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Nintendo Mall Experience

My daughter could probably beat you at Mario Kart 8


Our Nintendo mall experience
Jan 08
Last month, my family and I were at our local mall doing some holiday shopping. As we were walking through the mall, we noticed a large gathering of people who were playing video games. Upon closer inspection, it turns out th... read
But they have a cooler commercial
I love Japanese commercials. They're produced with such unbridled enthuisasm that it's hard to not get excited for what they're selling -- even if it's McDonalds. Nintendo has partnered up once again with the fast food chain... read feature

Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8's TV app no longer broken


Wii U System Update 5.3.1
Dec 02
Mario Kart 8 has definitely passed the honeymoon test. It's still a staple with my group of friends, and the sheer number of tracks will likely ensure that over time, it will be my most played Mario Kart ever -- tha... read
F-Zero

Mario Kart 8's take on Mute City recreated in F-Zero X


But can we go deeper?
Nov 19
Mute City is my favorite DLC track in Mario Kart 8. Like, it's not even close. Nintendo doesn't seem all that interested in making a new F-Zero, but at least we have dedicated fans out there keeping the series alive. Take th... read
Zelda x Mario Kart
Mario Kart 8's first DLC pack has Link riding a horse-shaped bike called the Master Cycle. And, good lord, Mute City from the beloved but still dormant F-Zero series. Also, a track based on Excitebike with a killer remix. Are you even going to read this review? Don't answer that. Let me have this moment. read feature

Zelda Kart 8

Good lord, there are a lot of Links in Mario Kart 8


It's dangerous to kart alone! Drive this.
Nov 13
Mario Kart 8 got some hot new DLC today. And folks seem pretty stoked about one of the new racers. Guess who? No, not you, Tanooki Mario. Get out of here, you little rascal! [via @NIGOKUN] read
Mario Kart 8

Go download the Mario Kart 8 DLC now


Also, the 3.0 update
Nov 13
Nintendo by and large has been doing DLC right. The Mario Kart 8 DLC pack is massive, adding three characters, four vehicles, and eight tracks to the mix. Breaking free of the typical Kart conventions we're see... read
Mario Kart 8

Here is literally everything in the first Mario Kart 8 DLC pack


A lengthy video explains it all
Nov 07
We've seen clips of the Mario Kart 8 DLC, but this new walkthrough video from Nintendo shows off everything in all its glory. All three characters (Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link), four vehicles (Blue Falcon, B Dasher, ... read
Mario Kart 8 DLC

Yes! The first Mario Kart 8 DLC pack hits next week


November 13
Nov 05
The Mario Kart 8 DLC that adds Link, Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, and new vehicles and courses -- including ones based on F-Zero and Excitebike -- will be out on Thursday, November 13. The add-on will cost $7.99 if you buy it s... read
YouTube

YouTube allows update for 60fps, test it on this Mario Kart 8 video


You need Chrome though
Oct 30
Mario Kart 8 is a pretty damn good game, and I've been playing it more recently to prep for the new DLC. In other Mario Kart 8 news (sort of), YouTube has just updated its infrastructure to support 60fps videos, an... read
Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8's take on Excitebike makes me smile


DLC course playable next month
Oct 28
Excitebike Arena is one of the DLC courses included in Mario Kart 8's DLC Pack 1 and even if you don't need a trailer to convey why Excitebike and Mario Kart are a winning combination, be sure to watch the video for the musi... read
Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8's November DLC pack will include Yoshi Circuit


And a Tanooki Buggy
Oct 22
When Mario Kart 8 delivers its first DLC pack in November, it'll arrive with a few familiar courses. The newest reveal today is the Yoshi Circuit stage, which was previously found in Double Dash (and Mario Kart DS). Add... read
Mario Kart 8

Good lord, Nintendo gave Link a motorcycle!


This pleases me
Oct 15
We've seen a couple images of Link in Mario Kart 8 before but nothing like this. Take special note of the front of the motorcycle. So cool! Hope the vehicle's stats are good. As a reminder, the DLC is coming in two waves. Lin... read
Mario Kart 8

The B Dasher kart makes an appearance in Mario Kart 8's DLC


It's in the first pack
Sep 24
If you're a fan of the DS iteration of Mario Kart (and who isn't?) you'll be excited to hear that the iconic kart from that version will return. Nintendo has announced that the B Dasher will be a part of the first Mario ... read
Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8 gets Mercedes update, pre-orders now live for DLC


It's $11.99 for the DLC bundle
Aug 27
Mario Kart 8 brings a small update today, and with it, the free Mercedes Benz DLC. Version 2.0 of the game is in tow, which comes with minor changes like an in-game DLC option. If you want the Mercedes DLC just head to t... read
And courses based on non-Mario games
[Update: Nintendo of America has released more details, mainly that both downloadable content packs will cost $7.99 each, or $11.99 if you buy them together. Pre-orders are now open and they grant immediate access to the... read feature

