1. Via Topless Robot: stand aside, Mario Kart! This is one go-kart that will knock you right off the road… with style!

    My only question: can it withstand a hit from a Blue Shell?

  2. GamesCom 2009 saw the release of a new trailer for Konami’s answer to Star Fox Adventures, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow… which is really just the E3 trailer again with another 1:05 of video added:

  3. New cam-footage of New Super Mario Bros. Wii from the same show. I didn’t get to see the game in person at E3, but this looks better than the videos I had seen of it, looks a bit smoother than the DS title:

    And another video shows off a different level, and that Micro-Goombas are back, and you can defend against them:

    Hmm, I wonder if the Toads do as the Marios do, and take their hats off when they complete a stage as well?

  4. Meanwhile, over on the SEGA side of life, Sonic and friends’ answer to Mario Kart, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, has another trailer for GamesCom:

    Between this and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up, it seems more companies are following Nintendo’s formula for games on their platform (and others). I’m fine by this, especially if the games are good and, in this case, less irritating than the original can sometimes be.

  5. Yup, more GamesCom, and this time it’s not Sonic or Mario… it’s both! I can’t wait for Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, especially the DS version and its story mode in which the characters actually get to interact.

    You can find a ton of images and a video interview with SEGA Europe’s Head of Marketing here.

  6. Via Kombo and a bunch of other sources prior to that, what do you get when you cross Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds with Shigeru Miyamoto’s Super Mario Bros.?

  7. Via GoNintendo is yet another GamesCom trailer for another game I’d like to get my hands on, Ubisoft’s Rabbids Go Home:

    Nothing against the art style, but I did always like it when the Rabbids were causing their own brand of chaos in realistic environments.

  8. Finally, there’s no embed code for this, but it must be shared: The TransFormer, a silent movie classic.

–LBD “Nytetrayn”

  • http://www.pressthebuttons.com MattG

    From what I saw and played at E3, no, the Toads do not remove their hats.

  • http://www.sleepbetteraid.com Lauren Stewart

    I like the Mario Kart game because it is more challenging as you get to the next level.-;”

  • http://www.soapdispenserdevice.com Niamh Carter

    i used to play Mario Kart a lot last year but suddenly lost interest coz i got busy.';

  • http://www.wet-saw.org Wet Saw 

    me and my girlfriend loves to play mario kart all day–~