2.This Is What Happens When Parents Play Video Games with Their Kids
3.This Work of Art Changes With Temperature
4.Sculpting a Future for E-Waste
5.The Search for the First Street Fighter King
6.The Story Behind the Worst Video Game of All Time
7.How CERN Is Uncovering the Secrets of Our Universe
8.The 14-Year-Old CEO
9.The City Where the World’s Priciest Watches Are Made
10.Reinventing the Bicycle Wheel
11.Putting Kenya’s Slums on the Map
12.The Female Gamers Making a Name for Women in Esports
13.The Teens Launching Africa’s First Private Satellite
14.How Virtual Reality Helps Surgery Patients in Rural Mexico
15.In Montreal, Teaching Empathy With Video Games
16.All Hail Tokyo’s Robot Queen!
17.The Gaming Grind: Life as a Big Shot Gamer
18.Varsity Gamers Are the New Jocks on Campus
19.Visiting Beethoven’s Birthplace in Bonn, Germany
20.Playing Minecraft to Raise Money for Cancer Research
21.Meet the Voice Behind 'It’s-a Me, Mario!'
22.The Soviet Past of Tetris
23.How the Language From the Sims Was Created
24.How Mario Got His Mustache (and His Name!)
25.The Hunt for ‘The Hobbit’s’ Missing Hero
In 1981, the Japanese company Nintendo wanted to break into the U.S. market. As they moved away from the arcade and into the home, Nintendo searched for a spokesperson, one that could represent the company’s passion for gaming and that could speak directly to the U.S. consumer. They chose Howard Phillips, an employee working in the Nintendo warehouse. Little did he know that he was soon to become a gaming legend.
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