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Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Somebody was playing Mario Kart on Kauffman Stadium’s Crown Vision

Everyone loves a good Mario Kart session. That is, until the blue shells come out and someone drops from first place to last place faster than you can say “dibs on Yoshi.” Regardless, it seems like someone at Kauffman Stadium loves Mario Kart enough that they wanted to play it on Crown Vision.

So, how long before we see this happening mid-game?

QLE Posted: January 09, 2019 at 08:15 AM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: kauffman stadium, royals, video games

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   1. TVerik. Old Java Rodney. Posted: January 09, 2019 at 07:11 PM (#5803906)
I know the guy who does the video boards for Citi Field and MSG, and he tells me that this is incredibly common in the off-season.
   2. puck Posted: January 09, 2019 at 09:40 PM (#5803927)
Every stadium seems to have the stupid animated race. I always wondered why they don't put some kids on an XBox and let them race on the scoreboard.
   3. Red Voodooin Posted: January 09, 2019 at 10:26 PM (#5803939)
I always wondered why they don't put some kids on an XBox and let them race on the scoreboard.

Because watching people play video games is lame AF, and watching mascots run around is kinda fun? Oh, wait you were talking about "animated races" ... yeah those are dumb, too.
   4. Paul D(uda) Posted: January 09, 2019 at 10:51 PM (#5803945)
We were debating this in the lounge, but favourite MarioKart? I'm a huge believer that Double Dash is the best one, and that the series has really lost something by refusing to go back to its mechanics.
   5. PASTE, Now with Extra Pitch and Extra Stamina Posted: January 09, 2019 at 10:58 PM (#5803948)
Yeah it was Double Dash. But 64 had the best Rainbow Road.
   6. vortex of dissipation Posted: January 09, 2019 at 11:40 PM (#5803954)
Not really into video games, but I've always wanted to play my favorite J-rock videos on the huge screen above the basketball court at the arena where I work. Never will, of course...
   7. TVerik. Old Java Rodney. Posted: January 10, 2019 at 12:03 AM (#5803958)
You can even defend the playing a bit to your bosses, by saying that the fast motion and uncertain framing (all of the action in video games does NOT take place in the center of the screen, as most television does) in video games is a good workout and test for the LED screens of big boards.
   8. Rally Posted: January 10, 2019 at 10:07 AM (#5804009)
I like Mario Kart but prefer Smash Brothers. Last week I hit a 3 run walk off homer with Link. Got the baseball bat, timed it perfectly where 3 people were fighting, did the leg kick, and knocked them all off the stage for the win.
   9. Paul D(uda) Posted: January 11, 2019 at 09:09 AM (#5804466)
I've always found Smash a bit too kinetic for me.

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