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11:30 AM on 04.04.2014

Mario is just the worst house guest

For almost 30 years now, Mario has been content to wreak havoc in his virtual worlds, and that's completely fine. But coming into our houses and making a mess of things? That's over the line. Not cool, Mario. Not cool at all.

Brett Makedonski

8:00 AM on 03.26.2014

Super Mario Bros. 3 is finally hitting the Virtual Console on April 17

The time has finally come -- Nintendo has revealed when Super Mario Bros. 3 is hitting the Wii U and 3DS Virtual Console -- and that date is...April 17th! This is most likely a last minute push to get it on the marketpla...

Chris Carter

1:00 AM on 03.26.2014

Wario gives Peach a beatdown in the latest Mario Warfare

It's been a long few months, but the latest episode of Mario Warfare has finally been unleashed! The fight to take back the Mushroom Kingdom continues, and this time Mario, Peach, and Donkey Kong have some more challenging foes to contend with. Once again the choreography is top notch, especially for something that's just a web series based on the Super Mario franchise.

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:00 PM on 03.15.2014

What if VHS-style tip guides still existed?

There was something about the VHS days that brought out the goofiest tips and promotional videos from game makers. Especially Nintendo. The most memorable one that comes to mind is their Star Fox SNES promo that had Sony and...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:00 AM on 03.13.2014

Review: Yoshi's New Island

The original Yoshi's Island is one of my favorite Mario games of all time. I don't know if it's the numerous and remarkably unique boss battles or the whimsical charm of throwing strategically bounced eggs, but it r...

Chris Carter

7:00 AM on 03.04.2014

Connect 4: Super Mario edition is a thing that is happening

Nintendo is developing an exciting new analog gaming product called Connect 4: Super Mario. It's just like Connect 4, except now the coins you insert into the slots have Mario and Luigi faces on them. How thrilling! It's comi...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

12:00 PM on 02.27.2014

Meet Yoshi's New Island, same as the old island

Do you know what's fun? Making Yoshi noises. Come on. Do it. The tongue grab. The flutter jump. The ground pound. Such an animated dinosaur. Hamza and Dale are really good at making Yoshi noises. Yoshi's New Island is also fun.

Steven Hansen

10:45 AM on 02.21.2014

This old Chinese instrument was made for Mario music

The instrument you're about to hear is called a sheng. This weird looking Chinese cluster of bamboo flutes has an unexpected sound, and in this video it's used for an unexpected purpose: to play the Super Mario Bros. music. ...

Dale North

7:00 PM on 02.20.2014

This lowest-score run of Super Mario Bros. is impressive

It may not be a flawless run, but YouTube user NotEntirelySure's playthrough of Super Mario Bros. is a riot all the same. He cleared the game with the lowest possible score, 500 points, without the aid of save states or slow...

Jordan Devore

2:15 PM on 02.11.2014

Ken and Ryu make out: Videogames turned romance novels

In Valentine's Day spirit Shutterstock tasked an artist with turning some of its stock photos into mock up paintings for videogame romance novels, full of Austen-tatious fonts and a creepy Princess Peach. I'm not sure why, but I guess it's a novel idea. The Duck Hunt one was out of left field, too. Power Couples : Classic Video Games Reimagined as Romance Novels [Shutterstock]

Steven Hansen

2:00 PM on 02.11.2014

Virtual Console Verdict: Super Mario RPG

[Virtual Console Verdict is a short column that highlights some of the gems released on 3DS and Wii U eShop marketplaces. For a full list of Virtual Console releases, check out the weekly Nintendo Download series. I...

Chris Carter

9:00 PM on 01.31.2014

Why Mario leaves Yoshi outside of Bowser's castle

Have a little levity to end your week from the gang at Dorkly, as they depict a scenario in which Yoshi takes offense at being left outside of Bowser's castle by Mario.  This is why I like cats. You'd never have this co...

Conrad Zimmerman

1:30 PM on 01.22.2014

'Edge-hogging' mechanics of new Smash Bros. are different

In both Super Smash Bros. Melee and Brawl, there's a popular mechanic commonly referred to as "edge-hogging." Since only one character can be on an edge at a time, when a character is knocked off of the stage, their oppo...

Patrick Hancock

2:30 PM on 01.13.2014

Watch someone program Pong within Super Mario World

There were a lot of highlights out of Awesome Games Done Quick 2014 this year, but this one in particular takes the cake for me. During the Tool Assisted Videos portion of the marathon, the people behind TASVideos.org shared...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:30 AM on 01.10.2014

Yoshi's New Island gets a March release date

Nintendo has confirmed the release date for Yoshi's New Island -- March 14, 2014. The game is being developed with Takashi Tezuka on staff, who was the creative director of the original game. Yoshi and Baby Mario wi...

Chris Carter

2:00 AM on 01.09.2014

Here's a picture of a horse dressed as Mario

Mmhmm. (Via Zisquared's Tumblr)

Hamza CTZ Aziz