Articles tagged super mario bros.

19 Oct 2015 // 6:00 AM

Party of One

Scott Hughes shares a few thoughts about the future of multiplayer and single-player game experiences. Will these types of games eventually become products that are "separate, but equal"?

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‘Super Mario’ Looms Large in the Game World 30 Years Later

Three decades on, the character drawn up by game design master Shigeru Miyamoto is still immediately identifiable. And his games regularly sell in the multiple millions. What’s the secret?

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Name That Tune: ‘Koji Kondo’s Super Mario Bros. Soundtrack’

Thirty years after the release of his most famous work, there are likely still many who don’t know the name Koji Kondo -- yet they know they've heard his music, somewhere.

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Other Princesses, Other Castles: The Problem with Playing Romantically in Video Games

The insensibly repetitious nature of romance present in both video game plots and in their mechanics leads to all too familiar storytelling.

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Sorry, Dante, but your princess is in another castle

Is blonde and voluptuous a sufficient motive for harrowing hell?

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Locomotion, Parkour, and the Illusion of Competence in Video Games

The illusion of speed is magnified by the perspective offered to the player.

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14 Oct 2009 // 1:31 AM

When the going gets tough ... let the game play itself

Like many younger brothers I had a contentious relationship with my older brother. We butted heads, fought, lied, accused each other of unimaginable atrocities and

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3 Aug 2008 // 10:00 PM

DHARMA’s Bent Reality: The Video Game Sensibility of Lost

Perhaps the most complete and fascinating assimilation of video game-type content into a different medium at a deep and thorough level occurs within the narrative world of the popular television show Lost.

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8 Apr 2007 // 10:00 PM

Super Paper Mario

It is Super Paper Mario's quick wit, above all, that makes it such a joy to play.

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//Mixed media

Marina and the Diamonds Wrap Up U.S. Tour at Terminal 5 (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Marina's star shines bright and her iridescent pop shines brighter. Froot is her most solid album yet. Her tour continues into the new year throughout Europe.

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