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As WP's senior editor, I edit review and preview articles, attempt to keep up with the frantic pace of Rainier's news posts, and keep our reviewers on deadline, which is akin to herding cats. When I have a moment to myself and don't have my nose in a book, I like to play action/RPG, adventure and platforming games.

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'Mario Kart DS' (NDS) Players Speed onto Wi-Fi Multiplayer

by Judy on Nov. 22, 2005 @ 7:58 a.m. PST

In its first week of availability, a whopping 45 percent of people who bought the new Mario Kart DS racing game for Nintendo DS already have test driven its free Wi-Fi capabilities.

This remarkable play rate of Mario Kart DS demonstrates both the easy setup and access of Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, Nintendo's new wireless gaming service, as well as the fun game play that has always characterized the Mario Kart series.

On Nov. 14, Mario Kart DS became the first game to use Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Through the end of Sunday, more than 112,000 people in the United States had purchased the game. In the same time frame, nearly 52,000 unique users had logged onto Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection to play against people from all over the country.

Upcoming titles that use Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection include Animal Crossing: Wild World on Dec. 5 and Metroid Prime Hunters on March 20.

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