Thomas Joosten

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Explore your home city like it's a Nintendo game

Who needs super accurate Google Maps or perfectly handy physical maps when you can have Nintendo?<p>A new interactive map designed by Brett Camper …

Maps

Jordan ‘CaptainSparklez’ Maron lives the fairy tale life of getting paid to play Minecraft (interview)

Jordan “CaptainSparklez” Maron has had a charmed life as a YouTuber and Twitch livestreamer. He quit college to stream games on Twitch and post videos of his Minecraft play on YouTube. And now he makes a living at it, with more than 8.75 million subscribers and 1.6 billion video views.<p>He has had a …

The Simpsons did a Minecraft intro, watch it here

The most surprising thing about the <i>Minecraft</i> intro that featured in last night's Simpsons episode is that it hadn't happened already. The real question, though: Is it better than this user-created version of the Simpsons intro in <i>Minecraft</i>?<p>It's not every day the world's longest-running sitcom …

What you need to know about 'Minecraft'

Chances are that if you don't play <i>Minecraft</i> yourself, you've probably at least heard of it or know someone who does. The charming indie game has invaded nearly every facet of pop culture, casting its blocky spell on everything from Legos to feature films and has even been used for tourism. With …

Miyamoto reveals the truth about Bowser Jr., Super Mario 3 myths

In an effort to promote both the 30th anniversary of the Super Mario Bros. series and this week's release of <i>Super Mario Maker</i> for the Wii U, Nintendo UK posted a Shigeru Miyamoto-starring, myth-busting new video to its official Twitter page.<p>Miyamoto addressed a number of fan questions and rumors in …

Retrogaming

Acapelling Super Mario Bros: World 1-1

Here’s the key to building awesomely difficult Super Mario Maker levels that drive me to tears

I know now why you cry, and it’s something that I will always do when your Super Mario Maker course is too hard.<p>Modern Mario games are not supposed to make you tear your hair out, but I’ve played plenty of Super Mario Maker stages that have infuriated me with their difficulty. And the thing is that …