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Mario Kart 7 patch available in eShop

Ladies and Gentlemen, Mario Kart 7 has been patched. Head over to eShop to download the game update, which fixes the shortcut issues in Maka Wuhu, Wuhu Island Loop, and Bowser Castle 1 (I didn’t know about that last one). Note that the patch will not become mandatory for online play until May 16th, so we’ll have to wait until tomorrow for the new cheat-free environment to really take e...

More Online Mario Kart (7) “Impossibilities”- We Can Laugh About ’em Now…

…and laugh is what I hope you all do at the following recollections of what surely should be impossibilities in the world of gaming. That’s what we’re thinking anyway as we cruise down the tracks of Mario Kart 7, forgetting that anything can and will go wrong by the time we power down. “It’ll never happen to me,” we think as we chuck all three of our useless, re...

Some Online Mario Kart (7) “WTF?!” Moments – For Your Pleasure (Part 1 of 2)

Don’t let the picture fool you. This isn’t about a simple Blue Shell, Lightning Bolt, or Bullet Bill crashing into you at the worst possible moment during an online race. That’s standard fare, after all. Everyone’s been down that road before. Oh, no – this is about those rare strings of events that take place both outside and within races which seem so…unfathoma...

Hope to see you tonight, racers!

The time has come to revive the ol’ Infendo Mario Kart 7 Community! I was able to make it to the past two community nights, and what I saw I didn’t like.  Of course, a big thanks to those of you who did make it, but I want to see more groups of 6-8 racers. Also, I wanted to add a little something this week to see how it goes: a late shift. Can’t make it at 7:00 PM US-Eastern time...

Nintendo negotiating Wii U video content streaming services

As of last summer more people streamed Netflix using a Wii than any other medium. Nintendo is now attempting to negotiate deals with other content providers to expand its streaming options on the upcoming Wii U. Nintendo is working on securing both video streaming and gaming. One source says Nintendo is working with Comcast for cable distribution rights. What do you hope to see on the Wii U as far...

Get your 8-bit Mario in Pushmo form right here!

I’m rather engrossed in the puzzle creation tool in Pushmo right now. This week I have another character puzzle for you. It’s the plumber we all know and love in all his 8-bit glory: Mario! I placed a three-star difficulty rating on this puzzle, but when you’re the creator, it’s hard to know whether your rating is accurate. So my question for those of you who download and p...

Here’s a Mutant Mudds Pushmo puzzle for you!

Combining two of the best games on the Nintendo eShop right now, I give you Max of Mutant Mudds in Pushmo puzzle form! Hope you enjoy it! While you’re at it, read my review on the 0h-so-excellent Mutant Mudds. Oh, and if you’ve created any sweet puzzles for other Pushmo owners to play, do share in the comments! I know I want ’em!

Could the Nintendo Network actually be Nintendo’s answer to Xbox Live and PSN?

During Satoru Iwata’s latest financial briefing, the Nintendo president revealed a few interesting tidbits about Nintendo’s new console. First and formost, it looks like Nintendo is finally going to be taking online seriously with Wii U. The new online network that Nintendo has christened the ‘Nintendo Network’ will be far and away Nintendo’s most ambitious step towards really de...

Mario Kart 7 Community News: January Edition

First of all, let me thank everyone who has participated in our official Infendo community so far. It’s not the most popular community ever, but I’ve gotten more enjoyment out of it than any other community I play in. With that out of the way, I now have some great community news to report! As of today, 17 players have found their way into community races. We reached a record during ou...

About our Mario Kart 7 community nights…

Community Code: 20-1691-6700-3942 I was glad to see that, even though I only encountered about two other racers during our first MK 7 community night, other racers have found chances to duke it out with each other on the Infendo community. I’m determined to keep the steam going, so here’s my proposal for community nights: plan on them every Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. US-Eastern unless...

Let’s have our first Mario Kart 7 community night, shall we?

Community Code: 20-1691-6700-3942 Here’s what I propose: Saturday, December 17; 7:00 p.m. US/Eastern. There’s no way we can arrange for a time that suits everyone, but if you miss out, don’t worry: this won’t be the last community night! I do want to hear some feedback, though. Will you be able to make it? Should we have it sooner? Comment away, racers.  

Take your kart-racing online and join Infendo’s Mario Kart 7 Community!

Community Code: 20-1691-6700-3942 Joining a community in Mario Kart 7 is very simple. In the main menu, select “Online Multiplayer” (you’ll need to be connected to the internet, of course). From the online menu, select “Communities”, then select “Search by Code”. Enter in the community code found at the top of this post and join in. Hope to see you there!