Conan Clueless Gamer Mario Kart 8

Watch Seth Rogen and Zac Efron lose to Conan O’Brien at Mario Kart 8

April 29th at 11:12 AM

Watch Seth Rogen and Zac Efron lose to Conan O’Brien at Mario Kart 8

Clueless Gamer is one of our favorite segments on Conan O’Brien’s TBS show. Typically Conan gets to sit down with a hotly anticipated game weeks before its release and stumble through it with his producer Aaron Bleyaert or a celebrity guest. This week was different, as Conan decided to play the Wii U classic Mario Kart 8 with Seth Rogen and Zac Efron to promote Neighbors 2.

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Mario Kart 8 200cc

This video shows just how insanely fast Mario Kart 8 is about to get with its latest update

April 9th at 6:15 PM

This video shows just how insanely fast Mario Kart 8 is about to get with its latest update

It’s been almost a year since the release of Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U, but Nintendo is still giving players new reasons to jump back in with surprisingly frequent paid DLC releases and free updates. In a recent Nintendo Direct, the company announced that a new 200cc mode would be coming to the console racer, but you need to see it to understand just how fast it can be. More →

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Mario Kart 8 Super Smash Bros. Trailers

Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros. and Fire Emblem are the week’s best game trailers

April 3rd at 9:05 PM

Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros. and Fire Emblem are the week’s best game trailers

Every week, a landslide of video game trailers hits the Internet, hyping up the games that have just been released, the games that are about to be released and even the games that don’t have release dates yet. It can be a bit overwhelming to keep up with all of them, which is why we’ve decided to collect our favorites into a single post.

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Mario Kart Tokyo

Watch 12 crazy people reenact Mario Kart on the streets of Tokyo

July 9th at 1:39 PM

Watch 12 crazy people reenact Mario Kart on the streets of Tokyo

Nintendo’s recent release of Mario Kart 8 breathed new life into the company’s struggling Wii U console. In fact, we called it a killer Wii U game when we reviewed Mario Kart 8 back in May, and we said it was just what the Wii U needed. The newest edition in Nintendo’s popular racing series was apparently so good that it inspired a group of 12 people in Japan to reenact Mario Kart on the streets of Tokyo. More →

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Video Game Sales

PS4 is best-selling console again in May as game sales swell 52%

June 17th at 11:24 AM

PS4 is best-selling console again in May as game sales swell 52%

As the previous console generation stretched into its eighth year, game sales had nearly slowed to a halt. It took the release of the PS4 and Xbox One to begin the recovery process, but May 2014 represents the first period in six months that software sales haven’t seen a decline. In fact, total video game sales were up 52% from May 2013, owing to both a 95% growth in hardware sales and the release of Watch Dogs and Mario Kart 8. More →

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Watch Dogs and Mario Kart 8 Deals

Check out these amazing deals on Watch Dogs and Mario Kart 8

June 3rd at 10:00 PM

Check out these amazing deals on Watch Dogs and Mario Kart 8

Gamers who haven’t yet purchased Watch Dogs and/or Mario Kart 8 yet and are looking for better deals should check out the promotions currently available from various retail stores. The Examiner has listed a few great deals from stores including Best Buy, Target and Kmart, and they’re almost too good to pass up. More →

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Mario Kart 8 Wii U Sales

Mario Kart 8 still wasn’t enough to push Wii U past Xbox One and PS4

June 3rd at 1:15 PM

Mario Kart 8 still wasn’t enough to push Wii U past Xbox One and PS4

As expected, the highly acclaimed Mario Kart 8 has given Nintendo a significant sales boost… but it still wasn’t enough to beat the hottest game to launch on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One last week. Eurogamer reports that Mario Kart 8 helped Nintendo boost week-over-week Wii U sales by 666% in the United Kingdom last week, although Nintendo’s “savior” game still finished in second place behind Watch Dogs, which outsold Mario Kart 8 on both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. In fact, Mario Kart 8’s strong showing on the charts only goes to show how poorly the Wii U is doing in the latest console wars since it’s literally the only Wii U title in the U.K.’s top 40 list — every other title besides Mario Kart 8 runs on the Xbox One, the PS4, the Xbox 360, the PS3 or even the PS Vita.

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Mario Kart 8 Review

Review: Mario Kart 8 for Wii U

May 15th at 3:01 AM

Review: Mario Kart 8 for Wii U

As one of the most consistent franchises in Nintendo’s history, the release of a new Mario Kart is always cause for excitement. The last entry, Mario Kart 7, is widely regarded as one of the best in the series, introducing air gliders, underwater racing and customizable karts. All the innovations from the 3DS title have returned in Mario Kart 8, along with the most impressive graphical overhaul the series has ever seen. With dozens of characters to unlock, 32 new and classic courses, a variety of multiplayer modes and a few unbelievably bouncy mustaches, Mario Kart 8 is the party game that the Wii U so desperately needed. More →

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Mario Kart 8 Direct

Video: Buying Mario Kart 8 will net you a free Wii U game

April 30th at 8:30 PM

Video: Buying Mario Kart 8 will net you a free Wii U game

One month ahead of the game’s release, Nintendo has unleashed its latest extensive Direct focused entirely on Mario Kart 8. Alongside the game’s release on May 30th, Nintendo will release a Mario Kart 8 Wii U Bundle, containing a Wii U Deluxe Set, red Mario Wii Wheel, Mario Wii Remote Plus and the game for $329.99. If you register the game on your Club Nintendo account before July 31st, you’ll also receive your choice of a free Wii U game: New Super Mario Bros. U, Pikmin 3, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD or Wii Party U. More →

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Mario Kart 8 Trailer Wii U

Video: Mario Kart 8, the Wii U’s best hope, shown off in new trailer

April 3rd at 12:40 PM

Video: Mario Kart 8, the Wii U’s best hope, shown off in new trailer

The release of Mario Kart 8 was always going to be a big deal but it’s more important than ever because both it and the new Super Smash Bros. game are now the last, best hope for the Wii U. Nintendo on Thursday unleashed a brand-new trailer for its Mario Kart 8 racing game that showed off some new characters that have been added to the mix as well as some killer new courses that we haven’t seen before, including the newest version of Rainbow Road. Mario Kart has long been one of Nintendo’s biggest hits and it’s banking that Mario Kart 8 will be the game that finally helps boost Wii U sales. 2008’s Mario Kart Wii has sold an estimated 38.8 million copies and 2011’s Mario Kart 7 for the 3DS sold around 18.1 million copies, so if Mario Kart 8 sells as well as either of those two games it would give Nintendo’s newest console the jolt that it desperately needs. The new Mario Kart 8 trailer follows below. More →

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