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Nintendo Reveals Why MARIO KART Games Still Have The Dreaded Blue Shell

Pure skill will get you far in Mario Kart but as anyone who’s spent their fair share of time in first place can attest, taking the lead can be a dangerous thing when items like the Blue Shell exist. The controversial item — which automatically hits and hinders the player sitting in first place — has been a point of contention among some Mario Kart fans for years, whose calls for Nintendo to remove it have fallen on deaf ears. As it turns out, Nintendo has actually considered removing the Blue Shell in the past. read more


15 Video Game Reboots That Failed To Breathe New Life Into A Franchise

Whatever the medium, pulling off a successful reboot of an established brand is a tricky proposition. Creators have to deliver a product that not only will be embraced by existing fans of that specific property, but also introduce enough new ideas to justify doing the reboot in the first place. This is especially tricky in gaming, where fans often want to see their favorite series go in bold new directions, but still retain their “classic” feel. read more