Rainbow Road Mario Kart Manicure

Picture Rainbow Road Mario Kart Manicure

May 03, 2011

The hardest part of racing along a track without guardrails in deep space? Protecting your nails.

Filed Under   art   mario kart   fingernails
Mario Kart Dashboard Buttons

Picture Mario Kart Dashboard Buttons

March 15, 2011

"And if you buy now, we'll throw in seat warmers, power windows, star invincibility, the whole package."

Filed Under   car   irl   mario kart
Mario Kart Harrassment

Video Mario Kart Harrassment

March 03, 2011

He's worse than a blue shell.

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Comic Fast Times at Mario Kart High

March 1, 2011

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Mario Kart IRL

Video Mario Kart IRL

February 21, 2011

Special effects wizard Freddie Wong brings Mario Kart power-ups onto a real racetrack.

Blue Shell Blues

Picture Blue Shell Blues

February 17, 2011

This is Car 31, investigating a possible banana-peel-and-run heading south on Toad's Turnpike. Send backup. Over.

Filed Under   mario kart
Real Life Mario Kart

Video Real Life Mario Kart

February 14, 2011

He caused a 10 car pile-up with a banana.

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Article Mario Kart 64 vs. Diddy Kong Racing: Which is the Better Game?

December 27, 2010

Though gaming in the 21st century has its share of icons, they never got the treatment that video game characters from the 90's did. If Nathan Drake, Master Chief, and the Weighted Companion Cube had been around a decade ago, surely they would be strapping on their driving gloves and getting ready to go for the gold in a wacky kart-racing game.

Bomberman had one, Crash Bandicoot had one, and even poor Chocobo had one. And no two kart racing games in the 32/64 bit era were more prominent than Mario Kart 64 and Diddy Kong Racing, creating a sibling rivalry among Nintendo fans, one that lasts to this very day. While comparisons between the two games are about as common as used copies of N64 wrestling games, this comparison aims to do something different; cutting through the crap of terms like "level design," "play mechanics," and "graphics," to weigh the games on issues that really matter.



Sense of Wonder: Both games are published by Nintendo, so a sense of childlike wonder is a must. As fun and varied as Mario Kart 64's visuals could be, with its Chocolate Mountains and its Kalimari Desserts, Diddy Kong blows Mario out of the water on this one (probably whilst on his hovercraft). The racing in DKR is adequate, but the atmosphere was the real reason we looked so fondly upon the game in the first place. Who doesn't remember thinking "holy crap" when they first saw that you could race with a plane in this game? A PLANE! Just seeing that world map and hearing the sound of Tiptup's throaty yell makes me go all nostalgic.


Winner: Diddy Kong Racing
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Lakitu Cosplay

Picture Lakitu Cosplay

December 21, 2010

It's cool, guys. He's the friendly Mario Kart version, not the "throw spikey turtles" kind.

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