In case you missed both of these things:
1) Prepare to have you mind blown: here’s the story of the Tukwila, Wash. real estate developer who provided the inspiration for Nintendo’s Mario character. It includes a high school year book photo. The fact that Super Mario was based on a real person only makes me want to discover who Luigi was based upon.
2) Now you can play the original Super Mario Bros game as Link from Zelda, Mega Man, Samus Aran, Simon Belmont, the dude from Contra and others. Each of the new characters has their true video game abilities imported into the Mushroom Kingdom, which presents its own unique challenges in this incredibly awesome crossover. Also, calling this incredibly awesome is the opposite of hyperbole.