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10:00 AM on 06.04.2014

Not even Mario Kart 8 can get people to buy the Wii U

Mario Kart 8 sold more than 325,000 boxed copies during its opening week in Japan, according to sales tracking group Media Create. The figure was more than enough to top the nation's weekly software charts, with the runner-up...

Kyle MacGregor

7:15 PM on 06.03.2014

This should have been the official Mario Kart 8 trailer

Just recently we showed you the death glare of Luigi -- the piercing eyes of someone you do not want to mess with if you value your life (and possibly your soul). But thanks to YouTube user KagatoTheFinalBoss, we n...

Chris Carter

2:15 PM on 06.02.2014

Mario Kart 8 sells more 1.2 million units worldwide this past weekend

Fastest-selling Wii U game ever? That's Mario Kart 8, which sold more than 1.2 million units worldwide over its first weekend, starting May 29 and 30. This counts Japan, Europe, and the Americas.  That's a pretty go...

Dale North

1:15 PM on 06.02.2014

Mario Kart 8 drives Wii U hardware sales up 666% in the UK

After nearly two years of being on the ropes, Nintendo's troubled console has finally gotten a pick-me-up. And a major one at that. With the release of Mario Kart 8, which secured the #2 spot in the UK for most sales during t...

Alessandro Fillari

12:30 PM on 06.02.2014

Death glare: Luigi is not a man you want to mess with

This isn't the gaze of a competitor hell-bent on getting a checkered flag. This is a stare of pure contempt, a glare from a man that will crush anything in his way for no reason at all. Watch out for Luigi. Decades of playing second fiddle to that guy in red has turned him into a callous maniac. @MattThorson [Twitter]

Brett Makedonski



Dumb Idiot Ideas: Sonic Boom's Sticks vs Mario Kart's Mercedes photo
Dumb Idiot Ideas: Sonic Boom's Sticks vs Mario Kart's Mercedes
by Bill Zoeker

Max and I have a chat about some interesting new characters coming to the Wii U. However, Max has an ulterior curiosity that may just ruin everything forever. Which would you choose: Sticks the Badger, or the Mario Kart Mercedes?

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10:00 AM on 05.31.2014

Weekend Playlist: Watch Dogs Kart

This week two of the most anticipated games of the year released. I was personally baffled by the mess of licensed music included in Watch Dogs, so much so that I decided to just turn the radio off for good. Mario Kart 8&nbs...

GRIMECRAFT



Review: Mario Kart 8 photo
Review: Mario Kart 8
by Chris Carter

After the first three console entries, Mario Kart and I have had a semi-bumpy ride. After hundreds, possibly thousands of hours spent playing Super Mario Kart, 64, and Double Dash, I didn't have the same fervor as I once did from the DS iteration on.

I barely played Mario Kart Wii due to a lack of interest, and I was let down in many ways by the underwhelming Mario Kart 7. But thanks to the magic of Mario Kart 8, I'm all in again just like the olden days. It helps that it's one of the most gorgeous and breathtaking games on the market right now.

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4:45 PM on 05.30.2014

Club Nintendo experiencing sporadic outages today

Remember, you can register Mario Kart 8 today for a free Wii U game from the select list, but it appears as if there's a massive amount of traffic on the site at the moment, and the login servers have been hit pretty har...

Chris Carter

1:30 PM on 05.30.2014

Reminder: Register Mario Kart 8 for a free game

Did you stay up late for Mario Kart 8? It wasn't too bad of a wait here on the west coast. Most of you are probably aware that Nintendo is offering a free Wii U game with your purchase, though here's a reminder on the off cha...

Jordan Devore

8:42 AM on 05.30.2014

Mario Kart 8: Get Hype

I hope you're downloading Mario Kart 8 right now. I've had it for weeks and I'm still excited about today's launch. This is one of those games where reviews don't matter -- you know you want it, you know you're going to love it, and you know you're going to play the crap out of it. Lemme know when you're ready to race. For now, enjoy this awesome launch trailer. 

Dale North

7:00 AM on 05.30.2014

F-Zero helped inspire the creation of Mario Kart

Nintendo producer Hideki Konno recalled the origins of Mario Kart in an interview with IGN, and it seems F-Zero helped inspire the beloved kart racer. F-Zero became a successful single-player racer, and the Nintendo team back...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:30 PM on 05.29.2014

This Mario Kart 8 shirt is for Japanese Club Nintendo members only

Just look at this awesome shirt that members of the Japanese Club Nintendo are getting. Meanwhile, I'm stuck wishing I had enough coins for the things I wanted. It's available today for those lucky enough to live in Japan for...

Brittany Vincent

12:45 PM on 05.29.2014

Mario Kart TV is live, watch now

You can upload replays to Mario Kart 8's Mario Kart TV mode to a site where others can watch and share your videos. That site is called mariokart.tv, and it's up right now. Hitting the site lets you watch the most recent vide...

Dale North

7:00 AM on 05.29.2014

Mario Kart 8 is getting free Mercedes Benz DLC

Have you had your fill of hardcore brand advertising in Prototype, SimCity, and pretty much every free-to-play game ever? Well too bad, because Mario Kart 8 is joining the party. Due to a collaboration between Merc...

Chris Carter



Reviews in Review: Mario Kart 8, Super Time Force and more! photo
Reviews in Review: Mario Kart 8, Super Time Force and more!
by Ben Pack

Hey, what are you doing here! There's a ton of good games that came out this week! No wait, come back and watch this video for a couple of minutes, read the article, then you can go play those games.

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