Not long ago we took our first tentative steps into the world of Twitch when we played a bit of Mario Kart Wii live for your amusement. Now we're planning to go a step further and marathon the first seven titles in the series; before any of you say "what about the arcade cabinets", we'll have feature content about those this month.

Anthony and this writer will be giving up Saturday (10th May) to play video games, which isn't so bad. Our master plan is to play all seven released games over the course of four and a half hours, give or take some time for hopping between hardware. There'll be no ROM shenanigans here, just a lot of capture cables plugged into Nintendo systems old and new.

You can see the run times above in our snazzy poster, and we'll be allowing longer play sessions for both Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 7; those watching online will have a chance to join in and race with us. The full schedule will be revealed in our article hosting the stream on Saturday.

We hope you'll join us for a Mario Kart extravaganza this weekend. See you on the track.