Speedrunner Sethbling Creates Computer Program to Play Super Mario World

Speedrunner (and Minecraft master) Sethbling has created a computer program to play the very game he speedruns: Super Mario World for the SNES. In the video above, you can see this program, dubbed MarI/O, in action along with really cool scientific explanations behind its creation. It’s only a matter of time …

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Sanity’s Other Side: Four Things the Wii U Needs

Reggie will be top tier  It’s been over one year since the Wii U debuted and… things could be a bit better? While not like the hyperbole doomsayers, the Wii U is in need of a boost, and four things come to mind immediately. Let’s look! Posts You Might LikeTuesday …

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Sanity’s Other Side: On the Nature of Cheating

Remember these? If you’ve been following recent news in the competitive Pokemon arena, then you probably have heard of the uproar behind the Battle Analyzer as a premier cheating tool in online battles. But in the realm of games, how far does cheating really go? Is it necessarily a bad …

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Oreo Celebrates New Super Mario Bros. 2 Launch

Who doesn’t love Oreo cookies? In celebration of their 100 year anniversary, Oreo has been releasing a cool Oreo themed picture each day since June 25th (Gay Pride, which sparked predictable controversy), which commemorates a particular event in history. They’re called “Daily Twists.” Today’s “Daily Twist” happens to be a golden Mario …

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7 Successful Video Games That Seemed Like Flops

Let’s be honest here – videogame companies can sometimes play us for chumps. They want that initial $60 we offer up after rushed production, cut corners, and overblown advertising. Even the most fail-proof games can be horrifying disasters. But at the same time the most bizarre game concepts, designs, and …

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