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7:00 AM on 08.26.2014

Did You Know Gaming chronicles NES Super Mario secrets

Alright, how much of this Did You Know did you know? How much will you remember when, finally, it's your time to shine at pub trivia, your compatriots waiting for you to swoop in and save the eventing? The mushroom sound effect similarity to the flagpole sound effect? Pretty cool. And that recycled Ocarina of Time theme? I love stories behind iconic sounds.

Steven Hansen


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.




11:00 AM on 08.22.2014

Charles Martinet, the voice of the Mario series, opens up adorable Vine account

Charles Martinet seems to really enjoy voice acting. When he's not providing the English voices of basically every Mario game ever, he plays with various toys based on the same universe in real life -- at least, if his V...

Chris Carter

12:00 AM on 08.19.2014

Admit it, you're a Yoshi ditcher

I've done it. You've done it. We've all done it. When you have to choose between Mario or Yoshi, it's always going to be Yoshi getting sacrificed for the greater good ... or for that damn Moon 3-Up x on the Cheese Bridge Area stage in Super Mario World. 

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:00 PM on 08.15.2014

Check out the first stage of Super Mario 64 recreated with LEGOs

Here's the first level of Super Mario 64, Bob-omb Battlefield, recreated in all its glory with LEGO blocks. Brought to us by the ridiculously talented Pepa Quin, it's an impressive testament to what you can create with the li...

Brittany Vincent

7:00 PM on 08.05.2014

Yoshi is properly known as T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas

Console Wars author Blake J. Harris has tweeted a page from an old internal Nintendo of America Character Manual about Yoshi that, well, just read for yourself: "Yoshi, properly known as T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas, had been he...

Jordan Devore

2:00 PM on 08.05.2014

Super Mario 3D World's K'Nex set is fun to put together, but ideal for kids

K'Nex has had Super Mario-themed playsets for a while (including 3D Land), but on September 24, it'll drop a new line on Nintendo fans -- the sets for 3D World, complete with a cat figure! I had the chance to test out the first major kit, which includes a mouse enemy, launcher, and building pieces themed after the first level of the game.

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 08.05.2014

Jakks Pacific plans articulated Nintendo figure line

Jakks Pacific plans to expand its Nintendo line, which started with Micro Land versions of some of your favorite Nintendo characters. Initial offerings will include a 4-inch Mario, Yoshi, and Link, and a 6-inch Bowser and Don...

Brittany Vincent

1:00 PM on 08.03.2014

It's Mario vs. Pokemon Trainer with a claymation twist

It's the Gameboy's 25th birthday this year! I never liked that thing. The fact that it beat out a quality piece of hardware like the Atari Lynx used to really bother me... when I was 13. Since then I've learned to not worry ...

Jonathan Holmes

2:00 PM on 07.19.2014

Super Mario Bros. 2's 8 rules of a super player contain life lessons

While a lot may be lost in translation here, this Japanese "player's guide" for Super Mario Bros. 2 (spotted on the Ultra Scrub Quotes IV's twitter) still paints an vivid picture of a different time in videogame history. Most...

Jonathan Holmes

8:00 AM on 07.18.2014

Wow, the Cat Mario Show is way more horrible than it sounds

When you see it, you think, "Hey, puppet cat Mario, puppet cat Peach doing a cute puppet show. Cool." And then you hear it and oh my word please stop talking. I feel like companies are quite careful about their characters' p...

Steven Hansen

10:00 AM on 07.14.2014

Put up an entire level of Mario on your walls with these decals

If you find yourself in need of some new Mario decor for your place, why not check out this line of Nintendo Power-Ups by Blik? Ranging from Mario to Bowser, each decal is printed on-demand and allow you to move them from pla...

Brittany Vincent





3:00 AM on 07.14.2014

Luigi's death stare is still strong with these Mario Kart 8 toy displays

Ever since I originally posted about those Mario Kart 8 toys at McDonald's, I've been meaning to get out to one and pick up one of them, but I have yet to do so. In the event you've been trying to figure out whether or not y...

Brittany Vincent

11:00 PM on 07.08.2014

The secret origin story of Super Mario Bros. finally revealed

It's the long awaited final chapter of the Mario Warfare series. It's been a long wait, but the gang at BeatDownBoogie wrap the saga up in a rather splendid way. While this is the last episode of the series, this won't ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:00 PM on 07.05.2014

These Converse X Super Mario Bros. kicks are super fresh, yo

I'm typically a flip flops and flats kind of girl, because I don't like socks and I have some killer Bubble Bobble flats I'm always dying to bust out when the time is right. But these upcoming Converse X Super Mario Bros. sho...

Brittany Vincent

12:00 AM on 07.05.2014

There's a commercial for those McDonald's Mario Kart toys now

Remember those Mario Kart 8 toys McDonald's was teasing? Looks like it's about time to head to your local franchise and ransack their toy bins for the one you like the best. Or ask politely for one. Whatever. This commercial...

Brittany Vincent

7:00 PM on 06.30.2014

Super Mario World's too good to not watch three people play simultaneously

This video may be just more than 50 minutes long, but I managed to have quite a few nostalgic flashbacks to my youth in that short time. I played the hell out of it as a kid. And that was very correct of me, because after al...

Brett Makedonski