Mario Kart 8

by Cap'n Carrot on January 1, 2015

in Games


The first version of Mario Kart made specifically for the Wii U, Mario Kart 8 is a beautifully rendered and insanely fun game that all fans of the series (or of any racing games) should want to pick up as soon as possible. Adding new racers and tracks and anti-gravity racing (allowing characters to race sideways or even upside down on certain tracks) to the already winning formula, the latest installment follows the traditional set-up of crazy tracks and a free-for-all mentality allowing players to unlock new characters, tracks, and bonuses with each win.

Donkey Kong remains my favorite character (usually on some version of a motorcycle), but the latest version of the game includes a variety of new racers including DLC and unlockables such as Link and the Koopalings each of whom bring their own strengths and weaknesses to the game. And the courses themselves, finally rendered in true HD for the first time, are beautiful to behold and both amazing and occasionally frustrating to play through based on the strengths of your racer and vehicle. Online and versus play are also available.

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Hey Mario

by Cap'n Carrot on September 26, 2013

in Music Videos

Patent Pending offers up this musical suggestion that a certain plummer may want to rethink his life.

Patent Pending – Hey Mario (BRAND NEW SONG!!!) via Topless Robot

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Say goodbye to the rest of your afternoon.

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Always want to play Super Mario Kart in real life? The guys at Waterloo Labs have you covered.

Real Life Mario Kart – Waterloo Labs – Episode 07

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Check out these Mario Propaganda Posters from Fro Design Co. Sadly, the set of four is already sold out, but the site does have new posters for sale every week.

[via Walyou]

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What would Mario be like with a portal gun? From the looks of this video he’d be a total prick, but oh so funny.

Dorkly Bits: Mario With A Portal Gun via Likecool

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Roast of Mario

by Cap'n Carrot on December 22, 2010

in Audio Visual

From the folks at College Humor comes this Roast of Mario which seems to be taking as many shots at Comedy Central various celebrity roasts as it does at the Italian plummer.

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If you’re reading this, it’s pretty safe to assume you’re irrationally nostalgic about a handful of classic NES games like I am. Prepare to be awed by the incredible fidelity of the following stop-motion recreations.

Right? I can’t for the life of me figure out what the first game is, though. Tell me in the comments if you know.

(via Topless Robot)

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Why did Mario and Luigi both wear hats and overalls? What do you mean Mario wasn’t headbutting those bricks? Who was the most famous 8-bit plummer of all-time named after? Here are ten facts you might not have known about Super Mario Bros.

Okay, there’s nothing earth shattering here, but for those of us who grew up with the original NES classic it’s kinda cool.

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