Mario Kart Is The Best-selling Racing Franchise Of All Time

Mario Kart Is The Best-Selling Racing Franchise Of All Time

When it comes to racing games, there are many that gamers can choose from. You can go for more street style racing with the Need For Speed franchise, or alternatively you can choose to race super cars with the Forza franchise. However if you want something fun and silly, there's Nintendo's Mario Kart.

So out of all the racing franchises out there, which is the most popular? While we can't speak for other countries, a recent report from the NPD Group has revealed that Mario Kart is the best-selling racing franchise of all time in the US. According to analyst Mat Piscatella, "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was the month's top-selling title. As a property, Mario Kart is the all-time best-selling racing franchise in the U.S."

Sony: Little Nightmares Launches Today On Ps4

Little Nightmares Launches Today on PS4

It's finally arrived… ‘release week' is now upon us. That thing developers look forward to and dread in equal measure. Today, you're free to lock yourselves away, with the lights off and the curtains drawn, and bathe in the primary colours and warm, cuddly characters of our lovely new game, Little Nightmares! It's been over half a year now since we last spoke about the game here, so I thought it might be nice to talk a bit more about how the game has evolved since its inception and how this evolution has informed our approach. Before we do, here is a nice treat introducing the graceful Lady — the ruler of The Maw and the biggest threat to Six's survival.

As you may already know, Little Nightmares was actually born under a different name – Hunger – a name that was designed to reflect the themes that we would be exploring. These things are of course still present, but the game naturally evolved over time, turning into more of an exploration of childhood, primal fears, and how it feels to try to survive in a world that was built and run for others.

Sony: Announcing Call Of Duty: Wwii

Announcing Call of Duty: WWII

Today Activision and Sledgehammer Games provided the first glimpse of the title that's taking Call of Duty back to its roots – Call of Duty: WWII. We're talking boots-on-the-ground gameplay delivering a visceral and immersive gameplay experience unlike anything we've seen before.

In addition to watching the worldwide reveal stream today, we also met with Sledgehammer Games Co-Founders and Studio Heads, Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield for added insights on what's to come in the new game. They explained to us that Call of Duty: WWII is a very personal journey for the team, as they have been hard at work on this project for the last two and a half years. "This is based on one of the most monumental moments in human history, and we get to honor and respect that global sacrifice, to honor the men and women who fought for freedom on all fronts, on a global scale," said Condrey.

Super Mario Run To Get A Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Event This Friday

Super Mario Run To Get A Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Event This Friday

To celebrate the launch of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch, which is taking place on the 28th of April which is this Friday, it seems that Nintendo wants to tie in that celebration with its other games, like Super Mario Run. As you can see in the screenshot to the right, Nintendo will be introducing what they're calling a "mega event" to the game.

Basically to celebrate the release of the game, players will be able to get their hands on certain deluxe buildings and decorations for their Mario kingdom in Super Mario Run. However it also seems that this is contingent on how many players around the world are playing Toad Rally, which we guess is also Nintendo's way of trying to entice players back into the game.

Sony Ps Plus: Free Games For May 2017

PS Plus: Free Games for May 2017

Greetings, PlayStation Nation! The free PS Plus games for May are upon us, and we have something special for everyone. This month we have Tales from the Borderlands and Abzu on PS4.

First up: Tales from the Borderlands, a five-part episodic series from the experts at Telltale Games. Set in the unforgiving world of Pandora after the events of Borderlands 2, follow the journey of Rhys and Fiona as they are thrown together to recover a fortune they both believe is theirs.

Nintendo Releases First Super Mario Run Update With Some Improvements

Nintendo Releases First Super Mario Run Update with Some Improvements

Nintendo released Super Mario Run on iOS last year and the version for Android only arrived in March, with some of the same features that users can enjoy when playing on their iPhones or iPads. Now, the version for Android has received its first update with some improvements.

Super Mario Run has just received an update, bumping the version number to 2.1.0 and bringing some improvements to the user experience. Nintendo’s first update to Super Mario Run for Android-running smartphones brings more Toads, as their number now stands at 99,999.

Namco To Bring Classic Arcade Games Onto The Nintendo Switch

Namco To Bring Classic Arcade Games Onto The Nintendo Switch

As fun as modern games are, sometimes it's hard to beat a classic and if you are looking forward to reliving some classic arcade games that you grew up with, Namco is more than happy to oblige as the company has announced the Namco Museum that will be launched for the Nintendo Switch.

