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Super Mario Brothers Music has Lyrics

Super Mario Brothers Music has Lyrics
This clip from a live performance of music from Nintendo games reveals a little known fact. The highly recognizable theme song for Super Mario Brothers actually has lyrics. The song is actually titled “Go Go Mario” and the lyrics are in Japanese.

PS3 1.60 Update Adds Background Downloads, More

PS3 1.60 Update Adds Background Downloads, More
On Thursday, March 22, the Sony PlayStation 3 will be getting a much-anticipated upgrade to its system software. The 1.60 update will add the ability to queue downloads for background processing, rather than the arduous “wait and pray” download method that the console currently offers.

Chrome Your Wii

Chrome Your Wii
Console mod shop XCMLiVE is now offering a chrome case mod for the Nintendo Wii. The case is a complete replacement shell kit that covers all sides of the Wii and includes a chrome finish stand as well.

The Only Way to Play Virtua Fighter 5

The Only Way to Play Virtua Fighter 5
The SEGA Virtua Stick High Grade Controller is a must buy if you’re serious about your fighting games. Originally available only in Japan, the controller is available worldwide from importer Play-Asia, so you can play with the big boys now.

Animated Pong T-Shirt for the Retro Gamer

Animated Pong T-Shirt for the Retro Gamer
The gadget mavens over at Think Geek have revealed this new t-shirt that features an animation based on Atari’s gaming classic, Pong (although the t-shirt simply refers to it as “Table Tennis”, for obvious legal reasons.)

The Wii-Pod

The Wii-Pod
The useless Wii hack of the month award has to go to YouTube user matthwesalvo for his iPod / Wii mashup. He’s figured out a way to stream live video from his Wii to his 60GB iPod via a custom Linux application and some hacking of the video connectors on his iPod dock.

Littlebigplanet for PS3 Looking Impressive

Littlebigplanet for PS3 Looking Impressive
In addition to Sony’s announcement of their new PlayStation Home Virtual Community for the PS3, they also showed off this cool new title called LittleBigPlanet. The game is designed to be a co-op platformer, where individuals can design their own physics-driven platform levels, then run through them with friends.

Playstation 3 ‘Home’ Virtual Community Confirmed

Playstation 3 ‘Home’ Virtual Community Confirmed
At this week’s Game Developer’s Conference (GDC), Sony confirmed plans for a new enhancement to the PS3’s online capabilities, simply called “Home.” The new feature will take a page out of other social networking services, enabling console users to share content and interact in new ways.

Crackdown Suv Tower Climb

Crackdown Suv Tower Climb
I’m having enough trouble just climbing skyscrapers on foot in the Xbox 360 action-shooter Crackdown. This amazing clip by gaming die hard 007craft shows off how you can actually climb an Agency Tower while driving in an SUV.

Mario Karts Meet Minority Report

Mario Karts Meet Minority Report
I came across this little animation over on bits bytes pixels & sprites, and it made me just laugh and laugh… If Tom Cruise only was driving in his Lexus 2054, maybe he’d catch up.

Pro Tool Kit Opens Every Console

Pro Tool Kit Opens Every Console
If you’ve ever tried to crack open your video game console for curiosity’s sake (or other, more devious purposes), you know how challenging it can be to find all of the right tools to get the job done without damaging your console.

It’s a Him, Mario.

It’s a Him, Mario.
Ever wanted to know what the guy who voices Nintendo’s Mario looked like? This short video features the man himself, Charles Martinet as he provides his unique vocal stylings for the little Italian plumber that built an empire.

Play the Classic Atari 2600 Adventure in Your Web Browser

Play the Classic Atari 2600 Adventure in Your Web Browser
If you’ve got a hankering for some retro gaming fun, and you need to satisfy that itch right this second, check out this web version of the classic Adventure for the Atari 2600. The game was built by programmer Scott Pehnke entirely in Flash, and features a full emulation of the game including all of the sights and sounds of the original.

Sony and Immersion Settle, Sixaxis Rumble Now Possible

Sony and Immersion Settle, Sixaxis Rumble Now Possible
A couple of years back, Immersion sued Sony for $91 million for infringing on their patents when they made their Dual Shock controllers for the PlayStation 2. The company claimed that Sony was using patented force-feedback technologies without paying royalties.

PS3 Intercooler Revealed: Why?

PS3 Intercooler Revealed: Why?
Nyko revealed their new cooling system for the Sony PlayStation 3 console this week, and all I can say is: does anyone really need this? The $25 Intercooler for PlayStation 3 features a whopping FIVE additional fans, and wraps around the back, bottom and side of your PS3, making the mammoth console just that much larger, and ruining the console’s virtually silent operation.

The $10 Playstation 3

The $10 Playstation 3
The guys over at Destructoid dug up this $10 beauty. It’s a cheap gaming system which looks NOTHING like Sony’s PlayStation 3, but has the audacity to package itself as a “SONY PS3.” The system actually appears to be one of those shoddy “Famiclone” systems designed to play old games from the Nintendo Entertainment System (aka “Famicom” in Japan.)