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A Defense Of Mario Kart 8's Unpopular Battle Mode

In video game years, Mario Kart 8 is already middle-aged yet remains virile. It maintains a healthy population of online racers over fourteen months past its May 2014 launch. By most accounts, the Wii U version of the seminal kart racer is the series’ high watermark, resplendent in its HD gloss and detail-rich course… » 8/10/15 3:30pm 8/10/15 3:30pm

Nintendo's Real Conquest This Year Was DLC

This past year has been something for Nintendo. Not only did we get the greatest iteration of their biggest franchises, we also got fresh takes and unlikely second chances for existing characters. Nintendo even graced us with a few fresh IPs. Their latest, Splatoon, has become a classic overnight, with fans drooling… » 6/14/15 1:10pm 6/14/15 1:10pm

Mario Kart 8's 200CC Mode Makes Fire Hopping Useless

Ever since Mario Kart 8’s second DLC pack arrived last week, fans and players have been deliberating on just how game-changing the new high-speed 200CC difficulty mode truly is. Apparently, it changes things up enough to render “fire hopping,” the game’s most controversial exploit, effectively inert. » 4/27/15 2:35pm 4/27/15 2:35pm