Game Over for Super Mario, Though His Pizza Lives On

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Robert Sietsema's Super Mario prediction came true! The Voice columnist wrote about East Houston's Mario's Pizza last week, "You'd think someone in the licensing business (or, alternately, some ambulance-chasing attorney) would have spotted the forgery and alerted Nintendo." And the paper reports today that the shameless knockoff that adorned the restaurant's sign is, in fact, no more, though Mario's Pizza itself remains open. (Of course, we raised our eyebrows over this earlier this year.) It could be an attempt to dodge a lawsuit — but then again, maybe the place is re-branding itself with the Mario shadow clones that are preventing us from getting anywhere in Super Mario Galaxy 2. [Fork in the Road/VV]