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  • Blog Post: Nintendo Rebundles Wii U With Mario Kart 8 And DLC

    If you’re thinking of jumping on the Wii U train, Nintendo is sweetening the pot with a new Mario Kart 8 bundle. The new package comes with a digital version of the game and all of the currently available DLC. The add-ons include nods to The Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing. The former is represented... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: New Mario Kart 8 DLC Drops Today

    Have you been pining for some new Mario Kart 8 content? You're in luck. The next DLC featuring Animal Crossing is available today. The second DLC pack for Mario Kart 8 features eight new tracks, four new carts, and three new drivers. Don't miss out on your chance to put Animal Crossing characters... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Releases Seven 60 FPS Mario Kart 8 Trailers Showing Off New DLC

    Mario Kart 8's second big DLC pack releases next week, and Nintendo has released seven different trailers showing off the new tracks, characters, and vehicles. You can check out the six new tracks below, some of which are returning from previous Mario Kart games, some of which are totally new. There... More
  • Blog Post: See Mario Kart 8's F-Zero Mute City Track Played At The New 200cc Difficulty At 60FPS

    Ahead of the new speed/difficulty's release release, Nintendo has shared a video showcasing it on Mario Kart 8's Mute City track. You can check out the video below, and if you're on a Chrome browser you can crank the video's quality all the way up to see the course at 60 FPS. The 200cc... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Kart 8 To Receive Blistering 200cc Class In Free Update

    Mario Kart 8 will be introducing a new class to the franchise through a free update later this month. The update, which launches on April 23, will add a new high speed class to the experience: 200cc. Ever since the series debuted in 1992 on Super NES, the Mario Kart franchise has capped at 150cc, which... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Predicts Seattle Win For Super Bowl XLIX With Mario Kart And Toad

    Nintendo is rooting for its home team, and it has made that clear with a Mario Kart 8 gif starring the New England Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski and the Seattle Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch's alter ego – Toad. Hey @MoneyLynch ! We heard you like Toad, so we used #MK8 to run a simulation... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Drops 2015 Sales Forecast Despite Strong Holiday Quarter

    Nintendo picked up steam in the third quarter of its 2015 fiscal year. The company reported a significant uptick in operating and net income over this time last year , but has decided to lower its sales and operating income projections. At the same time, the company is lifting ordinary income and net... More
  • Blog Post: The Mario Kart 8 Conversation Gets Heated (And Nerdy) Between Michael Cera And Jimmy Fallon

    On a recent episode of The Tonight Show , Jimmy Fallon and Michael Cera got into an argument over Mario Kart 8. Cera played Wario with the Yoshi bike and cyber slick wheels. Fallon used Yoshi with the sports bike and the retro off-road wheels. Apparently, Fallon usually uses Bowser, but went with Yoshi... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 11/14/2014

    While some editors are jumping into new titles like Far Cry 4 and Assassin's Creed Unity, others are still exploring the worlds of Shadow of Mordor and Destiny. If you are a Mario Kart 8 fan don't forget that the first DLC pack was released yesterday, featuring all new characters like Link from... More
  • Blog Post: Amiibo Figures Can Only Store Data From One Game At A Time

    Nintendo Japan's website for Amiibo figures reveals a new bit of information about the figures. They'll only be able to store data from a single compatible game at a time. The publisher has been touting Amiibos as having cross-game functionality, but that appears to be more limited than originally... More
  • Blog Post: [Trailer Added] Nintendo Details Amiibo Functions In Mario Kart 8, DLC Hits November 13

    Nintendo has dated the first Mario Kart 8 DLC, which includes Link, Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, the Master Cycle, the F-Zero Blue Falcon and more. It will arrive on November 13. The reported Amiibo support has also been confirmed. Connecting one of the eligible Amiibo unlocks a Mii racing suit costume... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Use Amiibos To Dress Up Your Miis In Mario Kart 8

    Looking for a reason to kick the tires and take Mario Kart 8 for another spin around the Mushroom Kingdom? Nintendo’s NFC-powered Amiibo figures will allow users to unlock a series of new costumes for the game, essentially letting Link and Samus join the Mario Kart crew. This cat jumped out of... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo: Nearly 3.5 Million Copies Of Mario Kart 8 Sold In First Four Months

    Nintendo has provided supplementary material following its second quarter financial report yesterday. The data include new sales figures for Mario Kart 8 and Pokémon X and Y. Nintendo has now sold 3.49 million copies of Mario Kart 8. This includes downloaded and bundled copies, putting the attach... More
  • Blog Post: YouTube's 60 FPS Video Update Now Online

    After announcing its intentions earlier this year , YouTube's update for 60 FPS videos is online. You can find an example of a video featuring the 60 FPS footage below. You will need to be watching the video on Chrome in order to turn up the resolution and the frames per second. [Via: Kotaku ] Our... More
  • Blog Post: Excitebike Arena Arrives In First Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack

    Classic NES title Excitebike is getting a Mario Kart makeover. The upcoming first DLC pack for Mario Kart 8 will include a brand new track, the Excitebike Arena. This new course features the hills, jumps, and mud pits of the original Excitebike. There’s still no specific release date for this pack... More
  • Blog Post: Yoshi Circuit And Tanooki Buggy Coming In Mario Kart 8 DLC

    Nintendo has offered a look at some of the items included in the first Mario Kart 8 DLC . The first of the two packs will include Link, Tanooki Mario, and Cat Peach along with some new rides and tracks. Included among the eight courses is the Yoshi circuit. This track originally appeared in Mario Kart... More
  • Blog Post: Gaze Into The Orange-Hued Face Of Fear With Your Own Luigi Death Stare Pumpkin

    The look Luigi gives his opponents as he overtakes them in Mario Kart 8 can now strike terror into your whole block. It's about time Luigi makes the transition from scaredy cat to harbinger of horror. Halloween-themed site halloweencostumes.com recently updated an ongoing list of printable pumpkin... More
  • Blog Post: Here's Link's Mechanical Steed From The First Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack

    This morning, Nintendo of America released on Twitter art of Link riding an equine-themed motorcycle. The art depicts a vehicle in the first paid DLC pack for Mario Kart 8. “The Master Cycle is part of the first DLC pack for #MK8 and has plenty of horse power,” the company writes. It looks... More
  • Blog Post: Reminder: Today's The Last Day To Get Your Free Game With Mario Kart 8 From Nintendo

    Today's the last day to take advantage of the promotion offering a free copy of New Super Mario Bros. U, Pikmin 3, Wii Party U, or The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD with Mario Kart 8. Announced shortly before Mario Kart 8's release , if you register your copy of the game by today, you get... More
  • Blog Post: The B Dasher Makes A Return In Mario Kart 8 DLC

    Nintendo has confirmed the return of one of Mario Kart’s more iconic designs. The B Dasher, which made its first appearance in Mario Kart DS (and was featured on the cover) will be coming as part of the first Mario Kart 8 DLC pack. The B Dasher appeared in Mario Kart Wii (though under the name... More
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