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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 and improvements. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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

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. Read more

by Robert Workman,, May 22, 2014 9:00AM PDT

Nintendo could turn around its Wii U- but it needs to make some moves. Read more

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. Read more

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

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. Read more

Pre-ordering Mario Kart 8 through Best Buy will get you a $10 voucher for free gas. Read more