UPDATE 21/11/18: Nintendo has confirmed to Eurogamer it is investigating the conduct of Nintendo Russia boss Yasha Haddaji, after footage of him verbally abusing hosts of a Mario Kart stream was widely-shared online.
Nintendo fans were left shocked and upset today at the astonishing disclosure from adult film star Stormy Daniels that US president Donald Trump's penis looks like Mario character Toad.
It is, almost without doubt, one of the most infuriating things that can happen to you in games.
Mario Kart is getting a first-person VR spin-off for Japanese arcades.
Nintendo appears to have removed Mario Kart 8's sneaky fire hopping technique for the game's upcoming Nintendo Switch re-release.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch includes a special unlockable character if you beat all tracks on its hardest 200cc difficulty. Introducing... Gold Mario:
Nintendo is suing a Japanese company that let you street race go-karts while dressed as Mario.
Good morning and a happy Monday to you. This week Comic Relief and Twitch are pairing up to have famous faces play games, raising dosh for good causes, particularly youth homelessness.
Nintendo has finally acknowledged what we've known all along - that Switch is perfect for playing games on the toilet.
Nintendo has officially confirmed Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which will launch on 28th April priced £49.99 in the UK.
Nintendo has given a concept art glimpse at the Super Nintendo World area planned for Universal Studios Japan.
Who needs Halo's Warthog? Now you can drive - well, push - around anthropomorphised Mario Hot Wheels cars.
Mario Kart 64 will be downloadable on Wii U from this Thursday, 21st January, priced £8.99.
Nintendo has revealed the full list of tracks for Mario Kart 8's second slice of DLC, which will contain eight new courses split between returning favourites and entirely new areas.
Nintendo has demonstrated how fast its Mario Kart 8 200cc mode will be via a new slice of comparison footage.
Mario Kart 8's second batch of DLC has had its release date brought forward from May to later this April, with the Animal Crossing-themed content coming on the 23rd of this month.
UPDATE 5/11/14 22:45pm: Nintendo has now confirmed Mario Kart 8's previously-leaked Amiibo details and given the game's first DLC pack a release date of 13th November.
Nintendo has shown off another playable track from Mario Kart 8's upcoming first DLC.
UPDATE 22/10/14 1.15pm Watch how Nintendo has updated Yoshi Circuit for Mario Kart 8 in our new track comparison video, which shows off the Wii U version alongside its GameCube and DS predecessors:
ORIGINAL STORY 22/10/14 9.10pm Nintendo is resurrecting the much-loved Yoshi Circuit for Mario Kart 8's first add-on pack, due out next month.
The course originally appeared in GameCube entry Mario Kart: Double Dash - way back in 2003, just to make you feel old - but has been jazzed up with new visuals and a remixed score.
Mario Kart DS introduced an extremely swift hot rod called the B Dasher into the series, which was suspiciously absent in Mario Kart 8. Well worry no more as Nintendo confirmed via a Miiverse post that the B Dasher will be included in the Wii U racer's first batch of DLC.
UPDATE 27/8/14 8.00am Nintendo has officially confirmed the two Mario Kart DLC packs - now named The Legend of Zelda X Mario Kart 8 and Animal Crossing X Mario Kart 8.
Mario Kart 8's upcoming Mercedes-Benz DLC will be available in the UK from 27th August, Nintendo has announced.
Ever since its release in May, Mario Kart 8 has become infamous for Luigi's "death stare", an animation of everyone's favourite Mario brother revealing a sinister dark side behind the wheel.
A group of hackers have modded Wii U racing game Mario Kart 8.
Around 2m copies of Mario Kart 8 have been shifted within the game's first month on sale, Nintendo has confirmed.
That figure corresponds to around a third of the Wii U's 6.17m-strong userbase.
The sales data emerged overnight from comments made during Nintendo's AGM and has been subsequently confirmed by the company itself (thanks, IGN).
May's US hardware sales have once again seen PlayStation 4 crowned king - for the fifth month straight.
Wii U racing game Mario Kart 8 is off to a great start with 1.2m sales at launch worldwide.
Watch Dogs has stormed to the top of the UK all-format charts and earned itself the biggest launch week of any new IP in the UK ever, beating previous record holder LA Noire's haul by more than half its sales again.
The open-world hackathon is Ubisoft's biggest ever game launch in the UK. Watch Dogs beat the publisher's previous peak for launch week sales - set in 2012 by Assassin's Creed 3 - by more than 17 per cent.
Overall, Watch Dogs is the 17th biggest game launch in the UK of all time. Only games from four established franchises - GTA, FIFA, Call of Duty and Battlefield - have ever sold more.
ORIGINAL STORY 23/6/14 8.25am: Nintendo has now confirmed that the Mercedes GLA add-on for Mario Kart 8 will be released in Europe.
Mario Kart 8's companion service Mario Kart TV will also be available for PC and smartphones, Nintendo has announced.
Buy a new copy of Mario Kart 8 and register the game via the Club Nintendo website (between 30th May and 31st July) and you'll be eligible for a free Wii U game download.
UPDATE 24/4/14 12.08pm: Nintendo has now confirmed the Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle, which will launch the same day as the game in the UK - 30th May.
The Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition comes with a real life Spiny Shell, Nintendo has announced.
Nintendo's finally put a date on Mario Kart 8, one of the Wii U's brightest prospects for the first half of 2014, with Nintendo's characterful racer due out on May 30th.
The news came during a Nintendo Direct detailing the Spring line-up for the Wii U and 3DS, where further details were given on the forthcoming Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze as well as Super Smash Bros. It was also revealed that all seven Koopalings will be playable for the first time in the series.
Mario Kart 8's the first home outing for the series since Mario Kart Wii, which was itself one of Nintendo's biggest hits of recent years. Can Mario Kart 8 have the same impact? From everything we've seen so far the game's at least looking like it will live up to the heritage of the Mario Kart name.
Rosalina, the princess from the Mario Galaxy games, is in Mario Kart 8 - and she races on a 'goes like the clappers' super bike!
A new video for the game was aired during a Nintendo Direct broadcast this afternoon. No specific release date past "spring 2014" was confirmed.
Mario Kart 8 will also have new 'baby' versions of Nintendo characters, new courses such as an airport and a desert high in the clouds. New vehicles include UFOs, four-wheel ATV buggies, bikes and standard karts.
Nintendo's let us know there will be another Nintendo Direct mini press conference broadcast tomorrow, Wednesday 18th December, at 2pm GMT.
Now here's a mash-up: F1 commentary on Mario Kart 8.
Nintendo's top designer Shigeru Miyamoto has said he is unsure when we'll see a return for sci-fi racing series F-Zero.
Nintendo has just announced the Wii U version of Mario Kart - it's called Mario Kart 8 and will launch in spring 2014.
The new edition's big feature is crazier tracks with sloped and vertical walls.
It's lucky, then, that your racing karts now come fitted with wheels which rotate around and stick to any surface.