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How One Mario Kart Track Has Changed In 22 Years

If you’ve been playing Mario Kart games since the beginning, you’re probably going to have a bit of déjà vu on the Doughnut Plain track. The folks at GameXplain take a look at the Doughnut Plains level as it originally appeared in 1992′s Super Mario Kart and as it will show up in next month’s Mario Kart 8.


Princess Peach Gets Her Own Damn Wii Remote Plus

I’ve managed to resist picking up the Mario and Luigi themed Wii remotes thus far, but the addition of a Princess Peach motion controller at the end of the month has the game paraphernalia collector in me twitching. Dammit, Nintendo.


Kaos Hijacks Teaser For The Next Big Skylanders Game

Activision is planning to unveil the next big instalment in its wildly popular (and lucrative) toy-video game combo Skylanders next week at an event in New York City. In preparation, the series publisher sent out some invitations that show chief antagonist and evil portal master Kaos being his loveable dastardly self.


There's A Wii U GamePad... Racing Wheel

The wheel, of course, is the Wii U GamePad. Makes sense!


A Breakdown Of The New Smash Bros. Mode

Based on what we’ve seen of Smash Run, the recently revealed multiplayer mode in Super Smash Bros. where players traverse dungeon-like levels and collect power-ups, it looks like the 3DS-specific mode could be a blast.


Double Bumblebee Is The Best Thing About Rise Of The Dark Spark

I don’t care which universe he’s in, plucky yellow Autobot Bumblebee always rocks. And hey, that’s two voice actors Activision doesn’t have to hire! SPOILER FOR TRANSFORMERS PRIME ANIMATED SERIES FOLLOWS


Have You Played Road Rash?

Video: Have you played Road Rash? You’ll enjoy the next 45 seconds. Above is footage from the alpha of Road Redemption, an open-world motorcycle combat racer and spiritual successor to the Road Rash series, which had its last entry in ’99.


A Breakdown Of The 15 Secrets Hidden In The Newest Smash Bros. Footage

Unannounced characters. New, unexplained items. Possible cameos. Small details you might have missed. The Smash Bros. themed direct we watched earlier this week had a lot of stuff jam-packed into it, much of which you can’t catch unless you pick apart some of what we were shown.


Atlus Revives Failed Earthbound-Inspired Kickstarter RPG

Last year, the developers of modern JRPG Citizens of Earth took to Kickstarter to raise $US100,000 for their project. Sadly, it didn’t work out. But now, thanks to Atlus, the game is going to be completed on time after all.


Samus' New High Heels Are, Well...

Zero Suit Samus is in the new Smash Bros., and she has some rather interesting footwear. Which, if we’re being honest, should put her at a competitive disadvantage.