Is SXSW's Real Life Mario Kart As Amazing As You'd Imagined?

Everyone who's played Mario Kart secretly wants it to be real. Sure, flinging turtle shells and banana peels at other cars will probably get you arrested, and while I once did go karting after eating some shrooms, I can't say it helped my speed. So I was exited to try real-life Mario Kart at SXSW. Here's what it's… » 3/10/14 1:57pm 3/10/14 1:57pm

They Have Real-Life Mario Kart In Austin For SXSW And It Looks Amazing

You think you're too cool for South By Southwest, the annual tech and music conference that takes over Austin, Texas for two weeks? Then I have four words for you: Real Life Mario Kart. Nothing could possibly be better than that. » 3/07/14 8:59pm 3/07/14 8:59pm

Make a Short Trailer Longer With a Very Detailed Look at Mario Kart 8

Yesterday GameXplain found eight minutes of stuff to discuss in the two-minute trailer introducing Punch-Out!!'s Little Mac to Super Smash Bros. Today, they offer this fine-toothed combing of the Mario Kart 8 trailer, and after a whopping 26 minutes, there is nary a nit left to pick. » 2/16/14 11:19am 2/16/14 11:19am

Texting While Driving Can Get You Seriously Hurt (In Mario Kart)

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. » 2/03/14 11:01am 2/03/14 11:01am

That Time When Mario And 'Evil Brother' Luigi Starred In a Racing Game

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.... » 1/30/14 3:45pm 1/30/14 3:45pm

Mario Kart 8 Drove Me Up The Walls... In a Good Way

The original Mario Kart on the Super Nintendo was a game that quite literally ended friendships back in the day. Now, over two decades later, the latest addition to the series, Mario Kart 8 is headed for the Wii U next spring, and I got a chance for a little hands-on time at this year's Jump Festa 2014 in Japan. » 12/21/13 9:00am 12/21/13 9:00am