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The product-led growth behind edtech’s most downloaded app

Duolingo CEO and co-founder Luis von Ahn was tired of the gray and dreary design aesthetic edtech companies used to emulate universities. Instead, he and the company’s early team sought inspiration from games like Angry Birds and Clash Royale, looking to build a class that screamed more cartoon anarchy than lecture hall. From that frenetic creativity came the company’s distinctive mascot: a childish and rebellious evergreen-colored owl named Duo. Duolingo didn’t just throw out the old colors tho...
Tags: Startups, TC, Education, Tech, EC, Edtech, Duolingo, Angry Birds, Pittsburgh, Luis Von Ahn, Tyler Murphy, Super Mario Brothers, Ahn, EC-1, EC Edtech, Duo Duolingo

Mario rides the Peace Park

Adriel Santos is a Ski lift technician and cross fit champ who added one more notch to his belt this winter: real life snowboarding video game character. Take a lap through Killington’s Peace Park with the Mexican plumber-turned-super-brother at Killington Resort!
Tags: Videos, Video Games, Sport, Mario, Snowboarding, Peace Park, Killington, Super Mario Brothers, Mexican Plumber, Snowboarding Video Games, Adriel Santos

Japanese Art Installation Lets People Play Erik Satie’s “Gymnopédie No. 1” As They Walk on Socially-Distanced Notes on the Floor

The global pandemic has revealed the depths of systematic cruelty in certain places in the world that have refused to commit resources to protecting people from the virus or refused to even acknowledge its existence. Other responses show a different way forward, one in which everyone contributes meaningfully through the principled actions of wearing masks and social distancing or the principled non-action of staying home to slow the spread. Then there’s the critical role of art, design, and mus...
Tags: Google, Art, Music, College, Life, Italy, Nintendo, Tokyo, Kubrick, Facebook Twitter, Erik Satie, Josh Jones, Super Mario Brothers, Satie, Durham NC Follow, Spoon Tamago

How we can understand ourselves through games

Games are a distinctive art form — one very different from the traditional arts. Game designers don’t just create an environment, or characters, or a story. They tell you who to be in the game. They set your basic abilities: whether you will run and jump, or move around your pieces geometrically, or bid and raise. And, most importantly, they tell you what your goals will be. By specifying the points and victory conditions, the designer sets the players’ core motivations in the game.This helps us...
Tags: Books, Featured, Philosophy, Super Mario Brothers, Arts & Humanities, Aesthetics, Thi Nguyen, Game Aesthetics, Human Agency, In Super Mario Brothers

How Artificial Intelligence Could Help Video Gamers Create the Exact Games They Want to Play

For video game fans, the concept of artificial intelligence (AI) is just as familiar as extra lives, respawns, and end bosses. Gamers have spent decades going up against computer-controlled opponents, whether a Pong paddle trying to prevent them from scoring a point or Bowser trying to stop Mario from rescuing Princess Peach. But recent developments in AI are pushing the gaming field even further, as researchers develop algorithms that can help fans make exciting new titles on their ow...
Tags: News, Video Games, Uncategorized, Nintendo, Mario, Mario Bros, Kirby, Bowser, Super Mario Brothers, Deep Blue, Matthew Guzdial, MSFTAI2019, University of Alberta Contemporary, Guzdial

How Classical Music Has Become Big Video Game Business

In case you are unaware, video games and video game music have come a long way from the 8-bit MIDI sound effects of Donkey Kong.  It’s a musical realm that has produced its own roster of superstar composers beginning in the 1980s with synthesizer “techno” scores created for games like The Revenge of Shinobi and Streets of Rage by Yuzo Koshiro; Koji Kondo’s accompaniment for Super Mario Brothers; and Nobuo Uematsu’s influential scores for the highly successful Final Fantasy series. To the poi...
Tags: Art, Music, Beethoven, Super Mario Brothers, Nobuo Uematsu, Uematsu, Koji Kondo, Yuzo Koshiro, 09.28.19

Apparently lots of people are searching for adult content of Pikachu and Donald Trump

Why do so many people want to see Donald Trump and Pikachu get it on?
Tags: Life, Superman, Lifestyle, Pornhub, Deadpool, Thor, Donald Trump, Spiderman, Captain America, Queerty, Super Mario Brothers, Adult Film, Adult Film Performers

