New ‘Super Mario Bros.’ World Record Claimed by Only .05 Seconds

It appears that speedrunner Kosmic has shaved off the record time for completing the 1985 NES classic Super Mario Bros. by three frames, according to the above video and tweet he posted earlier this week.  Kosmic earlier stated this past Friday that he beat the Darbian’s then-current world record in Super Mario Bros. by a single frame, but later reserved that claim after detecting a “lag frame” earlier in the run. Kuddos for honesty! Continue reading “New ‘Super Mario Bros.’ World Record Claimed by Only .05 Seconds”

Ladies & Gentlemen, A Kendrick Lamar – Super Mario Bros. Mash-Up!

Behold this awesome video game and hip-hop crossover, as Australian Soundcloud user victorylaptop takes the vocals from Kendrick Lamar’s “King Kunta” (from the awesome “To Pimp A Butterfly” album) and mixes them with the classic 8-bit theme of Super Mario Bros. It’s just…so…PERFECT. Also, of course this project needs an awesomely-bad punny title, so “Kendrick Lamario Bros.” it is. Continue reading Ladies & Gentlemen, A Kendrick Lamar – Super Mario Bros. Mash-Up!

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Post-Storm Homes GPS Watch Speedrunning Foley – WIRed #107

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It’s time for Episode 107 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses post-natural disaster temporary housing, a watch that syncs with GPS satellites, a Super Mario Bros. speedrun in under 5 minutes, and FOLEY PINS JERICHO! FOLEY PINS JERICHO! FOLEY PINS JERICHO! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Post-Storm Homes GPS Watch Speedrunning Foley – WIRed #107”

New World Record: ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Beaten In Under Five Minutes!

Man, I NEVER get tired of watching speedrun videos; watching someone just breeze through a game that probably took the rest of us peasant gamers hours, days, weeks months and sometimes YEARS to complete is often mind-boggling to me.  One that note, you’ve gotta check out this impressive Super Mario Bros. playthrough by a speedrunner known as “Blubbler,” as he beats the Nintendo Entertainment System classic in a bewildering 4 minutes and 57 seconds! DAAAAAAAAANG! Continue reading “New World Record: ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Beaten In Under Five Minutes!”

I Cannot Wait for “Retro City Rampage”!

I love a variety of video games, ranging from the open-world “do-what-you-want-to-do” of Grand Theft Auto, the sidescrolling action of Mega Man, and the humor of Conker’s Bad Fur Day and Brutal Legend. What I also love is the recent trend of new games with the retro, old school, 8-bit graphical imagery such as the recent Mega Man titles (9 & 10), Tempura of the Dead, and Fez.  From all of that, it seems that Retro City Rampage — an upcoming downloadable action-adventure video game for WiiWare, Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and Windows — is right up my alley, plus it’s a parody of retro games and pop culture, including the popular Grand Theft Auto (GTA) series.   Continue reading “I Cannot Wait for “Retro City Rampage”!”