Super Mario Crossover -- A Flash Game Based on Classic Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Side Scroller GamesSubmitted by ant on Wed, 04/28/2010 - 11:55am. Addon/Modification | Arcades | Art/Design | Audio | Personal | Sight Seeings | Videogame Console | Web Games
/. shares a three pages Technologizer article on "The True Face of Mario" -- "Uncovering the fascinating true story behind an iconic character's origins--and why nobody likes to talk about them... Regarding Mario's origins, it's common knowledge among game fans that legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto created him for 1981's Donkey Kong arcade game. But few know that Nintendo borrowed Mario's name and Italian heritage from a real man..."
This three pages Bit-tech.net article talks about "why everything is trying to be an role playing game (RPG) now" -- "Twenty years ago, the idea of levelling up in a game was confined to a very specific genre: the role-playing game, whose systems were based on pen-and-paper games such as Dungeons & Dragons (D&D). Today, you can still level up in an RPG such as Dragon Age, but you can also level up in far wider variety of games, from sports titles to first perspective shooter (FPS) games... The vast majority of modern games monitor, quantify and reward your skills in a way that would only have been familiar to the biggest geeks in the 1980s.
Blue's News mention "Missile Command: 30th Anniversary" about a classic arcade and video game, with an updated version to play online with others -- "Thirty years after the release of the original, Missile Command is back and this time... you're not alone. Chock full of power ups, tricky enemies and intense boss battles..."
Boing Boing shares a Flash game titled "Mr. Bounce" -- "Neon colors, ball physics, crazy music and highly enjoyable game play -- what else do you need? Mr. Bounce adds new ingredients to the classic formula 'Avoid missing ball for high score': Would you like some trajectory projection and slow motion for a satisfying sense of control? Add a serious amount of bouncing elements, plus blockers, pipes and wind. Let's bounce! ..."
Neatorama shares a funny comic strip titled "Medieval Tron"
Digg shares a six pages IGN article that shares "the latest word on every videogame adaptation brewing in Hollywood. Movie studios have been mining the videogame industry for creative ideas since the early 1990s. Given nearly 20 years to crack the formula, you'd think that Hollywood would have a better track record. Sadly, many game-to-film adaptations haven't lived up to expectations... But there is a bright side... We've seen more than a few successes...