Dude News: March 12th, 2018

Google Maps Goes Full Mario Kart

…you may not have been aware, but Saturday was “Mario Day”. Why? It’s not our favourite animated Italian plumber’s date of birth, but instead as simple as the tenth of March (kinda?) spelling out “Mario” when abbreviated. 

 

Mar.10. 

 

Mario. 

 

I dunno, seems like a stretch, but we’re not here to debate the merit of made-up non-statutory video game holidays. Instead, I’m here to tell you that Google got so excited about Mario Day that they decided to turn Google Maps into a mini version of Mario Kart. You can flip into Mario Mode and for a cool little tweak on the navigation experience. Apparently, this is available all week, so, Happy Mario…Week? https://goo.gl/5H5hM9

The Alberta Beer Awards!

…the first EVER Alberta Beer Awards go down this week, tickets are pretty cheap, and the whole thing sounds like a nice little Wednesday evening: https://goo.gl/2hSJzA

Crashed Ice Looked Awesome In Edmonton

…and finally, yet another reason to be jealous of our friends up the highway in Edmonton. This weekend, they hosted Red Bull Crashed Ice again…and dammit, I’m sick of Edmonton getting all of the cool stuff: