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Game Blog / Boom Boom Coming to Mario Tennis Aces
« on: January 30, 2019, 05:23:05 PM »
Several new characters have been added to Mario Tennis Aces, and Boom Boom (of Super Mario Bros. 3 fame) should be appearing soon.  You can unlock him by playing in an online tournament in February.  He should be unlocked for everyone by March.

Now I just need to go get Luma...

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Game Blog / Testing Site Updates to Facebook & Twitter
« on: January 30, 2019, 04:59:22 PM »
This is a test post to see if new updates to Twitter and Facebook are working. 

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Game Blog / WTMK -- Still Streaming!
« on: January 30, 2019, 12:51:55 AM »
WTMK was down for a bit earlier this week, but everything should now be back to normal.  Let us know if there is anything you'd like to hear on the radio!

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Latest News / Piranha Plant Now Available in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
« on: January 29, 2019, 11:50:00 PM »
Earlier today, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate received an update.  At the same time, the DLC Piranha Plant character was added to the game.  Go chomp, spit, spin, and poison your way across the Nintendo universe!

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Game Blog / Retrorama Mario/Zelda Marathon for Doctors Without Borders
« on: March 10, 2018, 01:29:13 AM »
Those crazy folks at www.retrorama.net are currently engaged in a multi-day Mario and Zelda gaming marathon.  Go visit to donate money, win fabulous prizes, donate money, watch gaming escapades, donate money, and see whether the Mario or Zelda games come out on top.

Hurry -- they either die or quit on March 11th.

Link: RetroRama 7 - Mario vs. Zelda

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Game Blog / WTMK Presents the Least Played Mario Music of 2017
« on: January 29, 2018, 02:04:18 AM »
Tired of the same old Mario music?  Starting now, WTMK is broadcasting nothing but the least played tunes of 2017.  If it was played more than once last year, you won't hear it!  Tune in and see what obscurity you missed!

Link: WTMK: All Mario Radio

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Game Blog / WTMK Rises from the Grave
« on: June 21, 2017, 11:25:50 PM »
SO IT'S FINALLY BACK, TO PERFORM FOR YOU
USE THE URL AND YOU'LL HEAR WHAT'S NEW
PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER IF YOU WANNA APPLAUD
TMK'S RESIDENT TECHIE SQUAD.

In other words, WTMK is fully back and functional.  The music management system received an update a few months back that seemed to lead to endless snarls and crashes, possibly due to a PHP version incompatibility in the backend.  Thankfully, TMK's resident tech genius got everything working this week.  Thanks to MegaByte, WTMK is back!  All three broadcasts (MP3, Ogg Vorbis, and Opus) are streaming, the cross-fade issues have been fixed, and new audio has been added!

Tune in now to WTMK -- All Mario Radio, (almost) All the Time: http://themushroomkingdom.net/wtmk.shtml.

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Site Discussion / Re: Which staff member will wed first?
« on: June 21, 2017, 11:14:54 PM »
The forum may be dead, but its soul can never rest until this poll is resolved.


Current knowledge:

Deezer, MEGAߥTE, Lizard Dude – Pretty sure they're not married
J.J., David Dayton, Sapphira – No freakin' clue
Chupperson – I think he lives with a longtime girlfriend but isn't married

Additionally:

Suffix, Black Mage, TEM – All found longtime Asian love but none are actually married to my knowledge

You are starting to slightly creep me out...

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Game Blog / Waluigi Song on Ukulele
« on: August 26, 2016, 12:09:07 AM »
If you enjoy Waluigi, live vocal music, and ukuleles, you might enjoy Waluigi -- possibly the only song ever written about everyone's favorite weird purple quasi-plumber!

Yes, I've added it to the WTMK stream.  Feel free to buy a copy anyway, and support young musicians (like my sister).

Link: "Waluigi" from Catherine Dayton: Live Recordings

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Game Blog / July 2016 - the 35th Anniversary of the Mario series!
« on: July 15, 2016, 06:12:39 AM »
Donkey Kong was released in July of 1981, making this the 35th anniversary of the Mario gaming series!  That's right -- Mario is now old enough to become president of the USA!

How will you be celebrating the 35th anniversary of Mario's first video game, Donkey Kong?

(Feel free to tune into WTMK -- we're running a 35th anniversary playlist!)

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Nintendo will be releasing the NES Classic Edition on November 11, 2016.  The $59.99 plug-and-play unit resembles a miniature NES, contains 30 classic NES games, and comes with a single NES-style controller.  Additional controllers will be sold for $9.99, and are interchangeable with Wii and Wii U Classic controllers.  The NES Classic Edition comes with an HDMI cable and a USB AC adapter.

The thirty included games are a mixture of first and third party titles:

Mario & Donkey Kong Titles:
Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong Jr.
Dr. Mario
Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. 2
Super Mario Bros. 3

Other Nintendo Titles:
Balloon Fight
Excitebike
Ice Climber
Kid Icarus
Kirby's Adventure
Metroid
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
StarTropics
The Legend of Zelda
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Third Party Titles:
Bubble Bobble
Castlevania
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
Double Dragon II: The Revenge
Final Fantasy
Galaga
Ghost'n Goblins
Gradius
Mega Man 2
Ninja Gaiden
Pac-Man
Super C
Tecmo Bowl

Link: Nintendo.com NES Classic Edition

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A talented fellow has been busy beating a variety of games and challenges using his feet and a large, metal, arcade-style DDR dance pad.  Recently, he completed Super Mario 3D World's Champion's Road using these unusual gaming implements.  Watch and be amazed!

Link: YouTube - [DDR Highlight] - CHAMPION'S ROAD HAS BEEN STOMPED!!! (Warning: some non-work/child friendly language)
Link: Peekingboo's Twitch Channel

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The British magazine Sci-Fi Now recently published an interview with Rocky Morton, co-director of the Super Mario Bros. movie.  Rocky, who shared directing duties with Annabel Jankel, answered questions and provided insights into the difficulties behind the scenes.

  "Danny De Vito turned us down"
  "We were with CAA, the agency, and our agent set over the script for Super Mario Bros. and I read it and I hated it, but I sort of loved the concept for it. I said to Annabel, I said, ‘This script is terrible but I think this could be our Batman!’"
  "I had to stand by with the new script, obviously, and tell them that it was great when I knew it wasn’t."

These, and many more exciting bits of trivia, can be found over at Sci-Fi Now!

Link: Sci-Fi Now: Super Mario Bros.'s Rocky Morton: 'It was a harrowing experience' - Director Rocky Morton had the worst time making Super Mario Bros.

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Game Blog / WTMK Presents: The Least Played Mario Tunes of 2015
« on: January 09, 2016, 03:55:17 AM »
WTMK is now featuring the least played Mario tunes of 2015.  Tune in and see what everyone missed!

Link: WTMK - All Mario, All the Time.

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Game Blog / NES Press Releases and Documents
« on: November 03, 2015, 01:17:57 AM »
Collector Steven Lin is in the process of scanning and releasing a large number of documents from the launch of the NES in the USA.  Perhaps more light can be shed on the release date of Super Mario Bros.

Link: Steven Lin's Twitter (https://twitter.com/stevenplin)

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