We kick off SXSW 2014 with some actual-life Mario Karting (video)

We kick off SXSW 2014 with some real-life Mario Karting (video)

The primary few days of SXSW have introduced fairly a bit of pleasure for our workforce on the bottom. After beginning the present with a stun-copter demo, we stopped by the Palmer Occasions Middle to play a bit of a stay-motion Mario Kart. Pennzoil has arrange a go-kart monitor right here in Austin to advertise its new Platinum line of pure fuel-based mostly motor oils, although — let’s face it — we have been actually solely right here to be Mario (and Luigi, Bowser and Princess Peach) for a day.

Every of the 4 karts on the monitor have been mounted with a GoPro digital camera to doc every racer’s viewpoint. Along with monitoring every banana peel and velocity booster we ran over, the footage apparently teases some parts from the upcoming Mario Kart eight title. Our personal Joseph Volpe additionally wore a GoPro of his personal, so you possibly can see simply how disillusioned he was when Terrence O’Brien stole the lead. Take a look at the video under.

Video observe: Sadly the Karting group was unable to find our race footage, so we have included a 4-panel view from an analogous race later within the day, for instance of the video despatched to every participant following the competitors. Engadget editors seem earlier within the video.

Zach Honig contributed to this report.

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