Mario isn't exactly the type for interviews--he's usually too busy running through candy-colored mushroom worlds--but now he has some quality time lined up to tell his story in a four-part video podcast. In all truth it's just a whimsical way to see some development details of New Super Mario Bros, but I have to give Nintendo points for creativity. Charles Martinet, the voice talent behind the pint-sized hero, is always a cut-up at E3 and other gaming events, so it'll be interesting to see how he handles this job. I just hope it's better than G4's abysmal Mario appearance, when they gave him their first "Icons" award. Big whoop.