Check out this excellent paper Mario cartoon. LOLz aplenty!
This is Tim O’reilly otherwise know as Arc Attack, at the Maker Faire a couple of days ago giving his rendition of Mario. Stood in a steel cage doing a crazy dance is a member of the audience, not sure if it is better than Chinny doing Dance Central at Eurogamer last year, but it is a close call.
He has covered other great tunes also, from other video games and movies.
Many thanks to Barton off the forums for linking us to this video.
It is both disturbing and upsetting at the same time and very well made.
There is no argument that the Wii has been hugely successful.
But at what cost?
The line of dialogue at 1:30 is the greatest thing ever said by anyone in a YouTube video ever.
NOTE: This piece is also available as a downloadable MP3 audio file, with cool music and sound effects from classic games. (It will be sent through the Podbean/iTunes feed as well, so no need to download it manually if you already subscribe that way.) Please note that the audio version came out in 2006, so it’s dated in spots. Enjoy!
Hello. My name is Duke and I’m addicted to video games.
How It All Began
In some ways, I blame my father. One of my earliest Christmas memories is of us all retreating into the office in the back of the house, where the Timex Sinclair had been pitifully serving as less of a computer and more of an advanced calculator (programs on the Sinclair were actually run from a standard audiocassette player). There, on the desk, was a brand new, shining Apple //e. (Okay, it wasn’t actually shining. But in my memory it has a child-of-Bethlehem glow around it.)
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Got a few minutes? Head over to Steel Head Studio, which has a superb collection of 100 cupcakes, each showing off a classic game. Only half or so are video games (the rest are board games), and there are some really obscure ones there. I think I got 65% or so. (Hover over the question mark to reveal the name of the game.)
Many of us have discussed this, but I’ve never seen it happen in an actual game — but Newgrounds has brought us a full-featured version of Super Mario Bros. starring characters from other video games: Samus from Metroid, the guy from Contra, Simon from Castlevania, Link from Legend of Zelda, and Megan Man.
These aren’t just simple skins, either