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Revolutionary: Mario Kart Training Wheel

The Wii Wheel was supposed to make racing easy enough for anyone to jump right into a session of Mario Kart Wii with no prior experience with either traditional game controllers or the Wii Remote. When used properly, it works as expected. The trouble is that it's not always used properly....

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Joystiq hands-on: Wii Wheel

I had low expectations for the Wii Wheel before playing a few rounds of Mario Kart at the Nintendo Media Summit. The circular chunk of plastic exceeded my expectations. And that's my advice in life: Expect little and be constantly pleased. I twisted the small wheel to turn my racer. Gentle...

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Nintendo to sell Wii Wheel separately in Japan

What's the only thing better than a plastic wheel attachment for your Wii remote? Plastic wheels for all your friends' remotes, of course! Unfortunately, each copy of Mario Kart Wii only comes with one of Nintendo's revolutionary necessary new Wii Wheels. Japanese gamers shouldn't worry, though, as...

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Mario Kart Wii to support 12-player racing online

With the emergence of bikes in the franchise, it looks like change is the order of the day. And changes are happening, as we finally have confirmation that the title will feature online play for up to 12 participants. While it isn't the 16-player support rumored some time ago, it's still something...

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Turn a national symbol into a, uh, steering wheel

Have a spare ogal handy? If you're not sure what one is, it's a black cord used to hold in place a Keffiyeh, an Arab headdress often worn in Kuwait and other Middle Eastern countries. Nintendo Wii Fanboy reader Almadi clued us into a quick DIY project of his in which he slapped together a...

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Nintendo announces online Wii Mario Kart, Wii Wheel

At Nintendo's E3 press conference today, Reggie Fils-Aime announced the first online-enabled console Mario Kart will come out for the Wii in the first quarter of 2008. Fils-Aime said the game is "not your father's Mario Kart," and hinted that the game will have a large number of characters. He...

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New Mario Kart and Wii Wheel revealed

New. Mario. Kart. And it's online. At the Nintendo press conference, Reggie hinted at the possibility of massive online races. "More racers means more fun. How many more? Stay tuned." In addition to online races, Nintendo revealed an official steering wheel accessory, not too different from the...

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