Tag Archives: Mario Kart 8

What You Missed: SPLI “Tiki Cup” Go Kart Race!

Mario Kart 8 fans came out to Tiki Action Park in Centereach, NY on 6/22 for a hilarious cosplay go kart event! StreetPass Long Island showcased some awesome cosplay; we had Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Princess Peach, Princess Daisy, Shy Guy, and even Bullet Bill racing in go-karts for some Live Action Mario Kart! It was a blast and we took lots of photos so please take a look!

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SPLI June WIFI Tourneys

Today is the release date for the long-awaited Mario Kart 8 for the Nintendo Wii U system! To celebrate, SPLI is announcing the return of our Sunday WIFI Meetups! At 8PM on Sunday nights, SPLI members can enter the “SPLI Sunday Tourney” series in Mario Kart 8!

Use the code 5211-9880-6695 to enter the SPLI Sunday Tourney series, which will be open weekly from 8-10PM on Sunday evenings.

More tournaments are going to be announced as well, but we’re kicking things off with the Sunday Tourney series so please join us!

For those of you already enjoying and participating in our Mario Golf: World Tour (Nintendo 3DS) WIFI Tournament series, we’re pleased to announce the latest tournament for that game as well!

The SPLI June Points Tournament is a private points tournament. Use code 15-7238-7549-3689 to enter this Tournament in Mario Golf: World Tour!

Good luck and see you on WIFI!

What You Missed: MK8 Test Drive Weekend!

If you missed the Mario Kart 8: Test Drive Weekend, which was held this past weekend (5/17 – 5/18) at participating GameStop locations, then you are probably regretting it now! StreetPass Long Island members were treated to hours of demo gameplay of the newest installment of the Mario Kart series in Levittown and North Babylon, as well as fun photo ops and cosplaying!

NoA Rep Derek and his awesome MK8 Display at GameStop Levittown!

NoA’s Long Island rep Derek was on hand all weekend to get us all hyped up for the new game! He answered all of our questions about the game, staged a photo-op area complete with a [small scale] replica Mario Kart and backdrop, and he had multiple controller setups available so that we could enjoy some multi-player racing!

Here are some photos from the event to give you a taste of all of the fun we had! Big thanks to everyone who came out this past weekend. We can’t wait until May 30th! SPLI is eager to host lots of online MK8 tournaments when June rolls in, so stay tuned!

SPLI Members playing MK8!
MK8 Test Drive – Levittown 5/17/14
MK8 Test Drive – North Babylon 5/18/14
MK8 Cosplayers!

Mario Kart 8 Demo Days on LI

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Great news for all of you Mario Kart fans!  If you are impatiently awaiting the May 30th release of the latest Mario Kart 8 game for Nintendo Wii U, here’s some good news!  There are going to be 2 local MK8 Demo Events at GameStop store locations on Long Island!

May 17 – GameStop in Levittown

May 18 – GameStop in North Babylon

If you want to be the first of your friends to try out Mario Kart 8, you won’t want to miss this event!  There’s an event for each county on Long Island to make it more convenient for YOU!

When we have more information regarding the actual times of the Demos, we will post an update.  Stay tuned and start your engines!

For more info visit our event pages on Facebook by clicking here!

SPLI Nintendo Coverage at E3!

Here are StreetPass Long Island’s Highlights from E3!

Arriving at the LA Convention Center!

At the Nintendo Booth

Outside the Nintendo Booth. Quite an impressive set-up!
So many different demos to try!
Super Mario 3D World Demo for Wii U! Beautiful HD graphics.
Sneak Peek at Super Luigi U DLC coming out soon on Wii U!
Really cool Pikmin 3 display! Can’t wait for this game!
Mario Kart 8 Demo! Motorbikes are BACK!!
JDubz posing in a real life Mario Kart!
Game & Wario coming soon to Wii U! A great party game!
JDubz trying out the Wind Waker HD Demo. Very impressive!

Footage of the prizes from the Nintendo 3DS Demo Booth

We won some Mario Kart flags, a Wind Waker HD T-Shirt and a Blooper Plush!
The coveted Wind Waker HD T-Shirt prize!
Animal Crossing New Leaf fans got a special StreetPass from Reggie at the Happy Home Showcase when they visited the Nintendo Booth at E3!

Third-Party Nintendo Merchandise

Cool retro Mario statue on display!
Nintendo 3DS cases, styluses, game cases… oh my!
Pokemon X&Y Merchandise Preview!

Third-Party Software Titles

The Disney Infinity Booth! Giveaways at this booth included Disney Infinity Figures (to be used in-game when it is released!) and Disney themed custom t-shirts!
SEGA Booth! “Sonic Lost World” was the big title here.
Sonic Lost World Demo! It was really cool, 3D graphics and Sonic is faster than ever! This game had a real Mario Galaxy vibe, can’t wait til it is released!
Skylanders Booth! Those who stood in line were given a chance to spin a wheel to win a free Skylanders Giants figure! We won a “Hot Dog.” The figure in this photo is actually a giant statue that was on display at the booth!
Natsume’s Booth featured the upcoming Home Town Story, an adorable game where you build up and run your Grandmother’s shop! There was a really cute dragon plushie giveaway for those who took the time to play all the Natsume demos.
Of course we had to try the Duck Tales game demo! There was also a karaoke booth for those who wanted to sing along to the Duck Tales theme song for a video montage!

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Concert

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses concert was held at the famous Greek Theater in Los Angeles.

In conclusion, here is some videos we recorded at the concert.  Sorry for the shaky/blurry footage, but it’s really just about the music right?  The audio isn’t really fantastic either… guess you’ll just have to go see the Symphony for yourself to get the full experience!  🙂

This music is from the Spirit Tracks segment of the Symphony.

This music is from the Wind Waker segment of the Symphony.

We hope you enjoyed our E3 Coverage!