Mario Kart 8's Online Multiplayer Is Getting Lonelier

"If you build it, they will come," the saying goes. It's never that simple when it comes to playing video games online. I love Mario Kart 8, and have been playing it consistently since it came out in May. But lately I've been running into a problem: other people aren't. Or it sure feels that way, at least. » 10/02/14 4:00pm 10/02/14 4:00pm

Nintendo Is Bringing An Old Favorite Back For Mario Kart 8

Slowly but surely, it looks like Mario Kart 8 is shaping up to be the game it was always meant to be. First, Nintendo delighted fans with the announcement that Zelda and Animal Crossing were making their way into the game. And now they're sweetening the deal with a classic car from Mario Karts past: the B-Dasher. » 9/26/14 11:00am 9/26/14 11:00am

Maybe The N64 Rainbow Road Isn't As Great As We All Remember

Rainbow Road on the N64 is the stuff of legends, so Nintendo set a high bar for itself when it remade the track for the Wii U. Many fans were dismayed by how much shorter it is compared to the original. But a new video from the brothers who hacked Mario Kart 8 makes a convincing case that the truncated version is a… » 8/26/14 12:30pm 8/26/14 12:30pm

And That’s Why You Don’t Taunt People In Mario Kart 8

Taunting in Mario Kart 8 is a fine art. Maybe because they can't trash talk each other online, seasoned players have resorted to waiting at the finish line to trip up incoming racers as the ultimate form of kart-based swagger. But this is hard to pull off. If you don't, you end up looking very silly. » 8/13/14 4:30pm 8/13/14 4:30pm