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I’ve seen this effect played out on two calculators before, but four is doubly impressive since it would take a lot more concentration to accomplish. Given the tune it might seem a little easier but really it would take near-perfect timing to get it right. Super Mario Bros. is not a complex tune but trying to replicate it on calculators that can produce sounds is not easy since they were not designed to replicate musical scores. Whether they come this way or were somehow engineered to behave in this manner the effect is pretty cool since it almost replicates the
Listen to the Super Mario Theme Played By Four Calculators »
It’s time to catch up with some of the most interesting cinema-centric books of the last few months, and it’s a diverse list. There’s some Lego, some Nolan, some Star Wars (of course), and even some vintage Stan Brakhage. That’s range.
Off the Cliff: Making of Thelma & Louise by Becky Aikman (Penguin Press)
The career of Ridley Scott is full of peaks and valleys. One of the peaks was the release of Thelma & Louise in 1991. The cultural impact of this story of two female outlaws cannot be overstated, and Becky Aikman’s account of the making of the film helps explain why. Thelma & Louise involved a unique cast of characters, including stars Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis, as well as a young hunk named Brad Pitt. But the most memorable figures here are Scott, who knew his career needed a change but could not originally see »
- Christopher Schobert
It’s been a whirlwind 24 hours for Pokémon‘s greatest mascot.
Following up on Omega Underground‘s report that Legendary’s live-action Detective Pikachu movie has been earmarked for a production start in London sometime next year, That Hashtag Show brings word of the studio’s alleged shortlist. And let’s just say Legendary are aiming for the stars when it comes to casting that chubby, yet oddly lovable rodent.
Based on The Pokémon Company’s Great Detective Pikachu video game, we’re now learning that the Detective Pikachu movie has whittled down its wishlist to four big-name actors: Hugh Jackman (Logan), Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool), Mark Wahlberg (Transformers) and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle). Ths’ report goes on to stress that none of those individuals have actually met about the role as yet, but Legendary is seemingly keen to cast a voice actor before filming begins »
- Michael Briers
Moneyball’s Billy Beane said it best when it came to surviving in a hard industry. “Adapt or die.” Powerful words and while Hollywood is not baseball, they’ve got more in common than most would think about. You see, both require stars to perform their craft admirably for an audience, sell merchandise, and get butts in seats. However, one thing that Hollywood does better than baseball, and pretty much every other profession is: adaptation.
For those of you who don’t know, adaptation refers to the process of making something suitable for a new use or purpose. Our bodies adapt to time changes, animals adapt to environmental shifts, and Hollywood adapts novels, comic books, plays, and video games to try and get more money. While not identical in the biological sense, Hollywood is just doing what we do all the time. They are changing to better fit the new situation they are presented with. »
- S Christian Roe
It has long been rumored that Mario punches Yoshi in the back of the head in the Snes classic Super Mario Bros. game, Super Mario World, but it has now been 100% confirmed by Nintendo. Mario has been abusing Yoshi for 26 years while many looked away and just flat out assumed that there's no possible way that Super Mario could be such a jerk to his helpful little pal, Yoshi. Nintendo has come out and confirmed that it's all true, every terrible detail, and hopefully the announcement of the abuse will finally get Mario to cease his unruly behavior.
Nintendo has been dropping all kinds of Mario bombshells lately, from the news that Mario has hung up his plumbing uniform years ago to that he runs around topless in the new Super Mario Odyssey with his man nips on full display. It's like we don't even know Mario anymore. During an »
So here's something to ruin your morning (it sure did mine). I guess there's been an ongoing argument that I have not been previously privy to involving Super Mario Bros. lore, where Nintendo fans have debated if Mario was punching Yoshi in the head to get him to stick his tongue out, or if he was simply pointing in a direction while shouting an order. As someone who just began his article... Read More »
- Damion Damaske
Super Mario Bros. 2 stands the test of time as the worst video game in the franchise. What went wrong behind the scenes? »
- Dylan Dembrow
Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. game Super Mario Run is about to get a major update next week that will include new levels, new gameplay, and add Princess Daisy as a playable character. Super Mario Run was the first time that the Nintendo mascot had ventured away from the Nintendo hardware and on to smart phones, starting with the Apple iPhone. The game followed the enormous success of Pokémon Go, which was the first Nintendo game to make it on to the smart phone market and became an instant worldwide sensation that got players off of the couch and into the community to hunt for fictional monsters.
