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Mario’s Kart Will Reach a New Gear

Kids, teenagers, college kids, adults Everybody rejoice!

“An app called Mario Kart Tour is set to be released in the next financial year, meaning anywhere between April 2018 and March 2019.”
-“Nintendo is bringing Mario Kart to smartphones,” Sam Byford (The Verge)

The eternal gaming favorite Mario Kart that knows no age limit is finally expanding into the mobile space. Given Nintendo’s delayed entry into the smartphone sector for users around the world with this specific game, it begs an important question:

Will the Mario Kart experience seamlessly translate on an iPhone and/or Android phone?

That’s really the pivotal inquiry Nintendo should be concerned with answering pre-launch. Can Mario Kart be played successfully on a mobile device without gaming hiccups? Certainly, the cloud-based gaming prospects are exciting. Yes. However, again, will the quality transfer and/or even improve on our handheld supercomputers that are occasionally used as phones? What about the lack of physical buttons on smartphones? Will the size of a phone screen correctly scale the Mario Kart experience in a satisfying manner?

As a lifelong Mario Kart fan, I hope the answer to these questions is yes. Either way, I know my nephew is already planning my gaming demise in our next round of Mario Kart races and challenges.

He’s no Luigi…he’s a Mario.


Merry Christmas!

‘Tis the season for spending time with loved ones. In whatever way you celebrate Christmas morning and Christmas day, the most important thing is to create lasting memories by embracing this holiday’s special traditions.

And one of those aforementioned traditions is music.

Merry Christmas! 

Happy Thanksgiving

Spending Thanksgiving with family and friends reminds us of the warmth of our relationships, the delicious food that’s brought to the table and the unique hilarity delivered by our family members. For starters, there’s a sign in my parent’s house that reads, “‘Tis the season for forced family fun.” Most of all, this holiday is about settling our rivalries, coming together and being thankful. And in true Thanksgiving fashion, this should happen on the gridiron.

Or at a nearby park.

The Geller Yeller still hasn’t announced the winner.

Happy Thanksgiving! 

Friends Forever

For those wondering, the title refers to the show, not the song. However, both are equally awesome.

(Bonus points if you can name the show that featured the aforementioned song)

When lightning in a bottle happens, specifically regarding sitcoms, there’s an eternal fascination with everything involving the show. True story (name the character and/or sitcom!). The shelf life is forever. The stories, characters and the tone often define entire decades, generations and/or certain parts of the country from a treasured moment in time for millions of viewers. And as soon as the sitcom series finale airs, there’s a strange juxtaposition of sadness and uplifting nostalgia from fans.

I know because I’m one of these fans.

There’s a personal investment to learn everything from these shows that was an treasured part of growing up. These facts include interesting tidbits from in front of the camera, as well as from behind the camera.

Just when you thought there was nothing new to learn about Friends

With this brand new behind-the-scenes story in August of 2017 (series finale was in 2004), it’s safe to presume that a Friends super fan now knows everything about this show in a genuinely comprehensive sense. You could even say a Friends super fan knows Friends like the back of their hand.

Wait, their hand or that Las Vegas blackjack dealer’s hand?

(Double bonus points if you can name the actor who played that Las Vegas blackjack dealer!)