I’m on record as a big fan of those on-court and on-ice projection systems proliferating throughout our nation’s arenas, but Tampa might have achieved apotheosis.
A crew of miscreants dressed up as Mario Kart characters hopped on a fleet of tiny little go-carts and tore through London’s Westfield Shopping Center mall, apparently uninvited. Hilarity and banana-peel throwing ensued.
Oh, what a lovely day.
Down in Queenstown, NZ they have a downhill luge sort of thing like you find in the more hilly and less litigious parts of the world. Ken Block was just there and posted a video of the run set to Mario Kart tunes. It’s... fantastic.
A collaboration between 6kyubi6, 74louloute and fujiia celebrates the awesomeness that is Mario Kart. Even though this game makes you hate your friends, these pals somehow made this build come together. All of my favorite characters are represented and nearly all of the weapons of destruction were built.
Remember that live-action Mario Kart commercial Mercedes put together? There are now more of them. Starring Peach and Luigi. They are bonkers.
Didn't like that stupid Mercedes DLC for Mario Kart 8? Please understand. Nintendo had something cooler coming later.
"I don't want to go to bed at night thinking I've ruined thousands of people's fun," one of the two men who's cracked open the code for the Wii U's biggest game told me this week. I was confused.
It's no big secret that in Mario Kart, you can start each race with a turbo boost by punching the accelerator at the perfect moment before the race begins. The question is: How do you get the timing right?
When Game of Thrones meets Mario Kart in a manner as perfect as this, you need to suck it up and spend the money. This excellent design costs $10 plus shipping and is available at Shirtpunch.com until midnight Eastern tonight, at which time it effectively gets blue-shelled into oblivion.
The best thing about the new Mario Kart game is the replay mode. Through smart use of character focus and camera angles it brings a little narrative to each race. In this case, a simple overtaking becomes something more sinister.
This summer, Mercedes Benz is coming to Mario Kart 8 in Japan. No word yet whether or not the car will be available in the West.
If you've ever wanted to watch 24 Gawker Media employees scream at a game of Mario Kart, today is your lucky day.
Mario Kart 8 is almost upon us. But before we all get too carried away with all the awesome new features like anti-gravity and next-gen mustaches, let's pause for a moment to reflect on the long, eventful life of this wonderful series.
Mario Kart quickly became a pillar of mass-appeal video gaming when it made its 3D debut on Nintendo 64. Now it looks like the upcoming 8th rendition for Wii U will revisit some of those 64-bit race tracks we knew and loved in the glossy glory of modern graphics.