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Nintendo Rage Quits on Tokyo Mario Kart Attraction

Nintendo Rage Quits on Tokyo Mario Kart Attraction
In June we talked about an awesome tourist attraction in Tokyo that let people explore the city driving a Mario Kart inspired go-kart and wearing Mario or Luigi costumes. It might have taken longer than expected, but Nintendo has tossed a banana peel at the firm behind the attraction.

Take a Mario Kart Tour of Japan

Take a Mario Kart Tour of Japan
Lets a go! MariCar is a Japanese company that offers Mario Kart inspired tours of three different Japanese cities: Tokyo, Osaka and Okinawa. If you haven’t already read enough and gone to book a flight to Japan, we actually have more to say about it.
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Mario Kart Gets a Monopoly Game of Its Own

Mario Kart Gets a Monopoly Game of Its Own
Big surprise, there’s another version of Monopoly to add to the hundreds that are already in existence. Although this one is better than some of the versions out there, and should actually be in demand. Hasbro’s Mario Kart-themed Monopoly is for serious Nintendo fans.

Mario Kart VR is Only Landing in Japan… And that’s BS

Mario Kart VR is Only Landing in Japan… And that’s BS
Bandai Namco is doing something super awesome and super annoying at the same time. It’s opening a VR arcade that will have VR version of Mario Kart complete with little karts you can sit in. The crappy part is that the arcade will only be in Shinjuku Tokyo, leaving out most of the world from enjoying it.

Man Turns Car into Mario Kart 64 Controller

Man Turns Car into Mario Kart 64 Controller
One Chevrolet Volt owner has done something very cool with his car, turning the vehicle into an expensive controller for Mario Kart 64. Controlling the game involves using the steering wheel to steer, the accelerator and brakes, as well as the windshield wipers and flashing the headlights.

Mario Kart Replica Crashes into Police Box

Mario Kart Replica Crashes into Police Box
There are some things that can only happen in Japan, and this is one of them. A Korean tourist rented out a replica Mario Kart that you can actually drive on the streets around Tokyo. The catch is that the tourist clearly hasn’t learned how to drive on the road in one.

Yoshi Lounger is Perfect for Kart Racing

Yoshi Lounger is Perfect for Kart Racing
They have this really cool go kart race track near my house, and I think it would be the perfect thing to buy this lounger and then go racing there. You could also use this Yoshi Lounger as a super simple Halloween costume.

Conan O’Brien Gets Dicks on His Face for Losing Mario Kart

Conan O’Brien Gets Dicks on His Face for Losing Mario Kart
Conan O’Brien, Zac Efron, and Seth Rogen all got together for an episode of Clueless Gamer in which they played Mario Kart 8. Mind you, this was no ordinary competition – the loser had to allow the other two to put dicks on their face.

Tesla Easter Egg is Mario Kart’s Rainbow Road

Tesla Easter Egg is Mario Kart’s Rainbow Road
The folks who build Tesla cars are my kind of geeks, offering such features as the Spaceballs-inspired Ludicrous Speed on their performance models. Now, check out this short video of a cool Easter egg that Tesla included in its autopilot feature on the Model S.

Mario Kart IRL with Roman Candles

Mario Kart IRL with Roman Candles
Mario Kart is a classic game, but it doesn’t have to be confined to your console. You can play it in real life like this group of friends. Watch them play battle mode in real life as they run around shooting Roman candles and trying to pop each other’s balloons.

Super Mario Kart With 101 Players

Super Mario Kart With 101 Players
There are a lot of racing games out there, but none of them comes close to Mario Kart. It remains the best and most fun racing franchise ever made. I’m not sure anyone could make a better game.

Star Kart Mixes Mario Kart and Star Wars

Star Kart Mixes Mario Kart and Star Wars
I loved Mario Kart back in the day, but boy could the game piss me off. Getting nailed with a turtle shell and off the track waiting for a tow that seemed to take forever was a ticket to throw-the-controller-land. 

Mario Kart 8 Nursery: Baby Park

Mario Kart 8 Nursery: Baby Park
Wes of Geeksmithing would take a blue shell for his baby Grant. But since his son isn’t old enough to play yet, Wes brought Mario Kart 8 to Grant’s room. Wes painted Grant’s room with characters and places from Mario Kart.

Gamer Varsity Jackets: eSports!

Gamer Varsity Jackets: eSports!
I’m still keen on Insert Coin Clothing’s PlayStation varsity jacket. But if you’re more of a Nintendo gamer, check out these jackets courtesy of Etsy shop Player1clothing. Most of the shop’s jackets are Pokémon-themed – maybe because of the game’s gyms?

3D Printed Mario Kart Shell R/C Cars: Death Stare Not Included

3D Printed Mario Kart Shell R/C Cars: Death Stare Not Included
Back in 2011, we featured Michael Curry’s Mario Kart-inspired remote-controlled cars. He has since uploaded the improved 3D files along with the instructions and the parts list for the cars on Thingiverse. Maker Kart, here we come!

Razor Is Making a Real Life Mario Kart with the Crazy Cart XL

Razor Is Making a Real Life Mario Kart with the Crazy Cart XL
Mario Kart is awesome, but it just makes you wish you had a real life version to zip around in and throw banana peels and turtle shells. Well Razor is making a real life version. The Razor Cray Cart XL is a follow-up to a smaller version they made for kids a while back.
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