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Play & Win: Join The Grid for The UK Mario Kart 8 Tournament Rematch on Thursday

Join The Grid for The UK Mario Kart 8 Tournament Rematch on Thursday

Another £120 eShop credit up for grabs

Just this past weekend we hosted a special UK Mario Kart 8 tournament in which eShop funds were up for grabs over the course of a 6 hour competition. In the end our planned three prizes — totalling £120 of credit — were split between three racers that hit the maximum score; that's quite an achievement...

Play & Win: UK Mario Kart 8 Tournament - Live!

UK Mario Kart 8 Tournament - Live!

eShop funds up for grabs

Earlier this week we told you about a special Mario Kart 8 tournament we're running for UK racers. The day is here, in which participants have six hours to complete 12 races in a battle for some lovely eShop funds. Details are below, so good luck! What:: Nintendo Life is holding a one-off regional Mario Kart 8 Online...

Play: The Nintendo Life Mario Kart 8 GP Is Now Open

The Nintendo Life Mario Kart 8 GP Is Now Open

Come join our rolling tournament

As we all know, Mario Kart 8 is now available worldwide, and many of you will already have spent countless hours navigating its various courses and taking out rivals with red shells. With the view of bringing the Nintendo Life karting community together, we've opened up a rolling tournament called Nintendo Life GP,...

News: Nintendo Switching Off Wi-Fi Connection Service On Wii And DS

Nintendo Switching Off Wi-Fi Connection Service On Wii And DS

You've got until May 20th to play online

Online gaming may be a big part of our hobby these days, but it doesn't come for free — companies have to spend cash to keep the infrastructure in place and running smoothly. That also means that over time, services will be switched off when they're no longer deemed to be as vital as they once were. That's...

News: Wii U Players Won't Be Able To Join A Clan In Call Of Duty: Ghosts

Wii U Players Won't Be Able To Join A Clan In Call Of Duty: Ghosts

Not quite a band of brothers

Call of Duty: Ghosts will be rocking a new clan system when it launches soon, allowing fans to form cross-platform battle groups for the game's popular online multiplayer modes. However, something troubles us about the official FAQ for this element of the shooty-shooty, bang-bang game: Clans in Call of Duty: Ghosts...

News: Online Multiplayer Comes To The Super Nintendo Thanks To SNESoIP

Online Multiplayer Comes To The Super Nintendo Thanks To SNESoIP

You can't stop progress

When the SNES was released in the early '90s, the concept of online play was very much in its infancy. PC gamers had dabbled with crudely beaming data over telephones in the '80s, and despite some notable attempts to replicate this on consoles — such as X-Band and Nintendo's own Satellaview service — there was never any...

News: BBC Warns Of Online Gaming Addiction, Uses Image Of Someone Playing Offline Mario Kart

BBC Warns Of Online Gaming Addiction, Uses Image Of Someone Playing Offline Mario Kart

Nothing like a bit of fact-checking, right?

Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games — or MMORPGs — are pretty addictive. The allure of a constantly connected world populated by other players and challenges is often too much for some people to resist, leading to gaming sessions which last for days rather than just a few hours. According...

News: Report Suggests You'll Soon Be Able To Purchase Nintendo Titles Via Your Phone Or PC

Report Suggests You'll Soon Be Able To Purchase Nintendo Titles Via Your Phone Or PC

Nintendo outlines its digital future

Nintendo is taking the online side of its business very seriously — little wonder when you consider that it has just reported a 150% increase in download revenue compared to last year — and the next phase of its plan will allow users to purchase Wii U and 3DS content using platforms other than their consoles...

News: Violent Video Games Blamed for Knife Attack in Scotland

Violent Video Games Blamed for Knife Attack in Scotland

14-year old viciously assaulted after "an argument about Xbox games"

Violent video games are getting more bad rep this week, after a senior Scottish Police officer blamed them for a recent knife attack in Clydebank. The perpetrator — who is only 13 years old and apparently already a father — is reported to have slashed the throat of a 14-year...

News: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Online Play Will Be Region Locked For Wii U

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Online Play Will Be Region Locked For Wii U

The world isn't in play

In a recent interview with Monster Hunter producer Ryozo Tsujimoto on Gamereactor it has been revealed that Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate online servers will be region-locked. This means that players won't be able to experience online gameplay with other players in another region - so North Americans can't play with gamers in...

News: Operation Friidom Petitions Nintendo For Greater Control Over Network ID Accounts

Operation Friidom Petitions Nintendo For Greater Control Over Network ID Accounts

You'll never take our Friidom

As we've previously reported, Nintendo Network IDs are tied to a single Wii U console - for the time being, at least. Nintendo has stated that in the future that this will change, but that clearly can't come soon enough for American Nintendo fan Curtis Bonds, who has established a petition to speed things up a little...

News: Nintendo Explains Why Nintendo Land Doesn't Include Online Multiplayer

Nintendo Explains Why Nintendo Land Doesn't Include Online Multiplayer

It's all about encouraging gamers to play together in real life

We're massive fans of Nintendo Land here at Nintendo Life Towers - multiplayer action is rife in Animal Crossing Sweet Day and Luigi's Ghost Mansion, but there are many out there who haven't sampled the wonders of the Wii U's star attraction due to a lack of potential co-players, and...

News: Assassins Creed III, FIFA 13 And Mass Effect 3 All Come Without Online Passes On Wii U

Assassins Creed III, FIFA 13 And Mass Effect 3 All Come Without Online Passes On Wii U

Pre-owned copies will be able to go online without code redemption

In an attempt to stop people buying their games from the pre-owned section, games publishers often slip a code into the packaging of their latest games that will be required should you wish to play online. We already know that Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition does not require...

News: Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition Does Not Require Online Pass

Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition Does Not Require Online Pass

Good news for second-hand buyers

Pre-owned titles are, of course, cheaper than buying a new copy of a game, so it’s easy to see why consumers sometimes decide to choose them instead of paying full-whack price. Of course the publishers of these games aren’t exactly jumping for joy about this, as they receive diddly-squat from the transaction of a...

News: Miiverse Hacked By Mistake, Possible Metal Gear And Yoshi Wii U Games Unearthed

Miiverse Hacked By Mistake, Possible Metal Gear And Yoshi Wii U Games Unearthed

UPDATED: It was only a "mock up" area, says Nintendo

EDIT: As many of you have pointed out, since the publication of this article Nintendo has revealed to GamesIndustry International that the menu accessed by the 'hacker' was in fact a mocked-up test menu and was not linked to the main Miiverse system. Nintendo's official line is as follows: It...