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Mario Segale, the Inspiration Behind Nintendo’s ‘Super Mario,’ Dies at 84

Mario Segale, the namesake behind the famous mustachioed protagonist of Nintendo’s iconic video game franchise, has died at age 84. Read More >>

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This Real-Life, Coin-Shooting Mario Block Is My New Retirement Plan

Stressed about job security? Worried about making ends meet? Super Mario might be a plumber, but do you ever see him fixing pipes? No, and why would he when his world is filled with random blocks that spew gold coins? Apparently hoping for an early retirement, hacker Jonathan Whalen attempted to build a real-life version of a Super Mario Land question block that actually spits out coins. Read More >>

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You’re Not on Mushrooms, This Animated Fidget Spinner Brings Super Mario to Life

Despite the internet already being oversaturated with fidget spinner content, YouTube’s A Pyro Design has come up with a unique use for the fad toys. He turned a fidget spinner into a handheld zoetrope that brings Super Mario to life using three simple frames of animation. Read More >>

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Go Download Super Mario Run Right Now

Super Mario Run is finally here. Announced in September, it is the first time that Nintendo’s most famous character will have a game on smartphones, and it’s exclusive to the iPhone and iPad. Read More >>

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Here’s the Moment Super Mario Lit Up the Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony

Competitive sports and gaming geekery aren’t exactly regular bedfellows, but early evidence suggests the Tokyo Olympics might manage to mix things up a bit. Read More >>

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The Super Mario Tube Map is Beyond Magnificent

The Tube map is a design icon. It has an incredibly long and fascinating history and also lends itself to constant reinvention. However, of all the great, good and completely pointless takes on the Tube map we’ve seen over the years, nothing compares to this. Read More >>

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Speedrunner Reprograms a Super Mario Game to Beat Itself

Speedrunners have long been exploiting 8-bit games by “reprogramming” them. Pixel-perfect inputs can be used to trigger memory events, usually for the purpose of beating games in fractions of the time it would ordinarily take. A similar exploit exists in the classic Mario Game Boy game 6 Golden Coins, but it exists in a physical, semi-playable form. Welcome to glitch hell. Read More >>

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A ‘New Kind of Mario’ From Miyamoto Hints at a Quirky Nintendo NX

Nintendo has revealed that the world’s favourite money-chasing plumber is in line for a few changes in an agonisingly teasing interview with IGN. The gaming giant hasn’t let any specifics slip out of its bag of tricks, but says it hopes to show off something new (and hopefully exciting for the right reasons) at E3 2017. Read More >>

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Seeing Super Mario Maker in Real Life Will Make You Glad You Don’t Live in a Video Game

You probably never stop to think about just how nightmarish the Mushroom Kingdom is while playing any of the Super Mario games. But this real-life version of Super Mario Maker really puts things into perspective. If this is what a plumber’s life really is like, it’s far more intense than just fixing pipes and unclogging drains. [YouTube via The Awesomer] Read More >>

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30 Best-Selling Super Mario Games of All Time on the Plumber’s 30th Birthday

The Mario Brothers (let's not forget Luigi, now) officially turn 30 this weekend as Sunday will mark three decades since the release of Super Mario Bros on the original Nintendo Entertainment System. Read More >>

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Go Play Super Mario 64 in Your Browser, Right Now

Remember Super Mario 64, the game that made your childhood, and probably introduced you to 3D gaming? Well, it's back. And you don't need to go digging around in the attic to play it. Read More >>

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Wait, Mario Only Travelled 3.7 Miles to Rescue Princess Peach?

You can't argue with maths, though. Looking at Mario's height and game maps someone's calculated the distance travelled. The Plumber also swam a distance equal to about eight laps of an Olympic-sized swimming pool. It felt like so much more at the time. Read More >>

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Baby Got Back + Super Mario Mashup is a Speedrun of ’90s Nostalgia

If you were a kid in the 90s, you probably remember two things: Super Mario, and that song about big butts. Well, here they are, together at last. It was a mashup two decades in the making. [Digg] Read More >>

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Super Mario Song Played on Wine Glasses Sounds Just Like the Real Deal

If you listened with your eyes closed, you'd think this was just a video of someone playing Super Mario Bros. on a vintage Nintendo. But there's not a controller in sight. Just 48 wine glasses and a frying pan. Dan Newbie of YouTube, you're a maestro of the kitchen. Read More >>

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Do Not Let Super Mario Out of Your Sight, He’ll Destroy Your House

Ever wonder what Super Mario does when he's not running across your screen kicking Koopa Troopas? Filmmaker John Huffnagle shows us what everyone's favorite plumber might do if left alone in your house. Long story short: Don't let Mario out of your sight. Read More >>