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

An RC Mario Kart With Wheels That Actually Convert To Hover Mode

Those pesky laws of the universe make it all but impossible to recreate the tracks, vehicles, and stunts you can perform in Mario Kart 8 in real life, but that didn't stop JAKKS Pacific from trying. The company's remote control version of Mario and his kart looks exactly like its video game counterpart, right down to… » 2/20/15 9:55am 2/20/15 9:55am

Smash Bros. Makes Mario Kart's Most Notorious Items A Lot More Fun

As fanfiction, Super Smash Bros. takes bits and pieces from many different Nintendo games and weaves them together into a uniquely chaotic patchwork. It remains faithful to its source material, but only to a point. Some of the most interesting stuff the newest Smash repurposed came from Mario Kart, of all places. » 1/21/15 4:15pm 1/21/15 4:15pm

An Extreme Way To Fix Mario Kart 8's Dumb Battle Mode: Play It IRL

The overall crappiness of Mario Kart 8's battle mode is well established. And since Nintendo hasn't unveiled any concrete plans to make it better with some extra stellar DLC goodness, it looks like what we're stuck with what we've got. Or wait—what's that over there on the internets? RC cars to the rescue! » 1/20/15 5:30pm 1/20/15 5:30pm

Legendary Secret Nintendo Song Found In Mario Kart 8

The easter egg to end all Nintendo easter eggs has just been unearthed in Mario Kart 8. As YouTubers Somewhat Awesome Games demonstrate in a video published yesterday, it turns out Yoshi was humming it all along—he was just being drowned out by the track's music. If only we'd all listened to Yoshi better from the… » 1/12/15 5:40pm 1/12/15 5:40pm

Mario Kart Parody Of Cheesy Pop Song Is Better Than The Original

Mario Kart 8 is a game about perseverance in the face of adversity. No matter how many different colored shells, or banana peels, or scary-looking Luigis knock you down, you've just gotta get back on your kart and keep racing. In other words: it's the perfect source material for an inspirational pop song. » 12/29/14 11:00am 12/29/14 11:00am