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.

Check Out What Mario Kart Would Look Like In Virtual Reality

You might have heard that over in Japan, arcade gamers will soon be able to experience Mario Kart in virtual reality. This isn’t some kind of modified version of Mario Kart, but it appears that this is a version of the game designed specifically for VR. Now a new trailer of the game has been released which gives us a better idea of what to expect.

New Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Update Adds New Pikmin Costume

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, for those unfamiliar, is basically Mario Kart 8, except that it has been designed for the Nintendo Switch. It will come with all the DLCs from the previous Mario Kart 8, which means that in terms of characters, karts, and other customization options, there are plenty to choose from.

Mario Kart VR Will Be Finding Its Way Into A Japanese Arcade

In recent times we’re starting to see more gaming developers give existing franchises a VR makeover. For example during E3 there were announcements like DOOM: VFR, Fallout 4 VR, and Skyrim VR, all of which are based on existing titles. Now it looks like Mario Kart could also be getting the VR treatment.


Universal’s Super Nintendo World Will Get A Mario Kart Ride

If you ever needed another reason to visit Japan, how about Super Nintendo World? You may or may not have recently heard that Nintendo and Universal have agreed to collaborate on a Super Nintendo World that will be opening in Universal Studios in Japan, and now it looks like more details about the attraction have surfaced, such as how there will be a Mario Kart ride.

Mario Kart Is The Best-Selling Racing Franchise Of All Time

When it comes to racing games, there are many that gamers can choose from. You can go for more street style racing with the Need For Speed franchise, or alternatively you can choose to race super cars with the Forza franchise. However if you want something fun and silly, there’s Nintendo’s Mario Kart.

‘Battle Mode’ Could Be Returning In Mario Kart 8 For Switch

It probably goes without saying that Mario Kart will be arriving for the Switch. After all it is one of Nintendo’s more iconic games, plus we saw the game being played in the trailer video. However it seems that the Switch version of Mario Kart 8 is expected to come with additional features that the Wii U version does not have.

Mario Kart 64 Lands On North American Wii U Virtual Console

Would you like to take a trip down memory lane? You can if you own a Nintendo Wii U. The company has released Mario Kart 64 on the North American Wii U eShop through the Nintendo 64 Virtual Console. The classic game is now available for download from the Wii U eShop. Mario Kart 64 has already been released through this channel in Europe quite a long time ago, it […]

Mario Kart For Switch Rumored To Feature New Tracks & Characters

It is without a doubt that Mario Kart will be one of the titles available for the Nintendo Switch. It was shown off in the console’s debut trailer, and even if Nintendo claims the trailer doesn’t represent actual footage, it would be pretty silly for the company to not make Mario Kart part of the Switch’s game lineup.

Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart Won’t Be Refreshed Annually

Companies like Ubisoft, Activision, and EA refresh some of their titles on an annual basis, meaning that every year we can look forward to a new Assassin’s Creed, new Call of Duty, and new Battlefield. However when it comes to Nintendo’s franchises, if you were hoping for an annual refresh you might be disappointed.Speaking to the folks at the Examiner, Nintendo of America’s Scott Moffitt explains why the company will […]

Mad Max Meets Mario Kart In Hilarious Mashup

If you love cars, racing, and just random acts of destruction, then Mad Max: Fury Road is a movie you’ll want to check out. Let’s not forget the movie also features a pretty impressive cast of actors and actresses, such as Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, and Nicholas Hoult. That being said YouTuber Kris Sundberg has decided that the trailer of the movie could use a rework, and that’s exactly what […]

Mario Kart 8 For Wii U’s Secret Tune Discovered

It has been close to a quartet of a century that Nintendo sound designer and composer Kazumi Totaka has sneakily included a song into the Japanese firm’s video games on the quiet. This song comprises of a simple 19-note melody, where it is more commonly known as “Totaka’s Song”. It does not matter whether the tune is found in Mario Paint or Yoshi’s New Island, the important thing is, it […]

Nintendo Will Not Roll Out Another Mario Kart On Existing Consoles

Mario Kart is one of those first party titles that Nintendo has introduced over the years with each iteration of their own consoles – handheld or in the living room, and to great success, too. It looks like the franchise is still a long way off from being discontinued since it has always performed extremely well in the market. Having said that, too much of a good thing can be […]

Mario Kart VR For The Oculus Rift Puts Gamers In The Driver’s Seat

One of the interesting things that developers have managed to do with the Oculus Rift is make normal games playable in virtual reality mode. It definitely adds a different dimension and creates a more immersive experience. Well if you’ve always wondered what Mario Kart would be like in virtual reality, it seems that someone has decided to try and make that happen.Developer Wilsonator has created a demo for the game […]