By analyzing Mario's jumping skills and measuring gravity in Super Mario World, PBS Space Time tried to find a matching planet with the same conditions in the universe where the game could take place.
I kind of love the PBS Ideas series. It appeals both to my inner nerd (the child who watched Nova and 3-2-1 Contact incessantly many years ago) and to my current internet-based, short-on-time self.
"I'm running tonight."
For a relaxing time, sit back and watch this terrific PBS short documentary on the artistic merits of video games. The video runs only about 7 minutes, and features NYU's Eric Zimmerman, game designer and researcher Jesper Juul, Kotaku contributor and secret nerdcore superstar Leigh Alexander, and Babycastles…
The teen linked by international law enforcement to anarchist hacking group LulzSec told family he was spending his days and nights locked in his room gaming, not hacking, the Mirror reports.
I love PBS, and not in a snobby way - History Detectives does an amazing job proving or disproving family myths, always in a very respectful manner. But an Antiques Roadshow video game? That's like watching old people fuck.