This New Mario Kart Game Brings The Race To Your Living Room

This new Mario Kart game brings the race to your living room

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Transcript: Mario Kart just got "real." The beloved racing game is getting the augmented reality treatment. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit will use the Nintendo Switch as its remote control. The game uses a real-life R/C replica of a kart with a camera attached to the top. Use objects around your house to customize your course, and with the help of the camera the track comes to life, streaming all the action from the kart cam to your TV. Mario Kart Live comes with 4 gates, 2 arrow signboards, and the option of choosing between Mario or Luigi as your racer. Expect Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit in stores on October 16th.

This Week's Gaming Roundup Has Us Talking About Project Cars 3 And Wrc 9

This week's gaming roundup has us talking about Project Cars 3 and WRC 9

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The crossover between gearheads and gamers is growing every day. Professional race car drivers develop their chops digitally before ever stepping foot onto certain tracks thanks to racing simulators like iRacing. Entertainers like T-Pain are simultaneously diving into both automotive and gaming ventures. We even see the overlap firsthand on our very own livestreams, where car enthusiasts of all ages from around the world join us to talk about not only their favorite cars, but also their favorite racing and driving games. Because of all the hype, we wanted to create a place on Autoblog to talk about the gaming news of the week, and how it might relate to the automotive world (and for any parents out there, we'll try to help you make sense of some of the madness.) Enter: Autoblog's Gaming Roundup. Let's dive in. 

Angels Manager: Ohtani Unlikely To Pitch This Year

Angels manager: Ohtani unlikely to pitch this year

Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon says Japanese two-way player Ohtani Shohei is not going to pitch this year, due to a muscle injury near his right elbow.

Maddon spoke about Ohtani during an online news conference on Tuesday. He said, "In whatever kind of throwing program, it'll be very conservative." He said, "I'm not anticipating him pitching at all this year."

Grilled Eel Slightly Cheaper This Year In Japan

Grilled eel slightly cheaper this year in Japan

Eating grilled eels in this season has been a long-standing tradition in Japan. This year consumers will be pleased to see the price drop slightly.

Japan's Fisheries Agency says the domestic catch of juvenile Japanese eels for cultivation between last November and April was 17.1 tons -- the highest level in six years.

This Is How Sony Could Handle Backwards Compatibility On The Ps5

This Is How Sony Could Handle Backwards Compatibility On The PS5

When it comes to backwards compatibility on consoles, it’s safe to say that Microsoft has done a much better job compared to Sony. For instance, the PS4 supports backwards compatibility with PS3 games, but that’s pretty much it, whereas the Xbox One supports the original Xbox and Xbox 360 games.

However, in a tweet by @Renak_schedule, they have discovered what appears to be a patent by Sony in which the company is looking at an idea on how to make its consoles more backwards compatible with older consoles, like the PS4, PS3, PS2, and the original PlayStation through the use of cloud gaming.

Sony Confirms Plans For A New A7s Camera This Summer

Sony Confirms Plans For A New A7S Camera This Summer

Sony’s A7 series of mirrorless cameras come in a variety of models. If you’re a low-light photographer or someone who prefers a camera that is more adept at shooting in low-light, then the A7S series is one worth checking out, although the downside is that it has been many years since Sony gave it an update.

However, the good news is that if you’ve been looking forward to Sony updating the A7S lineup, the company has confirmed in an interview with DPreview that a new model will be launching this summer. According to Sony exec Kenji Tanaka, he has confirmed that a successor to the A7S II will be coming soon.

Revisit Historic Vehicles On This Sunday's Episode Of The Autoblog Show

Revisit historic vehicles on this Sunday's episode of The Autoblog Show

"The Autoblog Show" returns to Fios TV this Sunday for its eighth episode, this time featuring some vehicles of old.

We revisit the 1966 Ford GT 40 win at Le Mans and see what the cars look like now at Pebble Beach, and continue with the Shelby theme with a Factory Five Shelby Cobra replica. Finally, we head to the mountains outside Salt Lake City to drive vintage Land Cruisers.  

Fujifilm's Webcam Software For Mac Will Be Releasing This July

Fujifilm's Webcam Software For Mac Will Be Releasing This July

Last month, Fujifilm announced that they would be releasing the Fujifilm X Webcam software for computers. In case you missed the announcement, basically this is a software that turns Fujifilm digital cameras into webcams pretty much as a plug-and-play method, and the good news is that it will be coming to Mac computers next month.

When the company initially announced the release of the software, it was only available for PCs, but with this update, Fujifilm has confirmed that development of the macOS version is in development and is expected to be released around mid-July (no specific mention of dates, but we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled).