Video games were born right around the same time I was, and I’ve been voraciously devouring them, writing about them, and talking about them ad nauseum on the Internet for so long that it’s a wonder I’m married and was able to procreate twice. If I had to write down a list of the all-time best video games…it would probably take me an eternity. But, rest assured, one of the games on that list would absolutely be Mario Kart.
Mario Kart, the wacky party driving game starring all of the characters from the Mario universe, is the great bridge builder of the video game universe. ANYONE and EVERYONE can play Mario Kart — even people who don’t usually play video games like parents and little kids can and do enjoy this game. It’s also one of the few games that actively encourages you to enjoy the company of the people you’re with, rather than isolate yourself in your own narrow, private gaming experience.
So that’s why I’m ridiculously excited that a bunch of smart guys from Waterloo Labs have brought Mario Kart to life in their video, Real Life Mario Kart!
Someone alert the Nobel Prize committee, because World Peace may soon be possible.
If you couldn’t get past the tech-speak, the fun times start at 2:23 in the video. Basically, these guys added science to go-carting and made it more fun than what was previously thought possible. The notion of being able to take the kids outside and show them, in real life, how badly it hurts their father’s feelings every time they launch a red shell at him is a powerful thing, people. Fortunately it looks like the fellas at Waterloo haven’t invented the Blue Shell…YET.
So now that this is possible, what’s next? What video game should be brought to life for fun family activity?
Might I suggest:
What about you? What video game activity would you like to see happen in real life?