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  • Blog Post: This Is What Happens When Mario Kart Meets Olympic Speed Skating

    In a new video from the video game and special effects YouTube channel timtimded , Olympic speed skating meets Mario Kart. You'll see the Sochi skaters throwing shells, bananas, and the debilitating lightning bolt. There is a little more violence than you might experience in the average game of Mario... More
  • Blog Post: Watch The Entire December 18 Nintendo Direct Here

    Did you miss this morning’s Nintendo Direct? We’ve the got the whole thing with a list of new game announcements and new details on upcoming titles. You can check out the announcements of Hyrule Warriors, Chibi-Robo Photo Finder, NES Remix, Dr. Luigi, and Kirby Triple Deluxe. Also, there... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Kart 8 Adds Magnets To The Mix (Trailer Added)

    Look closely at the "8" in Mario Kart 8's logo, and you'll notice something: The numeral also doubles as a Möbius strip, a topographical curiosity that challenges conventional thoughts about top and bottom. It's no coincidence, as I learned after taking Wario out on the track... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Not Worried About Used Game Sales

    Used game sales for next gen systems has been a controversial topic these last couple months, with both Microsoft and Sony landing on different sides of the fence. Now Nintendo is weighing in on the subject. In an interview with Polygon, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said "We understand... More
  • Blog Post: Dog Eats Toad In Real Life Mario Kart

    There have been times in our life where we've played a game so much that we began to imagine it in real life. Mario Kart was one of those games. This video is like a waking dream. YouTube user pipocaVFX created this fun-tribute to the classic Nintendo Kart racer. However, we don't remember this... More
  • Blog Post: New 3D Mario & Mario Kart Coming For Wii U

    In today's Nintendo Direct presentation, the company whetted gamers' appetites with the announcement of two new Mario titles for the Wii U. A 3D Mario title (developed by the team behind the Mario Galaxy games) and a new Mario Kart will both be heading to the system. Furthermore, both of them... More
  • Blog Post: Super Mario Stop-Animated Short Film Brings Mario Into The Real World

    YouTube user lefvandebilder has uploaded the third film in his Super Mario Beads short film collection. This time around, Mario spends time in the water, and jumps into his go-kart for a quick run around the race track. You can check out parts one and two at the corresponding links, and the newest one... More
  • Blog Post: Genius Figures Out How To Make Exercise Awesome

    YouTube user sastuswoe modified his exercise bike to play Mario Kart. It's pretty darn brilliant, and surprisingly simple. Basically, cycling forward is the equivalent of holding down the gas button, and then left and right d-pad buttons are built into the handlebars. Nintendo should have released... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Had A Good 2011

    Nintendo sent out a press release highlighting all of its successful sales during the holidays and 2011 as a whole. Some of these details we already knew , but it's always good to get confirmation from Nintendo. Here are the highlights: Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 were the fastest-selling... More
  • Blog Post: Breaking: Miyamoto Sat On Life-Sized Mario Kart Kart

    [Update 6] What are those box-shaped things between the wheels? Is that a storage unit for bananas? [Update 5] Why doesn't this kart have wings? Wasn't that a big part of Mario Kart 7? Perhaps the mall staffers didn't want to have to deal with people flying around inside the mall and hitting... More
  • Blog Post: GameStop Giving Away A Life-Sized Mario Kart

    The game retailer is giving you a chance to win the ultimate Mario Kart prize. As part of its PowerUp Rewards program, the company is giving away a life-sized Mario Kart replica, styled after Mario's ride in the just released Mario Kart 7 for 3DS. To win, you much join the PowerUp Rewards program... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo And West Coast Customs Built Real Life Mario Karts

    In promotion of Mario Kart 7, Nintendo headed to the L.A. Auto Show with fully functional Mario go-karts based on the 3DS game. It makes sense when you think about. What better way to show off a game meant to be played in 3D, than with real 3-dimensional go-karts based on the game? No footage of the... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Kart Fans, Meet Your K'NEX Sets

    The sets are still on the blocky end of the spectrum, but they're pretty neat looking. Last June, toy company K'NEX and Nintendo announced that they'd worked out a deal that would give K'NEX the rights to develop a line of construction sets based on Mario Kart Wii. Now you can take a... More
  • Blog Post: Here’s Another Take On Mario Kart In Real Life

    It seems like it’s only been four days since I last posted something about the world of Mario Kart intersecting with reality. Oh way, that’s exactly how long it’s been. What the heck. Here’s another video. This time around, Freddy Wong is showing what a real-world Mario Kart game... More
  • Blog Post: 3DS Core Games Are Looking Good

    The 3DS installments of Animal Crossing, Mario Kart, and Paper Mario don't even have official titles yet, but these newly released screens prove that they are coming along nicely. Below you'll find images of Star Fox 64 3D, Animal Crossing, Mario Kart, and Paper Mario. As the bright red labels... More
  • Blog Post: Check Out The 3DS Lineup In Thrilling 2D

    With all the talk about hardware specs, pricing, and release dates, it would be easy to forget that the 3DS also plays games. Fortunately, Nintendo hasn't lost sight of that important fact. A video on Nintendo of Japan's Web site shows off just about every 3DS game we know about, including Kid... More
  • Blog Post: K’NEX, Nintendo Strike Up Mario Kart Partnership

    Lego might have Prince of Persia, Indiana Jones, and Harry Potter, but rival building toy K’NEX has enlisted a licensing partner that may make gamers take notice. K’NEX and Nintendo have inked a deal that lets the construction-toy manufacturer create sets based on Nintendo’s Mario Kart... More
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