Super Mario Run was met with high anticipation and for the most part, the limited gameplay platform succeeded, but many would-be players balked at the $10 price tag for a game that one could beat in its entirety in a few hours. The game is available for free, »
Nintendo released some new footage of the upcoming Super Mario Bros. game, the hotly anticipated Super Mario Odyssey for the Switch console last week and it's by far the best looking Super Mario game to date. But never mind the awesome graphics and incredible gameplay. Fans are too preoccupied with a still picture from the game that depicts a topless Mario running on the beach, wearing trunks and nothing else with his man nipples on full display as prominently as his mustache. Super Mario fans are losing their minds over Nintendo's decision to have Mario's nips present in the video game.
The picture was unveiled by Nintendo of America's Twitter page and it features some excellent graphics that give us our first real look at the plumber's areolas. Many assumed that we would see Princess Peach's bare chest first, but Mario has beaten her by publicly joining the free the nipple movement. »
A few days ago, we said we really hoped to see new games to add to our Nintendo Switch libraries during Nintendo's latest Direct. Nintendo delivered in a Big way! Come inside for more!
You can't say Nintendo doesn't play nice with 3rd party gamers anymore. You can't even say that Nintendo doesn't host any edgy games anymore. During Wednesday's Nintendo Direct, Nintendo made sure that they bucked any and all stereotypes by announcing a copious amount of games that ranged anywhere between the kid friendly and the Bethesda violent.
Words can't describe how huge it is that Bethesda is set to release Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus for Nintendo Switch, but we're going to try. It was already pretty cool that we were getting Skyrim on November 17, and Doom was just a matter of time, but neither compare to the Wolfenstein franchise. This is a franchise that is bloody and controversial, »
- email@example.com (Matt Malliaros)
Matthew Byrd Sep 14, 2017
Classic Nintendo arcade games are coming to Nintendo Switch, including the original Mario Bros and Balloon Fight...
There's still no word on when - or if - we'll get we'll get Virtual Console support for the Nintendo Switch, but we do know that Nintendo isn't waiting until then to bring classic games to their hit console.
During today's Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo revealed a new collection of modified arcade classics known as the Arcade Archives.
The first Arcade Archives title coming to Switch will be Arcade Archives: Mario Bros. This title will faithfully recreate the original looks and sounds of the original Mario Bros. arcade game, but add some minor alterations designed to help welcome the classic arcade game to the modern era. The most notable »
Having been discontinued earlier this year to make way for the upcoming Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Snes Classic Edition, Nintendo has announced that the Nintendo Entertainment System: Nes Classic Edition will be returning to stores next summer.
Meanwhile, fans also have the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Snes Classic Edition to look forward to on September 29th, and due to high demand, Nintendo has announced that it plans to ship the retro-inspired product into 2018, meaning that hopefully the Snes Classic Edition won’t suffer the same kind of shortages as its predecessor. You can find a list of all 21 games for the Snes Classic Edition here. »
- Gary Collinson
This Is Not A Drill. Nintendo announced today that we'll be seeing more Super Nes and Nes Classic Consoles hit stores than originally anticipated. Jump in after the cut to find out when you can snag your own!
And this is all thanks to, and I quote, "incredible demand" for the consoles. People like what you got Nintendo, thanks for listening.
Additional units of the Super Nes will ship later this month on September 29th, the launch date of the sustem, along with additional shipments arriving, and I quote Nintendo once more, "regularly." If you're a fan of Nintendo, then you know the unease that comes with the idea of "additional shipments." As a poor video game store employee while I was in college this meant that a shipment could have as few as two or three items to refresh stock (is anyone else having Amiibo flashbacks?). I'm hoping Nintendo delivers on this promise. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Katykakes)
Best known for unleashing The Wave, a critically-acclaimed disaster movie told through the eyes of a Norwegian geologist, Tomb Raider heralds a marked step up for Uthaug. By venturing over to Hollywood’s blockbuster territory, he’ll become the latest filmmaker to have a crack at the tricky conundrum that is the video game movie. Resident Evil notwithstanding, over the years we’ve witnessed scores of adaptations fall prey to mediocrity – Super Mario Bros., Doom, and Assassin’s Creed, to name but three – but when it comes to Tomb Raider, there’s reason to be hopeful.
