Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn was quoted at Hasbro's HASCON, saying, "We are going to learn more about where Rocket comes from in the coming sagas." But what "coming sagas" could those be?Read More
Experience your Mario Kart driving like you're actually in the driver's seat, thanks to a virtual reality arcade. Goggles on at your own risk!Read More
All I can tell you is that if I were still in high school I would walk straight to the Target Greatland at our local town center, grab myself a Princess Peach cart, and start jousting with my friends in the aisles.Read More
It's 2016. Who still spins out on a Mario Kart starting line?
Nintendo's own real-life playable video game museum (Smash Bros.) just got its last round of updates until the next version, but this Mario Kart video one-ups it on character count—by about double, that is. As Toad races up the track to make it to first place, gamers will notice a lot of familiar faces, or at least the backs of heads. In fact, many gamers will know them all by name, which is an impressive testament to how many memorable video game characters are out there.Read More
Geek parents FTW!
One super-crafty Nintendo fan has designed an impressive Mario Kart 8-themed nursery, following on the heels of beautifully designed Yoshi's Island and Zelda nurseries.Read More
It's-a me! Mariosa!
Or Mad Mario: Rainbow Road.Read More
Do the Luigi! Swing your arms from side to side, now pop and lock.
It's weird to see a real car company like Mercedes-Benz get put into Mario Kart with DLC, but it's even weirder to see Mario characters get put into real Mercedes—mostly because of Luigi's apparent double life as a member of NSYNC. Meanwhile, it looks like Mario's been studying the death stare.Read More
"Get N or get gtfo." -Grown up Nintendo 64.
The Nintendo 64 is old enough to vote, buy cigarettes, and fight in wars that don't involve the PlayStation. So, let's revisit a time when you weren't old enough for any of those things with our 18 favorite Nintendo 64 games.Read More
I fear for my life.
Cosplayer D Piddy usually attends cons as Deadpool—he's the one behind all those Deadpool vs [Insert Con Name Here] videos you watched when you were supposed to be working—but he mixed it up at Anime Expo 2014. Instead of the merc with a mouth, he attended as Mario Kart 8 Luigi, complete with death stare and blue shell. No one was safe.Read More
Fact: mustaches make you look 100% more sinister.
Remember a few weeks ago when you couldn't stop laughing at the endless videos of Luigi hilariously eyeballing his Mario Kart 8 competition set to music that suddenly feels relevant again? That's great and all, but what do all of the innocent children in the game's target audience think of Luigi's new signature move?Read More
Better watch your backs for anything spiky and blue, news anchors.
We had a whole lot of fun with Luigi's death stare yesterday, which completely flipped my opinion on Mario Kart 8 and gave me a strong desire to own it. So, the evening news on a FOX New York affiliate tried to pull the same trick and make the news entertaining with Luigi to... mixed results.Read More
In case you needed additional reasons.
Luigi is a one-man kart-racing meme machine in Mario Kart 8. In several slow motion videos and a handful of facial expressions, Mario Kart 8 has taught us more about Luigi's inner badass than any game he's been in so far. As his "death stare" expression very clearly states, the year of Luigi's not over, motherf@$&ers.Read More
Is there even going to be anything left to show at E3?
Nintendo is notoriously secretive about its upcoming games, but they've been making a push lately to show off more of their games in between big gaming events. Fans have already gotten an inside look at the forthcoming Smash Bros. titles, and now they've got over 30 minutes of Mario Kart 8 to show off before the game's release next month.Read More
Are George Clooney and Sandra Bullock playable, though?
Yes, Mario Kart 8 looks very pretty. Does that really matter, though? Nintendo's entire business strategy for two generations now has been to push a graphically underpowered console that offers something new and different. No matter how many hang gliders, motorcycles, and anti-gravity tracks you throw in, Mario Kart's age is starting to show.Read More
Things We Saw Today
Three red shells not included, but suggested.
Hey, remember when you were a kid and all you wanted to do all day was play Mario Kart? Or right now, as a grown-up, for those of us who are still
immature man-children awesome? Well, now you can live the dream in real life, because JAKKS Pacific and Nintendo are putting out a ride-on Mario Kart toy.
The only way this video could be any better is if they somehow included Daisy.
The Olympics are over as of today! To stave off your inevitable Olympic-withdrawal symptoms, we present you this video created by Michael Shanks (probably not the Stargate SG-1 guy). It's a Speed Skating run - but with all the trappings of a Mario Kart course. Oh, and the narration is perfect.Read More
Coco Goes Loco for Games
Most videos of E3 focus on the usual types of attendees-- games journalists, developers, PR managers, and booth babes. This year, talk show host and clueless gamer Conan O'Brien crashed the party. He tried out some of the big games on display and spoke to a number of familiar faces, including Microsoft's Major Nelson and the voice of Mario himself, Charles Martinet. It's especially funny to see an outsider's perspective on an event that we scrutinize annually.Read More