Honda has taken their CR-Z sporty-ish(?)/hybrid coupé and given it a mild facelift, with the hopes of taking it from selling like hotcakes that have been urinated on by a dog to selling like hotcakes that have hardly any urine on them at all. And, from what we can tell, the design inspiration came from a Nintendo game.
Then get clicking on that box. Loudly, if you’re at work. And be sure to keep going past 100 coins.
On September 13, 1985, Nintendo released Super Mario Bros. for the Family Computer (Famicom) in Japan. My first encounter with the heroic plumber came a year later at a local bar.
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?
"Everyone has fond memories of the Mario Kart series" reads a blurb in the review materials for the eighth game in the series. Up until now, I really didn't.
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.
This isn't an action figure, or some random capsule collectible. This baby is a "full size" 6V ride-on Mario Kart, and is ready for you to try and cram your butt into.
By now we should all be on board with the idea that texting while driving is a particularly dangerous and irresponsible thing. But how does it affect one's driving within Mario Kart? A physician and some elementary schoolers found it significantly increases the risk of driving backwards, among other hazards.
Recent Nintendo events got us looking back at some old news clippings about the house of Mario and we found some we just have to share. Here's one of the more interesting ones from the Daily Yomiuri, from November 1992. As you'll see, we can't vouch for veracity of all of it....
At this point, I'm convinced that Project CARS isn't actually a racing game. It's a playable art installation that lets you take pretty pictures of cars. And things other than cars.
Nothing beats the passion of a true fan writing about something they love. That's what you're about to see here: one of the richest, most amazing tributes to a great gaming series that we've ever run on Kotaku. Warning #1: this one might make your browser chug, so close your other tabs. Warning #2: This piece might…
Ten year-old Gryffin Sanders and his four year-old brother were riding with their great-grandmother when she suddenly passed out. "I tried to wake her up at first," Gryffin said. The car was going 60 miles an hour and heading towards oncoming traffic.