If you’ve been following our YouTube channel, you may have noticed that every few weeks Pixelkin staff members Simone de Rochefort and Courtney Holmes abandon their desks and duke it out in Mario Kart 8 for Wii U. Enjoy some witty banter and off-the-wall humor as they throw fireballs and turtle shells at each other in an attempt to show off their mad racing skills.

Scroll down to check out every installment (so far) of our Mario Kart 8 Let’s Plays. And don’t forget to subscribe to the Pixelkin YouTube channel and stay up to date on all of our videos!

(Not sure what a Let’s Play is? Learn all about them here.)

Part 1: The Mushroom Cup

Part 2: The Flower Cup

Part 3: The Star Cup

Part 4: The Shell Cup

Part 5: The Banana Cup

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Courtney is Pixelkin's Associate Managing Editor. While working with the Girl Scouts of Northern California, she mentored young girls in teamwork, leadership, personal responsibility, and safety. Today, she spends her time studying adolescent development and using literary analysis techniques to examine video games.Simone de Rochefort is a game journalist, writer, podcast host, and video producer who does a prolific amount of Stuff. You can find her on Twitter @doomquasar, and hear her weekly on tech podcast Rocket, as well as Pixelkin's Gaming With the Moms podcast. With Pixelkin she produces video content and devotes herself to Skylanders with terrifying abandon.