The man behind ‘Mario Kart’ addresses the game’s divisive blue shell: ‘Sometimes life isn’t fair’

Let’s just be upfront: The blue shell in “Mario Kart” is a frustrating, obnoxious item that we all wish would go away. It’s the number one cause of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory in any given race. Nintendo There you are, ahead of the pack by a mile, when suddenly a blue shell […]

Virtual Reality Arrives for Mario Kart Arcade GP Drivers in Japan

– A groundbreaking new version of Mario Kart Arcade GP that incorporates a full-sized simulator and virtual reality (VR) technology lets gamers drive as Mario, Peach, Bowser, or whichever other Nintendo character they prefer. Well, at least those who live in or visit Japan can do so. – – The basic game, Mario Kart Arcade GP, […]

Real-world ‘Mario Kart’ is headed to Japan’s Nintendo theme park

To celebrate the start of construction on Super Nintendo World, Universal Studios Japan has released its first teaser trailer for the upcoming park attraction. And what’s more, the pair confirmed that a Mario Kart ride will be the jewel in its crown, which should come as a surprise to absolutely no one. Previously published patent […]

‘Super Nintendo World’ Commercial: Nintendo Theme Park Will Feature Mario Kart Ride

Universal Studios Japan held a special event to announce the first official details about their upcoming Nintendo theme park land, Super Nintendo World. Hit the jump to learn the details the revealed about the land’s signature ride and watch the first commercial which gives us a peek at the new land. #USJ?SUPER NINTENDO WORLD??????????  ???? […]

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe update: Nintendo Switch game's’ first patch tackles gesture issue

Inkling Girl was able to pull off a gesture when Mario Kart 8 Deluxe originally launched that could be perceived as pretty insulting in places like Italy, Spain and Portugal. The Nintendo Switch game’s latest update does away with part of an animation where her hand rested flat on her bicep while raising a fist. […]

Mario Kart Update Removes Offensive Gesture

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Switch just got an update that amongst other tweaks changes one of Inkling Girl’s animations, which I guess Nintendo didn’t realise meant something a little more offensive in Europe than it did in Japan. Advertisement Here’s a comparison showing what’s been changed, courtesy of NeoGAF user Neiteio. First, a […]

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: New Nintendo Switch news reveals company gamble is paying off

UPDATE: Spacing out games in the way Nintendo has chosen was always going to be seen as a risky move, as there was no guarantee fans would sit patiently for the arrival of the next big title. However, todays sales details concerning Mario Kart 8 Deluxe points to the Nintendo Switch gaming gamble as paying […]