A tragic tale of loss and war is told using sprites from the original Super Mario Bros. game:

The plot is fairly simple, which is offset only by the originality of the execution. There will be further chapters as well, so don't click above if you demand the full story.

Since video gamers tend to be science fiction fans as well, perhaps you'll be as pleased as I am that Quantum Leap – perhaps Scott Bakula's finest enterprise – is finally being released on DVD, with the first season due in June.

Plenty of games to play lately, and too little time to play them. Konami's LifeLine and Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes are eagerly anticipated, while LucasArts' Wrath Unleashed and Activision's Pitfall are currently on the burner. Yowch.