Promoted Blog

I love the blue shell


Promoted from our Community Blogs!
Aug 23
[Dtoid community blogger UsurpMyProse answered our recent call for "I love what you hate" submissions with a most evil confession. Do YOU love something that everyone else loathes? Go tell us about it! --Mr Andy Dixon] For ma... read
Super Mario Kart

Nintendo steers Super Mario Kart to Wii U today


Relive those memories, friends
Aug 06
In a surprise move that's sure to bring about acute feelings of nostalgia all across the world, Nintendo's releasing Super Mario Kart on the eShop for the Wii U today. That's right, you no longer have to break the SNES o... read
Also three free Mercedes-Benz cars
[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 th... read feature

Nintendo

Final reminder: It's the last day to get your free Wii U game with Mario Kart 8


Register before it's too late
Jul 31
If you ordered Mario Kart 8 and somehow neglected to register your copy for one of the free Wii U games Nintendo is giving out, this is the final day to do so. Just redeem the code printed on the insert using Club Nintendo, o... read
Mario Kart 8

This Bowser Mario Kart toy had a major facelift


Still hasn't had as much plastic surgery as any old reality TV star
Jul 28
I've been covering these Mario Kart Happy Meal toys far too long now. I see them in my sleep sometimes. And despite having ventured to McDonald's a few days a week in the mornings before work to check the inventory, I've only... read
Luigi's death stare

Luigi's death stare returns in new Mario Kart 8 TV ad


But has the laughter already stopped?
Jul 22
Oh Nintendo, you sure do love your memes. Whether it's the readiness of one's body or feeling just like a purple Pikmin, the platform holder isn't afraid to poke fun at itself on occasion. The latest example of this playful ... read
Mario Kart 8

Luigi's death glare moves 885,000 US Mario Kart copies


Top-selling US software in June
Jul 17
C'mon, you're going to tell me that's not what's doing it? What, is it that Mario Kart 8 is fun? That it's familiar? That it's a Mario Kart game? Nope. All Luigi, baby. That's what you get in 2 anno Luigi. No matter the ... read
Mario Kart arcade

Mario Kart Arcade GP DX has Don-chan and a two player co-op tank mode


Badass!
Jul 14
In case you haven't been to an arcade in a minute, Namco Bandai has been making arcade iterations of the Mario Kart series for quite a while, and they're pretty badass. For Mario Kart Arcade GP DX, the Taiko Drum Master... read
Mario Kart 8

Luigi's death stare is still strong with these Mario Kart 8 toy displays


#TOOSTRONK
Jul 14
Ever since I originally posted about those Mario Kart 8 toys at McDonald's, I've been meaning to get out to one and pick up one of them, but I have yet to do so. In the event you've been trying to figure out whether or not y... read
Mario Kart

These first Mario Kart 8 hacks are pretty benign


'Moo Moo Meadows' becomes 'Shitty luck course!'
Jul 07
Through a browser exploit, a group has successfully managed to edit Mario Kart 8's memory on the fly, allowing, right now, custom Wii U menu fonts, renamed courses, and the alteration of which music plays when. Watch a demon... read
Mario Kart 8

There's a commercial for those McDonald's Mario Kart toys now


That probably means you can go snatch them all up!
Jul 05
Remember those Mario Kart 8 toys McDonald's was teasing? Looks like it's about time to head to your local franchise and ransack their toy bins for the one you like the best. Or ask politely for one. Whatever. This commercial... read
It's a lost cause
I've fought the urge to buy a Wii U specifically for Wind Waker HD for the better part of a year now. After a strong E3 by Nintendo and a convenient Mario Kart 8 promotion, I finally relented. Between flipping throu... read feature

Mario Kart

The crushing despair of Mario Kart summed up in a single video


The unluckiest Mario Kart match I've ever seen
Jun 27
The only way this would be better is if the footage was from Mario Kart 8 so we could look out for the obligatory Luigi death stare. Still. Holy crap. We've all had our frustrating moments with the series, but I don't know that there's any topping this 30-second slice of hell. And that last-minute Bullet Bill out of nowhere. Way to make it feel personal. [Via reddit] read
Share holders meeting

Mario Kart 8 sales hit 2 million in under a month


And Iwata still in charge
Jun 27
Mario Kart 8 sold 1.2 million copies in its first weekend of release. Reports from Nintendo's shareholders meeting are putting the sales, just under a month after release, at 2 million now. Pretty good for a Wii U game.&... read
'Luigi's Hurt Stare'
For the most part, they seem to like it just as much as we do. read feature

Mario Kart

That Mario Kart 8 Mercedes-Benz DLC is no longer Japan-only


I mean, if it's free and all...
Jun 20
I wasn't sure the Mercedes-Benz DLC for Mario Kart 8 would release outside of Japan, but it will. Nintendo announced this morning that the GLA-Class Kart will also be out this summer in North America and Europe. It was more t... read






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