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    • #3534
      Anonymous
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      This is a cool article, showing the progression of an icon ( no pun intended, for all you pixel artists ;) )

      http://nfg.2y.net/games/mariosprites

      Mal

    • #15239
      Anonymous
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      i didn’t read it all, but i do remember hearing that the only reason mario was given a hat because drawing hair with so little pixels was so hard!
      edit: it says that in the first few lines :o

      also he was named after Shigeru Miyamoto landlord at that time

    • #15314
      Anonymous
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      Gah!

      There are glaring errors in that article.

      The worst is the authors refusal to recognise that his dislike of 3D-rendered Mario sprites is just a personal bias he can’t seem to get over.

      Pity, spoiled it a bit for me.

    • #15318
      Anonymous
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      Gah!

      There are glaring errors in that article.

      The worst is the authors refusal to recognise that his dislike of 3D-rendered Mario sprites is just a personal bias he can’t seem to get over.

      Pity, spoiled it a bit for me. [/quote:fc22e1b8d1]

      I would have to agree. And it’s not exactly “in depth” now either, is it. Still You have to appreciate the thought.

    • #15335
      Anonymous
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      Yeah, that’s true. But isn’t it sad that this is what passes as a proper gaming history article?

      I wish more people spend time considering gamings past and rich history rather than constantly driving towards some unknown and ill-defined future.

      Not that there’s anything wrong with aiming for the future of course but it annoys that gaming tends to be particularly disparaging of its past.

      And I’ve spent more time over the summer playing emulated amiga Speedball 2 on my laptop than I have with any next-gen console which must prove something is incorrect about the old “games date quickly” adage.

      Perhaps I should write a proper post about this.

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