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Gaming to Go: Mario Kart DS

Go ahead. Roll your eyes. Mario Kart? An incredibly obvious choice, perhaps, but for one important reason: it's good. Very good. It's easily the best racer on the DS and one of the greatest titles in the handheld's library, if the review scores are any indication. But beyond the numbers and...

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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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Blockbuster expands game focus, takes on retail game, hardware sales

Days after confirming plans to stock Grand Theft Auto IV alongside movies on its outer release wall, Blockbuster today announced that the recently released Wii flavor of Mario Kart will make the leap as well. The move is part of what the rental giant calls a plan to "significantly expand its game...

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DS Daily: A longtime companion calls it quits

This weekend, we had to do something that made us feel horrible, but in the end, was for the best. Like that scene in Old Yeller, we had to put down one of our DS carts (Mario Kart DS, oddly enough). You see, all of the inserting and ejecting of the cartridge with our DS caused something to get...

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Rumor: Mario Kart Wii may also be plagued by disc read errors

Did your nearly two years of anticipation come to an anticlimactic conclusion last month when your stubborn, soiled Nintendo Wii refused to play the pristine copy of Smash Bros. Brawl you'd just purchased? If you were one of the unlucky owners of an unkempt Wii whose dust-covered laser couldn't...

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Mario Kart Wii Japanese intro video excites

The color is off a little in the above video, but the intro cutscene for Mario Kart Wii in Japan shows off some sweet stuff. We're sure it'll be no different than the intro we get here in the states, but we're glad to have had this early look. The whole "stunting thing" looks a lot more manageable...

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Japanese Mario Kart Wii video smorgasbord

If you weren't turned off from Mario Kart Wii after the announcement that it would be sans-serpentile-steering, the gaggle of (somewhat poor quality) gameplay videos recently posted by GameTrailers might just tickle your fancy. Featuring the above intro for the Japanese version of the game...

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Official Mario Kart Wii site launches (for Japan)

Fans that just can't get enough of upcoming Nintendo racer Mario Kart Wii, there is now more content for you to painstakingly go over, drooling down your shirt as you press your face against your monitor. The official website for the game (in Japan) has launched, bringing with it a steady flow of...

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ONM reports no snaking in Mario Kart

You can all breathe easier now ... considering, of course, that you trust the UK's Official Nintendo Magazine, which has been known to be wrong on a few issues here and there. When we reported rumors that the dreaded snaking technique would worm its way to Mario Kart Wii, many of you vented your...

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Mario Kart Wii snakes into stores April 27

Nintendo has announced that its frantic shell-flinging racer, Mario Kart Wii, will see its long-awaited US release on April 27th. The game will include the "intuitive" Wii Wheel, otherwise described as a large hunk of plastic capable of housing your Wii remote. We envision it being less useful for...

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