Last Sunday, a group of cosplayers decked out in Mario-themed costumes took to the streets of Akihabara, one of Tokyo’s busiest (and by far its geekiest) districts, in real-live, brightly colored go-karts. The event, held monthly by local go-kart rental company Akiba Cart, allows fans to play Mario Kart in actual, non-virtual space, albeit with fewer exploding shells and cliffs to fall off of. Photos from last weekend’s race include a Donkey Kong, a Mario, a Luigi, and Toad, a Toadette, a Yoshi, a Peach, and a Daisy driving around the streets of Tokyo and brightening the day of passersby.

Source: Mashable

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Stefan Terry
One of my earliest memories with games was just after Pokémon had come out in the states for the first time. I remember, after having watched the show for a couple weeks, stumbling across a friend with an original Gameboy playing Pokémon Red version using a Weedle. When he told me he was playing Pokémon, I told him I didn't know there was a Pokémon that had a pumpkin for a head. Boy games have come a long way. Speaking of games, I also contribute to making them somewhat professionally, and ocassionaly write about them. You should see some of that games writing stuff, I hear it's real popular with the kids these days.


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