Super Mario Brothers

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Researchers Making Mario Think for Himself

He can 'learn' to collect coins, jump on bad guys

(Newser) - Before you know it, your video games could be playing themselves. Researchers in Germany are working on giving Nintendo's best-known character a form of artificial intelligence, the Verge reports. Their goal is a "Living and Conversing Mario Agent" that can act on commands given not with a gamepad... More »

'Full Screen Mario' Must Come Down

Nintendo shouldn't have to hand over its mascot: Ryan Vogt

(Newser) - Ryan Vogt will be the first to admit that Full Screen Mario, a perfect re-creation of Nintendo's iconic Super Mario Bros. created by a college student and playable for free online, is "amazing." That doesn't mean it should remain available, however. In fact, the game "... More »

Wii U Hits in November for $299

It won't come with any of the old Wii's accessories

(Newser) - Nintendo's new Wii U console will hit stores in the US on Nov. 18 for as low as $299, the company announced today. For that price, you'll get just the console, its unique gamepad controller, a charger, and an HDMI cable, Mashable reports. Upgrade to the $349 "... More »

Scientists: Yep, Nintendo Is Hard

Classic games like Super Mario Brothers actually 'NP-Hard'

(Newser) - Science has confirmed what you already knew as a 10-year-old: Super Mario Brothers is hard to beat. But the paper by a team of international computer scientists uses actual math to come to that pointy-headed conclusion, the Washington Post reports, and focuses on not just the Mario series but also... More »

PETA: We Were Kidding About Mario

Spoof Nintendo game proves popular

(Newser) - Some of PETA's stunts seem like jokes , but apparently its rather absurd anti-Mario campaign actually was one. After the group attacked the cartoon plumber for his Tanooki suit, a rep tells Kotaku that Mario fans should “relax.” Its violent game parody, in which players act as a... More »

PETA's New Target: Nintendo's Mario

When he wears the Tanooki suit, he promotes fur, it claims

(Newser) - PETA's latest target isn't exactly a celeb with a penchant for hitting the red carpet in fur. It's Mario. From the Nintendo game. No, seriously. PETA explains that in the game Super Mario 3D Land, the graphic character will do anything it takes to conquer his enemy... More »

Angry Birds Aim for Mario-Level Success

75 million downloads, but gamemakers are still spreading their wings

(Newser) - Angry Birds may be the biggest hit on Apple's App Store and a ubiquitous pop-culture presence, but the birds' creators have even bigger plans for their furious fowls—a Super Mario Bros-level of success. "What we’re doing is we’re building out the Angry Birds world,” the... More »

Geeks Channel Mario With Wedding Invite

Beat the villain, get the details

(Newser) - A pair of self-proclaimed “geeks” have channeled the old-school, 8-bit likes of Super Mario and Donkey Kong to create an unusual wedding invitation—and invitees only get the details if they beat the gorilla-ish villain. “We knew that we didn’t want standard paper invites,” the bride-to-be/game... More »

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