Microsoft and Google Celebrate Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary in Style

Happy 8-Bit day everyone and happy birthday once again to one ! Microsoft and Google are celebrating in their own ways with awesome homages to the 8-bit era.

If you head on over to Microsoft's official website and enter in the Konami code (↑↑↓↓←→←→BA) a pixelated Microsoft's ninja cat, riding a T-Rex (unicorn, you've been replaced), will go charging across your screen. The you can insert a quarter into the coin slot to get a list of game related search topics for your viewing pleasure.

Pac-Man cherries, Legend of Zelda sword, DK barrel, Super Meat Boy blades

Over at Google some more love is shown for the franchise itself. By searching Super Marios Bros you are presented with an easter egg of the iconic Question Block. Whenever you click on it coins will pop out and at 100 clicks the 1-Up sound is played.

Super Mario Bros Google Question Block

In other Nintendo news, after having served as chief financial advisor for the Pokemon Company and director of Nintendo of America, Tatsumi Kimishima has been appointed as the new president of Nintendo. While Satoru Iwata will most certainly be missed, we wish all the best to Kimishima.

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