How Sony created the perfect video game controller

In 1997 Sony's Teiyu Goto designed what became the standard for video game controllers. The DualShock controller used a curved design that fits more comfortably in player's hands. And the inclusion of two analog sticks allowed for a greater range of controller input. Sony's DualShock controller ushered in a new standard for video game consoles. Now, almost all controllers look the same.  Following is a transcript of the video. Narrator: You've probably seen this before. It's a PlayStation 4 ...
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Sony, Nintendo, Super Mario Brothers, Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Metroid, Teiyu Goto, Neil Mansfield

An AI System For Editing Music in Videos

Amateur and professional musicians alike may spend hours pouring over YouTube clips to figure out exactly how to play certain parts of their favorite songs. But what if there were a way to play a video and isolate the only instrument you wanted to hear? MIT News: That's the outcome of a new AI project out of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL): a deep-learning system that can look at a video of a musical performance, and isolate the sounds of specific instrument...
Tags: Tech, Mit, Super Mario Brothers

Shaun White’s Winning Super Mario Brothers Run!

Cha Ching! Shaun "El Banco" white cleans up in golden Super Mario coins at the PyeongChang Olympic games. The post Shaun White’s Winning Super Mario Brothers Run! appeared first on YoBeat.
Tags: Videos, News, Sport, Snowboarding, Pyeongchang 2018, Shaun White, Super Mario Brothers, Snowboarding Video Game, Cha Ching Shaun El Banco

8-bit Super Mario Brothers wooden block pixel art pattern

I’m a huge fan of Nintendo’s Super Mario Brothers, from the original NES game console up through every iteration since. I decided recently to create a tribute to the game by making some pixel art images out of wooden blocks. What a fun tribute to Mario and Luigi it would make, not to mention a great retro decoration for my office! I decided to make Mario, Luigi, the red Super Mushroom, and the Fire Flower, and I went with the 8-bit version because the characters were only 16 pixels tall. ...
Tags: Crafts, Nintendo, Mario, Luigi, Super Mario, Pixel Art, Super Mario Brothers, Make, Mario Luigi, Woodland Green, Buff Beige

Super Mario Bros. x shu uemura Art of Hair Collection

Anyone who grew up with Super Nintendo wayback when will love the whimsical packaging for Shu Uemura’s holiday collection. It features Super Mario and characters from the game as a throwback to the... Visit to read the rest of this article.
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Mario Bros, Cleansing Oil, Super Mario Brothers, Shu Uemura, Super Nintendo, Cleansing Oil Shampoo

Santa and the 'Shrooms: The real story behind the "design" of Christmas

When we think of Christmas in the United States, we invariably think of Santa Claus — a man in a red suit and pointy hat with white furry trim and tall black boots, and his accessories, a bag of goodies in a sleigh pulled through the sky by a team of eight flying reindeer. And it’s a clear case of the clothes making the man, for a Santa in any other outfit would most definitely not still be Santa. (Does a fat, bearded, white-haired guy in cargo shorts and a Metallica t-shirt make you think of C...
Tags: England, Design, Disney, America, United States, Metallica, Santa Claus, Siberia, Santa, Coca Cola, Coke, Great Britain, Nicholas, North Star, Odin, St Nicholas

21 Beautiful Ugly Christmas Sweater T-Shirts

I’m not sure exactly when it happened, but within the past, say maybe ten years, ugly Christmas sweaters became a big deal. For as long as I could remember, ugly Christmas sweaters were a thing to be shunned. It was something your Aunt Mildred made for you and you were too embarrassed to wear it. But suddenly, people wanted to wear ugly Christmas sweaters. Soon, they were for sale everywhere, and jobs and classrooms had contests for who showed up in the worst looking one. The phenomena has reall...
Tags: Cats, Doctor Who, Christmas, Nasa, Simpsons, Pokemon, Link, Christopher Walken, Golden Girls, Betty White, Seinfeld, Zelda, Roundups, A Christmas Story, The Shining, Don

Super Mario Brothers x Shu Uemura Is the '90s Beauty Collab You've Been Waiting For

Game on! Shu Uemura is back with its annual holiday collaboration, and this time it's with your favorite '90s Nintendo game. Super Mario and all of his kickass friends (Luigi, Princess Peach, and more!) are outfitting the Japanese brand's makeup, skin care, and hair products. And yes, it's cute as all hell! We're especially excited about the beloved eyelash curler outfitted with a star charm, the pixelated Marios on the oil cleanser, and the Princess Peach-inspired eye-and-cheek palette. There'...
Tags: Makeup, Beauty, Nintendo, Mario, Hair, Skin Care, Super Mario Brothers, Shu Uemura, Beauty Products, Beauty News, Beauty Shopping, Holiday Beauty, Beauty Gifts, Luigi Princess Peach, Marios

The Last, But Not Least, Jedi. 19 Jedi Mash-Up Shirts!

