GAME/SHOW: Will Mario, Link and Sonic Last Forever?


Will Mario, Link and Sonic Last Forever? The people at PBS-funded webseries, GAME/SHOW discusses this topic in their latest episode.

Mario, Link, and Sonic have been popular forever. Why do they have such staying power, when modern game characters rarely last longer then two or three titles? Are they just that captivating, or are there other factors in play?

Some say that they endure because they were there at the beginning, and have etched themselves onto our hearts and minds. Others think it has something to do with their in-game stories and character development. Either way, it seems that classic characters are more powerful than modern characters. Will Master Chief and Commander Shepard always live in the shadow of Mario, Link, and Sonic?

In August of 2013, PBS kicked off a brand new weekly web series called GAME/SHOW, hosted by gamer and reporter Jamin Warren. The show provides relevant commentary on the current state of the video game industry in the same style as other PBS-funded web series such as Idea Channel.

You can follow GAME/SHOW on Twitter at @pbsgameshow or on Facebook: If you have suggestions, ideas or feedback about the program, send them to [email protected].

Check out Game/Show’s take on whether or not Mario, Link and Sonic will last forever right here:

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