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Video Game Chat / A Certain "Cyberscore" (World Wide Web site)
« Last post by Mario500 on September 26, 2021, 06:46:51 AM »
(posts description of site)
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All video game records are valued here, whether from casual players or the most competitive gamers.
(posts hyperlink to some of the records (including a record of my own ("Mario500"))
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Game Blog / Re: 40th Anniversary of the Mario Series!
« Last post by Mario500 on September 18, 2021, 05:59:25 PM »
Quotation of a certain "The History of Mario 1981-1991: The rise of an icon, from myths to reality":

"The time of the first anonymous Donkey Kong cabinets placed in local bars in June 1981 was long gone."
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Game Blog / Re: 40th Anniversary of the Mario Series!
« Last post by Deezer on September 18, 2021, 01:44:10 PM »
Interesting, I think this is the first time I've seen anyone claim June 2, 1981 is the Donkey Kong arcade US release date. I was trying to find their source, and it might be from this Time article published in 2015 (and who knows what their source was).

Usually the date is listed as July or August.
  • The Universal City Studios v. Nintendo Co. judgment from 1983 says "In July 1981, the Donkey Kong game was introduced into the United States market."
  • When 1UP.com talked to Don James, the NOA employee who installed the first DK machine in Spot Tavern, they wrote "Twenty-five years ago this August, the first-ever copy of the game that would become Nintendo's breakout hit product was installed in a Seattle tavern." And from page 3: "In August, just days after James joined the staff, Donkey Kong arrived."
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Game Blog / Re: 40th Anniversary of the Mario Series!
« Last post by Mario500 on September 17, 2021, 06:45:32 AM »
"This Week in History for May 29-June 4" (article)

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The Week in History for May 29-June 4

Aberdeen News

Published 1:00 a.m. CT May 29, 2021

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June 2

1941: Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig died at age 37 of a degenerative disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

1981: The Japanese video arcade game "Donkey Kong" made its U.S. debut.

1990: Groton had a golf course for the first time in 48 years.

1997: Timothy McVeigh was convicted of murder and conspiracy in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people.

2012: Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison after a court convicted him on charges of complicity in the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that forced him from power.
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Site Discussion / Re: Question about usernames.
« Last post by Mario500 on September 16, 2021, 05:56:42 PM »
(requests to have username of mine (M500) changed to Mario500)
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Mario Chat / Re: how many Super Mario games are there?
« Last post by BronzeHeart92 on September 11, 2021, 10:33:09 AM »
As long as Nintendo keeps making games and consoles, Mario games will never end!
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General Chat / Just for fun: make a picture of yourself and your computer
« Last post by BronzeHeart92 on August 31, 2021, 08:38:31 AM »
Same as title. Grab a camera, make a selfie of yourself with your desktop/workstation/whatever in the background and send the results to this thread. Got all that? Now let's roll!
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Mario Chat / how many Super Mario games are there?
« Last post by bobbysq1337 on August 03, 2021, 09:10:21 PM »
Interesting video I found about what games people see as being in the "Super Mario" series, what games are seen as edge cases, and what games decidedly aren't:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XejJ6PzPtEw" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XejJ6PzPtEw</a>

Thoughts on this? What games would you consider part of the series?

Personally, I think I agree with the 18 game list for the most part, but I think I would rather the most definitive version of each game be considered as the game rather than the original release. This only really matters for NSMBU, 3D World, and 64 at the moment, and the "definitive version" is more debatable in the case of 64 DS. And I guess in that case, I'd consider 64 DS as its own entry since it has a significant amount of new content and there's things holding it back (namely, the graphics and controls) from being the definitive version of Super Mario 64.
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Latest News / Dr. Mario World end of service announced
« Last post by Deezer on July 27, 2021, 10:24:12 PM »
Dr. Mario World will shut down service on October 31st, Nintendo announced on the official Dr. Mario World Twitter account Tuesday evening. According to the game's official website, the service will run until November 1, 2021 at 6 a.m. (UTC).

The announcement comes shortly after Dr. Mario World's second anniversary celebration on July 10.
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Game Blog / 40th Anniversary of the Mario Series!
« Last post by David on July 19, 2021, 03:39:00 AM »
In July of 1981, the very first Mario game appeared!  Donkey Kong was released in arcades in the USA and Japan during July, and Mario has been barreling out ever since!  What's your favorite Mario title?

If you'd like to reminisce, might we suggest tuning in to WTMK ("All Mario, All the Time"), which is running a special 40th anniversary musical Mario-thon.  Tune in now!

Link: WTMK: All Mario Radio
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