Building a Super Mario Bros. Maze for a Rat

Do you have a pet rat? Do you want to build a maze for him or her to hang out in? If so, you might as well make a geeky one – something that will entertain you as much as it does your rat friend. A maze that looks like a level from Super Mario Bros. should do the trick.

Maker The Q built this colorful rat maze using just cardboard, hot glue, paint, and a sheet of clear acrylic for the front. It’s pretty awesome, but easy to make your own with a little skill and patience. His rat named Shelly figures out how to make it through to the end with no problems at all. There’s not even a single Goomba or Koopa. It can’t even collect any coins or use the warp pipes. Imagine how disappointing that is to a rat.

Designing a rat maze is like designing a video game – you don’t want to make it too easy for them. Include some Hammer Bros. to toss hammers at it. Some lava lakes. Spike pits are a nice touch too. Chain Chomps? You know it. You can’t go too easy on rodents. They want a challenge.

[via Laughing Squid]

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Dark Souls: Remastered for Nintendo Switch Finally Gets a Release Date

Dark Souls fans who have a Nintendo Switch have been waiting for a port of this classic game for a long time, and finally it’s nearly here. After being delayed from its initial May release, now have a real date for Dark Souls: Remastered on the Switch, which will arrive on October 19th, along with a companion amiibo figure.

This is great news because as of now Nintendo Switch users don’t have a game in which you die every 2 minutes. Really, this game should have arrived by now, but sometimes these delays happen. It could be due to the developer just wanting to make the game better, or bug fixes that take a while, etc. In this case, it likely took longer than expected to adapt the game to the Switch’s controls, since this is a very difficult game with some complex control issues. The PS4, PC and Xbox remastered version all launched as scheduled back in May after all.

Anyway, your time is almost here Switch users. The Nintendo version has 1080p resolution when docked in TV mode and 720p when you are playing the handheld version. The frame rate is clocked at 30 fps, and the game will support 1 to 6 players in online mode. Also, DLC will be included in this remaster. Have fun, Switch fans. This is a great game, even if you will die 10,000 times playing it.

[via Engadget]

This Joy-Con Charger Dock is the Nintendo Switch Accessory You’ve Been Missing

The Nintendo Switch leaves little to be desired for most Nintendo enthusiasts. The only real downside that’s often pointed to is the battery life on the Joy-Con controllers. The people want more playtime, and less charging. And the people get what they want with the 4-In-1 Charger Dock For Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Controllers.

This power station lets you charge four Joy-Con controllers at a time, so you’ll always have backup controllers ready to game on. It’s super compact in size, so stores easily, and features a convenient non-slip base. You’ll also find the LED indicators helpful, as they display the charging status of each individual charger so you can quickly swap one out as needed

Right now, you can snag the 4-in-1 charger dock for just $15.99 in the Technabob Shop, that’s 46% off of the full $29.99 MSRP.