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NES Super Mario Bros. played using Kinect

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Mods/Hacks, Nintendo, Retro, Xbox 360,

Since Kinect came out there have been some pretty interesting hacks of the technology. The latest one is a retro reprogramming that allows “Yankeyan” to control NES classic Super Mario Bros. using his body as the controller.

“I programmed it to recognize my motions and passed the virtual button presses to the NES emulator," says Yankeyan. "I could have placed a simulated keypad right in front of me that I can press with my hands, but I thought full body gestures were more in the spirit of Kinect. Of course, Mario isn't designed to be played like this, so this is really really hard."

If you listen closely you can hear the sound of Shigeru Miyamoto’s Wii controller hitting the floor. 

Read More | Game Informer via Youtube


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Conan O’Brien Talks About Super Mario Resemblance

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Late Night, Talk Shows, NBC, Video,


During Conan O’Brien’s first week on , it was hard not to find an opinion about the host’s performance. But I don’t think the execs were expecting to hear much about the set.

Earlier this week, Serious Lunch compared the studio’s background to the classic Super Mario Bros. game. This internet buzz led to an analysis during Friday’s taping.

Read More | Entertainment Weekly

The Super Mario Sound FX Keychain

Posted by Lolita Beckwith Categories: Video Games,

Mario Sound FX Keychain

So you already own the Mario Kart Race Car Set, and the Mario Remote Control Racer, but you can’t take them everywhere you go, right?  Well for those who want Mario goodness 24/7, there’s the 3” x 2” Super Mario Sound FX Keychain, with six iconic, authentic sounds (Start Music, Coin, Grow, Extra Life, Jump and yes, Death).  So whether you want to delight your fellow gamers, annoy everyone at work, or you just dig Mario that much, we think it’s $6 USD well spent.

 

Read More | Think Geek via CrunchGear


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