Monday 16 October 2006 @ 9:58 pm | By Abraham 'Velcor' Duarte
We love Videogames. We love Videogame stuff. We love EVERYTHING Videogame, accept it; no matter how useless, cheap, or radioactive an object might be, if it has a fat, mustachoed, middle-aged plumber on it, you’re definitely going to want it. On a less severe case, this is a Tissue Box. A “?” cube tissue box that will scatter paper when bumped from below.
In another approach, when you finish sobbing inside your depression because the Princess doesn’t seem to be in any nearby castle, fill this box with coins and hit it a lot of times…You might get a life if you try hard enough… :]
Monday 2 October 2006 @ 1:34 am | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
We’ve seen some pretty interesting representations of the Super Mario universe but this is beyond creepy. Beyond to the point where homo-erotic innuendo starts to seem normal.
This are the illustrations of Goujin Ishihara, an artist who created these for Famicom Tsushin, an old japanese Nintendo magazine. The series is titled ‘The youth of the Mario brothers’. It explores how growing up in the mushroom kingdom must have been like. Apparently it involved shaking their bulging package for money, which eventually led them to work in the most bizarre of shows. Must have been a traumatizing youth!
Tuesday 26 September 2006 @ 12:38 pm | By Abraham 'Velcor' Duarte
As a Nintendo fans, me and my friends have been juicing 90% of Mario games we own. We obviously tried Super Mario Bros. but never actually got to access the -1 world. but now, after watching this Famicom version of it, we might give it a try once more!
Saturday 23 September 2006 @ 7:38 pm | By Abraham 'Velcor' Duarte
I stumbled upon 2 oldschool Mario videos that I find very interesting.
The first one os an ad for Mario 3 but it shows animation only, pretty cool.
The other one really made me scratch my brain a little: It’s the intro for the Mario Bros. Anime. NOT the Mario Bros. Super Show nor the Super Mario World: Blast in the Past, but a totally different cartoon, Japan-made.
It kinda explais how Mario met the Princess and started trying to rescue her. Very weird stuff.
Thursday 7 September 2006 @ 11:26 pm | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
Emulation is an interesting world, beyond being able to play old school games on your PC, you can also royally screw them up. Here’s a couple of videos of the original Super Mario Brothers being randomly edited. Most would fine them mildly interesting, geeks will love them.
Crazy stuff, most games nowadays would just crap out if you messed with them like this. Gotta love the music on the second one.
Wednesday 23 August 2006 @ 4:22 pm | By Abraham 'Velcor' Duarte
We at DDN are very true fans of the Mario Franchise, lately because of Super Mario Strikers. Knowing that there WAS going to be a Wii title of the same series we rejoiced; but knowing that Bowser was going to be a playable character? I’m in Technoheaven! Nothing beats using a villian to beat the hero, let alone THE VILLIAN from videogames.
Saturday 12 August 2006 @ 6:14 pm | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
Have you ever found yourself in need of a method to determine what Mario game are you playing? No? Well neither have we, but perhaps one day someone will kidnap you, hit you in the head with a baseball bat, drug you and sit you in front of a TV. The console will be hidden, the room filled with smoke and no you cant see the title screen! This man then tells you to identify the game, oh boy will you feel stupid for not reading this very useful guide to Mario Game Identification. It contains gems of wisdom such as:
If you have to squint to see Mario, you are playing SML
You dont say! As a gamer and someone with serious time to waste it is your duty to memorize this guide, lest you be caught not knowing if you are playing SMB or Mario 64.
Wednesday 12 July 2006 @ 6:37 pm | By Abraham 'Velcor' Duarte
Due to the fact that DDN is a Mexican-founded web page, our duty to post this is as obligatory as going to eat some tacos at night (for celebrational purposes of course!). The dudes from ScrewAttack.com went on a trip to Mexico and requested a Mario Figurine made of Blown Glass, a true and highly artistic tourist attraction.
Guess you didn’t expect that, huh? Now for some good tequila hunting!
Thursday 22 June 2006 @ 11:06 am | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
The eighties where a crazy time for the Nintendo marketing engine, from Mario Popsicles to Mario bedsheets. But for those of us who where around then the king of Nintendo branding was the Super Mario Show (and the captain N series). It was simply awesome to see mario on its own TV show, but memory has a way of blurring the past because i sure as hell don’t remember this:
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