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Review: Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 1 photo
Review: Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 1
by Jordan Devore

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.

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7:00 AM on 11.14.2014

Toys R Us Black Friday: Still no great Wii U deals

If you're looking to pick up a Wii U this black-weekend-and-also-the-preceding-Thursday, you should probably stay in and scour digital deals (or "digideals," as we call them). You should probably do that anyway, but you shoul...

Steven Hansen

11:00 PM on 11.13.2014

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

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]

Kyle MacGregor

4:30 PM on 11.13.2014

Nintendo: Smash Bros. could double Wii U sales

Super Smash Bros. is going to sell a lot of copies, and give the struggling Wii U a sorely needed boost. Just how big of a boost, though? Nintendo is pretty optimistic. Speaking with Bloomberg, Nintendo of America boss R...

Kyle MacGregor

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

8:00 AM on 11.13.2014

Go download the Mario Kart 8 DLC now

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...

Chris Carter

9:45 PM on 11.12.2014

Sonic Boom can be hilarious without game-breaking bugs

Used to be Sonic games would at least let you stand in shin-high, Interstellar water. I stood in a lot of low water tending to my chao homies in their gardens (Dark Garden for life). This series was so much be...

Steven Hansen

5:00 PM on 11.12.2014

Rodea: The Sky Soldier is back from the dead, repurposed for Wii U

Years ago, Rodea the Sky Soldier was announced for the 3DS and Wii. It looked amazing. The art style, the vertical-centric action -- everything about it looked great. But for years we heard nothing as to the status of t...

Chris Carter

3:30 PM on 11.12.2014

Walmart black Friday: Get your cheap Beats and Xbox

All these "black friday" ads seem to lean on the Xbox One. Is that a partnership thing with Microsoft and retailers? Is that retailers not picking up on the notion that the PS4 is selling better? Is it the assumption that the...

Steven Hansen

12:30 PM on 11.12.2014

I still miss when Lego figures didn't talk, but Lego Batman 3's trailer is cute

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is available now, for nearly every console imaginable, real and otherwise. It's probably available for the Imagination Station 3000, but supplies are limited. The launch trailer above doesn't rea...

Brittany Vincent

12:00 PM on 11.12.2014

The Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Japanese boxart looks so good I could eat it

Nintendo has revealed the Japanese boxart for Kirby and the Rainbow Curse and hot damn it looks delicious, er, I mean beautiful. That stylus is just drawing all over that delicious cake, which kind of pisses me off, but ...

Chris Carter

11:30 AM on 11.12.2014

Beat the rush, pre-load Smash Bros. for Wii U today

Whenever Nintendo does something Internet-related, there always seem to be issues. New Club Nintendo promotion? Good luck trying to redeem anything before the website crashes. Hot new game coming out? That's going to take abo...

Kyle MacGregor





10:00 AM on 11.11.2014

The Wii U's new firmware update adds amiibo support

Nintendo has just rolled out a new update for the Wii U in the form of update 5.3.0, and it adds amiibo settings to the main menu. Thankfully the publisher is getting things set ahead of time so that when the toys do actually...

Chris Carter

1:00 AM on 11.11.2014

Best Buy Black Friday: Target has the cheaper Xbox One

Best Buy's Black Friday ad is up here. Similar to retailer Target, there is a $330 Xbox One bundled with Assassin's Creed: Unity and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (both digital), but Target throws i...

Steven Hansen

9:27 PM on 11.10.2014

Sonic and Mega Man headline next wave of Amiibo

[Update: All eleven of the new NFC toys will launch in North America in February 2015. The company notes "some of our retail partners will be releasing a certain number of these as exclusive figures, so stay tuned for d...

Kyle MacGregor

4:30 PM on 11.10.2014

Sonic Boom's game-breaking bugs are delightfully anticlimactic

Ah, Sonic Boom. I'm just in it for the laughs. I checked out after Shadow the Hedgehog and Sonic Heroes.  Did you know I actually missed the Janet Jackson Super Bowl nipple slip because I left at halftime to go pla...

Steven Hansen