Mario Kart 8

Feel the Joy: A Few Custom Joy-Con Ideas

The Switch’s Joy-Con are pretty cool. Being able to change out your controller’s appearance in a few seconds is pretty cool, and I can definitely see collecting them becoming a habit (albeit an expensive one). Here’s a few ideas for some video game-inspired Joy-Con that I’d admittedly enjoy owning.   MARIO KART 8 DX PIKACHU MUSHROOM SUPER WARIO BROS. SONIC THE HEDGEHOG...

QUEST FOR THE BEST – Lukas’ Top 25 Games

Jumping on to Steve’s idea, this is a list of my favourite games of all time. This list is entirely subjective, and is based on my personal opinion. Here’s the rules for my list: Similarly to Steve, I’ll start by listing all of the totally radical games I can think of. From there, I’ll use my tubular powers of observation and rememberation to wickedly whittle the list down ...

Mario Kart 8 tourney night a success

The nine Mii characters you see listed above comprise almost everyone who participated in last night’s Mario Kart 8 tourney (minus a friend who played locally with me). Our numbers weren’t great, but there was plenty of fun to be had anyway. Kevin was the first to arrive, and others continued to join over the following hour or so. There were some great karting skills on display; Kevin,...

Mario Kart 8 – Official Infendo Tourney night this Saturday

To celebrate the new Mario Kart 8 downloadable content, Infendo is having another official tourney night! Join us starting at 6:00 p.m. Pacific time (image shows Mountain time) on Saturday night and see how well you stack up in the 8 new courses. If you’ve never joined an Infendo tourney in the past, use the following code to find us: 3173-6944-1208.  

How would you rank the new Mario Kart 8 DLC tracks?

I know lots of things are supposed to be going through your mind at any given time, but it seemed there was only one thing on my mind this morning: the new Legend of Zelda x Mario Kart 8 DLC that arrived on Wii U. I spent as much time as I could racing the 8 new tracks, and this is personally how I’d rank them against one another: Number 8 – Yoshi Circuit (GCN) I didn’t play Doub...

Details on amiibo compatibility emerge

Nintendo’s first wave of amiibo figurines will launch alongside Super Smash Bros. for Wii U on November 21st. Their built-in near-field communication (NFC) technology will allow players to scan them into compatible games easily by swiping them over the bottom left surface of the Wii U GamePad. In addition to their function in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, we now know how the figures will work...

Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 1: Details, trailer, release date

My one prediction for today’s Nintendo Direct involved Mario Kart 8’s first DLC pack: I thought it would be announced for release tomorrow, November 6th. Well, I was only a week off, as it’s officially coming on November 13th. The pack will contain three new racers: Link Tanooki Mario Cat Peach 8 new courses, including: An F-Zero course A Legend of Zelda course An Excitebike cour...

Infendo Game Night: Mario Kart 8 Tourney Results

“It wasn’t perfect, but it was fun!” Those are my words in a Miiverse post from this morning. It pretty much summarizes how Infendo’s first official game night went. I feel like I didn’t properly explain “game night” yesterday. It was Lewis’s idea for us to try to have one night a week to play games and chat via Skype, without the pressure of recordi...

Infendo Game Night: Mario Kart 8

There are many reasons why an official Infendo tournament in Mario Kart 8 should take place: for one thing, it is long overdue. For another, it gives myself and the other Infendo crew members an excuse to play games with each other and with readers like you! We actually managed to pick a time that works fairly well for all of us, and that time is tonight, Tuesday the 23rd, starting at 6:00PM Pacif...

Impressions on today’s Mario Kart 8 update and DLC

One of the first things I wanted to do when I woke up this morning was to see whether the new Mario Kart 8 update was available. I was somewhat surprised to find out that it was, but surprise didn’t stop me from playing the game in the new Mercedes-Benz karts that are now available as free downloadable content. Here’s a quick run-down of the additions brought to the game and how I feel...

Link, Isabelle, new tracks and more coming to Mario Kart 8 as DLC

History will be made this November: for the first time in a Mario Kart game, Link (…from the Zelda series) will be hitting the tracks. The new character comes as part of a DLC pack that’ll also unlock a couple of new cups with brand-new tracks to race on. If my instincts serve me, the new cups will be a Yoshi’s egg cup of some sort and a Triforce cup. This Spring, Isabelle and th...

Mercedes-Benz DLC coming to Mario Kart 8 August 27

The free Mercedes-Benz DLC that was promised for Mario Kart 8 owners in the west finally has a solid release date: August 27. Nintendo announced this today and even included a trailer to go alongside it. And there isn’t just one new kart, but three headed our way. The first is the 2014 GLA, “the compact SUV of Mercedes-Benz”; the second is the 1934 W 25 Silver Arrow, “the l...