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Someone who was evidently extremely bored at work used Microsoft Excel to recreate the first level of the classic video game Super Mario Bros., and it is an impressive work of pointless creativity.

According to the YouTube description, the stop-motion project used “about 1,000” pictures and “some hours of work.” And, best of all, it only takes 60 seconds to sit back and enjoy. Discuss

Pokémon Go—we're guessing you've heard of it— was released less than a week ago and is already on its way to passing the Twitter's daily active users (at least on Android devices), according to Forbes.

And it hasn't even gone global yet.

In case you're one of the 11 people not playing yet, you can find the specifics of the game can be found in this write-up. Basically, Pokémon Go is an augmented reality game where the Pokémon appear on your phone screen based on where you are so you can catch them.

It's also a fantasy realized for everyone who played Pokémon growing up and always felt like they wanted to merge the world of Pokémon with the real world.

As evidence of the power of Pokémon Go, check out this news anchor so totally lost in Go, she walked across a live weather broadcast. It's that addictive.

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Old school Nintendo enthusiast Shane Birkinbine recently proposed to his girlfriend in a way that would make any early ‘90s gamer proud. Using the game Super Mario Maker, Birkinbine created a custom Super Mario Bros. level, spelling out a proposal to his unsuspected girlfriend, who was playing the game.

It’s a pretty great clip. And, spoiler alert, she said yes, and completed the level. Discuss

The Force is strong with his video. Playstation has posted a trailer for it’s upcoming release Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Even if you’re not a video game fan, this trailer is a fun look at everything we love about both Star Wars and Legos. Discuss

This weekend, the classic video game franchise Super Mario Bros. turns the big 3-0, meaning that if they were real-life Brooklyners, Mario, Princess Peach, Bowser and Lugi would likely be fashionable hipsters working in the artisanal plumbing industry. In honor of the big day, Mashable’s Bob Al-Greene created a handful of portrait illustrations, reimagining the gang as real-life hipster heroes. Discuss