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Mario Gets a Holiday Makeover in 'Santastic Santa'

Ah, Christmas. A time of year to come together, rejoice, and slink away from the family to drown yourself in gaming mania. Why should the holidays put a damper on our playing? If anything, this is the perfect time of year to hunker down with a mug of cocoa, a festive sweater, and our picks of great yuletide-themed games. 'Santastic Santa' takes 'Super Mario Bros.,' and adds a healthy dose of...

Amazing Stop-Motion Video Pays Tribute to Coin-Operated Video Games

In what must have been an unimaginably painstaking ordeal, a creative team known as flyingpickles^NinjaMoped created this amazing stop-motion video homage to coin-operated video games. The dizzying clip consists entirely of coins, and touches upon arcade classics like 'Super Mario Bros.,' 'Pac-Man,' and (we think) 'Street Fighter.' And, yes, those are all coins. Check out the video, and be...

'Mario' Gets His Own Avenue in Spain, Still Can't Find the Princess

'Super Mario Bros.' recently turned 25-years old, and the birthday gifts keep coming in. One Spanish neighborhood has given the iconic hero an impressively geeky present that may be the first of its kind: an entire street. During an elaborate public ceremony, the planned community of Arcosur, Spain officially unveiled the 'Avenida de Super Mario Bros.' Along with the expected costumed spectators,...

Urlesque's HallowMeme Party Hits This Friday, Secrets of YouTube Navigation

Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. If you're in the New York area for this Halloween weekend, don't miss the second annual bash from our friends over at Urlesque. Dress up as your favorite meme, and mosey on over to the Gutter in Brooklyn for the HallowMeme party at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 29th. [From:...

Nintendo's Miyamoto: 'Mario' Not Exactly Aging Well on HD

Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto might just be the most humble geek alive. Miyamoto's 'Super Mario Bros.' turned 25 in September, and the legendary developer now contends that what may be the greatest game of all time currently strikes him as "a little embarrassing." Discussing time and technology's effect on 'Mario,' Miyamoto reportedly said recently, "Back then, with tube televisions, it was a...

8BITWOOD Adorns Your Walls With Retro Gaming Wonder

Geeky gamers regularly create 8-bit tributes to classic video games. The steady progression of pixellated masterpieces makes it increasingly difficult for 8-bit artisans to consistently produce desirable and impressive works, though. Somehow, game developer Jeff Swenty has overcome those now-cliched wedding invitations and wall posters by tapping into a deep pit of retro inspiration and...

'Super Mario Bros.' Turns 25

Though Mario made video game appearances before the launch of 'Super Mario Bros.,' it was the 1985 platforming classic, launched 25 years ago today, that pushed everyone's favorite plumber to the spotlight. The Mario universe spawned countless sequels, an instantly recognizable soundtrack, cartoons and one of the worst video game movies of all time. Happy 25th, Mario! Don't miss the Nintendo recap...

Video Game Hall of Fame Opens in Iowa, Inducts 'Pac-Man' in First Class

Cooperstown, New York and Ottumwa, Iowa will soon share an unbreakable bond -- as cities that host a hall of fame. According to USA Today, the International Video Game Hall of Fame will induct its first class of 29 members this weekend. The honored include the classic arcade game 'Pac-Man,' 'Mario' creator Shigeru Miyamoto, the Xbox design team, video game record holders Billy Mitchell and Steve...

Shocking 'Mario Eye' Enables Hands-Free High-Voltage NES Action

'Super Mario' mods and DIY 'Mario' projects serve as an infinite source of entertainment. No matter how incredible those frequent creations may be, though, they haven't, until now, required "could result in pain, serious injury or death" advisories (which automatically let you know that something is awesome). A crew of nerds from Waterloo Labs has devised a hands-free method of maneuvering...

Here We Go! Mario Marathon Ends in Day Five, and Raises $81K for Kids

Usually, if you play video games for over 100 hours straight, people call you an addict, and ship you off to a rehab center. But for the past three years, three guys from Indiana have gotten away with just such an event (without being institutionalized) -- all in the name of charity. Once a year, Brian Brinegar, John Groth and Chris Deckard take up residence in front of a TV, and play through...

I.B.M.'s Jeopardy-Playing Watson Profiled, Optimize Your Outdoor Audio

There's a load of great tech news happening out there every day, and, unfortunately, we just can't cover it all. Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. Watson, I.B.M.'s Jeopardy-playing supercomputer, gets profiled in the New York Times Magazine. See how you fare against a chunk of silicon that can understand...

Mario Sculpture Built From Skateboard Decks, Plug a BP Pipe With an iPhone Duck

There's a load of great tech news happening out there every day, and, unfortunately, we just can't cover it all. Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. While it's not strictly tech, these marvelous works by Japanese sculptor Haroshi embody the bright, video game aesthetic over which the nerdiest of art lovers (like...

Google Adds User Photos to Street View, The Voice of Mario

There's a load of great tech news happening out there every day, and, unfortunately, we just can't cover it all. Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. Google added user photos to Street View (much like Microsoft's Photosynth technology). You'll be able to bring up real photographs as you 'stroll' through Street View...

Jumping the 'Super Mario Bros.' Flagpole, Illustrating Apple vs. Microsoft

There's a load of great tech news happening out there every day, and, unfortunately, we just can't cover it all. Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. Shattering years of Mario myth, it turns out you can jump over the flagpole in the original 'Super Mario Bros.' [From: Game Trailers] The Gray Lady's infographic...

Video Game Movies Don't Work: A History, From Raul Julia to a Not-So-Persian Prince

Share Producers and directors, take note: the video game movie -- and the inevitable franchise that follows it -- will never succeed as a film. Sure, that may sound hyperbolic, especially since movies like 'Tombraider' and 'Pokémon' have had significant box office success, but the formula, as it is, it will never work. At Switched, we are the video game generation. We grew up with...