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That Mario Kart 8 Mercedes-Benz DLC is no longer Japan-only

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 the live-action ...

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Mario Kart 8 is $48.80 at Amazon and Walmart

If you own a Wii U and aren't playing Mario Kart 8 right now, well, you have very different priorities than the rest of us. Perhaps this deal will be tempting enough for you to change your ways: Walmart and Amazon are both selling the game ...

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What's your favorite Mario Kart 8 track?

For me, it's unquestionably Mount Wario. The snowy setting, the fact that it's all one giant course, that final adrenaline rush of a descent down the slopes toward the finish line -- I love it so much. But there are quite a few other tracks...

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Why is FOX reporting on Luigi's Mario Kart 8 death stare?

We all know that Luigi's menacing ways in Mario Kart 8 are too great to ignore. That's why we've covered it extensively. Important stuff in the videogame world, really -- especially in the days leading up to E3. But, I'm having a toug...

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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, Mobile S...

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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 now have a defin...

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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 the week, Wii U ...

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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...

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Review: Mario Kart 8

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 ...

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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 hard. I've been ex...


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 kn...


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 videos uploaded by ...

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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 Mercedes Benz and Ni...

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These three Mario Kart 8 commercials are pretty awesome

Okay, Nintendo. This is more like it. I'm not sure what you were trying with the little girls and Tomodachi Life, but these Mario Kart 8 commercials are decidedly more entertaining and engaging for television, especially given their lack o...


Test drive Mario Kart 8 at GameStop on May 17 and 18

Brag: I've been playing Mario Kart 8 for awhile now at home. Not for review or anything. Just because. Don't tell Nintendo, but I may have let my family play a bit too. They're also probably bragging now when they shouldn't be. I had no poi...


That Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition is coming to the US ...

Remember that awesome Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition coming to Europe? The one that includes a statue of the Blue Shell? Well it's coming to the US too! Except it's only going to be available through the Nintendo World Store. For everyone in ...


Which Mario Kart was your favorite?

Nintendo UK released this history of Mario Kart video, detailing the history of the beloved racing franchise. It's a short little look at the Mario Kart games, and really a giant ad for Mario Kart 8, but it's enough to get my nostalgia bon...


Fact: Princess Peach has the best ride in Mario Kart 8

More Mario Kart 8 footage! These compilations are once again provided by YouTuber Nintendomination, and the first one shows off some of the various karts you'll be able to ride in Mario Kart 8 Obviously Princess Peach has the best kart bec...


Here's the entire Mario Kart 8 soundtrack

No one does racing music like Nintendo. Hell, music in general. There's a shine and polish on their work that no one else touches, and the melodies stick with you forever. As expected, Mario Kart 8's soundtrack is outstanding -- it's s...


Video of all 30 characters and 32 courses in Mario Kart 8

Nintendo has released all the cup and track names for Mario Kart 8, along with little video snippets of each track. Or you can watch this video by YouTuber Nintendomination that takes all the video previews and makes on giant 34-minute lon...

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Everything you need to know about Mario Kart 8 in one video

If you've seen Steven's update on Mario Kart 8, heard about the new Wii U system bundle, and learned about Nintendo's free-game promotion already, you're up to speed. But there's more Mario Kart where that came from. Lots more. Nintendo re...

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Mario Kart 8: What's old is new and what's new is old

Mario Kart 8 has unveiled two "new" characters. They are Baby Rosalina and Pink Gold Peach. What the heck, right? You're probably rolling your eyes at the lack of surprise with Baby Rosalina (who's joining Baby Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Dais...

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Mario Kart 8 is stunning and fierce in HD

As an institution within the videogame racing genre, Mario Kart has always been an example of what arcade style racing is all about. Focusing on simple, pick up and play gameplay, while still offering high level skill based action, the Mar...

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Mario Kart SNES coming to the UK VC, with a special deal

The UK is getting Super Mario Kart by way of the Wii U Virtual Console on March 27th, and there's a deal in tow. If you buy the game before June 30th, you'll get a £5.49 discount on the upcoming Mario Kart 8, which is set to drop on M...

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Nintendo announces Mario Kart 8 Collector's Edition

Nintendo of Europe has announced yet another Mario Kart 8 promotion, in the form of a Wii U Collector's Edition that's set to drop on May 30th. It's a pretty straight-forward bundle, as it comes with the game itself in physical form, and a...

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How Mario Kart 8's retro tracks stack up to the originals

With four retro tracks from the annals of Mario Kart history returning in Mario Kart 8, GameXplain has gone through the trouble of piecing together a head-to-head comparison video that pits the originals against their HD upgrades.  Ma...

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Koopalings playable for the first time in Mario Kart 8

The Koopalings will join the otherwise familiar roster of racers in Mario Kart 8, Nintendo revealed today as a part of its livestream presentation. You'll get your first chance to go behind the wheel with Bowser's seven minions when the ti...

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Get a better feel for Mario Kart 8's tracks in this video

Did the latest Mario Kart 8 trailer earlier this month get you excited for the game's inevitable 2014 release, but leave you curious on how each displayed track is raced? Well if the answer to that is yes, then the above video from GameXpl...

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This Mario Kart 8 trailer marks Rosalina's debut

With everything going on in this Mario Kart 8 trailer, I'm once again left confused as to why no one came up with a more memorable title for the game. Regardless, it's looking great as ever, and should be yet another convincing reason to o...

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Rumor: Mario Kart 8 drifts onto Wii U in April 2014

After Wii Sports, which had the benefit of being bundled with all non-Japanese Wiis for the longest time, Mario Kart Wii is the best-selling game for Nintendo's white wonder -- it's moved over 34 million units as of this past December. If e...

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Mario Kart 8 isn't 'by the numbers'

There is a reason why they called Rambo IV "Rambo." Once you getting past the third iteration of an idea, you want to try distract people from the fact that you're still dancing to the same tune. That's why I was shocked that Nintendo went...


Mario Kart 8 announced for Wii U

Nintendo has announced Mario Kart 8 for Wii U. It looks ... great. The kind of shot in the arm I was hoping for.  Motorbikes from Mario Kart Wii return, along with underwater sections and gliding from MK7. It will feature Miivers...



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