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11:00 AM on 11.13.2014

Nintendo Download: Mario Kart 8's first DLC pack

The big name this week is definitely Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, but with late review copies I wouldn't make haste to pick it up. Also on the Wii U there's Xavier, A World of Keflings, Tengami, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, and L...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 11.06.2014

Nintendo Download: Pokemon Puzzle Challenge

It's an interesting week for Nintendo Download, which a mix of just about everything. On Wii U we have Sportsball, as well as The Swapper, Disney infinity 2.0 (download edition), Super Mario Advance, Flapp & Zegeta, ...

Chris Carter

12:30 PM on 10.30.2014

Nintendo Download: Demon's Crest

It's a pretty mellow week outside of a few indie releases for Nintendo. On the Wii U we have Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones, Costume Quest 2, Demon's Crest, Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland, Cosmophony, Falling Skies: The Game,...

Chris Carter

10:30 AM on 10.23.2014

Nintendo Download: Bayonetta 1 and 2!

It's a rare day when a Nintendo Download week has me equally excited for the Wii U and 3DS, but here we are. The big-hitter on the Wii U is definitely Bayonetta 2, which, as a reminder, comes with the original Bayonetta ...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 10.16.2014

Nintendo Download: Hyrule Warriors DLC

Rejoice, Hyrule Warriors owners, the Master Quest pack is out today, along with the free character update. Also on Wii U there's Ballpoint Universe: Infinite, Lone Survivor: Director's Cut, Chests O' Booty, PING 1.5+,&nb...

Chris Carter

11:30 AM on 10.09.2014

Nintendo Download: Bayonetta 2 demo!

One of the biggest things to come to the Wii U eShop in a while is the Bayonetta 2 demo. The game is just a few weeks away, and you can finally get a taste of it. Spoiler -- it plays a lot like Bayonetta 1, and that's only a ...

Chris Carter





11:00 AM on 10.02.2014

Nintendo Download: Super Smash Bros. 3DS

While the 3DS is definitely the highlight this week, the Wii U is getting a few games today. The most notable game is Castlevania Dracula X on the Virtual Console, in addition to 99Seconds, Red Riding Hood. On the 3DS we...

Chris Carter

11:30 AM on 09.25.2014

Nintendo Download: Hyrule Warriors

Hyrule Warriors is clearly the headline this week for Wii U, and it's definitely worth getting if you're an action fan. Also on the Wii U we have Mario Golf: Advanced Tour, Angry Bunnies: Colossal Carrot Crusade, Darts U...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 09.18.2014

Nintendo Download: Super Smash Bros. 3DS demo

It's a pretty lively week for Nintendo Download, with a few big 3DS arrivals. On the Wii U side though we have Wild Guns on the Virtual Console, as well as Arrow Time U, and Spikey Walls. The big headliner is definitely ...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 09.11.2014

Nintendo Download: Teslagrad

Are you in the mood for some ports and old games this week? No? Too bad! This week sees the release of Teslagrad on the Wii U, as well as Adventure Island, KickBeat Special Edition. You'll also find a Wooden Sen'SeY demo...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 09.04.2014

Nintendo Download: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call demo

After a fairly enjoyable Mega Man August streak, we're back to the normal routine, and it isn't particularly exciting this week. On the Wii U we have Nobunaga's Ambition, Cubeman 2, and Ice Cream Surfer. For the 3DS, we ...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 08.28.2014

Nintendo Download: Mega Man August concludes with X3

Today is a massive day for the Nintendo eShop -- one of the biggest in recent memory. On the Wii U we have Mega Man X3 on the Virtual Console, followed by Donkey Kong Jr. Math, SteamWorld Dig, and The Fall. The...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 08.21.2014

Nintendo Download: Mega Man 6

Today is a classic kind of day in terms of Nintendo Download, with a few re-releases. We have Mega Man 6 headlining the fray, which means that the full NES collection of Mega Man 1-6 is finally available on the...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 08.14.2014

Nintendo Download: Mega Man August continues with Battle Chip Challenge

It's not a very exciting week for Nintendo Download unless you like sales. Fresh on the Wii U Virtual Console we have Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge and Double Dragon II: The Revenge. Also on Wii U there's Gaiabreak...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 08.07.2014

Nintendo Download: Mega Man August begins with MM5

Today is a very Virtual Console-y day on Nintendo Download, with Super Mario Kart, Mega Man 5, and Cybernator coming to the Wii U. Also, Jett Tailfin and Shut the Box come to the Wii U eShop. On the 3DS we have...

Chris Carter



Mario Kart 8 update adds map display to the TV screen  photo
Mario Kart 8 update adds map display to the TV screen
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

[Update: Nintendo has confirmed an August 27 launch for the update in North America as well. Find the full list of improvements below.]

Welcome Nintendo to the modern age of gaming with downloadable content! Hey, at least these three Mercedes-Benz car add-ons are free. Well free to get, it's still advertisement for Mercedes. So you know, yuck.

Anyway, the real news here is that the map display can now appear on the TV screen if that's what you desire in Mario Kart 8. I'm all for that, as having the map display on the Wii U GamePad was annoying since I don't like using it all that much.

Note that this update will be out on August 27 for the Japanese version at the moment, but expect this to hit other territories soon as well. Well, the map display update at least, along with some other fixes. 

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