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Is SXSW's Real Life Mario Kart As Amazing As You'd Imagined?

Everyone who's played Mario Kart secretly wants it to be real. Sure, flinging turtle shells and banana peels at other cars will probably get you arrested, and while I once did go karting after eating some shrooms, I can't say it helped my speed. So I was exited to try real-life Mario Kart at SXSW. Here's what it's… » 3/10/14 12:38pm 3/10/14 12:38pm

Real life Mario Kart is ridiculously fast and even more fun

Mario Kart just might be the funnest video game in the entire world. Only the soulless can't find enjoyment in go kart racing with super fast Mushroom speed, red shells and Nintendo characters. So you can imagine the even more ridiculous levels of fun you can have if you turned Mario Kart into a real life race against… » 12/05/13 10:54pm 12/05/13 10:54pm

Wiimote Keychains Project a Mario Mosaic On Your Wall

These mini wiimote novelty keychains have a unique function—it can shine an image of your favorite Mario-Kart character on the wall at the push of a button. Fans can collect six different versions that feature Luigi, Wario, Princess Peach, Yoshi and Baby Mario—but I wouldn't expect Mario to come flying out of the… » 11/21/08 3:00pm 11/21/08 3:00pm

Wii Wheel Mount Plays Mario Kart in Stereo(types)

For those who don't like the floating steering wheel of Mario Kart Wii (because it lacks the realism of driving around a banana-spewing bulletmobile), this wheel mount by JTT isn't a bad solution. Using a suction cup to attach the wheel to any flat surface, the top tilts 120-degrees so you can compete old-lady or » 7/03/08 9:00am 7/03/08 9:00am

Blazepro Offers Realistic Wii Racing Wheel For Better Mario Kart Control

If you haven't quite earned a license for Mario Kart driving, you can bypass the tacky training wheel and head straight for a realistic, grown-up solution. Blazepro is now offering a beefed-up racing wheel for the Wii that promises better driving accuracy. And, since the base can be attached to any desktop for better… » 5/22/08 3:00pm 5/22/08 3:00pm

Suck At Mario Kart? Build a Training Wheel in a Few Easy Steps

At first glance I thought that this homemade wheel mount was absolutely ridiculous—and with good reason. However, the fact that I recently played Mario Kart with my novice girlfriend leads me to believe that there could be a place for a mount like this. Using only a couple of 36-inch bungie cords and a plastic crate,… » 5/21/08 7:50pm 5/21/08 7:50pm

Video: Hands-on With the Nintendo Wii Wheel

I got up close and personal with the Wii Wheel at last week's Nintendo Media Summit, where I (literally) played hours of Mario Kart Wii. I tried playing with the wheel attached and without, trying different configurations of play. And after spending a day with the peripheral, I can't exactly call it great, but it's… » 4/15/08 6:00am 4/15/08 6:00am

Dusty Wii Syndrome Returns With Launch of Mario Kart

They say smoking and squalor can kill a human, but that's turning out to be equally true for the Nintendo Wii. The hardware's disc-reading laser seems incapable of cutting through the grit, grime and second-hand smoke that accumulates on its lens' glassy veneer. The issue first appeared with Super Smash Bros. Brawl … » 4/13/08 6:15pm 4/13/08 6:15pm

Wii Wheel Gets $14.99 Price Tag; Your Friends Aren't Worth it

Looks like the fellows at Gamestop let the pricing for Nintendo's Wii Wheel slip, and $14.99 is the price you'll be paying for each friend you have over on Mario Kart Wii day, (April 27th.) The game will retail at $49.99, which includes one Wii Wheel to boot, but for multiplayer mayhem, you're going to have to fork… » 3/29/08 10:30pm 3/29/08 10:30pm

First Hands-On Video of Wii Wheel with Mario Kart Wii


My buddy Stephen T over at MTV's Multiplayer blog scored the first video demo of the Wii Wheel in Mario Kart Wii game play. Melvin at Nintendo shows him how to insert a Wiimote into the Wheel, then head to the races. Watch T manage to execute a wheelie and a powerslide, then—in the second video in the link below—try… » 3/18/08 9:00pm 3/18/08 9:00pm