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Your mileage may vary on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, depending on how much you value Battle Mode

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is somewhat of a weird precedent for Nintendo. The Wii U failed, for all intents and purposes, so they're taking Mario Kart 8, a game that's not even three years old and selling it again on the Switch as a faux "Game of ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo: Play Switch while you poop

Now that's just silly. But yes, it's real. Nintendo's latest German trailer for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe shows off various locations you can take your Switch to play on the go. Take it to class and hope you don't get caught (hey at least t...   read

 
 
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe amiibo compatibility details confirmed

We haven't seen or heard many details about Mario Kart 8 Deluxe outside of some basic facts, but given that we're nearly one month away from the launch of the Switch, Nintendo is starting to roll that stuff out. Some of it comes second...   read

 
 
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe hits Nintendo Switch this April

The Nintendo Switch presentation might be over, but news is still seeping out. As heavily rumored leading up to tonight's event, the system will have its own Mario Kart title. A familiar one, at that. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the "definitive...   read

 
 
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Madman creates his own AI, trains it how to play Mario Kart

Only using an open source program that computes data, software developer Kevin Hughes set out to create an AI for Mario Kart 64. In a fascinating rundown on his blog he explains how he did just that, slowly training a Mario to competently d...   read

 
 
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Mario Kart 64 headed to Wii U in North America tomorrow

Mario Kart 64 is one of those games to make me go, "Wait, that wasn't already on Wii U? How?!" It's true! European players have had access to the classic friendship-ruining racer since January, but over here, nothing. Nada. Zilch. Well, unt...   read

 
 
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Drive your very own Mario Kart through the streets of Japan

I'm sure many of us have fantasized about driving in a real life Mario Kart race. The joy of whisking past players you've toppled with a red shell while casually dodging a Bob-omb would be a real treat for anyone. According to Good Morning ...   read

 
 
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Intrepid YouTuber finds hidden swear word in Mario Kart 8

I know a lot of you would kill to have the time to do what YouTube user Harm has done here, but it's still an interesting discovery nonetheless. Working on a hunch, Harm decided that since the Mii chatter for the Mario Kart 8 TV menu sounde...   read

 
 
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This fan-made video has me pining for a real Mario Kart 8 battle mode

After following up 7, Mario Kart 8 was a breath of fresh air. I loved playing it for months on end, there was just one major problem -- the "battle mode" sucked. I called Nintendo "out of their mind" back in 2014, and I stand by that s...   read

 
 
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I would definitely play a Mario Kart themed Rocket League

It might not be real, but The Pixel Kingdom has shared their vision of what Rocket League would be like if it took place in the Mushroom Kingdom. And you know what? I can dig it. Lightning power-ups, items that morph the size of the ba...   read

 
 


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Mario Kart TV closes online operations in April

Mario Kart 8 is still alive and well in some circles (it would probably be even more prevalent if it had a good battle mode!), but online support for the TV element is winding down. On April 5, Mario Kart TV will cease its online operations...   read

 
 
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Nintendo updates its list of top-selling Wii U and 3DS games of all-time

Nintendo has updated its list of best-performing first-party software to reflect its recent earnings report. Unsurprisingly, Mario is making his presence felt all over the charts, especially when it comes to kart racing. As of December 31, ...   read

 
 
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Cheap XCOM 2 & Rise of Tomb Raider in Weekend Deals

Oh, you thought you saved humanity when you beat XCOM: Enemy Unknown? Nope! XCOM 2 says you didn't (or at least that humanity surrendered at some point). Come next week Friday we'll all be forced to reverse the fortunes of Earth we tho...   read

 
 
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Mario Kart 64 dashing to Wii U in Europe this week

Almost as quick as a speedy Super Mushroom, Mario Kart 64 will be zooming to Wii U's Virtual Console this week. In just three days, the racer from 1996 will be available to play on Nintendo's newest console, nearly 20 years after the g...   read

 
 
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Mercedes-Benz explains Nintendo partnership, doesn't mention bags of money

Once a year now or so, the irregular Mercedes-Benz and Nintendo partnership rears up, only to be quickly forgotten in a few weeks. Last year it was free Mario Kart 8 DLC, and recently, an 8-bit car costume for Super Mario Maker. Speaki...   read

 
 
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Cyber Monday deals for Wii U and New 3DS XL

We stretched our robot eyes as far as the nanolayer allowed, but there just weren't as many Nintendo Cyber Monday deals this year compared to years past. (Or maybe they've always been a slight letdown.) On the Wii U side, the excellent Delu...   read

 
 
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Mario Kart 8 is getting a TV special on Disney XD this week

Mario Kart 8 came in with a bang, and ended up lasting quite a while with its two amazing DLC packs. While I still play it on occasion, its fire has unfortunately died down a bit, partially due to the horrible battle mode that still hasn't ...   read

 
 
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There's a new Wii U bundle coming to the UK, and it's good

Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon are both pretty good games that came exclusively to the Wii U. The Wii U is a pretty nice console that's not selling very well. Nintendo's solution? A 32GB Wii U bundled with digital copies of our favorite kart rac...   read

 
 
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Pimp My Ride: Mario Kart Edition

West Coast Customs, the auto shop featured in MTV's Pimp My Ride series, apparently took a break from its usual work outfitting 1997 Jeep Cherokees with back-seat Jacuzzis and subwoofers designed to shatter your eardrums to recreate a coupl...   read

 
 
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Nintendo announces new US Wii U bundle, with Mario Kart 8 + DLC

Along with both DLC packs, Mario Kart 8 is still trucking in my home. If you haven't played it yet, this new Wii U bundle, announced by Nintendo today, may entice you. It's $299.99, and comes with a pre-installed Mario Kart 8, along wi...   read

 
 
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Buy Mario Maker, save $20 on Splatoon, Smash, or Mario Kart

Best Buy is holding a deal that's great for Wii U owners looking to flesh out their library. If you order Super Mario Maker (which releases this Friday), you can save $20 on either Splatoon, Super Smash Bros., or Mario Kart 8. The deal is v...   read

 
 
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Rumored Mario Kart XXL prototype discovered and shown to the world

The above video supposedly shows a prototype demo of the unreleased Mario Kart XXL that was created by Denaris Entertainment, a company run by the developer of the Turrican series, Manfred Trenz. My search for more information ha...   read

 
 
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Cool dad builds custom Mario Kart nursery

It's strangely reassuring to know that this isn't the first time we've covered a game-themed nursery and it almost certainly won't be the final. Builder and father Wes Swain decided on Mario Kart 8 as "there didn't seem to be any big attemp...   read

 
 
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Hacked Mario Kart 7 puts 200cc to shame

Go ahead and skip to 2:40 in the video. That's about when the chaos begins. This demonstration from YouTube user mariohack&glitch shows how stupidly fast Mario Kart 7 can get when you tamper with the settings using, in this case, a QR ...   read

 
 
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Mad Max: Mario Kart Fury gets murderously Miyamoto

Get angry that you didn't think of it first. Uploaded two days ago, Kris Sundberg's mashup parody of Mario Kart and Mad Max: Fury Road has already racked up 1.4 million views and counting, possibly from all the repeat viewers trying t...   read

 
 



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