Luigi might look perpetually pissed-off in Mario Kart 8 but the player controlling him isn't. A new study suggests that video games can play an effective role in reducing stress.
Four new titles have been rotated in for the Club Nintendo Rewards program in May, including some old school Metroid, Mario Kart and Kirby, as well as some Brain Age goodness for those who want to give the grey matter a mild workout.
Here's a quick list of the top 10 racing games you'll most certainly want to play or at least check out... assuming you're in the mood to rev-up some engines and enjoy a laid back time burning rubber on the pavement, or rushing through the digital wind at unimaginably high speeds.
Gamers who may be head-over-heels for some intense, Mario Kart-style racing but either don't have or can't afford a Wii U, can at least take some refuge in a very spiffy alternative in the form of GMod Tower's Source Kart.
May 30th is coming and it will be a glorious moment. The Wii U's official resurrection starts on that date, because it's the day and date that one of the biggest first-party titles for Nintendo's little-console that-could launches.
Working with popular L.A. based West Coast Customs, Nintendo unveiled two real-life karts from the upcoming Mario Kart 7 for the Nintendo 3DS. The two karts include Mario's flaming red-hot go-kart, complete with wing-gliders, as well as Luigi's bumblebee themed kart featuring a rear-propeller.
The NPD Group has been tracking video games sales in North America since 1995. They release monthly reports but they've apparently kept a master list of all their sales data, too. Here are the ten best-selling games for the past fifteen years
The highlights of the week includes a little more mystery regarding the secret Warren Spector game, Natal being featured on Jimmy Fallon and a replacement for the PS3 price-cut
Halfbrick studios is getting set to release their first ever Xbox Live Arcade game, and as far as I can tell, it looks like a winner.
A game company like Nintendo likes it that you buy a lot of games and hardware. But there's such a thing as being too good of a consumer, according to Nintendo of America prez Reggie Fils-Aime.
So what do you do when youíve just played through a mediocre tennis game? You look forward to playing the next Top Spin of course. Iíve admitted in the past to not be a fan of sports games in general, but give me an NHL or Tennis title and Iím a happy gamer.
Thanks to some dedicated translators we have honest to goodness details on Mario Kart Wii from the latest issue of Famitsu. Super Smash Bros Brawl is making waves with gamers, we in the west are drooling with anticipation and yet we still yearn for the next thing. So itís with great pleasure that I pass on to you the knowledge of Mario Kart Wii.
Next up is Nintendo, which had a pretty stellar year in sales in 2007 with the Wii and the DS. But as loud as those cash registers were, they couldnít over shadow the din of hardcore fans complaining that Nintendo might have sold out to the casual crowd. Fortunately for Nintendo, and unfortunately for the hardcore, it doesnít look like Nintendo is going to be slowing down anytime soon with their motive of get as many games out there as possible for an ever increasing market. Well, at least their first party games are still good.
At Nintendoís fall press conference we got to see Mario Kart Wii in action finally. It looks like Mario Kart, so thatís a good start. Thereís no weird double rider situation going on here. It should be noted that it looks like youíll be able to do tricks with your kart. In the gameplay video below you can see Mario doing flips during a jump. I donít speak Japanese, but I assume this will be handled with waggle controls.