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Destructoid's top 10 Wii U games (Part 1)

There are those who will say the Wii U never stood a chance. With its confusing name, poor marketing, and the lack of a blockbuster Nintendo-developed title at launch, it stood no chance of being the success its forbearer was. That’s ...

 
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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 ...

 
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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...

 
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$249 Wii U from Best Buy until Saturday night

Missed out on Black Friday or even last week's $50 drop on the Wii U from Toys"R"Us? No problemo, the $50 discount has been extended on the Wii U Mario Kart 8 bundle through Best Buy, which has it as a part of its weekly sale (but strangely...

 
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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 ...

 
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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...

 
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Ride in style with this blinged-out Mario Kart 8 wheel

Somewhere along the way, Link traded Epona for a sleek sportbike. It's unconventional, but probably necessary in the high-octane world of Mario Kart 8. I mean, Epona is literally one horsepower. That doesn't quite cut it. Link upgraded to s...

 
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Re-re-release: Final Fantasy X/X-2 PS4 tops Japan sales

Square Enix's somewhat screwy PS4 release of the previously release Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster topped Japanese sales charts for the week ending on May 17 (it was released in Japan May 14), according to Gematsu's report of Media Creates...

 
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Who wants to stay in this Super Mario-inspired apartment?

Looking for a game-flavoured place to stay the next time you're in Tokyo?  This Mario-inspired apartment in Meguro, Tokyo - nicknamed (unsurprisingly) 'Mario World' - is stuffed with a veritable smorgsbord of Mario-related items. ...

 
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Nintendo is back to making a profit

Earlier this morning Nintendo released its results for the last financial year, ending May 31 2015, and we have good news. Nintendo is back to profitability! After several fiscal years of losses Nintendo is climbing back up again. Right, le...

 
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Firehopping dead in Mario Kart 8

Firehopping has essentially been killed off in competetive Mario Kart 8, thanks to the recent addition of 200cc mode to the game. While adding 200cc mode doesn't patch out the ability to firehop, the alterations that have surfaced in the me...

 
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Nintendo, your work isn't done on Mario Kart 8

When Nintendo announced its DLC plans for Mario Kart 8, there was a combination of collective groans and cheers across the internet. The latter group was on the right side of history, it seems. When the first DLC Pack dropped in Novemb...

 
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Mario Kart 8's Cheese Land will crush your spirit on 200cc

Mario Kart 8 feels fresh again and not just because of the fabulous new tracks added in this week's Animal Crossing-themed DLC Pack 2. Nintendo also unleashed the humbling 200cc class in a free update for the game. We saw the footage. We kn...

 
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Mario Kart 8's Animal Crossing DLC is out today

Want more Mario Kart 8? Today is your lucky day! DLC Pack 2, otherwise known as the "Animal Crossing DLC" is out on Wii U. This follows-up the first pack from November 2014. 200cc races and eight new Mii costumes will be available for every...

 
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Mario Kart 8's new 200cc class compared to 150cc

After Nintendo updates Mario Kart 8 on April 23, there will be a brand new racing class available for free: 200cc. To give us a better sense of how quick it is, here's a side-by-side comparison of 200cc and the game's current fastest class...

 
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Bowser amiibo functionality coming to Mario Kart 8

Amiibros, there's new amiibo news on the horizon. Oh happy days. According to a tweet dropped today by Nintendo of Australia and New Zealand's Twitter account, your Bowser amiibo will soon unlock content in Mario Kart 8. See, that's a Bows...

 
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Hidden 'Totaka's Song' discovered in Mario Kart 8

Composer Kazumi Totaka has been hiding this tune in Nintendo games for over two decades now. While some of us will best recognize "Totaka's Song" from Mario Paint, it has turned up in titles like Link's Awakening, Luigi's Mansion, Animal C...

 
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My daughter could probably beat you at Mario Kart 8

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 that our mall (Wo...

 
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Japan is getting those Mario Kart 8 McDonalds toys too

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 to release its...

 
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Mario Kart 8's TV app no longer broken

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 -- that's not even in...

 
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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 seeing crossover c...

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

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 standalone, or $...

 
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Mario Kart 8's take on Excitebike makes me smile

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 music. This is goin...

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

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). Additionally, the ...

 
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Good lord, Nintendo gave Link a motorcycle!

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. Link, Tanooki Mari...

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

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 Kart 8 DLC pack...

 
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Mashup! Mario Kart 8 DLC adds Link, Animal Crossing Villager

[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 new Yoshi and ...

 
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Mario Kart 8 update adds map display to the TV screen

[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 these three Merce...

 
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This Bowser Mario Kart toy had a major facelift

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 gotten half th...

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

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 attitude comes ...

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

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 cause, Mario Ka...

 
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These first Mario Kart 8 hacks are pretty benign

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 demonstration in thi...

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

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 is actually ju...

 
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None of these strategies helped me win at Mario Kart 8

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 through old Zelda&nb...

 
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Mario Kart 8 sales hit 2 million in under a month

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.  Satoru Iw...

 

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