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Mario Kart VR now available to play at Namco Funscape in central London

Here we gooooooooo!

Bandai Namco has given Nintendo fans a new place to play Mario Kart VR. The arcade units have been added to the Namco Funscape in County Hall, which is found in central London. It's not like there's a ton of places to enjoy Mario Kart VR, so it's nice to have one more opportunity!

Next round of Mario Kart Tour characters teased

Two new racers speeding our way

Mario Kart Tour is kicking off its Vancouver Tour on Feb. 12th, 2020. As usual, the new tour is going to bring new racers with it. Nintendo has teased two of those characters above. Can you figure out who is being added soon?

Mario Kart Tour - Vancouver track coming in the next tour


Mario Kart Tour - content update for Feb. 5th, 2020

[Tours] Part 2 of the 10th Tour, the Valentine Tour, is now live (available until February 12th)

[Pipe] The 2nd Valentine Pipe is now available. It features the following: Peach (Vacation), Shy Guy (Pastry Chef) (available until February 12th)

[Store] The following Packs are now available in the Store: Value Pack, Heart Balloons Pack, and Baby Luigi Pack (available until February 12th)

[Log-in Bonus] To celebrate the start of Part 2 of the 10th Tour, the Valentine Tour, all players can now claim the following as special Log-in Bonus: Ruby x5 (available until February 12th)

Mario Kart Wii error accidentally puts mouths on Donkey Kong's feet

Foot and mouth disease

The weirder the bit of trivia, the more it intrigues me. That's why today's finding has me absolutely giddy. It doesn't get much weirder than this.

In Mario Kart Wii, it appears Nintendo made a mistake that lead to a texture issue. When selecting Donkey Kong on the character select screen, you can see a slight issue with Donkey Kong's feet. Turns out a texture issue has lead to Donkey Kong's mouth texture being applied to his feet. It's one of those things you probably never noticed in-game, but now can't unsee it!

Mario Kart Tour’s latest event brings the love

Spread the love of racing

Fill your heart with love and Grand Stars in the Mario Kart Tour game’s next limited-time event: the Valentine’s Tour!

The Mario Kart Tour game is for everyone, newcomers and veterans alike. Check it out to join the race today!

Event duration: Until Feb. 11, 2020 at 9:59 p.m. PT

Login bonus duration: Until Feb. 11, 2020 at 9:59 p.m. PT

Tour overview

Week 1: Baby Peach (Cherub) floats into the spotlight

Baby Peach (Cherub), Apple Kart, and Sweetheart Glider are in the spotlight! This sugary-sweet combo can add some real charm to any racetrack.

Baby Peach (Cherub)'s special item is the Heart—you just might love how it protects you!

Week 2: Triomphe-ant returns

Peach (Vacation) and Shy Guy (Pastry Chef) are back in the spotlight.

Featured course

Zoom through one of the world’s most romantic cities in the new Paris-themed course!

Tour gifts

The included Tour gifts this time are driver Baby Peach, the Birthday Girl kart, and the Piranha Plant Parafoil glider. If you're subscribed to the Gold Pass, then you also have a chance to get driver Wendy, the Macharon kart, and the Strawberry Crêpe glider as Tour gifts.

Maricar ordered to pay Nintendo roughly $450k for IP infringement

Game over

The people behind the Maricar go-kart service (renamed to Mari Mobility Development) were quite stubborn when Nintendo first went after them. Nintendo felt the company was making money off of their characters and Mario Kart franchise, and were also misleading the public about a connection to Nintendo themselves. Maricar initially resisted pushback from Nintendo, and actually taunted them by continuing to use the costumes/characters. Soon after that, things started going downhill legally for Maricar.

The situation has taken yet another turn, and Maricar is in even more trouble. The Japanese high court has ruled on the matter, and they have found that Maricar owes Nintendo for IP infringement. The ruling has Maricar coughing up $450k to make up for the IP infringement. This likely the last nail in the coffin for the Maricar service.

Mario Kart Tour - content update for Jan. 29th, 2020

[Tours] The 10th Tour, the Valentine Tour, is now live. The featured Tour Gifts are Baby Peach (everyone) and Macharon and Strawberry Crêpe (Gold Pass), and more. (available until February 12th)

[Pipe] The 1st Valentine Pipe is now available. It features the following: Baby Peach (Cherub) (Driver), Apple Kart (Kart), and Sweetheart Glider (Glider) (available until February 12th)

[Store] The following Packs are now available in the Store (available until February 5th):

Value Pack
Pink Shy Guy Pack
Bumble V Pack

[Log-in Bonus] To celebrate the start of the new Tour, all players can now claim the following as special Log-in Bonus: ruby x5 (available until February 5th)

Milo's Quest - more gameplay

The young pupper, Milo, is enjoying his time in the park and sees a delicious bone to chew on! This bone is cursed and sets free the Evil King Old Skull. Now it’s up to Milo to go on an adventure to stop the curse!

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