaching into our brain and sifting through the garbled me...

February 28th 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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It was a heartbreaking moment, the first time we were ever forced to jump off Yoshi's back to save our own selfish skin in Super Mario World. We reached for him over the edge of the platform, watching as he fell further and further away until he was nothing more than a tiny green dot in the distance...

December 5th 2007 at 2:15pm 0 Comments
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The DS Life is a weekly feature in which we scour the known world for narrative images of Nintendo's handheld and handheld gamers. If you have a photo and a story to match it with, send both to thedslife at dsfanboy dot com.The electronic blips and chirps, mingling with the crickets and other eveni...

October 10th 2007 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

These self-playing Super Mario World levels may not be as intricate or as precarious as the original Detteiu Mario videos we presented you, but they have an added dimension that further subverts the normal Super Mario World experience: musicality. The levels are designed such that noisemaking event...

September 17th 2007 at 10:30am 0 Comments