Super Mario Bros

tech-programming

How Building ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Levels Is Pushing the Boundaries of AI

AI researcher and YouTuber Tommy Thompson lays out the latest AI research using 'Super Mario Bros.' in a new video.
Matthew Gault
5.16.19
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We're Going to Get a 'Super Mario Bros.' Movie

The studio behind 'Despicable Me' is making it with help from Mario's creator, Shigeru Miyamoto.
River Donaghey
11.7.18
Gaming

Nintendo’s NES Mini Is the Same as the Old NES, So It’s Great

Why go forward when you can celebrate some of the best games of all time, and immediately top the Christmas Lists of 30-somethings everywhere?
Mike Diver
7.15.16
Gaming

These Are the Best Video Games You Can Finish in an Afternoon

You're bumming about the house, with time to kill. So kill it by starting, and finishing, a great game in a single sitting.
Mike Diver
4.7.16
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'Paper Jam' Is a Warming Mario Adventure to Chase Away the Winter Chills

While it's not up there with the plumber's very best, this 3DS RPG is a colorful delight that revels in just being a game.
Mike Diver
12.14.15
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It's the Music That Makes The Legend of Zelda So Extraordinary

Koji Kondo's incredible score helped to position The Legend of Zelda as a mythology fit for the 21st century.
Merlin Jobst
11.11.15
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'Back to the Future' Was Cool, but 1985 Was an Amazing Year for Video Games

The beginning of the console wars, the release of the original "Super Mario Bros.," home computing changing forever with the Amiga. 1985 was big.
Mike Diver
10.21.15
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Everything I Learned from a Lifetime of Super Mario

Looking back at 30 years of lessons imparted by a high-jumping plumber and his dinosaur friends.
Brad Barrett
9.9.15
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The Philosophy Behind Koji Kondo's Legendary 'Super Mario Bros.' Soundtrack

Read an excerpt from a new book devoted to one of the most recognizable pieces of music on the planet.
Andrew Schartmann
7.14.15
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The Sadistic ‘Super Mario Maker’ Is the ‘Dark Souls’ of Cute Platformers

The portly plumber is a favorite with players of all ages, but his new game is going to be tougher than Bowser's crusty ballsack.
Mike Diver
7.8.15
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We Asked Some Experts About the Sexual Undertones of 'Super Mario Bros.'

We spoke to two folklorists in order to better understand gaming's obsession with rescuing damsels in distress, and things get dark.
Jagger Gravning
4.22.15
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Taking the Ego Out of Video Games

Gaming could use more protagonists who aren't the centers of their worlds.
Carolyn Petit
2.10.15
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