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How Mario Kart 8’s DLC Smashes The Competition

<b>I can’t quite put my finger on whether Nintendo’s handling</b> of the Mario Kart 8 DLC packs is extremely smart or a little bit stupid. In each pack, you …

First Look: Polaris' Slingshot roadster unveiled

Polaris Industries is expanding. It's grown a third wheel.<p>The company best known for its extensive line of snowmobiles and side-by-side off-road vehicles, having enjoyed a year of success with its revived Indian Motorcycles brand of big street cruisers, has moved into the sport three-wheeler market.<p>…

The Evolution of Game Boy

<b>Game Boy</b><p><b>Released: 1989</b><p>Here it is, in all its gray, brick-shaped glory: Game Boy. The original version might not look like much now, but it was an …

Survival Skills: How To Desalinate Water in the Field

Last week, I received a call from some friends who provide survival training for a branch of the Department of Justice. They were mid-experiment, …

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Tested: 2.2 Seconds to 60!

Hi-Po Silver! Porsche's 918 Spyder is the quickest production car yet. Here's how it makes the numbers.<p>Flush as we are with nutty performance cars at the moment, we should remember that automobiles as quick as the Porsche 918 don’t come along too often. In 2008, the quickest (and fastest) …

First Look: McLaren unveils P1 GTR race track car

The British race car company McLaren has unveiled a first look at its new P1 GTR track-focused supercar, due to officially debut at the upcoming Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance auto show.<p>The GTR is a closed-course, non-street-legal version of the company's flagship McLaren P1. It is scheduled to …

Jaguar buys $170M worth of classic cars

The James Hull Collection is acquired by Special Operations.<p>There are only 130 Jaguars in the 543-car collection of Dr. James Hull, but Jaguar Land Rover has bought them all. It was the largest privately-owned collection of British cars in the world, but it now belongs to the Special Operations …

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A Look Back At The PS4 That Might Have Been

PS4 excitement is reaching a fever pitch ahead of Sony launching the system in the US at the end of the week, and I thought I’d take a brief break from the console wars to take a look back at how far we’ve come.<p>All throughout the past console generation, people have been speculating what the …

A Giant Twisting Serpent Skeleton Emerges from the Loire River in France | Colossal

<p>Completed in 2012, Serpent d’océan is a giant aluminum sea serpent skeleton by artist Huang Yong Ping (previously) situated off the shore of the …

A Maldives Beach Awash in Bioluminescent Phytoplankton Looks Like an Ocean of Stars | Colossal

<p>While vacationing on the Maldives Islands, Taiwanese photographer Will Ho stumbled onto an incredible stretch of beach covered in millions of …

Can Mario Kart 8 Save Nintendo?

Nintendo hopes that the release of Mario Kart 8 will increase the sale of its Wii U<p><b>Nintendo Co</b>., the Japanese video-game company struggling to win over consumers with its latest generation of consoles, hopes that Mario Kart 8 - which can only be played on the Wii U - can kick start sales of the the …

Realistic Super Nintendo And Game Boy Cartridge Soaps

Because why would anybody want to release products in time for people to buy them for Christmas presents, Firebox has these life-size 'invigorating …

The 8 Best Nintendo Wii U Games to Buy in 2018

After years of market domination with machines like the Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64 and the trailblazing Nintendo Wii, the international king of …

Nintendo Has A Rather Fantastic Super Smash Bros. Marketing Strategy

One of the most anticipated games of the year is Nintendo's next Super Smash Bros. game, with a somewhat abridged version coming to the 3DS this fall and a full console release for the Wii U promised by the holiday. It remains to be seen if the Wii U version will hit that target in the wake of …

Nintendo bringing Bayonetta 2, Super Smash Bros., Shovel Knight and more to Comic-Con

Nintendo fans in San Diego during Comic-Con International 2014 will be able to get their hands on nearly 20 games from the publisher, Nintendo announced today.<p>The lineup encompasses titles on Nintendo 3DS as well as Wii U, and includes recent releases along with upcoming games. Here's the full list:<p>…

Nintendo Is Poised To Make A Big Comeback

The industry veteran is a master of comebacks and agenda-setting lateral business moves; it practically invented handheld gaming as a viable global entertainment platform; it watched its 95% console market share eaten away by the Mega Drive, and then pummelled its upstart competition with a hundred …

Nintendo is back: why summer 2014 belongs to the Wii U

A new survey suggests that interest in the troubled console has surged after a successful E3. But Nintendo must capitalise on the momentum<p>It is the oldest cliche in the great book of video game cliches: never underestimate Nintendo.<p>The industry veteran is a master of comebacks and agenda-setting …