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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!

Game Blog / Retrorama Mario/Zelda Marathon for Doctors Without Borders
« on: March 10, 2018, 01:29:13 AM »
Those crazy folks at 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

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

Game Blog / WTMK Rises from the Grave
« on: June 21, 2017, 11:25:50 PM »

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:

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


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...

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

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!)

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
Ice Climber
Kid Icarus
Kirby's Adventure
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
The Legend of Zelda
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

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

Link: NES Classic Edition

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

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.

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.

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 (

Game Blog / Spooky Tunes on WTMK
« on: October 25, 2015, 11:49:59 PM »
Eerie sounds have begun emanating from WTMK.  All this week, tune in for some dark tones from the Mushroom Kingdom's Dark World.

Yes, that includes Ashley's theme.

Link: WTMK: All Mario Radio

Game Blog / WTMK Lives! (Tune in now)
« on: August 07, 2015, 05:03:32 PM »
WTMK is back!  We had some technical issues over the past few months, but everything has been cleared up and we're now broadcasting a broad spectrum of music from all Mario games!  Tune in now and see what's new!

Link: WTMK: All Mario Radio

Game Blog / WTMK Volume Problems
« on: May 22, 2015, 08:54:15 PM »
Some folks have been reporting that WTMK is broadcasting tracks at overly loud levels of volume.  We've resolved the issue, but if you notice any audio problems, please let us know!

Link: WTMK: All Mario Radio

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