I got the rare opportunity to try out Nintendo's Mario Kart 8 E3 demo. I'm not one to get excited about this franchise, it's always solid but never "wows" me. That's all changed. The shocking visual fidelity makes Mario Kart 8 an absolute joy to watch and firmly places Nintendo in the HD generation. It seemed slightly more difficult, faster, the tracks were better designed, and the anti-gravity feature is a fun twist. This looks poised to be the best in the franchise. Look for Mario Kart 8 in April, 2014.