As a token of appreciation for players achieving this milestone and developing premature arthritis, Nintendo noted that anyone with the game and a Nintendo 3DS can now download a free set of three Coin Rush levels -- inspired by Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 3. The free download will only be available until January 31, and then will reappear on February 1 for $2.50. … Read more
Stained glass is usually associated with Sunday mornings, proper attitudes, and at least a hint of guilt.
If you happen to worship at the altar of Marvel, though, Etsy seller MartianGlassWorks has the perfect accessory for your alternative cathedral: a 47-inch tall Iron Man stained glass window -- just one of a collection of brilliantly rendered, geeky glass creations.
The Iron Man window, which apparently took over 100 hours to construct, uses 334 pieces of glass in 11 different colors. It will set you back $4,500 to possess this artistic wonder, but that's much less than an actual, working Iron Man suit.… Read more
Geeks know there's more to life than video game marathons and "Star Trek" reruns. Sometimes, you need to step into the kitchen and make cookies with your "Star Wars" cookie cutters.
It's important to be properly outfitted when you're role-playing as a chef. You may want to pick up one of Etsy seller Darling Army's geek aprons as a personal force field for your body before you start flinging flour about.… Read more
Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray to Pac-Man my ghosts to eat. If I should level up before I wake, I pray to Donkey Kong my barrels to take. Sleep tight, little geeks, and pull your old-school arcade blankets up to your chins.
You can get your blanket from Etsy, of course. Seller iamduckydale makes classic game blankets and throws. The Donkey Kong blanket is especially impressive, with the iconic ape at the top and Mario leaping a barrel near the bottom. It's the most intricate of the collection and the most expensive at $260.… Read more
We've finally found a solution to our global economic woes, and it turns out it's been hidden in that old plastic gray box that turns up at yard sales every summer. That's right -- the old-school 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System, and more specifically the megahit game Super Mario Bros. 3, which is filled with huge gold coins.
Lighthearted real estate site Movoto came up with a way to calculate the estimated value of one of those not-quite-fully-round medallions through a little fuzzy math, and the results are enough to make an 8-bit Ben Bernanke sit up and salute.… Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Amid weak reviews of Apple Maps, Google offers alternative.
- iOS 6 Maps has a bit of a ways to go.
- Apple Maps shows a post-Cloverfield NY, sans Lady Liberty.
- Fox 5 NY broadcasts fake iPhone 5 concept video
- Internet Archive launches TV News search database.
- First level from Super Mario printed as a Mobius strip.
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Ho-hum. The iPhone 5 isn't going to wow anyone
- Don't kid your selves, Apple's dock connector change is awful
- Planning for winter: the worst accessory for your new iPhone
- "Tupac hologram" maker Digital Domain files for bankruptcy
Bathroom break video: 770 pounds of eggs spill onto the road in China, gets looted… Read more
When you think of Super Mario, do you also think of insatiably ravenous semi-aquatic animals? No? You must not be Super Mario fan Kodykoala.
The custom toy crafter created a detailed and outlandish mashup of Hungry Hungry Hippos and Super Mario. The starving hippos are turned into Koopa Kids complete with pointy little shells on their backs. These minions of Bowser are from the "Mario Party" series.… Read more