And now for something from our "creative people are creative" files. Adam Kumpf, a designer over that the Masschusetts Institute of Technology, has designed an all new Super Mario Brothers game on an entirely unique format: the Cardboard Box.
It's actually much more technical and impressive than you may first realise. Kumpf has rigged up a set of servos and techy bits that are run by a bespoke computer program. The background, a conveyor belt, moves along as you control Mario with a dial on the side of the box. Baddies and scenery are attached to the belt and have magnets behind them to provide collision detection; hit one of them and the sad music plays telling you the game is over.
Sure, it's very simplistic, but the whole thing is a bit of fun. Why not try and make one of your own from sticky backed plastic and a Cray-2? Failing that, just watch people having fun in the video below.
Video Game in a Box from Teague Labs on Vimeo.
Now look us in the eye and tell us that you don't want it.