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Grab your friends: the best of the Nintendo 64 multiplayer games

By Robert Workman, Jul 17, 2014 8:00pm PDT

Get your buddies together and have a ball with these classics.


"Oh my god, my childhood is flashing before me. Especially the wrestling games... soo many good ..."

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Mario Kart 8 reaches 2 million sold, Iwata still in the driver's seat

By Steve Watts, Jun 27, 2014 6:44am PDT

At Nintendo's annual shareholders meeting, the company announced that Mario Kart 8 had hit 2 million units sold worldwide, and reelected Satoru Iwata as president.


"Has a way to go to beat Mario Kart's Wii sales @ 34.5 million. It is a start though! WiiU is ..."

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Mario Kart 8 Mercedes DLC coming the US

By Steve Watts, Jun 20, 2014 9:09am PDT

The Mercedes Benz DLC for Mario Kart 8, previously only announced for Japan, is coming to the US this summer.


"Here's hoping this comes to Europe as well. Should not leave a region out of the fun that the ..."

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Mario Kart 8 quadrupled Wii U sales in opening week

By Steve Watts, Jun 16, 2014 7:36am PDT

Mario Kart 8 has gotten good buzz, but it has been difficult to tell if it was the elusive system seller the Wii U really needs. The answer,...


"The netcode is really good. I've never experience and lag while playing worldwide. The highest ..."

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Nintendo 'amiibo' figurines coming alongside Smash Bros Wii U

By Steve Watts, Jun 10, 2014 9:13am PDT

At Nintendo's digital event, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime formally introduced Nintendo's previously announced NFC figurines. They're called "amiibo," and they'll debut with Smash Bros for Wii U this fall.


"This, it's only CPU versions of the figurines. Doesn't seem to affect the roster selection or ..."

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Mario Kart 8: Our favorite replay videos (so far)

By Steve Watts, Jun 04, 2014 1:30pm PDT

We take a look at some of our favorite Mario Kart 8 replay videos, from Luigi's infamous death stare to some of the cheapest Red Shell shenanigans we've ever seen.


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Shack Interview: Talking Mario Kart 8 with GoNintendo's Kevin Cassidy

By Ozzie Mejia, May 30, 2014 6:30pm PDT

The highly-anticipated Mario Kart 8 is out today. But before you select your character or upload your clips to Mario Kart TV, Shacknews' Sam and Andrew want to talk some Mario Kart with GoNintendo's Kevin "rawmeat cowboy" Cassidy and weigh in on some of the game's features a...


"It seems like they're starting to relax a bit more. But yeah I think keeping it relaxed and ..."

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PSA: Mario Kart TV site up and running

By Steve Watts, May 30, 2014 9:00am PDT

Mario Kart TV, the video sharing feature in Mario Kart 8, is now up on the web.


Mario Kart 8 getting Mercedes Benz DLC in Japan

By Steve Watts, May 29, 2014 1:00pm PDT

Mario and his buddies will be able to race around the Mushroom Kingdom in a Mercedes Benz this summer, thanks to some free promotional DLC releasing in Japan. The ad announcing the partnership is... different.


Report: Nintendo teaming up with YouTube for affiliate program

By Robert Workman, May 27, 2014 10:30am PDT

Could Nintendo be changing its tune about how to handle YouTube affiliates?


"Just because you bought a thing doesn't mean the cut is over. If you want to broadcast and ..."

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Mario Kart 8 review follow-up

By Steve Watts, May 23, 2014 10:30am PDT

Mario Kart 8 is revving up for release. Shacknews checks in with reviewer Steve Watts to get some off-the-cuff thoughts on the upcoming kart racer.


"Well, hopefully Nintendo will patch that in later. There's also a minor framerate-judder issue ..."

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Mario Kart 8: Tips for defying gravity

By Steve Watts, May 20, 2014 11:00am PDT

Our Play Primer series returns with tips for getting started in Mario Kart 8. Be sure to let us know in Chatty if you have any lingering questions.


"It was a long time ago when I last played through the whole thing, everything was unlocked when ..."

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Mario Kart 8 review: up to speed

By Steve Watts, May 15, 2014 12:01am PDT

Mario Kart 8 shows a playful spirit, refinement, and attention to detail that has been missing in the last few entries. Our review.


"Battle mode sucked because they forgot how to build an arena and tried to complicate things. I ..."

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Mario Kart 8 demo playable at GameStop this weekend

By Steve Watts, May 13, 2014 10:00am PDT

GameStop is hosting a Mario Kart 8 "Test Drive" this weekend, letting players sample a demo of the upcoming kart racer.


"I super want Nintendo to be successful in like everything they do. I've also been hoping for ..."

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Mario Kart 8 includes free game offer, Wii U bundle announced

By Steve Watts, Apr 30, 2014 6:30am PDT

Nintendo announced today that buying and registering Mario Kart 8 before the end of July will net you a free downloadable game. It will also be bringing out a Wii U bundle with the game on launch day.


"Those are awesome deals. I'm so glad to see Nintendo getting so aggressive. Folks, if you ..."

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