I think overly decorative cakes are silly—like cool, here’s a cake that looks like the Great Barrier Reef, enjoy your edible starfish—but this Super Mario Bros. cake is wonderful because it recreates the entire first level of the video game in perfect, delicious detail. It’s a stop motion animation in cake form. Every…
One of gaming’s better rumors is each koopaling in Super Mario Bros. 3 was named after a celebrity. One of the seven is Lemmy, allegedly inspired by Lemmy Kilmister, founder of the rock band Motörhead. Kilmister died of cancer yesterday. To learn more, I asked the person who named the koopalings.
On September 13, 1985, Nintendo released Super Mario Bros. for the Family Computer (Famicom) in Japan. My first encounter with the heroic plumber came a year later at a local bar.
Well. This is one of the weirdest things we've heard in a long time.
Video game characters might be able to throw barrels at their enemies, find the treasure, and rescue the princess, but that doesn't mean they're happy. In the webcomic Dear Inner Demons, the heroes and foes of retro games reveal their mental angst.
The people who make Super Mario 3D World want you to know that it's pretty great.
Metroid's Mother Brain didn't really need to be any more horrifying than she already was, but artist Cig Neutron decided to amp up the ugly with his sculpture of the blue eyeshadowed space pirate. And he's got a pretty freaky rendition of the Mario Bros. villain Bowser to boot.
The Doctor has found his way into a handful of video games, but this inspired mashup, posted by redditor Mr_Billo on behalf of a friend with no Internet, has real promise. If Nintendo could ever get behind it, a Mario-inspired Doctor Who side scroller would be tops.
When you play the Game of Mushroom Kingdoms, you find the princess or you die. Redditor titan413 posted this map of Westeros as a Mario
Bros. World map, including the Boos beyond the Wall, Koopsterly Rock, and Highgarden Castle, home to the Knight of Fire Flowers. So does this mean the Dothraki ride Yoshis?
It seems that every other franchise has gotten a gritty reboot, so why not Super Mario Bros.? Concept artist Anthony Jones considers how the Mushroom Kingdom might look in a crime drama, with portraits of its central heroes and villains.
Wile E. Coyote finally learned what Jabba the Hutt figured out decades ago: when you want to capture a slippery character, you put a bounty on his head. Boba Fett should watch out, though; the next magical hole the Road Runner paints might lead straight into a sarlacc's stomach.
All parents love to take photos of their children, but photographer Jason Lee goes one step further, manipulating photos of his two daughters to create magical scenes. Through the whimsical power of his camera and computer, he transforms the girls into princesses, video game heroes, and other mystical beings.
For parents who complain that their kids are playing too many video games, Caldwell Tanner's imaginary books offer the perfect solution, blending Mario with Dr. Seuss, Pokemon with Maurice Sendak, and warning of the perils of giving Link a cuckoo.
When these cute little illustrated girls put on their best party dresses, they don't just look stunning; they also look like starships, robots, pokemon, and all manner of villainous creatures. Apparently, they're headed to the greatest fancy dress ball ever.
This week, the Regular Show comes to Saturday Morning Cartoons and John Belushi returns from the dead! Clone Wars heats up with a trial to test Obi-Wan's undercover bounty hunter skills as well - minor spoilers ahead!This episode shows us all what happens when we keep the anger in, pressing it down a…
In his new book Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America, Jeff Ryan examines the history of the video game manufacturer using the company's unassuming corporate logo Super Mario. We spoke with Ryan about how Nintendo has crafted this de facto global video game spokesman, who's become venerated by millions.
Forget the gene splicing of Jurassic Park — the best dinosaurs in science fiction are hyper-evolved reptosapiens or confused, time-displaced beasts. Here are 20 fantastic saurians who just wouldn't go extinct.
The great Dennis Hopper died today in Venice, California after battling cancer. Hopper was incredibly prolific and starred in numerous scifi films. Even if a film was flawed, Hopper's mere presence made it memorable. Here are Hopper's forays into scifi.
Once upon a time, we hoped for robots that could beat humans at cultured, highbrow games like chess. But as society falters and falls around us, it's another game that we hope our robot overlords will master: Super Mario Bros.