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9:15 AM on 08.09.2013

Nintendo reveals Gamescom playable lineup

On August 21st through the 25th, Gamescom will commence in Europe, and for the very first time, gamers will have a chance to play Pokemon X and Y in the EU. Nintendo also has revealed that there will be playable 3DS demos for...

Chris Carter

10:00 PM on 08.05.2013

Boy stops speeding car, credits Mario Kart for his skills

I don't remember the last time I read or watched a feel-good story involving videogames in the mainstream news. Hell, I'm having trouble finding news within game media outlets that doesn't paint a bleak or damning future for...

Tony Ponce

10:45 AM on 07.26.2013

Mario Kart Arcade Grand Prix DX looks incredible

If you've ever played Nintendo and Namco Bandai's Mario Kart Arcade Grand Prix, I'm sure you'll agree with me that more is definitely a good thing. Good news, then: this week, Mario Kart Arcade Grand Prix DX launches in...

Dale North

9:00 PM on 06.29.2013

Rumor: Mario Kart 8 drifts onto Wii U in April 2014

After Wii Sports, which had the benefit of being bundled with all non-Japanese Wiis for the longest time, Mario Kart Wii is the best-selling game for Nintendo's white wonder -- it's moved over 34 million units as of this past...

Tony Ponce

4:00 PM on 06.29.2013

Amazon discounts Animal Crossing: New Leaf and more

[Update: Looks like Amazon has sold out on Animal Crossing: New Leaf, but other 3DS titles are still currently available. Better act fast!] If my Facebook feed has been any indication, then everyone (their moms included) alre...

Wesley Ruscher

10:00 PM on 06.20.2013

New F-Zero unlikely, Miyamoto unsure where to take series

Mario Kart 8 is extending into a less traditional direction after the somewhat tired Mario Kart 7, but it appears the future isn't so bright for Nintendo's lesser-known, higher-octane racing series, F-Zero. The Mario Kart ser...

Steven Hansen





12:15 PM on 06.13.2013

Mario Kart 8 isn't 'by the numbers'

There is a reason why they called Rambo IV "Rambo." Once you getting past the third iteration of an idea, you want to try distract people from the fact that you're still dancing to the same tune. That's why I was shocked tha...

Jonathan Holmes

3:31 PM on 06.11.2013

Ogle some Nintendo's finest E3 titles, and cat people!

Nintendo sure has been sharing a lot on the great titles they have on the table for this year! From the return of Super Smash Bros. to the nostalgic feeling The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Nintendo is really hitti...

Jason Cabral

10:28 AM on 06.11.2013

Reggie announces Wii U games for Best Buy event

Hot off the Nintendo E3 Direct, Reggie brings the news of what exactly fans will be able to play at the Wii U Best Buy event. Let's cut to it: Mario Kart 8, Super Mario 3D World, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, and D...

Brett Zeidler

9:18 AM on 06.11.2013

Wii Party U releasing later than expected

Wii Party U was planned to come out in the summer, but Iwata announced today at Nintendo's E3 Direct that it will be pushed back until later this year, though no exact date was given. The game will feature 80 games, and ...

Patrick Hancock

9:12 AM on 06.11.2013

Mario Kart 8 announced for Wii U

Nintendo has announced Mario Kart 8 for Wii U. It looks ... great. The kind of shot in the arm I was hoping for.  Motorbikes from Mario Kart Wii return, along with underwater sections and gliding from MK7. It will feature Miiverse features to "share the fun with others," but Iwata wouldn't say what those features are right now.  Mario Kart 8 is coming Spring 2014.

Jim Sterling

7:00 PM on 05.20.2013

Next Nintendo Direct will discuss new Smash Bros and more

Nintendo of America's Twitter announced today that the next Nintendo Direct, which will take place before E3 starts, will discuss the new Smash Bros., a 3D Mario game, and the next Mario Kart. Are you really excited yet? I'm ...

Patrick Hancock



Rumor: Nintendo delaying Wii U titles due to summer patch photo
Rumor: Nintendo delaying Wii U titles due to summer patch
by Allistair Pinsof

A source told CVG that Wii U releases are slim this spring due to an initiative at Nintendo to stop most first-party releases until the summer patch is out, which will further improve the system. This follows April's patch which sped up load times by 15 seconds, in some instances.

Once the patch is out, Mario Wii U (not official title) will come out by October. Mario Kart and Super Smash. entries for the Wii U, all of which are to be shown at E3 next month, may follow. One source told CVG that Pikmin 3, The Wonderful 101 and Wii Fit U were all delayed for the patch, ostensibly so the games received less criticism for load times. Another source, however, denied Nintendo intentionally delaying game releases.

"From July onwards we will launch a succession of Wii U titles and we will promote these extensively until the end of the year," Shelly Pearce, the PR director at Nintendo UK, told CVG.

This is all just speculation from sources that come from unknown places, but the noticable lack of Wii U releases since launch can be explained by this strategy. After all, why risk mediocre reviews tied to long load times when a patch that will fix them (along with other issues) is just around the corner?

If the rumors are true, we'll have a smooth console experience with all the Nintendo staples this fall. The year that came before will soon be forgotten.

Nintendo plots Wii U resurgence with 3D Mario by October [CVG]

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2:00 AM on 02.08.2013

Mario Kart returns to arcades with Grand Prix DX

Mario Kart returns arcades this summer after a six-year hiatus with Mario Kart Grand Prix DX, which features gliders and underwater racing found in Mario Kart 7, developer Namco Bandai revealed. Grand Prix DX will have four m...

Keith Swiader

11:15 AM on 01.23.2013

Nintendo announces new 3D Mario game, Mario Kart

Waking up to all of this morning's Nintendo announcements was like its own mini-E3; the scroll wheel on my mouse simply couldn't move fast enough. One of the bigger news items to come from Nintendo Direct was the announcement...

Jordan Devore

7:00 AM on 01.23.2013

Real-life Mario Kart with REAL WORKING ITEMS OH SNAP

Yeah, we've all seen so-called "real-life Mario Kart" before, but always as a parody rather than a legitimate adaptation of the game mechanics in a physical setting. But wait around long enough and the magic of SCIENCE will ...

Tony Ponce