There was a time, in early 2013, when team NL had a conversation that went like this...
"Right, time for another Mario Kart 7 community night, right?"
"Maybe we should see if any Wii U games have online community features."
"Erm, Call of Duty?"
"Nah, let's look into it."
Well, we've been 'looking into it' — which means forgetting to do just that — for a long time, but with Mario Kart 8 still being a thing we can only dream about until later in the Spring (presumably), we've decided that the old-faithful Mario Kart 7 will still do a job quite nicely. As such we're inviting you all to a thoroughly informal and fun mess-about in the awesome kart-racer, this Friday (24th January) at 9pm UK time, 10pm Central European, 4pm Eastern US, 3pm Central US and 1pm Pacific US. You'll hopefully be there, and a selection of NL staffers (including the bearded, happy Mii of this writer) will be around to be crushed by some awesome skillz; it could go on for a few hours, so bring some snacks.
There will be a Battle room but, in past experiences, it's not used much. It's all about the racing, it seems, so we'd like you to choose the rules for the 150cc community that we use this time around. Your choices are below, so click your favourite button.
Choose Your MK7 Grand Prix Community Room (160 votes)
NLife All Items
NL Goes Bananas (Bananas only)
NL Bob-ombs Away (Bombs only)
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We'll take the winning result shortly before the racing begins and publish a fresh article with the Community numbers; we'll then see you on the track.
Consider this the beginning of our warm-up for (hopefully) similar community shenanigans in MK8 and other future games. Will you be on the starting grid?