Tag Archives: mario kart
Fri, Aug 02, 2013 | 00:17 BST
Just a cute little blip for you: a ten year old boy who steered a car to safety said he learned how to handle the wheel by playing Mario Kart. The driver, his 74 year-old grandmother, had suddenly passed out, but the kid gamer grabbed the wheel and steered the car to a safe halt in a ditch at the side of the road. Nobody was injured. Enjoy a full report on KVAL.
Sat, Jun 01, 2013 | 20:06 BST
Nintendo has opened up a website for its E3 coverage. This is where the firm will host its hour long Nintendo Direct on June 11 at 7.00am PST/10.00am EST. Once the presentation is over, the feed will will be kept live as the firm shows games trailers, interviews, and more E3 festivities. A Pokemon X & Y round table will also be held on the same day. Games already confirmed for the show include the new Smash Bros., 3D Mario game, Mario Kart and other Wii U titles.
Thu, May 23, 2013 | 21:00 BST
Tue, Sep 13, 2011 | 14:08 BST
Nintendo’s announced today that Mario Kart will release in the UK on December 2, with a launch the previous day in Japan on December 1 confirmed at the company’s 3DS event this morning. Also dated, Super Mario 3D Land: that’ll drop in the UK on November 18, two weeks after it releases in Japan on November 3.
Fri, May 20, 2011 | 14:51 BST
GAME and GameStation announced today they’re to start selling Wii for £99.99.
Fri, May 21, 2010 | 08:24 BST
In Mario Kart, you use green, red and blue shells. In Blur, you use more powerful power-ups. Do the math.
Thu, Jun 11, 2009 | 09:02 BST
It may not have red shells, but Bizarre Creations’ Blur owes more than a little to Mario Kart, the company’s admitted.
“The PR people don’t really let me say this but Blur is like an adult Mario Kart,” Blur dev boss Ben Ward told Develop.
“It’s what you want from the next-generation of karting games.”
Blur’s out later this year for PC, PS3 and 360. There’s an interview here.
Mon, Jun 01, 2009 | 09:50 BST
Activision boss Mike Griffith told assembled journos and analysts in its pre-E3 presentation yesterday that racing game Blur should attract both the hardcore racing fans, and the mainstream Mario Kart crowd. The difference however, is that Blur won’t be limited to one system.
“The concept of Blur falls in between the hardcore tuner sims and just-for-fun arcade racers,” says the Gamespot transcription of the event. “Mario Kart in particular shows the potential for a well-crafted mainstream racing game.”
“But where Mario Kart was limited to one system, Blur will be multiplatform,” said Griffith.
He goes on to say that Activision wants to do for racing games what Call of Duty did to shooters.
Mon, Jun 16, 2008 | 08:00 BST
UBS analyst Ben Schachter has called for higher profile third party titles for the Nintendo Wii following the May NPD software numbers.
“While overall hardware and software trends for the Nintendo Wii continue to be strong, we would like to see more third-party hits on the platform,” said Schachter.
“To date, Guitar Hero III, Sega of America’s Mario and Sonic: Olympic Games, and TTWO’s Carnival Games are the only third-party Wii games that have sold more than 1 million units to-date according to NPD, and there are many third-party Wii exclusives that have come-and-gone with minimal reaction from the market,” he added.
“Nintendo’s share of software dollars on its platform has approximated almost 50% since the Wii was introduced, and reached an all-time high in May of 68%.”
The statement comes after it was revealed that Spielberg’s Boom Blox only sold 60k, although NPD analyst Anita Frazier puts the poor performance down to EA’s puzzler being released in amongst “Super Smash Bros. Brawl, GTA IV, Wii Fit, Mario Kart and the upcoming Metal Gear Solid 4″.
By Mike Bowden
Fri, Feb 01, 2008 | 08:13 GMT
Pinch of salt needed, but possible nonetheless. See here. Mario Kart Wii’s been doing the rounds a little recently, what with some debunked rumours on track details and such. Only Nintendo knows. Still, it’s nice to look.