Link Tank: Will We Get a Mario Kart 9?

Updates on the next Mario Kart, what the substile of Prime Video's The Lord of the Rings series could mean, new Pokémon leaks, and more in Link Tank!

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It feels like forever since the last Mario Kart was released! Let’s go over some of the rumors of what the long-awaited sequel could entail.

“Rumors have begun circulating about the latest in Nintendo’s ongoing attempt to end friendships via kart racing. While Mario Kart 9 hasn’t officially been announced, it’s not unreasonable to think that we’re gonna get a new installment to the series this year, as this August marks the 30 year anniversary of throwing Koopa shells at other drivers.”

Read more at The Mary Sue

What could the subtitle The Ring of Power mean in the upcoming Prime Video The Lord of the Rings series?

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“The title to Amazon’s Lord of the Rings prequel was announced on January 19, via a lavish one-minute teaser video. Echoing the premise, the teaser depicts the ‘forging; of the title as a physical sign made of engraved silver metal and redwood. Accompanying the sign are CGI replications of Middle-earth geography, from the foggy peaks of the Misty Mountains to the volcanic lava of Mount Doom. In a rather literal sense, the video shows how much Tolkien’s world of imagination is all over Amazon’s new project.”

Read more at Inverse

It was just a few notes in the score towards the end of the most recent episode of The Book of Boba Fett, but this musical tease could be setting up something big.

Star Wars shows are generally very secretive about what’s coming in the future. However, the latest episode of The Book of Boba Fett gave its audience as clear a clue as one can hear. It happened at the end of the fourth episode, ‘The Gathering Storm,’ which means we’re going to have to talk spoilers.”

Read more at Gizmodo

And Just Like That, one of the staple couples from Sex and the City comes undone.

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“It’s hard to think of a recent TV character more divisive than Che Diaz, but as we start another And Just Like That…, there they are, unfurling their bumper-sticker/self-help rhetoric yet again (‘If you’re living your truth, then you’re a part of the revolution… You’re a part of the evolution.’ Rhyming is fun!) It was actually nice to see them falter as they witnessed Miranda slinking out of the protest crowd away from her son. But I have never liked Che Diaz more than at the beginning of this episode, when they finally called out Miranda on her bullshit. Well, someone had to.”

Read more at The A.V. Club

With the game coming out next week, it appears several new pocket monsters have already leaked from Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

“Although Pokémon Legends: Arceus is still more than a week away, some of its Pokédex compendium already seems to have leaked online. The apparent data mine gives us a great look at all the new, returning, and remixed monsters that are set to show up in the upcoming game.It should go without saying, but this entire blog is going to be full of Pokémon Legends: Arceus spoilers. I’m even going to use our handy dandy spoiler image, so no crying if you catch a glimpse of something you didn’t want to see before the game’s official January 28 launch.”

Read more at Kotaku

Buzz Lightyear is named after him, he has an Emmy, and more fun facts you probably didn’t know about Buzz Aldrin.

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“Buzz Aldrin is best known as the second man to walk on the moon, but the West Point graduate, Air Force pilot, and MIT-trained engineer has had an incredible life beyond the Apollo 11 mission. Here are 10 fascinating facts about this quotable explorer.”

Read more at Mental Floss