There once existed a land where DLC (downloadable content) didn't exist and games came on cartridges. The Freeware Crew frequently reminisces about those golden days and we've dug up three titles to bring them back to life on your PC. Check out these 16-bit tributes and kiss your weekend goodbye. … Read more
YouTube user RockeyPlanetesimal's "Go right" video might send you dashing down memory lane with its array of clips of beloved game characters running for their lives.
The beautiful montage of video game history, infused with dramatic music, shows off many popular games from past and present. As an enhancement to the experience, the footage appears self-shot, giving it a much livelier feel. … Read more
First off, congrats to David G. of Seattle for winning an Aperion Audio Zona Wireless Surround Speaker System in last week's giveaway!
Super Mario Bros. fans, this week's giveaway's for you. We've got a collection of Super Mario 2-inch mini figurines that includes Daisy, Lakitu, Mario, Luigi, Koopa Troopa, and Shy Guy. We also have two battery-operated radio-controlled Karts for the taking -- one with Mario in the driver's seat and another with Yoshi at the wheel.
Normally, it would cost you $75.99 to load up on all this Mario fun, but you have … Read more
Of all the terrible video game movie adaptations, the 1991 version of "Super Mario Bros." got the most critical reaction.
Its story is chronicled in a new book called "Generation Xbox: How video games invaded Hollywood," so we'll spend some time today dissecting all the negative reviews and discover how it became a cult favorite.
It rounds up all the top tech stories of the day and keeps a close eye on product updates, emerging trends, and … Read more
For Bryan Duxbury and Adam Ellsworth, a shared interest in DIY Arduino projects and a conversation at a Christmas party led to a pretty bright idea and an unexpected side business.
The two San Francisco residents are the creators of the Interactive 8bit Question Block lamp--a Super Mario Bros.-inspired piece of home decor. For fans of the game, the lamp should instantly look familiar, as it resembles the blocks that Mario hits to earn coins and other loot. The design alone already makes it pretty cool, but that's not where the fun ends.
To turn the light on or off, you must punch (actually, a gentle tap is enough and recommended) the bottom of the block, and every time you do so, it makes a coin sound just like in the video game. On every eighth tap, you're rewarded with the 1-Up sound. It's a piece of Super Mario Bros. come to life.
This project may never have seen the light of day, however, had it not been for a chance meeting at a company Christmas party. … Read more
While some think that Apple has run away with the mobile gaming market, Sony and Nintendo are boldly holding on to their gaming franchises with reinventions of their hardware.
The Nintendo 3DS, which debuted last year, is an improvement in terms of graphics from its Nintendo DS predecessor, but time has not been kind to Nintendo's hold of the casual games market--and, glasses-free 3D has been a gimmick, at best. Still, with Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart plus a price drop, the 3DS is on a rebound.
League of Evil 2 is the sequel to one of the hardest platform games in the iTunes App Store. The 8-bit graphics found in the first game are gone this time around; they're replaced with much smoother graphical style that doesn't detract from the difficult gameplay. Taking queues from superhard games like Super Meat Boy for computers and consoles, League of Evil 2 is the type of game that has you trying to complete levels countless times to grab an item and get to the goal in the shortest amount of time. Like the first game, you're … Read more
A special Valentine's Day episode of Crave featuring robots, champagne, littleBits circuit boards, and zombie chocolates. Plus, X-ray leggings, spider battle bots, hoverboards, Star Wars crafts, and a peek at the perfect date movie, "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter."
We've been having a classic-video-game kind of time here at Crave recently, what with our sister site CNET News revisiting one of the old-schoolest of them all--Spacewar--and Crave itself reminiscing about all the quarters we scrounged (and promptly fed to Pac-Man) back in the days of the old arcade.
It's no wonder, then, that we've got an itch to make like Mario, touch us some Super Stars, and stomp us some enemies.
Luckily, it looks like Converse is set to hand us just the footwear for the job. According to blog Highsnobiety, the shoemaker plans to release the pictured sneaks--the Converse One Star Super Mario Bros. OX--this coming March, in Japan (apparently no pricing info is available yet). We're hoping we'll be able to track them down online.… Read more
Golden's imaginings run the gamut from Uncharted Drake's family vacation at the Grand Canyon to Goro from Mortal Kombat showing off his 12-pack stomach and four arms at the gym.
The images don't stop at snapshots. They also include snarky or admiring comments from video game characters' Facebook friends. Mario from Super Mario Brothers hoists a beer at a bar while his sibling Luigi announces his photobomb in the comments section.… Read more