This is basically a compilation of some arcade classics by the company and will include titles such as Pac-Man, Dig Dug, Galaga, Galaga ’88, The Tower of Druaga, Rolling Thunder, Rolling Thunder 2, SkyKid, Splatterhouse, and Tank Force. If you have played any of those titles then we guess you can look forward to it arriving on the Switch.

Weather Matters In Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, Out April 25 On Ps4

Weather Matters in Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, Out April 25 on PS4

When exploring the war-torn Georgian landscape of Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, players will be exposed to a range of weather conditions that affect the gameplay in various ways. Pulling off a precise shot over a long distance will require paying close attention not only to the instrument readings, but also to your surroundings.

Before you can take the shot, you must make your way to a good vantage point undetected and weather conditions will factor into successful infiltration.

Snes Mini Rumored To Launch Later This Year

SNES Mini Rumored To Launch Later This Year

Last week Nintendo made an announcement that surprised, shocked, and disappointed many gamers in one fell swoop: they would be discontinuing the NES Classic Edition. Considering how many units the console had sold, many were wondering if Nintendo was crazy to cut off such a perfect revenue stream.

However it turns out it might be because the company has a successor in the works. According to a report from Eurogamer, they have heard from their sources that Nintendo plans on releasing the SNES Mini later this year, or the SNES Classic Edition or whatever Nintendo plans on calling it. Assuming this is true, this is even better news as the SNES did have better games on it, many of which we're hoping will find its way onto the rumored console.

Street Fighter V To Get New Stage And Costumes On April 25

Street Fighter V To Get New Stage And Costumes On April 25

Heads up gamers, if you're looking forward to being able to play Street Fighter V in a new location or with new costumes, you'll be pleased to learn that Capcom has announced that come April 25, they will be adding the remastered Thailand stage as well as introducing three premium school costumes for Ryu, Chun-Li, and Jun.

For those who are wondering what so special about this Thailand stage, well basically it is where players were first introduced to the iconic Street Fighter villain M. Bison in Street Fighter II, and this is basically a remastered version of the stage from back in the day in all of its new graphics glory, which we have to say looks pretty good.

Sony Shuts Down Servers For Select Playstation Games

Sony Shuts Down Servers For Select PlayStation Games

Sony has confirmed that it’s going to shut down servers for some PlayStation games. The servers are being shut down for several PlayStation 3 games, one PlayStation 4 game as well as one PlayStation Vita game. Those who like PlayStation Move will want to pay close attention as these games are mostly titles that utilize PlayStation Move.

Given that Sony will be shutting down servers for these games, players will no longer be able to access their online features. Now that’s certainly going to take the fun out of the gameplay for most gamers, but it is what it is.

Star Wars Battlefront Ii Coming To Ps4 This November

<em>Star Wars</em> Battlefront II Coming to PS4 This November

Welcome to Star Wars Battlefront II, with a new story mode taking players on an epic journey from the battle of Endor to the rise of the First Order. The prequels, original trilogy, and new era meet in a vast multiplayer adventure coming to PS4 on November 17 (or November 14 if for players who pre-order the Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition).

Star Wars Battlefront II introduces a new single-player Star Wars story. As Imperial special forces operative Iden Versio, you’ll witness firsthand the destruction of the second Death Star. That calamitous event propels you and your elite team, Inferno Squad, into an odyssey of revenge, betrayal, and redemption. The action-packed campaign that follows spans the 30-year gap between Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and leads you to encounters with some of Star Wars’ greatest heroes.

Tokyo Games Food To Require Safety Verification

Tokyo Games food to require safety verification

The Yomiuri ShimbunObtaining Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) certificates has become an urgent task for domestic farmers looking to provide food to athletes at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games after the organizing committee announced its procurement criteria.

The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games announced on March 24 that producers who supply vegetables and other foods to the athletes village will require certification showing the safety of their products has been verified by a third party.

Nintendo's Stock Market Performance Indicates That The Switch Is Doing Well

Nintendo's Stock Market Performance Indicates That The Switch Is Doing Well

With the Nintendo Wii U flopping, many saw the Nintendo Switch as the company's chance to rebound from their failures. At the start this didn't really seem like the case as the company's stock prices actually took a hit when the pricing of the console was revealed, suggesting that investors weren't impressed.

However fast forward a few months and that tune has changed. According to Bloomberg Quint (via Nintendo Life), it seems that following the release of the Switch, the company's stock has been doing well and actually outperformed the Japanese stock market by 20 points through Thursday.