Half Of Switch Owners Have Bought Zelda, Mario Kart, & Super Mario Odyssey

Nintendo has a stable of classic franchises that are almost always guaranteed to do well whenever they launch. This is why it doesn’t really come as a surprise to learn that half of Nintendo Switch owners own a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, and/or Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.


Despite Nintendo’s Legal Victory, Japan’s Faux Mario Kart Continues To Operate

For those who have visited Tokyo or Osaka, you might be familiar with or have at least seen people dressed in costumes from the Mario franchise driving around the streets in go karts. You could almost be fooled into thinking that this was some kind of official Mario Kart service provided by Nintendo, but it isn’t.


Mario Kart VR Is Headed To The U.S.

The Mario Kart Arcade GP VR has had a successful launch in Japan and the United Kingdom. It has now been confirmed that Mario Kart VR is headed to the United States. This has been made possible by Bandai Namco and HTC. The former has officially licensed the game for virtual reality and it confirms that the experience will be made available in the United States next month, albeit not […]


Nintendo Wins Lawsuit Against Japan’s Faux Mario Kart

For years if you go to Tokyo, Japan, you will have the opportunity to dress up like popular Mario-themed characters and drive racing karts throughout the city. On first glance it looks like Mario Kart, but upon closer inspection it’s actually known as MariCar. It’s actually been amazing how long the company has been getting away with it, but unfortunately it has come to an end.


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Nintendo Wants Tokyo’s ‘Mario Kart’ Tours To End

If you search for things to do in Tokyo, Japan, you may find many lists that mention suiting up as Mario, Peach or Luigi and driving go-karts on the busy streets of the city as one of the things worth experiencing. Nintendo doesn’t seem to happy about the use of its intellectual property by rent-a-kart services and has been trying to put an end to these tours.


Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Breath of the Wild Update Released

It’s easy to see why The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the best games around. It builds on the Zelda franchise and also introduces an open world concept to the game, something that it seemed to lack previously. It also introduced new graphics and new gameplay features, such as the ability to ride a bike.


Mario Kart Hot Wheels Toys Announced For Next Year

Despite being so old, there is still a huge demand for Mattel’s Hot Wheels lineup of toy cars. As if to make it even more appealing, it seems that Nintendo and Mattel have recently both teamed up to unveil a new series of Hot Wheels cars that will be based on none other than the Mario Kart franchise.


Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Updated With Nintendo Labo Support

The Nintendo Labo kits were officially unveiled earlier this year and it seemed a bit like a niche product. However if you were thinking whether or not the Labo will be worth your investment, you might be interested to learn that Nintendo has recently updated Mario Kart 8 Deluxe to make it compatible with the Labo.


Monopoly Gamer: Mario Kart Edition Now Available

Over the years we’ve seen Hasbro’s Monopoly take on several different versions by partnering up with other companies and franchises, such as Star Wars. However if you’re more of a Nintendo fan, you might be interested to learn that Monopoly Gamer: Mario Kart Edition is now available for purchase.


Dad Trolls Daughter For Cheating In Mario Kart With Fake Rejection Letter

Nobody likes a cheater, but there are also many ways in which one can address the problem. You could go strict, harsh, or in the case of 13-year old Vivian’s dad, he decided that a little humor mixed with a teachable moment was a good way to remind his daughter that cheating isn’t cool.


Nintendo & Google Partner Up To Bring Mario Kart To Google Maps

Tomorrow will be the 10th of March, and for most people this will be just another day. However for fans of Nintendo’s Mario franchise, you might know that tomorrow is also known as Mario Day, or rather because the 10th of March can also be written as MAR10 (Mario). To celebrate this, Google and Nintendo have teamed up for something special.


Japan’s Real-Life Mario Kart Racing Will Be Coming To Australia

We’re sure that some of you might have seen photos of people dressed like characters from Mario driving around on karts on the streets of Japan (if not check out the video above). While it looks like Mario Kart, technically it isn’t (presumably due to licensing issues) and is instead known Maricar. However if you’d rather not travel all the way to Japan just for it, how does Australia sound?


‘Mario Kart Tour’ Will Be Nintendo’s Next Mobile Title

Save for Miitomo (which will be shutting down in May), the rest of Nintendo’s mobile gaming efforts have largely been variants of existing titles, such as Super Mario Run, Animal Crossing, and Fire Emblem. Now it looks like another Nintendo classic will be arriving on mobile in the form of “Mario Kart Tour”.


Programmer Teaches Neural Network How To Play (And Win) At Mario Kart

Playing against AI in video games is tricky, because usually AI have been programmed to be efficient, such as taking the best corners and routes in racing games, or being able to micromanage units in RTS games, and basically just being faster and more efficient than human beings.