Nintendo revealed Super Mario Run today at the Apple iPhone event, and it's essentially an upcoming side-scrolling, endless runner platformer video game developed for mobile phones. It's scheduled for release first on iOS in December 2016, and for Android at a later date. The player controls Mario as he automatically runs from left to right. The player must tap the touch screen to make Mario jump. The longer players touch the screen, the higher Mario jumps. Similar to other side-scrolling Super Mario games, the player must maneuver Mario over gaps, onto enemies, and into coins, with the end goal being for the player to safely get Mario through the level in the fastest time possible. Continue reading for an in-depth video explaining all of the modes.
Down N' Out, a restaurant in Sydney, Australia, run by a group called Hashtag Burgers, have debuted three Pokemon-themed burgers. Starting this week, Pokemon fanatics will be served either a Pikachu, Charmander or Bulbasaur burger when they order a Pokeburger from the restaurant. "The burgers' flavors have been designed to match each Pokemon's look and personality. Charmander is a bit spicy and has orange lava cheese. Pikachu we wanted to be a bit silly. It's a classic burger with a twist. The restaurant has stuffed it with Tiger Fries, french fries covered in cheese, onions and a Thousand Island-style spread," said Ben Kagan, creative director for Hashtag Burgers, to CNBC. Continue reading for more interesting photos from around the web.
Pokemon Go may be cooling off here stateside, but players overseas are still going crazy trying to catch them all, especially Snorlax which appeared in Taipei near Beitou Park. News sources say that the Xinbeitou area is now a hot spot for "thousands" of players looking to get their hands on a variety of rare Pokemon that pop-up from time to time. Continue reading for a video showing people going crazy looking for Charizard in Central Park, NYC.
Similar to its predecessor, the Analogue NT Mini is crafted from a solid block of aluminum and plays all of your classic NES / Famicom game cartridges. With Retro Receiver technology, you can enjoy games with a lag-free wireless controller, and in 1080p, thanks to HDMI output and up-scaling. Continue reading for a Contra gameplay video, more pictures and additional information.
Pokemon Uranium is basically an entirely fan-made Pokemon game that was in development for nine years. It adds 150 new species of Pokemon, along with a new region, and similar to the official games, Uranium contains both online trading and online battling. Now on to the bad news, despite 1.5-million downloads, its creators have pulled the game out of respect for Nintendo. With that said, the video above should give you an idea of just how robust it really was. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates and art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of synchronized wind tunnel flyers.
Raspberry Pi 3 is popular among computer enthusiasts, but this is the first portable game console project we've seen that actually takes cartridges. Meet the NESPi, a palm-sized, 3D-printed NES console that even comes with its very own matching controller. "To make the case as compact as possible, I scaled down the real NES dimensions to 40% of actual size. This gave me just about enough room for the Pi to sit transverse, USB and network ports on the left, power and HDMI at the back. I could make a cut-out for the microSD card and would relocate two of the USB ports to the front where the controllers would be on a real NES," said creator Daft Mike. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.
ThinkGeek has done it again, and this time, they've created a giant Snorlax Bean Bag Chair. Measuring 4 feet head to toe and over 2 feet across, this comfy accessory is perfect for any room, and great for naps, or just lounging around, training your characters in Pokemon Go. However, we don't recommend bringing this to your favorite coffee shop or park, as it may not fit inside standard washing machines. It'll set you back $149.99 when released this December. Continue reading for another picture and more information.
It's only a matter of time before Pokemon Go takes over the world, or so it seems, but just this past week, it was finally released in Japan. One player posted an image showing their cat apparently mesmerized by a non-existent character while trying to catch a Goldeen, and posted it on Twitter. Now players from all over the world have begun sharing this peculiar phenomenon, birds included. Continue reading to see more funny examples. Click here for a few bonus images.
AI and machine learning have been in development for quite some time, but MarI/O aims to bring them to video games. YouTube user "Seth Bling" first tried it on Super Mario World, and now, it's been reprogrammed from Super Mario Kart. Like the previous experiment, MarI/O wasn't taught anything beforehand, and only a few simple parameters were set. The AI uses a "fitness level" to determine what buttons to press and so forth, literally being incentivized to continue doing so. After many attempts, it finally managed to beat the computer, using several dirt paths to increase efficiency. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a man who built an incredible flying chair.
The Nintendo 64DD (Disc Drive) basically plugged into the extension port on the underside of the console, enabling you to use proprietary 64MB magnetic disks for expanded and rewritable data storage, a real-time clock for persistent game world design, and a standard font and audio library for further storage efficiency. Only ten titles were ever released, and the peripheral itself now fetches upwards of $1,000 on the secondary market. YouTube user "MetalJesusRocks" managed to snag one of them. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why movie theaters in Korea are so much better than in the US.