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  • 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
  • Blog Post: [Update] Mario Kart 8 DLC, Including Link And 16 New Tracks, Confirmed For North America

    Update: Originally only confirmed for the UK, the large collection of Mario Kart 8 DLC, unsurprisingly, will be making its way to North America. The two DLC packs, which will each add three new characters, eight new tracks, and four new cars, will be available in the fall and in spring of 2015 for $7... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Kart 8's Mercedes-Benz DLC Dated For North America

    Mario Kart's bizarre partnership with Mercedes-Benz is making its way to North America in the form of DLC this month. We knew it would be making its way to North America , but now we know when. Releasing August 27, there will be three different Mercedes-Benz cars to download: a 2014 GLA,1934 W 25... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Kart 8 Sells 2.82 Million Units, But Nintendo Loses $97 Million During First Quarter FY15

    Let’s start with the good news. Mario Kart 8 is an overwhelming success, as Nintendo has announced that 2.82 million copies have been sold worldwide. Given the install base of 6.68 million, that works out to 42 percent of Wii U owners racing around the Mushroom Kingdom. Despite the monstrous attach... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Embraces The Luigi Death Stare In New Mario Kart 8 Ad

    The infamous Luigi death stare has moved beyond meme status and into the world of advertising. A new Japanese advertisement for Mario Kart 8 showcases Mario and pals in a race, focusing in on the racers in slow-motion, finishing out with a shot of Luigi as he drives by looking over his shoulder in disgust... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Dogs And Mario Dominate June NPD Numbers, Console Sales Strong

    Ubisoft's open-world hacking epic and Nintendo's latest racer posted strong sales in June. In the latest NPD charts, last month's big games continued to dominate the charts. Ubisoft's Watch Dogs and Nintendo's Mario Kart 8 experienced strong sales. Nintendo has confirmed that Mario... More
  • Blog Post: There Is Losing In Mario Kart, And Then There Is Getting Wrecked Like This

    Most of us know the agony of getting hit with a blue shell moments before crossing the finish line. The same can be said of red shells and getting shunted off the course. Oh, and getting smacked with a thunderbolt, too. I guess what we’re trying to say is, there are a lot of ways to lose at Mario... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Kart 8 Boosts Past 2 Million Copies Sold, Shareholders Re-Elect Iwata

    Nintendo has announced that over 2 million copies of Mario Kart 8 have been sold to consumers worldwide. This puts sales of the title at approximately 800,000 for the month of June after an opening weekend that saw movement of 1.2 million units . The news came by way of Nintendo’s annual general... More
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