Following the Smithsonian’s lead, the Museum of Modern Art in New York is planning to unveil a new installment dedicated to video games as art. Note that this exhibit will not be exhibiting still images, concept art, or videos taken from video games but the actual video games themselves will be playable in some fashion or another.
Nintendo’s most famous developer, Shigeru Miyamoto, is working on a new Super Mario Bros. title for the 3DS. The game will be designed specifically to take advantage of the handheld’s technology.
Super Mario Bros. is the game that brought the video game industry from the brink of ruin. Can you believe the game is a quarter century old now? A classic in every sense of the word, rescuing Princess Toadstool- I mean Peach- never gets boring. The Mario series is the benchmark by which all other platformers are measured.
The next time your parents, girlfriend, or even your boyfriend starts nagging you because of your marathon session with your latest 100 hour plus RPG or something like that, I suggest you direct them over to mariomarathon.com (via 1up). Brian “Shirt Guy” Brinegar, John “Couch Guy” Groth, and Chris “Slouch Guy” Deckard, all nicknames they came up with for themselves, have dedicated themselves to finishing all of the main Mario games in one sitting and will be streaming it in its entirety live on their website. [Read more...]
Developer: Nintendo EAD
Release Date: Holiday 2009
What Is It?
New Super Mario Bros. Wii is a 2D sidescroller reminiscent of the original Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3 and a follow up to the Nintendo DS title of the same name. It’s the first 2D Mario game since Super Mario World on the SNES.