Mario Kart 8

WIIU / Racing / Release: May 30, 2014 / ESRB: U

Shacknews Staff Top 5 Games of 2014 (so far)

By Steve Watts, Jul 02, 2014 1:30pm PDT

We all know the games you loved so far this year, and now it's our turn. The Shacknews crew has put together its own list of our favorites, with a tight one-game-per-person rule. No ties, no second place, just our standout personal favorites of 2014's first half.

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Shacknews Community Top 5 Games of 2014 (so far)

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 01, 2014 9:00am PDT

Hard to believe, but 2014 is already halfway over. With the summer months starting to roll in, Shacknews feels it's a good time to take a look at some of the best games of the year, so far. But before looking at the staff's picks, we'd like to give the spotlight to our loyal...

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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.

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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.

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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,...

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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.

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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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Shacknews Live: Mario Kart 8 [Update: It's over]

By Steve Watts, Jun 03, 2014 8:45am PDT

Shacknews' video crew has a craving for some high-speed hijinks today, so they'll be throwing down the Blue Shells in Mario Kart 8. Join Shacknews' Sam Leichtamer as she power slides her way to victory and fends off the Boomerangs and Bob-ombs of less fortunate competitors.

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Mario Kart 8 sells 1.2 million worldwide in opening weekend

By Robert Workman, Jun 02, 2014 11:15am PDT

Mario Kart 8 has gotten off to a good start when it comes to sales.

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Chatty Twitch Highlights 20: Racing with Mario Kart 8 and... Arma 3?

By Ozzie Mejia, May 31, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Shacknews and Chatty are ready to end May 2014 with the most epic of video game pasttimes: karts. If you think that means Mario Kart 8... you're mostly right. Indeed, Chatty got into Mario's return to the raceway, but the karting goes beyond Nintendo. Arma 3 got in on the ka...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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