Thursday, August 16

Game Fight!: Mario vs. Sonic. Let's Settle This.

by Seth Macy

Is there any rivalry in video games more legendary than the Nintendo/Sega schism of the '90s? That's not a rhetorical question: I'm at a loss to think of any others, so if you have any ideas, post them to the comments. Since the Nintendo/Sega rivalry is the biggest that comes immediately to mind, I've decided to focus on the two games that defined an era, those games being Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Mario World, both available right now on Wii's Virtual Console for less than ten bucks.

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Wednesday, March 07

The Trivial Eye: The Many Faces of Mario

by Jason Toon

How well do you know one of the greatest fictional icons of our age: Mario? He's not exactly Uncle Vanya or Holly Golightly in the complexity department. But that blankness is Mario's greatest asset. Whatever he's doing - playing hockey, fighting giant turtles, dressing up like a raccoon - we never say "Mario wouldn't do that!" Can you identify which games (or whatever...) these portraits of the multifaceted Italian plumber were taken from?

Answers can be found by clicking here. Please post your guesses, speculations, or arguments below! But know this: the Trivial Eye is presented for public amusement and no prizes are offered other than that familiar feeling of aggravation that so much of your mind is occupied by useless trivia.

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