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Twitch Man Plays Super Mario World Theme With His Nose

Some people have claims to fame that are amazing, but Twitch Man seems to get by on his ability to play the Super Mario World theme through his nose. Just watching this made my nose buzz and my teeth kind of hurt to think if how much air must be passing through both at a fairly intense rate as he opens and closes that one nostril to modulate the sound. I’m not sure that I want to know just how much practice went into this or why he would do it, but to each their own I say. At least

Twitch Man Plays Super Mario World Theme With His Nose
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Grammy-Nominated Rapper Logic Posed as a High School Student to Stiff a Hurricane Nonprofit and Make a Music Video

“Run and gun” is how most describe the low-budget, guerrilla filmmaking of music videos, even those by musicians signed to a major label like Def Jam. For some it’s even a point of pride, like Grammy-nominated rapper Logic who ended his “Super Mario World” video with a clip of his co-star – a performer dressed in a Super Mario costume – deceiving Carolina Salguero about wanting to shoot “a summer-school project” aboard her 90-year-old oil tanker, the Mary A. Whalen, which she operates as a nonprofit organization.

Salguero told IndieWire that moment wasn’t staged; it documented the first moment she met the rapper Logic (stage name for Sir Robert Bryson Hall II) and his bare-bones crew, who presented themselves as students from Glen Cove High School. She entered a verbal agreement, later confirmed in an email exchange with videographer Justin Fleischer, that gave permission to the high school project to
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The joy of discovering a hidden videogame gem

Ryan Lambie Jan 17, 2018

It's fun playing the acclaimed classics, but there's a certain thrill in discovering an old, half-forgotten videogame gem, too...

From the earliest computers to the PCs and consoles of the present, every system has its undisputed classics. The Zx Spectrum had things like Manic Miner, Chaos and Deathchase. The Snes had such games as Super Metroid and Super Mario World. The Amiga? Cannon Fodder, Another World, The Chaos Engine and many more besides.

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The sign of a true classic, of course, is that it's still hugely playable even years after its release - hence the enduring affection for so many of those games mentioned above. But while it's always worth visiting the medium's most respected titles, there's also a certain thrill in roaming further afield and discovering something you've never
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The surreal, underrated brilliance of Super Mario Land

Ryan Lambie Jan 9, 2018

The Game Boy’s Super Mario Land is sometimes regarded as an oddity today. We argue that it’s actually a bit of a classic...

In 1947, a 60-something year-old American named George Adamski took the first of several photos of what he claimed was a Venusian Scout Ship - a mysterious craft from another world. The images were widely printed in newspapers and magazines, and the ship depicted in them - saucer-shaped, with a domed roof and round windows - did much to define the look of unidentified flying objects at the height of the 40s and 50s UFO flap.

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More than four decades later, Adamski’s flying saucers landed in a highly unexpected venue: Super Mario Land. Right at the start of world two-point-one, there’s one hovering right in the middle of the screen, with its round portholes,
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The rising cost of retro gaming

Ryan Lambie Nov 23, 2017

Collecting retro videogames is fun, but depending on what system you’re into, it’s getting increasingly expensive...

Some of videogame history’s most eye-catching stories are reliably about failed software and hardware and catastrophic sales.

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One of the earliest fables in the medium’s brief history surrounded the tie-in game for E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial - a game whose supply so outstripped demand that copies of it were famously buried in the New Mexico desert. Or, to cite a more recent example, the flailing attempt to create a British console to rival the Nintendo Entertainment System - the infamous Amstrad GX4000, which sold a few thousand units and then apologetically vanished. Or Nintendo’s first, deeply weird stereoscopic experiment,
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Video Game Review – Nintendo Classic Mini: Snes Edition

Andy Naylor reviews the Nintendo Classic Mini: Snes Edition…

Last year’s Nes Mini was a huge success. It gave us 30 somethings a little flashback back into our childhood and let us reminisce about the good old days and how much better gaming was in the 90s. But you know what, with the odd exception, Nes games have not aged well and it soon became a little dust collector on my shelf. Then the Snes Mini was announced and excitement coursed through my veins. This was the very first must have console in my eyes. Everyone had one, and with good reason – Super Mario World, Super Mario World 2, Super Mario Kart, Street Fighter 2, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, F-Zero, Super Metroid – I really could go on. I pre-ordered it the second I was able to, then I let my excitement reach fever pitch until it was delivered.
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Mario Has Been Punching Yoshi Since the Snes Days, Nintendo Confirms

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Mario Has Been Punching Yoshi Since the Snes Days, Nintendo Confirms
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
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Super Mario World and Yoshi's hidden suffering

Matthew Byrd Oct 2, 2017

Poor Yoshi. In Super Mario World, the little dinosaur's hit on the head by his rider, Mario, according to its developers...

If you thought that Mario sporting a gun in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle was a violent turn for the character, you apparently haven't heard of Mario's preferred method of getting Yoshi to move.

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During a recent interview, Super Mario World developers Shigefumi Hino and Takashi Tezuka confirmed some previously suggested rumours regarding what Mario is doing when he rides Yoshi.

“Lots of people think that while Mario is pointing his finger forward, he’s saying ‘Go,’ and Yoshi’s tongue comes out,” said Shigefumi Hino. "However, the setup that I drew was that when Mario punches Yoshi in the head, the character’s tongue shoots out in surprise.”

Now, we're no experts on matters of animal cruelty as it relates
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25 Games We Want to See on a PlayStation Mini

Today will see the release of the Super Nes Classic Edition, aka, the Snes Mini. The new console comes of the heels of last year’s ridiculously successful Nes Classic Edition, which immediately sold out everywhere and was one of the toughest toys to find last holiday season (personally, it took me three tries and eventually getting in line at Best Buy at four in the morning). The Snes Mini promises to be even more popular by featuring such beloved games as Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and Super Metroid. But as the …
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The Nes Classic is Set to Make a Return in 2018!

I've got some great news for those of you who didn't get their hands on an Nes Classic! Nintendo has announced that they will be releasing more of them next year in 2018. That's right, after saying they wouldn't make anymore, Nintendo plans on resurrecting it from the dead and this time they will be ready for the popular demand!

The mini retro console is scheduled to be released on September 29th of 2018 and it will include 30 games including Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, and more. This is on top of the Snes Classic, which is supposed to be released September 29th, 2017.

I'm just happy that I'll have a chance to finally get one! I'm definitely going to grab one for myself. Are you?!

Here's the official press release that Nintendo released:

Due to incredible demand for the upcoming Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super Nes Classic Edition system,
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Nintendo caves and increases inventory of Super Nes Classic Console, Nes Classic Console will return to stores next year

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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.
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10 remarkable things about the Super Mario Bros movie

Ryan Lambie Nov 15, 2017

As news of a new movie hits, we look at the remarkable things to spot in the infamous Super Mario Bros movie...

Adapting any art form into a movie presents a tricky proposition. It is, after all, easy to fall into the trap of being too reverential to the source material - whether it happens to be a play, novel or old television show you're making into a feature film, there has to be an element of invention, of reworking the source material into something that stands on its own as a piece of entertainment and - dare we say it - art.

This would go some way to explaining why Super Mario Bros., the 1993 feature-length adaptation of Nintendo's hit videogame series, only vaguely resembles the property on which it was meant to be based. Released in a busy summer season - one dominated by another flick with dinosaurs in it,
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