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06.18.14 Sophie Weiner

At the recent E3 Conference, Nintendo announced Mario Maker. The new interactive element for WiiU will allow players to customize their own 2D Super Mario courses from scratch, “legitimizing” a practice already developed by hardcore modders and artists alike. Why did Nintendo suddenly decide to allow gamers this interactive experience? Journalist and game critic Leigh Alexander suggests that […]

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12.03.13 Andy Cush

This highlight reel of a corrupted Super Mario 64 cartridge is somehow both grotesque and nostalgia-inducing at the same time: watch in horror as Mario’s melting, contorted face welcomes you to the game, as our hero falls through apparently solid floors, climbs invisible ladders, and explodes into streams of of stretched-out pixels. I could do […]

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10.09.13 Andy Cush

You’re welcome in advance. FullScreenMario is an HTML5 remake of the original Super Mario Bros. game. Not only does it let you play through all of the original levels, but there’s a random level generator, and a tool to let you design your own. That’s the hellish landscape I designed above. Poor Mario. First seen […]

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12.21.12 Andy Cush

In light of yesterday’s Times Square Mario inappropriate-touching incident, the New York Post ran an overview of the history of nasty behavior by mascots. And though most of the piece rehashes what we already know, there is one new quote from a man who dresses as a “giant white robot.” “I’ve been doing this four years,” he […]

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08.29.12 Joshua Rivera

Concetto is Eastern India’s largest “technomanagement” festival, where folks can gather to share/learn all sorts of neat things about web design, robotics, and other such doodads. But you may never actually figure that out–at least, not by their website, which was spotted by KillScreen. That’s because, in order to get around their website, you don’t […]

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