Mario Kart 7: The Kotaku Review

There's a spot on the couch where Mario Kart 7 sits, a well-worn seat where the pillows and cushions have been arranged just so. Over the years, a multitude of previous Mario Kart games have all occupied that spot, and so Mario Kart 7 knows just how to hold itself, just how to sit, just how to remain comfortable. This… » 12/06/11 7:00pm 12/06/11 7:00pm

It's Clear That Not Every Reviewer Appreciates a Good Plumber-Based…

Racing into stores to end a fall gaming season filled with shining gems is Mario Kart 7, Nintendo's final shot in the war to make the 3DS relevant in 2011. Does it hit the mark? *eyes chart* Mostly? » 11/29/11 8:00pm 11/29/11 8:00pm

The more a game has the word "new" printed on the back of its game case, the better the chances are that the game…

A Look at Mario Kart 7's Easy-To-Use Online Multiplayer

Looking back, there's an argument to be made that Mario Kart 64 was my first true multiplayer gaming obsession, more so than even Goldeneye 64. It was so much more fun to race against my friends than it was to race against the (frustrating, rubber banding) computer—the idea of online Mario Kart hadn't even crossed my… » 11/29/11 2:00pm 11/29/11 2:00pm

It's Mario Kart 7, not Mario Kart 3DS, Because 7's a Lucky Number

Mario's debut on the 3DS was, appropriately, called Super Mario 3D Land. And never in the series 19-year history has the game had a numbered sequel (well, technically there's Mario Kart 64, but it was not the 64th game in the series.) So why is the franchise's 3DS version, due out in North America next week, called » 11/23/11 8:30pm 11/23/11 8:30pm