This week, the name of Star Wars Episode VIII was announced: The Last Jedi. Immediately people began to suspect that this was a sign that Luke Skywalker would not make it through the next movie, and Rey would carry on the mantle of Jedi. But others were quick to remind us that Jedi is both singular and plural. So it could be Rey and Luke and hey, maybe even a whole army of Jedi who have been in hiding. We fans will continue to speculate about the plot of The Last Jedi. Will a big portion of it b...
Tags: Elsa, Frozen, Entertainment, Spider-Man, Luigi, Deadpool, Zelda, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Rey, VIII, Luke, Morty, Rick, Skywalker, Jedi

19 Star Wars Jedi Mash-Up Shirts Because Episode VIII

This week, the name of Star Wars Episode VIII was announced: The Last Jedi. Immediately people began to suspect that this was a sign that Luke Skywalker would not make it through the next movie, and Rey would carry on the mantle of Jedi. But others were quick to remind us that Jedi is both singular and plural. So it could be Rey and Luke and hey, maybe even a whole army of Jedi who have been in hiding. We fans will continue to speculate about the plot of The Last Jedi. Will a big portion of it b...
Tags: Elsa, Frozen, Entertainment, Spider-Man, Luigi, Deadpool, Zelda, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Rey, VIII, Luke, Morty, Rick, Skywalker, Jedi

Champs Sports: Secure the bag

URL: Champs Sports® and AKQA unveiled the retro video game titled ‘Secure the Bag’ celebrating the latest collaboration between New England heritage brand Timberland and Grammy Nominated Artist DJ Khaled. This mobile capable video game is an interactive experience leading DJ Khaled to the latest Timberland boot release using his time-traveling jet – ski to teleport and eventually ushering him to celebrate the l...
Tags: Advertising, New England, Akqa, Super Mario Brothers

Super Mario Bros. Hair Art Is the Latest Geek-Chic '90s Trend

If your childhood was spent in the basement playing Super Mario Brothers on Nintendo with your siblings, then you need to see the latest hair art spotted on Instagram. One brunette model was made over with what looks like regular rainbow pixelated hair (if there is such a thing), but up close, it's actually images of Mario. (Kids, Mario is the main character from a popular Nintendo game in the '90s. Nintendo was the system we used to play games on before Xbox.) This hairstyle is a great one to ...
Tags: Halloween, Instagram, Beauty, Nintendo, Mario, Nostalgia, Super Mario Brothers, Hair Color, Halloween costumes

Crunch Report | Everything Apple 2016

Apple held its special event in San Francisco to announce the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the Watch Series 2 and AirPods. It also announced that Pokemon Go will be coming to the Apple Watch and Nintendo is bringing Super Mario Brothers to the iPhone. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
Tags: TC, San Francisco, Tech, Nintendo, Apple Watch, Super Mario Brothers

This Tiny Hamster Going Through a Super Mario Bros. Obstacle Is the Cutest Thing You'll See

Dogs are great and all but what you're about to see will make you want to run to your nearest pet store to get a hamster. YouTube user yutako55 made our day by posting a video of their hamster making its way through a handmade Super Mario Bros. course. Wait till you see it struggle to fit through the tube and then pop its little head back up. From the looks of a matching Twitter account that has more than 1,000 followers, the owner really likes to spoil their critter with handmade acce...
Tags: Youtube, Religion, Viral Videos, Super Mario Bros, Geek Humor, Nostalgia, Super Mario Brothers, Geek Culture

This Incredible Corn Maze Might Make Old-School Nintendo Fans a Little Emotional

Posted by Stoughton Farm on Saturday, August 13, 2016 Candy corn, hayrides, corn mazes - these are all the makings of a truly great Fall season. However, one farmer in Newark Valley, NY, is making the last element even greater with a jaw-dropping maze featuring Super Mario's famous characters: Mario, Luigi, Toad, Yoshi, and Princess Peach. Tim Stoughton, of Stoughton Farm, selects a corn maze theme every year, starting way back in 2005. He told ABC News, "My wife, Deb, decides the theme. She...
Tags: Gaming, Facebook, Halloween, Religion, Nintendo, Mario, Michael Phelps, Geek Humor, Deb, Stoughton, Super Mario Brothers, Geek Culture

