Mario Kart 8 is a blast to play and is easy enough for almost anyone to pick up and enjoy. Its brilliantly designed tracks, inclusion of new weapons, and online refinements make it a no-brainer for Wii U owners.
For families and lovers of casual games, the even more affordable Wii still represents the best console bundle value in terms of dollars spent, but it's also the system that's first on deck to be outdated. With the announcement of the Wii U, the Wii is a declining console. Still, its sizable and often unique back library of games is still worth playing.
YouTube user Dark Pixel mashes up Star Wars with Nintendo's Mario Kart games in this fun fan-made video. Mario flies an X-Wing like a Rebel, and he doesn't have to rely on the Force, either.
We'd all love to play Mario Kart in real life. A handful of fans did exactly that, dressing as their favorite characters in this entertaining prank.
Silicon Valley startup creates an electric go-kart with high-tech smarts that both parents and kids can appreciate.
If you want to race against your best performance in Mario Kart 64, you'll still have to bust out your old N64.
Ashley discusses a Spanish research team's "tractor beam," one cab company's fun new gaming feature for customers and two major milestones for two different self-driving cars.
Easy Taxi wants its Lima, Peru customers to choose their service, and to entice potential riders, they've deployed 10 "Game Cars" featuring a fully functional Wii U onboard with Mario Kart 8 ready for passengers to play.
Watch this skater dressed as Luigi do an impressive run during which he outpaces turtle shells, collects coins and uses turbo boots to try to beat Mario's record.
There are some franchises, however, it is open to releasing new games for regularly.