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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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).
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
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 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
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For ma... read
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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