Mario Kart RC Cars Let You Virtually Shoot Other Players

Hot damn. This remote control Mario Kart set not only lets you race your favorite characters around on your kitchen floor, but the controllers feature built-in virtual projectiles and power-ups in the form of shells, banana peels, mushrooms, stars, and more.

The karts apparently have built-in sensors, so when you get hit from …

In Which I Almost Get Iced, Bro

Last Friday I did something I rarely do – take time off. I figured it being a long weekend and all, I might take the extra day to unwind and get some “perspective”. Well, I didn’t really take the day off. Instead, I went to the Cnet offices in Manhattan to sit down with Jeff Bakalar, Justin Yu and the lovely Natali Del Conte on …

Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Coming to the PC this Fall

Fact: the Star Wars franchise is a cash cow.

Fans of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV series will be delighted to hear that Sony Online Entertainment and LucasArts will be collaborating on the forthcoming Clone Wars Adventures that launches on the PC this fall alongside the release of Star Wars: The Clone Wars season three.

The …

The Loadout for June 1st, 2010: New Games to Attack Your Week With

Welcome to the Loadout. Our philosophy is that the working week is a recurring boss battle that you’ll need the proper weapons to take down. The supplies at hand won’t always be pretty but you might just be able to hold out until the weekend. Green means add it to your arsenal, yellow leaves it up to your discretion and red means

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Friday, May 28, 2010 – Hey China, You guys can finally buy an iPad!

Here’s what else is going on in nerd news around the Web:

No Iron Man for two years? Nope. During a radio interview director Jon Favreau said that Iron Man 2 is the last we’ll see of Tony Stark until Joss Whedon’s Avengers film in 2012, which means, obviously, …

Official: James McAvoy Is Young, Hairy Charles Xavier

Both X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine have shown us that the young Professor Charles Xavier looks just like a CGI’d Patrick Stewart in an unconvincing wig, but Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class looks set to reveal that he was, in fact, a Scot with genuine follicles.

Wanted‘s James McAvoy will play the young Xavier …

Apple Working on Cloud Based AppleTV With $99 Price Tag?

Engadget has received a tip “which has been confirmed by a source very close to Apple” that appears to suggest Apple hasn’t given up on AppleTV just yet. Apparently we may see a new revision of the device based on the iPhone’s operating system that contains only 16GB of storage but is capable of streaming full 1080p video with …

Michael Bay To Bring His Explosive Touch To Ninja Turtles

Transformers director Michael Bay clearly wants to touch your childhood. How else to explain the fact that, in addition to his uber-successful movies about robots in disguise, he’s just signed on to produce the movie reboot for four well-known Heroes In A Half Shell?

Bay’s production company Platinum Dunes has been brought in to …

Is Microsoft’s Zune Pass Too Expensive?

In an interview with Bloomberg, senior product manager for Zune Terry Farrell apparently hinted that Microsoft might lower the price of Zune Pass. There’s no direct quote in the interview from Farrell, so I’m skeptical of whether or not Farrell even hinted at it. The only direct quote from Farrell mentions how challenging the space …

Palm webOS Design Director Heads To Google

This can’t be good. Matias Duarte has left Palm for Google.

The now former senior director of human interface and user experience for Palm was the genius behind webOS’s user interface and his departure does not bode well for new owner HP. Google has confirmed with All Things D that Duarte is joining his former Danger cohort Andy …

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Thursday, May 27, 2010 – Smell you later, FlashForward*

Here’s what else is going on in nerd news around the web:

*Series finale airs tonight on ABC at 8 p.m.

Sherlock 2 gets a release date: The sequel to last year’s Sherlock Holmes starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Rachel McAdams is set to open Dec. 16, 2011. We also …

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