When it comes to decorating rooms for young girls, most people think of pink and princesses. The only princess on Redditor carpenter75's mind was Princess Peach. Carpenter75 invested 60 hours of painting time and a whole lot of ingenuity into creating a Mario-themed room for a daughter who requested it.
The room's blue walls are covered in bricks, Mario and Bowser vinyl decals, Mario throw pillows, and 3D question-mark boxes. The high score on the wall is the 13-year-old's birthday.… Read more
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To mark Villains Month, DC Comics is releasing a limited number of 3D comic book covers -- no annoying glasses needed. Plus, Hot Wheels builds the tallest wall track for toy cars, and we take a look at Dash Robotics' educational "origami" insect bots meant to get kids excited about robots and engineering. All that and more on this week's awesome Crave show. … Read more
Here's a question you probably don't hear often: Did you ever try the music mode in Mario Paint for Super Nintendo? If you're not aware, Mario Paint had an awesome 8-bit music composer and a genius has manipulated it to play a funky version of Daft Punk's summer hit "Get Lucky." It's funky fresh.
Using the standalone PC game Mario Paint Composer by Unfun Games, YouTube user jeonghoon95 re-created "Get Lucky" with amusing beeps, boops, and other effects that derive from video game sounds. It's not a simple composition, either, as the layered production uses several harmonies to create a rich chiptune re-creation of the catchy song.… Read more
A heartwarming story out of Hugo, Colo., tells a tale of how a 10-year-old boy saved his great grandmother and brother's life after she passed out behind the wheel of their vehicle going 60 miles per hour. Where did his driving expertise come from? Mario Kart, naturally.
Denver NBC affiliate KUSA has the report on how young Gryffin Sanders became a hero in the throes of chaos. Last Friday, everything seemed normal for the boy and his family until their vehicle crossed the center lane and beelined straight into oncoming traffic. The car also contained his 4-year-old brother.… Read more
No game room is complete without a pinnacle piece, and perhaps this near life-size Mario could be the perfect attention-getter -- and/or nightmare inducer for small children.
But obtaining a nearly 5-foot-tall homage to the world's most famous Italian plumber might be tougher than beating Bowser with only one life left. This giant Mario, available through Dream Shop in Japan, costs a whopping 285,000 yen ($2,900) plus shipping. Hopefully you've been saving up all those gold coins collected over the years. … Read more
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When mankind is no more, we can leave behind proof of our existence with the Superman Memory Crystal. Yay us! An artist and a beekeeper employ 80,000 bees to make sculptures out of honeycomb, and the Drone It Yourself kit lets you make anything fly. All that and more on this week's Crave. … Read more
The story of Mario has been told with video games, sticky notes, first-person animation, and real-life go-karts. But never before have you seen Mario quite like this, reenacted in snack food 6 seconds at a time using Vine.
Super Mario Bros. 1-3 perfectly ports the classic Mario games with flawless audio and gameplay. It almost feels like Nintendo finally ported the games to Android tablets, as many have been clamoring for. It helps to play it with a dedicated controller for the most pure experience, though.
The app comes loaded with the dreaded Airpush, which will pop ads all over your browser. Once you're in the app, it features a very boring menu to help you travel to each game. The games all have the menus you're used to, though. The game's sound effects and … Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Nintendo isn't fazed by disappointing sales of its Wii U system, and expects a sharp rebound for the holidays.
"We know the power of great software driving hardware," Scott Moffitt, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Nintendo of America, said in an interview with CNET on Wednesday. "We have powerhouse titles that will drive hardware sales this holiday season."
Moffitt is referring to Tuesday's unveiling of several new Wii U games, including Super Mario 3D World, two Zelda games in Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds and an HD … Read more