Gaming Nintendo just blue shelled that fun Mario Kart company (7 Photos) March 9, 2017 borednerdist 105 Views 0 Comments company, mario, nintendo, photos, shelled 1 You may have seen pictures of the quirky Japanese go kart rental service that rents out costumes to their racers, and roam the streets of Tokyo. We have even posted a few shots of them in action ourselves. If you were planning a trip across the Pacific to try it out yourself you may want to go sooner rather than later as MariCar was slapped with a lawsuit from Nintendo this week. 2 3 The Japanese gaming giant, who released their new console today, is suing the tourist trap for copyright infringement and for violating the Unfair Competition Prevention Act (allegedly). 4 5 The company also provides customers with Nintendo themed costumes and uses the photos they take for promotional purposes. 6 Nintendo released a statement about the lawsuit, claiming that MariCar’s name causes brand confusion. That’s probably true considering how many times while writing this I typed MarioCar and then went back to fix it. 7 Sorry to say that they may be right on this one. Pour one out for some fun loving Kart enthusiasts.