Shocking as this may be to hear, video games aren't always realistic. But just how unrealistic are they? A group of physicists took a look at Super Mario Galaxy recently, and their findings show the true extent of the iconic plumber's disregard for the laws of nature.
The first years of the new millennium brought us the seventh generation of video game consoles, and with that came a whole new family of attractive men and women. With new evolutions, this decade introduced the start of increasingly realistic-looking characters.
It's not that hard to find great pirate-themed video game zones and levels. Gigantic ships, pirate hideouts on mysterious islands (or in space), full of treasure, topped with a Caribbean atmosphere; an ever-returning element of video games that will always be a pleasure to the eye. We've collected some of the most…
One of this morning's Internet dramas involved Randy Pitchford, head of Borderlands development studio Gearbox Software, complaining about the website MCV's condemnation of a reference to a "girlfriend mode" for Borderlands 2. The "girlfriend mode" is not an official mode in the game, nor does it appear to be an…
The zombie is five steps away, you're cornered, and you've got one last bullet in the chamber. If you were just playing Super Mario Galaxy you might as well turn the gun on yourself. A recent highly scientific study found that when it comes to putting a bullet in a humanoid target's brain, Super Mario Galaxy doesn't…
Last week, I was so happy to publish a feature about the incredible screenshots of DeadEndThrills, a.k.a. Duncan Harris. Duncan is regularly cranking out so many terrific shots over on his site that I thought it would be fun to share some highlights from each week, as well as a few classics from his many collections.
Video games as cinematic blockbusters? Sure. Video games as texts? I've heard that one too.
Starting Oct. 23, Nintendo is releasing a black Wii bundle that includes New Super Mario Bros. Wii, a Super Mario Galaxy soundtrack CD, a black Wii-mote and Nunchuk. Yours for $149.99.
Confirming our August 8 report, Nintendo confirmed today that Super Mario Galaxy, Super Paper Mario, Mario Strikers Charged and Punch-Out will sell for $20 starting August 28 as part of the Nintendo Selects line.
Wii owners, you may soon have four new games to play at budget-friendlier prices. According to retail sources, Nintendo will update its "Nintendo Selects" budget line with Super Paper Mario, Mario Strikers Charged, Punch-Out!! and Super Mario Galaxy in August.
The first real Mario game for Nintendo's new 3DS will indeed be out this year, according to creator Shigeru Miyamoto. And it looks like we'll get our hands on the game simple known as Super Mario at E3 in June. But wait... there's more!
In today's exciting episode of Speak-Up on Kotaku, commenter Cupids_Hitman waits and waits for prices on first-party Nintendo games to drop, but they never do.
Swedish artist junkboy, who we saw turning new games into old ones and is now on the development team at Minecraft developers Mojang, hasn't let his new job interfere with the old one.
Super Mario Galaxy has a rather impressive orchestral soundtrack. Composer, violinist, and cosplayer Diwa de Leon makes it even more impressive by performing it all by himself.
This fall marks the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. After appearing in 1981's Donkey Kong and 1983's Mario Bros., the overall-wearing plumber got "Super" in 1985.
Someone's uploading tracks from the Super Mario Galaxy 2 soundtrack to YouTube, under the name of Mahito Yokota, the game's composer. Whether or not it is actually him doing this, the music's there, and it's beautiful listening.
You could say that video game music is becoming much more epic as the years go by.
You don't want me to try to describe the surreal galaxies of the first three worlds of Super Mario Galaxy 2, so how about some more abstract impressions?
A faithful companion. A star in the making. Adoration, rejection, and finally, a triumphant return.