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    Nintendo is experimenting with other realities and this time, Ninty is trying out Augmented Reality (AR). During its Super Mario Bros. Direct to celebrate the series' 35th anniversary, the console maker announced Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit. Created in partnership with Velan Studios, this Nintendo Switch game is like no other as it requires physical Mario-themed kart toys to play. These karts come equipped with a camera and are controlled with the Switch console for an AR Mario Kart experience.


    The physical kart responds to boosts in-game and in the real world, stops when hit with an item, and can be affected in different ways depending on the race. Players place gates to create a custom course layout in their home, where they can let their imagination determine the track. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit allows players to race against Koopalings in Grand Prix to unlock skins to customise courses and costumes for Mario and Luigi, and also supports up to four players in local multiplayer mode .

    Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, which is available in Mario or Luigi models, launches on 16th October and functions with a Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite.

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  3. haxan

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    I really love how they use household items to surround the racing course, that's such a neat idea!
     
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    You can bet your ass it won't be cheap.
     
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    my rooms are too small though...
     
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    damn that is so nice. like a childhood dream come true :D
     
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    forget headache inducing VR : AR is the future!
     
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    Depending on the game... yes.
    However, depending on the game... actually, no.
     
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    Thought this would be stupid but it seems kinda cool

    Probably too expensive tho tbh
     
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    the shame is probably it will be expensive as hell, it looked preety dope but im betting on like 100$ for the kart plus the flags and since you need 2 at least then 200 for a simple multiplayer fun and dont forget you need 2 switches aswell so the price keeps going up :S
     
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    That is REALLY god damn clever. Shame that within the year, we'll get some kid got a Red Shell power up, and decided to fuck his pet turtle at their friends kart.

    Joking aside, it really is a good idea. I just hope that Nintendo planned the wheels of the kart for those of us with carpet in their living room.
     
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    This is my childhood dream comming true, very excited to build very large tracks with all kind of bridges and even themed handmade mini-scenery. I really hope it comes with the capabilit of recording your races.
     
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    Idk what's Nintendo's obsession is with AR, but I'm taking it...

    ...if the price is reasonable, which it probably wont be.
     
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    hope it works on the SX OS without having to hookup to the internet or something

    ...tee hee
     
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    I'm guessing 350 bucks per kit.
     
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    aparently best buy as a pre order page and still not open just placeholder ans its 99$ im guessing for mario figure and those 4 checkpoints.

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    aprently it will we 100$ for each kart, the game is a free download on the e shop.
     
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    But.... almost my entire apartment is carpeted. :(
     
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    No thanks. $100 for this? I hope is worth it, though I wouldn't buy. Doesn't seem like something you can play online. :ninja:
     
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    how does the physical cart "hookup" to the switch? direct wi-fi?
     
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    sorry double, triple post
     
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    Kids will probably play with it for half an hour then chuck it in the closet never to be seen again.
     
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    I'd also assume WiFi, the same protocols as local Switch-Switch multiplayer. The Switch's Bluetooth wouldn't have the bandwidth to stream video.
     
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