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Super Mario Bros. Hoodie for $99

Stylinonline has a Super Mario hoodie that you’re either going to love or hate. The back of the hoodie sweatshirt, as you can tell, is the start screen of the old original Nintendo game Super Mario Bros..The front of the hoodie is a little bit more subtle — it has a small clipping of the title screen, along with the tiny embedded controller patch, and lastly the box cover art on the left chest of the jersey

The designer of this geek hoodie is Torrel, who only produced a limited supply of 1000, with each sleeve having authenticity sewn, including what number the sweatshirt is.

The price of the hoodie is rather expensive, and will set you back about $100, but it is available to purchase right now.

This hoodie is definitely cool, but I’m not entirely sure I could wear it everywhere. I think it would be mostly for gaming gatherings like conventions, but I’m not sure if I would wear it on a night in the town. It’s not that I’m against showing off my geekyness, it’s just the sweatshirt is a little too vibrate, and while wearing it, I think I would be giving off the impression that I want to be recognized everywhere I go.

After the break, check out more images of the hoodie.

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Disney Interactive, the mega-company’s video game division, posted $291 million of revenue during last quarter, which ended on December 31, 2012. It was a small increase of four precent, when compared to the same time last year.

But better news comes from the $9 million in net-profit the company saw during the holiday quarter. Last year, Disney was $28 million in the red during the ever important holiday season. That made Disney restructure the division, which just recently had layoffs, including shutting down the Epic Mickey 2 developer Junction Point.

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Last week, we talked about J.J. Abrams, directer of Star Trek and Gabe Newell, cofounder of Valve, would have a discussion during the gaming developer conference D.I.C.E.. Today that conversation, with no moderator, has just ended.

The exchange between the two iconic creators, was about how their two industries approach to storytelling, and how that narrative is told to their audience, and which way is ultimately more meaningful. While there will be a video shortly about their heart-to-heart, there was some interesting news about the two possibly working together in the future.

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Canadian retailer Future Shop has leaked details of a possible new Wii U bundle, which includes the Deluxe Set 32GB system, and the mature-rated first-person shooter, ZombiU, which was published by Ubisoft. While no official announcement has been made by Nintendo about this bundle, I have to think this is probably real, considering it’s a credible retailer that already has box art. I have a hard time believing they’ve been punk’ed by some Internet rumor.

There hasn’t been any information about a possible American version, but because Nintendo thinks Canada and the US as the North American region, I have to believe we are also getting this same bundle.

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Star Wars Pinball Announcement Trailer

The hype of Star Wars has never gone down towards up obscurity since the original film was released in 1975. And with the announcement of Disney purchasing Lucasfilm, and the next Star Wars movie will be released in 2015 with J.J. Abrams directing it, Star Wars is about to be as big as ever, which is perfect timing for Zen Studios to release a digital pinball game based on the franchise for mobile platforms, Xbox Live and PSN.

When the game is released digitally, there will be a few pinball tables to select from, which are inspired by “Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”

Watch the trailer for Star Wars Pinball after the jump.

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Redbox Instant Announced for Xbox 360

In the ever-growing market of streaming movies and TV shows where Netflix is king, Redbox announced that they are also going into that format.

Today, Major Nelson of Microsoft, revealed that the Xbox 360 will be getting a new application for Redbox’s streaming service, that is in beta right now, called Redbox Instant.

According to Nelson, the gaming machine is getting the app in the “very near future.” Redbox Instant, much like Netflix, is a subscription-based service, where customers pay a monthly fee in order to stream content onto their devices. And as of now, this application for the Xbox 360 looks to be an exclusive for the video-game system. If you’re interested in trying the application when it is released, you need to have an invite to their beta, and of course, an Xbox-Lve subscription

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James Farr mashed-up Ghostbusters and Super Mario Brothers and what you get is something that all ADHD children will love, along with fans of both franchises. The story loosely follows the original Ghostbusters but obviously replaces Bill Murray and company with Luigi, Mario, Princess Peach and the always worthless Toad.

I do love some of the easter-eggs Mr. Farr used in his animation, which include Mario and Luigi using the Super Nintendo Super Scope zapper; instead of the Proton Pack, the Yoshi eggs bursting out of the package, the NES Advantage controller as the shift stick in the Ecto-1 and the ‘dogs’ of Ghostbusters were represented by the Chain Chomps.

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(via Kotaku)

 

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Here is a clear indication that Sony wants something different with their PlayStation marketing campaigns, or so it seems.

The hardware manufacturer announced they are releasing the marketing company Deutsch Inc. of their advertising duties and have hired the firm Bartle, Bogle, Hegarty New York (BBH New York), to take over the home console’s creative marketing assignment.

BBH New York is best known for it’s emotional television advertisement for the Chrome web browser, along with working with other corporations such as, Axe Body Spray, Coke-a-Cola and Baileys.

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For those interested in the android-based console, OUYA, you can expect to purchase one starting in June for $99.99, with each additional controllers costing $49.99. Preorders have also began at retails across the nation including Best Buy, GameStop, Target and Amazon.com.

The idea behind OUYA, is it is a cheap affordable home console, running games off of the Android mobile operating system. So don’t expect the latest and greatest video games that are coming out for your PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, on the OUYA. A majority of titles that gamers will be playing on the OUYA, are mobile based. But the idea of playing these games on the TV with the controller is exciting for some.

OUYA is also attractive to inspiring developers and/or start-up companies. OUYA can act like development kit, meaning programmers won’t need to buy anything special to create a game that could potentially make millions. All they”’ need is $100, buy this little cube system, and they can start making the next Angry Birds. Although it is a little bit more complex than just that, I’m obviously making it sound a little easier than it actually is.

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The quick scene that shows New York City being bombarded by missiles, wasn’t from the country’s special-effects department (I’m sure they have one, right?) — no — it was stolen from the game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Apparently someone within the country forgot to DVR a disaster film like Independence Day. I think that would’ve looked more realistic, so that’s my conclusion why they used footage from the 2011 video game

If you watch the bizarre propaganda video, that we have embedded up top, it will be a tad confusing to understand, so we’ll explain it for you.

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