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Tribute to the Little Frogs in the Big CES Pond

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: CES, CES 2008, Editorial, Video Games

Mario StylusIt’s been a long week. Imagine being one of the vendors at the CES, overwhelmed by all the electronic sights and sounds, not to mention being in Vegas in the first place. After all the hoopla, it’s time to pack up and move on to Macworld, unless you are like Innex, who features small items like this tiny Mario Kart Style Stylus Pen for Nintendo DS. Do you suppose that companies like this get overlooked in the 150-inch screens and lost in the latest in iTech? Our kudos to the little guys, the tireless sales reps that probably would just rather be home playing Mario Kart.

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MarioKart on Wii Supports 16 Players Online

Mario Kart Wii

‘s popular arcadey racing game, is inevitably coming to the . When it does, a blurb clipped from the Official Nintendo Magazine UK says it will support 16 players in the popular battle mode.

Mario Kart solidified the WiFi features of the handheld unit and it’s quite possible that the Wii version is being positioned to do the same.

As with earlier versions the Wii Mario Kart will include updated versions of older tracks (in this case Wii translations of DS tracks) as well as all new racing locations. Mario Kart for the Wii is scheduled to be released next spring.

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E3 2007: The Big Three: Who “Won” E3?

E3 2007 winnerIt always seems a bit silly to declare a “winner” of E3. It’s just so juvenile. This is a complex industry that can’t be distilled down to the simple question of “who beat whom.”

But we just can’t help it, can we?

Comparing the three keynotes this year, however, really is a grab-bag of possible outcomes. All three offered something interesting, and picking a single “winner” this year more than ever depends how you define “winning.”

My rundown is after the break.


E3 2007: Nintendo’s Press Conference Recap And Impressions

Shigeru Miyamoto Mario Luigi

As with the Microsoft conference before it, I was confined to my hotel Wi-Fi to take in Nintendo’s E3 press conference. But, unlike Microsoft’s, I’m walking away thoroughly and utterly disappointed. I’m going to go ahead and spoil part of the full story from after the break: there was no mention of Smash Bros. being online. Me = worried much.

Set your expectations low before you view the rest after the break.


Nintendo Mario Kart Race Track Set

Posted by Lolita Beckwith Categories: Toys, Video Games

Mario Kart Racing Set

Here’s a toy guaranteed to appeal to gamers both young and old. Yes, it’s the real life version of the video game Mario Kart DS, and it’s just too cute for words. The set comes with a pair of Mario Kart vehicles, 2 controllers and almost 20 race track pieces. While gameplay is bound to be quite a different experience from the DS version, we know it will generate just as many smiles. Available now for 29.99 USD.

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