An RC Mario Kart With Wheels That Actually Convert To Hover Mode

Those pesky laws of the universe make it all but impossible to recreate the tracks, vehicles, and stunts you can perform in Mario Kart 8 in real life, but that didn't stop JAKKS Pacific from trying. The company's remote control version of Mario and his kart looks exactly like its video game counterpart, right down to… » 2/20/15 9:27am 2/20/15 9:27am

Video: Super Mario Bros. edited into real life to ruin people's lives

I'm a horrible person who always laughs when people fail in YouTube videos. This collection of fails made me laugh even harder because it's been perfectly edited to splice in Mario and Luigi from Nintendo as the evil invisible force who cause all these screw ups in real life. » 11/13/14 1:47am 11/13/14 1:47am

I don't think Mario could survive this real-life arcade run

Jason Paul and his team show their parkour skills in this cool set up that looks like a real-life 8-bit video game. Watching this I started thinking on Mario. He is not an overweight plumber would have enough stamina to survive a run in this scenery—not even with the help of magic mushrooms. » 9/17/14 6:43pm 9/17/14 6:43pm

Baby Got Back + Super Mario Mashup Is a Speedrun of 90s Nostalgia

If you were a kid in the 90s, you probably remember two things: Super Mario, and that song about big butts. Well, here they are, together at last. It was a mashup two decades in the making. [Digg] » 6/21/14 5:05pm 6/21/14 5:05pm

Super Mario Song Played on Wine Glasses Sounds Just Like the Real Deal

If you listened with your eyes closed, you'd think this was just a video of someone playing Super Mario Bros on a vintage Nintendo. But there's not a controller in sight. Just 48 wine glasses and a frying pan. Dan Newbie of YouTube, you're a maestro of the kitchen. » 4/19/14 9:00am 4/19/14 9:00am

Do Not Let Super Mario Out Of Your Sight, He'll Destroy Your House

Ever wonder what Super Mario does when he's not running across your screen kicking Koopa Troopas? Filmmaker John Huffnagle shows us what everyone's favorite plumber might do if left alone in your house. Long story short: Don't let Mario out of your sight. » 4/05/14 7:30pm 4/05/14 7:30pm

Super Mario World is the key to parallel universes

This has to be the best example of the Many Worlds hypothesis by Hugh Everett, a theory that postulates that an infinite number of parallel universes exist thanks to quantum mechanics, with infinite versions of you doing infinite number of actions with infinite number of outcomes. Just like Mario here: » 2/26/14 1:16am 2/26/14 1:16am

What happens when you reach level 999 of Flappy Bird

Were you expecting anything else? The silliest of silly games is impossible to beat because a familiar friend has gone villain and acts as the final boss. He's sick and tired of letting little Flappy fly around in what is clearly his world. Die bird, die. » 2/17/14 6:49pm 2/17/14 6:49pm

A Mario Coin Doorbell Grants Infinite Annoyance

How do you spice up your apartment's doorbell without resorting to some over-obnoxious chime? If you happen to be programmer and Super Mario fan Joseph Thai, you hack the button outside your door to let visitors collect coins every time they push the button, triggering authentic sound effects from the game. » 2/11/14 5:40pm 2/11/14 5:40pm

The secret anatomy of toys and animated movie characters

I love the work artist/designer/mad doctor Jason Freeny. His Moist Productions shop has been showing us the fascinating humanoid anatomy of toys, animated characters and other objects for years. His new creations have reached new awesomely gross heights. Here's a collection of some of his masterworks: » 1/14/14 6:56am 1/14/14 6:56am

This animated Donkey Kong wedding cake just won best nerd cake forever

It's going to be impossible to beat the glorious nerdness level in this wedding cake, which uses projectors to animate Mario on his quest to beat Donkey Kong and rescue Pauline. Unless they find a way to modify the sugar molecules to act as color displays. » 11/27/13 8:56pm 11/27/13 8:56pm

Super Mario Lamp Finally Makes the Pain in My Life Worth It

There is no way my parents could have known what a world of pain they were dropping me in by simply giving me the name Mario. It was 1984, and Mario was my dad's name. THEY COULD NOT HAVE KNOWN WHAT WOULD HAPPEN. But now all the Super Mario/Where's Luigi/ItsAMe/Wario jokes I've ever been the butt of are worth it… » 7/12/13 5:40pm 7/12/13 5:40pm

A Guy Made the Fire Breathing Piranha Plant from Super Mario Bros

If you ever thought real life should be more like the video games we play, you're not alone. At the very least, you definitely have an awesome friend in Caleb Kraft, senior editor at Hack a Day. He made a real homemade version of the fire breathing piranha plant from Super Mario Bros. It's incredible. » 5/10/13 9:00pm 5/10/13 9:00pm

The Nutrition Facts of Food in Video Games

We totally think that bringing video game food into real life would be an awesome idea. But what are the nutrition facts of those mushrooms that Mario eats or those glowing dots that feed Pacman? We need to know these things! » 1/24/13 10:00pm 1/24/13 10:00pm

How To Make Gigantic Glowing, Flying Art on the Cheap

Imagine you're walking home from a bar tonight. You look up and there's a bright, glowing, 250 square foot Super Mario flying above you. You'd probably think someone had slipped you something, but no, it's just our friend Mark Rober from NASA having some fun. » 6/07/12 11:00am 6/07/12 11:00am

Nintendo 3DS Boxes Will Contain Six Augmented Reality Cards for…

Along with the charger, manual and 3DS, Nintendo's next packaging will have a little something extra—six cards with popular Ninty characters' likenesses depicted. These aren't just for sticking on your fridge door, oh no no no. Hold the 3DS camera up in front of them when playing one of the bundled AR games, and… » 2/18/11 8:00am 2/18/11 8:00am

Luigi Went and Built Himself a Mecha to Make Mario Jealous

Cliche as it may be, the Mario universe and mecha are my two favorite Japanese contributions to nerd culture. Furthermore, I always liked Luigi more than Mario. And seeing this Luigi mecha makes me wish it was in a game. » 2/02/11 2:00am 2/02/11 2:00am

This Week's Top Web Comedy Video: Peach and Zelda Love Being Kidnapped

Click to viewWhen you think about it, Zelda and Peach did let themselves get kidnapped a surprisingly high number of times. Call it Stockholm Syndrome, call it love; those princesses are literally asking for it. » 1/14/11 10:00pm 1/14/11 10:00pm

Trying to be Mario Using Kinect Is Just Ridiculous

This guy thought it would be a good idea to hack Kinect to play Super Mario Bros. You know, actually run to make Mario run. Jump to make him jump. Duck to get into pipes. Bad move. » 11/29/10 10:00am 11/29/10 10:00am