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

​Mario Kart 8's Online Multiplayer Is Coming Back To Life

Last week was Thanksgiving, a holiday often celebrated with family. For many gamers, this means a lot of time spent playing Nintendo games. I, for one, spent most nights playing Mario Kart 8 with my brother. Doing so led to a surprising discovery about its online multiplayer: it's gotten a lot better as of late. » 12/01/14 12:15pm 12/01/14 12:15pm

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