Mario Kart 64. Originally released February 27, 1997. For a select few, 10 years and 2 gaming generations later, it still entertains. For hours and hours and hours. Why is this? Is it the simple gameplay? The childish innocence of Mario and his collection of cohorts? The ties to a childhood long past? It could be any one of those things, or for other reasons that may elude me at this moment. Either way, it's sort of a fascinating look into a subsection of my generation, those who grew up with nintendo, those who left it behind long ago, and those who cling as if it were a part of life that should never be forgotten.