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

It doesn’t matter how your day has gone up to this point or how bad your case of the Mondays is, watching this video of a man in a Japanese arcade absolutely dominating the Guitar Hero-like game Taiko Master will turn everything around. Watch on repeat, and feel the stress melt away. Discuss

Kjetil Nordin has proven that with enough yarn, free time and devotion to old-school Nintendo, any crochet-related feat is possible. After more than 800 man hours and six and a half years, Nordin has completed this blanket that is an exact replica of the first map in the classic game, Super Mario Bros. 3. The 31-year-old also managed to get two college degrees, become a successful programmer and win the Norwegian Sky Diving team championships two different times, but we can’t help but think hand-making this average-sized video game blanket was the primary focus of his life for the better part of the last decade. Totally worth it ... Discuss