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News: Mario Kart Ride-on Racing into the UK Later this Year

Mario Kart Ride-on Racing into the UK Later this Year

"Billy, why'd you peel all the bananas?"

Let's admit it: some things just feel wasted on the young. With Nintendo stating its desire to increase its IP licensing, those of us who are adults can at least get away with buying the new plushies and figures and such that will come of this. But a licensed replica of Mario's very own Mario Kart as a...

Weirdness: New Scientific Research Reveals The Horrifying Impact Of Texting On Mario Kart Drivers

New Scientific Research Reveals The Horrifying Impact Of Texting On Mario Kart Drivers

Don't text and handle red shells, kids

As we all know, texting behind the wheel isn't a wise move — it has caused countless accidents on roads all over the world, and you should never, ever do it. Ever. However, less is known about the effect texting has on road safety in Mario Kart. Thankfully, some pioneering scientists (in reality nine adults...

Play: Mario Kart 7 with Nintendo Life - The Return

Mario Kart 7 with Nintendo Life - The Return

Start your engines

At the dawn of time Nintendo Life arranged community nights of online Mario Kart 7, and the gamers were happy. And lo, the ceremonies were ended in favour of seeking new forms of entertainment, exploring the world of online Nintendo gaming and seeking places where all could meet, unite as one, and compete in fun games. So began a...

News: Mario Kart 8 Jump Festa Impressions

Mario Kart 8 Jump Festa Impressions

They're floaty light!

Over in Japan gamers attending the Jump Festa 2014 show are getting to grips with Mario Kart 8, lucky things. Reports so far tell us that there are three tracks for attendees to play — "Circuit", "Resort" and "Ghost House", which sound the same as the demo builds we've enjoyed in the West — and the game allows two players...

News: Rosalina, Baby Characters, New Courses And Unique Rides All Confirmed For Mario Kart 8

Rosalina, Baby Characters, New Courses And Unique Rides All Confirmed For Mario Kart 8

UFOs, ATV buggies and bikes all inbound

Today's Nintendo Direct broadcast was bursting with new information about a host of Wii U and 3DS titles, and those looking forward to Mario Kart 8 weren't left disappointed. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata revealed a whole host of fresh info about the forthcoming Wii U racer, including new tracks and...

News: Ender's Game Star Asa Butterfield Cut His Teeth On The Nintendo GameCube

Ender's Game Star Asa Butterfield Cut His Teeth On The Nintendo GameCube

"The HD version of Wind Waker makes me want to get a Wii U"

British actor Asa Butterfield may only be a tender 16 years of age, but he's already got a pretty impressive CV. He starred in the harrowing World War II drama The Boy in the Striped Pajamas back in 2008 before hooking up with legendary director Martin Scorsese for the dream-like Hugo. More...

Weirdness: A Mario Kart Movie Could be Epic

A Mario Kart Movie Could be Epic

As epic as the Need for Speed flick, anyway

Some game franchises certainly like to take themselves seriously, particularly those so proud to tag themselves as 'mature' — you know the ones. Need for Speed sort of qualifies, as even though the games are relatively mindless fun it has an upcoming movie that's giving off some pretentious vibes. It's...

Video: Proof That Mario Kart 8 Can Only Be Enriched By The Addition Of F1-Style Commentary

Proof That Mario Kart 8 Can Only Be Enriched By The Addition Of F1-Style Commentary

Murray Walker would be proud

Mario Kart 8 is shaping up to be something pretty special, with its amazing visuals, upside-down track design and trademark killer gameplay. However, the following video — produced in conjunction with our friends at Family Gamer TV and Team VVV — illustrates that there's always room for improvement. What Nintendo...

News: There's a Real-Life Mario Kart for Sale

There's a Real-Life Mario Kart for Sale

Don’t kick the tires

Ever wanted your very own life-sized Mario Kart? Or at least a replica that appeared in a TV spot? Your chance is now on that dream market called eBay! A Luigi Bumblebee Kart is currently listed for bidding, starting at $1,000 and closing shortly before 5 p.m. PDT on 10th August. Of course, if you want to forgo the excitement...

News: Boy Credits Mario Kart After Taking Control of Car and Saving Lives When Grandmother Passed Out

Boy Credits Mario Kart After Taking Control of Car and Saving Lives When Grandmother Passed Out

All that practice came in handy

Video games are often labelled as a time wasting exercise that offer nothing more than a bit of escapism but it's fair to say they have much more value to them than that. Take Gryffin Sanders, a ten year old boy who was riding in a car with his younger brother and his 72 year old grandmother in Golden, Colorado...

News: Mario Kart Arcade GP DX Racing to Arcades

Mario Kart Arcade GP DX Racing to Arcades

Like Mario Kart 7 on steroids, and probably not as good

While talking about the Mario Kart franchise, we think the majority of people focus on those games published by Nintendo for its systems, but any discussion will have at least one person say "ah, but what about the arcades?" Typically they're not counted as part of the series, as they're...

News: Mario Kart 8 Team Talk GamePad Features, Track Design And F-Zero

Mario Kart 8 Team Talk GamePad Features, Track Design And F-Zero

Hideki Konno and Kosuke Yobuki spill some beans

French site Gamekult sat down with Mario Kart 8 producer Hideki Konno and director Kosuke Yobuki at E3 to talk about the inspirations and intentions around the latest, gravity-tumbling installment of the series. According to a translation of the interview, the reverse gravity idea showcased in Mario...

First Impressions: Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8

Turning things upside down

Imagine the Mario Kart series as an enormous living being made out of adorable cars, happy drivers, delightful loops passing through volcanoes and haunted houses and vicious blue shells. Envision this being, this body of Kartdom, and now answer this simple question: where is its heart? What is the thumping engine within...

News: Mario Kart TV Will Allow You To Share Your Racing Skills On Miiverse

Mario Kart TV Will Allow You To Share Your Racing Skills On Miiverse

Nintendo announces new feature for Mario Kart 8

Nintendo has just confirmed that Mario Kart 8 will allow players to share their best races using a service called Mario Kart TV. According to IGN, players will be able to record and upload their performances to Miiverse, where other players can pass comments on their skills. This is similar to the...

News: Rejoice, Mario Kart Wii U Is Coming This Year

Rejoice, Mario Kart Wii U Is Coming This Year

Pole position

We already know that Nintendo is working on a fresh Mario Kart entry for the Wii U and that it will make its debut at this year's E3. However, in a PR email pertaining to its 2013 financial results, Nintendo has let slip that the game will be rolled out onto the starting grid this year, which should give the struggling console a...