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Saturday Radar: GamesRadar’s best of the week of 5/26/14

Mario Kart, PS+ freebies, and even more Watch Dogs coverage is all in this week’s edition of the best of GR.

The deepest secrets in Mario Kart games

Mario Kart might not be the most secret-heavy game series of all time and you probably don’t associate it with the Easter Eggs that some games offer up in droves. That doesn’t mean though, that one of Nintendo’s biggest franchises doesn’t have an occulted history.

All the way back to the original on the SNES, Mario Kart has had a plethora of little nods to Nintendo history and special things you can do. For instance, did you know that you can race as a shrunk down version of your character (by default) in the very first game in the series? How about that you can drive right up to Princess Peach’s castle in Mario Kart on the N64?

Click on through and then dig out your old games to check out some of these very cool secrets for yourself.

Which PlayStation Plus games are free right now?

That’s a pretty straightforward question, but one that you actually might not know the answer to since there are a bunch of games that deserve your gaming attention right now. With free deals posted on indie and triple-A, big budget games alike, PSN gamers don’t really have to buy anything new if they don’t want to this month… or for the last few months actually.

Here in this story, GR runs down the best of what’s up on the PS+ docket right now and what you may have missed out on in the past few months. Though some of these games aren’t available anymore, it’s a super-impressive list and one that should remind gamers to pay attention to the PS+ listings since it wasn’t all that long ago that Tomb Raider, Thomas was Alone, Dead Nation: Apocalypse, and Batman: Arkham City were all gratis.

Read on for more.

Why the real villain in Watch Dogs is… you

Well, it can be you… if you like.

Basically, Watch Dogs is a wide open adventure where you can do all manner of things outside of the main storyline. Sure you can be the hero or anti-hero if you like, but you can also be a total, complete, unparalleled monster.

In this piece by Andy Hartup, we get a look at the worst of what Aiden Pierce is capable of in Watch Dogs’ version of a super-connected Chicago. Warning: Most of it ain’t pretty. Just remember though, you don’t have to do any of this, and most of it will actually make the game harder for you if you’re trying to play through the whole story.

Read on for more.

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Those are the best of the best from GR this past week. Give ‘em a read and then feel free to chat ‘em up in the comments section below. We’ll see you back here on Saturday Radar next weekend!

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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