- Michael Briers
There are a few certainties that come in the world of video games. One of the longest standing traditions, or so we thought, is that Mario, the most popular character in the history of video games, is a plumber. Or, at least he used to be. According to Nintendo, the Italian guy in the red overalls is no longer working as a plumber. That is all in the past. And some are blaming political correctness for the sudden change to his resume.
This is a bizarre thing to even consider if you've ever played a Mario game, but this is coming right from Nintendo. The reveal was spotted by Kotaku, who noticed while browsing through Nintendo's Japanese language bio for Mario that, at some point, they decided to totally change his profession. When translated to English, it is pretty clear. Here's how the bio reads when translated.
"All around sporty, »
What do we know about this Mario character? Well, he always announces his entrance by reminding everyone his name, he has a brother named Luigi, he likes to cruelly jump on turtles' shells, and he’s a plumber. And, if you believe the 1993 film Super Mario Bros., his name is actually Mario Mario, hence the Mario Brothers. We hold these truths to be self-evident.
Imagine my surprise then, when I learned that Mario is not a plumber; no longer, at least. Kotaku has brought it to the world’s attention that on Mario’s newly updated, official Japanese-language profile from Nintendo, Mario is no longer a plumber, and he hasn’t been for a long time:
All around sporty, whether it’s tennis or baseball, soccer or car racing, he [Mario] does everything cool. As a matter of fact, he also seems to have worked as a plumber a long time ago. »
- Nick Doll
Hollywood has been trying to crack the code on video game movies for decades. As far back as the Super Mario Bros. Movie, they’ve had trouble in converting the gameplay-focused stories to the big screen. The closest we’ve had to success have arguably been Warcraft and the Resident Evil films, and even those couldn’t be called runaway hits.
However, if there’s one video game that could take the transition pretty well, it’s Metal Gear Solid. Ever since the PS1 game hit the console, it was quick to establish itself as an incredibly cinematic experience. This trend continued with Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of Patriots, and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. With each entry, it became all the more obvious that producer Hideo Kojima was working to create cinematic experiences »
- Joseph Medina
I've long believed that Netflix's secret sauce is nostalgia. Consider how many of their popular original shows trade on concepts from the recent past (specifically between the 1970s-1990s): Stranger Things, Glow, The Get Down, and Narcos... even Marvel's superhero shows feel reminiscent of 70s genre classics like Serpico, Death Wish, and The Warriors.
"We're looking, always, for the great stories. We're not setting out to find nostalgic projects, but sometimes in the hunt for great stuff, somebody has a great take on something that is hugely familiar."Related - The Duffer Brothers On The Future Of Stranger Things
Fair enough, Ted, but the aforementioned evidence is pretty overwhelming. Case in point, the marketing trailers and teasers leading-up to this October's return of Stranger Things, which focuses squarely on that »
- David Kozlowski
Nintendo’s 3Ds family remains a strong pillar in the Kyoto-based company’s portfolio. And, as revealed last week, a Nintendo 2Ds stylized after platforming icon Mario is coming this month. New Super Mario Bros. 2-themed Nintendo 2Ds Coming This Month The white-and-red colored handheld will warp into stores on August 25 for $79.99, which is the […]
The post ‘New Super Mario Bros. 2’ Is Getting A Nintendo 2Ds Bundle appeared first on uInterview. »
- Matt Reisine
Nintendo had a rough few years with the disaster that was the Wii U. But with the Nintendo Switch currently killing it and the Nes Classic Edition becoming one of the most coveted items for gamers last year, it's safe to say the house that Mario built is back where they need to be. The Snes Classic looks to continue that hot streak next month. The 90s was really the time to be a Nintendo fan and the company seems to understand that, as evidenced by this awesome new trailer for the upcoming Snes Classic Edition, which shows off some truly amazing features that are going to be included with the system.
Nintendo dropped the new trailer for the Snes Classic Edition online, just as many retailers began officially taking pre-orders for the system. Many gamers would rather not think about the Wal-Mart debacle that forced many eager fans to »
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