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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...

News: Sami Cetin Regains PAL Super Mario Kart Time Trial World Title

Sami Cetin Regains PAL Super Mario Kart Time Trial World Title

Niece Leyla Hasso bags the women's world title, too

UK Super Mario Kart champ Sami Cetin has regained the PAL version Time Trial World Title for the second time. Sami previously held the title from September 1998 until April 2004, and beat one of the World Records set by former title holder Karel van Duijvenboden of the Netherlands on Sunday, March...

News: Here's What The Next Mario Kart Looks Like

Here's What The Next Mario Kart Looks Like

Just one catch - it's the arcade version

Screenshots of the next entry in the popular Mario Kart series have hit the web - but before you get too excited about laying your eyes on the recently-announced Wii U sequel, we should point out that we're talking about Mario Kart: Arcade GP DX, developed by Namco Bandai. It's the third game in the coin-op...

Feature: 20 Years of Mario Kart

20 Years of Mario Kart

How the time, and kart, flies

Today is yet another Nintendo anniversary, in this case the 20th anniversary of Super Mario Kart's release in Japan. That's 20 years of powering around tracks and making other mascot's driving lives miserable, while infuriating their masters in multiplayer. It's a series with enduring appeal that has evolved into one...

News: Sami Cetin Sets New Super Mario Kart World Record

Sami Cetin Sets New Super Mario Kart World Record

Yes, another one

Super Mario Kart player extraordinaire Sami Cetin has just set another world record on the classic 1992 16-bit racer. At GEEK 2012 and using the PAL version, Cetin completed a time trial on Rainbow Road in just 1:26.64, only milliseconds quicker than the previous best of 1:26.68, set by Guillaume Leviach less than five days ago. Bet...

News: Mario Kart Without Items Isn't Mario Kart, That Includes the Blue Shell

Mario Kart Without Items Isn't Mario Kart, That Includes the Blue Shell

Hideki Konno explains the importance of its inclusion

We can't expect franchises to stay the same forever, but when the crowd-dividing Blue Shell was introduced to the Mario Kart series back in Mario Kart 64, maybe not all of us expected it to stay through to the modern day instalments. Hideki Konno is one of the main players behind the series, having served as director for Super Mario Kart and..

News: Miniature Mario Kart Course Will Bring a Smile to Your Face

Miniature Mario Kart Course Will Bring a Smile to Your Face

The course we've all dreamt of

If you're separated from your beloved Super NES and Super Mario Kart, there may be another way for you to get your fix of its speedy charms by following the example of anime association Motsukora. The Spanish group built a real-life Mario Kart circuit for its remote controlled cars to boost around, displaying it at a...

E3 2010: Mario Kart Speeding to 3DS

Mario Kart Speeding to 3DS

Shells in your face whoooaaaaa

You know Mario Kart. You (might) love Mario Kart. Nintendo is working on a new Mario Kart. In 3D! Not shown during the company's E3 keynote but in development all the same is this new outing for the 3DS. Not much is currently known other than it will feature Mario, Luigi, some karts and, according to Nintendo, "shows off the potential of driving and tossing..

News: Chicago Blackhawks Prepare for Stanley Cup with a Little Mario Kart

Chicago Blackhawks Prepare for Stanley Cup with a Little Mario Kart

Blue shells part of team's mental readiness

Competitive team sports are all about bonding as a unit: maximising each other's unique abilities, communicating well and working together towards a common goal. Pretty much the opposite of Mario Kart Wii then, but tell that to the Chicago Blackhawks who like to chill out with the game as part of their Stanley Cup preparations. It seems to be working..

News: Kick Back and Relax with Some Super Mario Kart Jazz

Kick Back and Relax with Some Super Mario Kart Jazz

The OneUps take guitars, organs, flute to classic soundtrack

Since Super Mario Kart launched on the European Virtual Console just a few weeks ago we've had those catchy ditties stuck in our heads all over again. Imagine our joy, then, when we stumbled upon a fully re-recorded and rather lovely-sounding soundtrack from The OneUps. Taking ten classic tracks and giving them a pleasingly laidback,..