Is this the geekiest wedding ever?

Kristin geeky-weddingand Zachary make no effort to hide their love of all things nerdy, including each other. So when they decided to tie the knot, they were determined to let their geek flag fly.

And fly it does, like Harry Potter’s Nimbus 2000 strapped to an X-Wing.

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Super parents power up their baby with Mario-themed nursery

Jeffery marionursery4-jpg_181146Craddock’s making sure his newborn daughter old-school gaming education starts early. Really early.

When Craddock and his wife Ashley welcomed their child into the world earlier this month, they chose a unique theme for their nursery: Mario. And they went all out with the decoration.

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The Best – and Worst – Mario Games

Nintendo’s mario-best-worst-topmain mascot has been stomping turtles, torching Goombas, and saving princesses for three decades, and chances are, you’ve been with him for most of the ride. His latest, Mario & Luigi Dream Team for the 3DS, is yet another winner, scoring a solid 82 on Metacritic.

But where does it stand compared to other Mario games? Better than some, worse than others, but (un)luckily, nowhere near as good (or bad) as these five amazing — and five terrible — Mario video games.

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Nintendo’s legendary Famicom turns 30

Thirty Famicom-Console-Set-640x330years ago, Nintendo’s rise to the top of the video game console world began.

Sure, Atari may have started the home video game revolution, but it was Nintendo’s Famicom that took it to the next level, laying the groundwork for the industry as we know it today. That system, which was released two years later in America under the more familiar “Nintendo Entertainment System,” made home gaming cool again.

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Nintendo Puts Focus On Franchises At Pre-E3 Event

While pimkin-3Sony and Microsoft are positioning their consoles as all inclusive entertainment devices, at Nintendo – it’s all about the games.

The House that Mario Built focused on power franchises at an intimate pre-E3 media event, eschewing big announcements to focus on six games coming this holiday season and in 2014.

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Dad hacks Donkey Kong so daughter can play as a girl

For donkey-kong-hackover three decades, Mario has been the hero of Donkey Kong.

But when Mike Mika’s daughter didn’t understand why she couldn’t play as damsel-in-distress Pauline in the coin-op classic, the Oakland father turned the tables on the plumber — and hopped away as a shoo-in to win a few Dad of the Year awards.

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Mario, shmario: 2013 is the year of Luigi

According year-of-luigito the Chinese calendar, 2013 is the year of the snake. But in Kyoto, Japan — the headquarters of Nintendo — it’s officially the year of Luigi.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata made the announcement in a direct broadcast to fans, even going so far as to wear Luigi’s trademark hat throughout his segment of the broadcast. (Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, it should be noted, declined to wear the headgear, denying Luigi some Valentine’s love.)

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New Mario, Zelda games coming to Wii U in 2013

The wind-waker-wiiu-top630Wii U has taken some heat from critics post-launch. The system is slow, they say. There haven’t been any new games. Where’s Zelda?

Nintendo met those accusations head-on Wednesday in the company’s latest Nintendo Direct online press conference, unveiling a collection of new games and enhancements that would cheer even the most skeptical fan. Before the year is out, Wii U owners can expect a double dose of Mario, Yoshi’s return to the spotlight and a high-definition take on a classic Zelda game.

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