Something really cool is going to happen at SXSW 2014 that has nothing to do with live music. Pennzoil is going to bring real world Nintendo Mario Kart racing to the music show with its Mario Karting Reimagined exhibition. The exhibition will put people being the wheel of real Mario Karts with powerups.
Racing games are very popular today with the Forza franchise being one of the most popular series on the Xbox and Grand Turismo being incredibly popular on the PS3. Another slick driving franchise is coming to the PlayStation 4 called Driveclub.
Grand Theft Auto 5 proved to be one of the best selling games of 2013. The game also has a very popular online mode called GTA Online that allows players to play against others in the open game world. GTA online received an update in December that added new features.
A new survey is making the rounds that shows an interesting fact, a tiny amount of mobile gamers account for half of mobile game revenues. The survey was conducted by a company called Swrve. Swrve used data collected from tens of millions of gamers to get its numbers, and the numbers are impressive.
Nintendo has several iconic characters in the video game world that have been around since the early days of gaming. These are characters like Mario and Donkey Kong. Any child of the 80's will probably remember playing Donkey Kong in the arcade and hating that ape more often than not.
If you are a fan of the Forza franchise, some good news was announced this week. Microsoft announced that the Forza Motorsport 5 game has a new racetrack available to download and enjoy. The best news about the new track is that it is a free download for all Forza 5 gamers.
Earlier this week we mentioned that the new Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes game would have a higher native resolution on the PS4 than the Xbox One. While the Xbox One is stuck with 720p native resolution at 60 fps, the PS4 will get 1080p resolution at 60 fps. The game will also be available on the Xbox 360 and PS3 at 720p using upscaling and 30 fps frame rates.