Video: Playing Super Mario on Microsoft HoloLens looks equally awesome and surreal

We’ve already seen how cool playing Pokémon Go on HoloLens looks, but have you ever wondered what it’d be like to play Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda II, Donkey Kong and a bunch of other oldschool games in mixed reality? Thanks to independent developer Andrew Peterson and his N3S Emulator, now you can find out for yourself. In a new video demonstration, Peterson showcases what it’s like to play Super Mario and a few other retro games on HoloLens. To make this possible, the crafty developer use...
Tags: Startups, Microsoft, Creativity, Virtual Reality, HoloLens, Peterson, Super Mario Brothers, Andrew Peterson

You've Got to Watch Michael Phelps's Race Set to Super Mario Music

Who knew the sounds of Super Mario are the perfect background music for Olympic swim races? Retro SFX blew our minds with a video of Michael Phelps competing in the same fashion as Mario and Luigi. You'll recognize the Nintendo sounds playing throughout the race, including his savage prerace game face to his well-deserved victory. The rising flag at the end after he takes his gold is just the cherry on top. People definitely love this mashup considering it has more than 3,000 reactions, 17,000 s...
Tags: Religion, Olympics, Viral Videos, Nintendo, Mario, Michael Phelps, Geek Humor, Super Mario Brothers, Geek Culture

Must See: Power UP at the Science Museum

I can remember the first time I ever saw a computer game. My mum has a Sinclair ZX80 which allowed us to play an infinitely frustrating game of tennis with controllers that could move up and down the screen and nothing else. By the mid-80s computer games were everywhere and if I wasn’t playing in the corner shop then I was trying unsuccessfully to beat my brother at Super Mario Brothers. I never did finish the game but he did. Imagine my geeky fervour when I heard about the new Science Museum ex...
Tags: Travel, London, Disney, Lego, Museum, Exhibition, Emm, Mandy Southgate, Leonardo da Vinci, Science Museum, Super Mario Brothers, Super Nintendo, Fox Talbot

DS Games for Sale (sunnyvale) $20

DS Games for sale, 1.Fossil Fighters Champions - $8 2. Pokemon Conquest - $ 20 3.Sonic Colors - $15 4.Super Mario Brothers - $20
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Playing Super Mario Brothers Is Like Solving a Super Hard Math Problem

If you’ve ever been frustrated at your inability to complete a level of Super Mario Brothers, here’s a little something to cheer you up. Computer scientists have demonstrated that solving a level in the popular video game is tantamount to solving some of the hardest problems in computational science. Read more...
Tags: Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, Super Mario Brothers

Analysis shows 'Super Mario Brothers' is harder than NP-hard

Completing a game of "Super Mario Brothers" can be hard—very, very hard. That's the conclusion of a new paper from researchers at MIT, the University of Ottawa, and Bard College at Simon's Rock. They show that the problem of solving a level in "Super Mario Brothers" is as hard as the hardest problems in the "complexity class" PSPACE, meaning that it's even more complex than the traveling-salesman problem, or the problem of factoring large numbers, or any of the other hard problems belonging to t...
Tags: Computer Sciences, Simon, NP, Bard College, Super Mario Brothers

Super Mario Inspired SuperTux Issues Its First Official Release In 10 Years

An anonymous reader writes: SuperTux, the free software game inspired by Nintendo's Super Mario Brothers, has put out its first stable release in a decade. SuperTux 0.4 rewrites the game engine to make use of OpenGL, SDL2, and other modern open-source game tech. SuperTux 0.4 additionally features a lot of new in-game content, an in-game download manager, and support for translations. SuperTux 0.4 can be downloaded for Linux, Windows and Mac via GitHub. ...
Tags: Nintendo, Super Mario Brothers, SuperTux

GA Tech Researchers Train Computer To Create New "Mario Brothers" Levels

An anonymous reader writes with a Georgia Institute of Technology report that researchers there have created a computing system that views gameplay video from streaming services like YouTube or Twitch, analyzes the footage and then is able to create original new sections of a game. The team tested their discovery, the first of its kind, with the original Super Mario Brothers, a well-known two-dimensional platformer game that will allow the new automatic-level designer to replicate results across...
Tags: Youtube, Georgia Tech, Georgia Institute of Technology, Super Mario Brothers