Angry Birds next adventure? Kart racing

The angry-birds-goAngry Birds are leaving the nest — and the slingshot.

On Tuesday, Rovio introduced the next installment in the ridiculously popular mobile gaming series, which sees the birds and their porcine nemeses take to the track. Angry Birds Go! is a free-to-play kart racing game, filled with the upgrades and special powers you’ve come to expect from the genre.

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Texas gamers build real-life Mario Kart

It’s mario kartone of the best-selling video game franchises in the world, but what if you could play Mario Kart for real?

A group of Texas gamers/engineers from Waterloo Labs decided to give it a go, and the results are pretty amazing. This real-life Mario Kart racing track features actual power-ups, including mushrooms, lightning bolts and even those pesky turtle shells.

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App Review: Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing

A good arcade kart-racer is a rare thing, and Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing is a bright light in the iDevice world. The game is universal, letting you play on iPad or iPhone/iPod Touch and has all the necessary elements of a fun kart racer — colorful characters, winding courses, mystery boxes that contain power-ups to either help you speed up your kart or slow down an opponents, and even a good online mode. The game has four single-player modes with plenty to unlock, giving it a longevity that’s rare in apps, and a good brief tutorial that never wears out its welcome. It’s a wonderful addition to the App Store, but we would have preferred it kept its initial $1.99 promotional price instead of the $4.99 charged at the time of this review.

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