Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8 is a rare thing: the best entry in its series and the most exciting installment yet.

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Russian Nintendo fans want rid of the company's local boss

UPDATE: Nintendo investigation launched into conduct of Russia boss.

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe unlockables, including how to unlock Gold kart parts and Gold Mario

Prepare to play a lot of tracks to get everything you need.

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe amiibo list for every Mii racing suit costume

How to dress your Mii like Sonic, Mega Man and other famous faces.

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Mario Kart 8 guide: Tips, tricks and everything you need to know about the Deluxe edition on Switch

From mastering drifts to holding onto first place, we've got some essential tips and tricks for winning more of your Mario Kart 8 races.

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Digital FoundryMario Kart 8 Deluxe: a great console title is a handheld revelation

Switch's enhanced Wii U port works beautifully on the go.

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VideoWatch: Seven games made better by DLC

It's this week's Eurogamer Show.

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The best Wii U games: June 2015

UPDATED: Our picks from the quirky Nintendo console's small but enviable catalogue.

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Mario Kart 8's Animal Crossing DLC brought forward

April release date, alongside all-new difficulty mode.

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FeatureReader's top 50 games of 2014

What do you mean it's another 8?

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VideoVideo: Join us and play Mario Kart 8's DLC from 5pm GMT

Zelda! F-Zero! Excitebike! Link on a bike!

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Amiibo unlock extra racing suits in Mario Kart 8

UPDATE: First DLC pack dated, Amiibo and new Zelda track gameplay shown off.

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Mario Kart 8 DLC trailer reveals a familiar retro track

UPDATE: Watch our exclusive Wii U vs. GameCube vs. DS track comparison.

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Mario Kart 8 to receive the iconic B Dasher in DLC

Here's some video of it in action.

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VideoVideo: Watch us play Mario Kart 8's Mercedes DLC

And join in too! We're live at 4.30pm BST.

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Mario Kart 8 getting Zelda and Animal Crossing DLC

UPDATE: Pre-purchase both for Ł11, get Yoshi and Shy Guy bonuses.

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Hackers under fire for Mario Kart 8 Wii U modding

"We're not going to be encouraging cheating with this..."

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PlayStation 4 is top-selling console for five months straight in the US

3DS second, while Mario Kart 8 sees Wii U improve.

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VideoVideo: Mario Kart 8's controversial Fire Hopping technique

Top players discover time-saving trick, we show you how it works.

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Mario Kart 8 off to a great start

Fastest selling Wii U game ever with 1.2m sales at launch.

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Watch Dogs is the biggest new IP launch in the UK ever

Only GTA, FIFA, COD and Battlefield have ever sold more.

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Mario Kart 8 getting Mercedes car DLC

UPDATE: Confirmed for Europe, too.

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VideoVideo: Mario Kart 8 live stream

60 minutes of gameplay, collector's edition giveaway. Starts 5pm BST.

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Digital FoundryDigital Foundry vs Mario Kart 8

Mario & All-Stars Racing Refined.

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VideoVideo: More gorgeous Mario Kart 8 retro tracks compared to originals

N64 Yoshi Valley! Wii Grumble Volcano! N64 Rainbow Road!

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EssentialMario Kart 8 review

Lucky number eight.

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Nintendo shows off Mario Kart TV for smartphones

Planning new hardware for emerging markets.

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Buy Mario Kart 8 and get a free Wii U game

New characters, items, GamePad chat and fresh footage.

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It looks like there'll be a Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle

UPDATE: Nintendo confirms, but will it be Cheep Cheep?

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FeatureGorgeous Mario Kart 8 retro tracks compared to originals

Plus, new weapons, characters and Mario Kart TV.

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Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition comes with a real life Spiny Shell

Buy SNES Super Mario Kart from eShop to get money off Mario Kart 8.

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Mario Kart 8 release date announced

Plus all seven Koopalings playable for the first time.

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No date for Mario Kart 8, but a new trailer

Rosalina's in it! On a super bike!

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Yet another Nintendo Direct tomorrow

Yule be mad to mistletoe it.

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Mario Kart 8 gets F1 commentary

Politics in Mushroom Kingdom. Princess not happy.

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Miyamoto unsure on F-Zero future

"I don't really have a good idea for what's new that we could bring."

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FeatureNintendo retreats into its shell at E3

The games are fun, of course - but you can't answer crisis with paralysis.

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Mario Kart 8 announced for Wii U

But not due until spring 2014.