Mario Kart 8′s Luigi death stare featured on American national TV news

Wednesday, 4th June 2014 10:28 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Mario Kart 8 is already spawning various clever tricks and tactics like fire hopping, but if you really want to leave the competition writhing in the agonies of defeat, you need to master this one simple approach.

UPDATE: No really, the Luigi death stare meme has made the national news in America, courtesy of – who else? – FOX News.


What a time to be alive.

Via Kotaku.

ORIGINAL STORY: Usually these sorts of articles are step-by-step guides as to how to pull off some tricky move, using perfect timing and co-ordination to exploit some little quirk of the game and achieve victory.

But we’re not here to win races. If you think winning races is what Mario Kart is about, you had a very different upbringing to me. To me, Mario Kart is all about utterly destroying your opponents, reducing them to screams of outrage.

You don’t psychologically damage your friends and family just by clocking up faster lap times. You do it with blue shells. You do it with subtle, quiet taunts. You do it with knowledge of the tracks. You do it by win after win after win presenting a calm, unruffled demeanour. Don’t lower yourself by gloating or hooting your victory. Just sneeringly accept your infinite superiority and watch your little brother turn bright purple with rage.

Mario Kart 8 offers connoisseurs like me (and by now I hope you also) a perfect opportunity to add to your arsenal of sibling-shaming tactics, and it’s as simple as this: pick Luigi.

Gentlemen, ladies and other persons of quality, I give you: the Luigi Death Stare.

Compilation by KagatoTheFinalBoss. Thanks, Destructoid.



  1. polygem

    uh yeah that death stare :D

    i love the sound mktv makes when you´re going slowmo – creepy.

    i race a lot with a heisenberg mii recently. that will teach them koopalings and marios some respect. or oliver hardy…or joseph stalin.

    the game can offer some truly hilarious moments.

    really loving it much more than i thought i would. already 20 hours in and still want to play it all the time.

    #1 7 months ago
  2. mistermogul

    I am lolling here!

    #2 7 months ago
  3. actuallyisnotafox

    “grand theft mario kart” fox news official. expressions = 18+ video game.

    #3 7 months ago
  4. CyberMarco

    “i race a lot with a heisenberg mii recently. that will teach them koopalings and marios some respect. or oliver hardy…or joseph stalin.”

    Stalin! ROLF hahahaha :P

    #4 7 months ago
  5. polygem


    #5 7 months ago
  6. Joe Musashi

    I hope Fox News have given Nintendo some money for the rights to use their footage.

    It looks like that ‘content-creator partnership program’ is starting to kick in

    Gotta admire the synchronicity of the partnership plan with the release of a game which has its own player-content fuelled ‘TV’ spinoff service.


    #6 7 months ago
  7. salarta

    I hope this is the beginning of some great antisocial Luigi material. Luigi tossing molotov cocktails at a car, Luigi robbing banks.

    #7 7 months ago
  8. locus2k1

    wait a minute… I have seen that death stare before…

    Oh mer gurd :O Luigi = Ingo

    #8 6 months ago

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