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Weirdness: Best Buy Offers "Gas Cash" Promotion for Mario Kart 8

Best Buy Offers "Gas Cash" Promotion for Mario Kart 8

$10 of real-life gasoline to "rev up your Kart"

According to this site linked to Best Buy's Mario Kart 8 page, the company has an interesting promotion for customers in the United States. If you pre-order and purchase Mario Kart 8 at your local Best Buy, you'll get $10 in "gas cash" to fuel your real-life ride using a special code online. Specific...

News: Greninja Strikes a Pose in These Super Smash Bros. Screens

Greninja Strikes a Pose in These Super Smash Bros. Screens

A new threat

Not so long ago we shared some Zero Suit Samus Super Smash Bros. Screens that had been posted on the hugely popular Super Smash Bros. Facebook page, which showed the new challenger busting out a few moves. The page has now weighed in with some entertaining screens for newcomer Greninja, a surprise announcement in the recent Super Smash...

News: Nintendo To Market Mario Kart 8 Through The End Of The Year

Nintendo To Market Mario Kart 8 Through The End Of The Year

Year of the Mario Kart

Nintendo UK has announced that the company's marketing campaign for Mario Kart 8 will run throughout the remainder of this year. A social media programme is already underway, which is designed to evoke old-school Mario Kart nostalgia; this will lead up to TV and online marketing campaigns that will launch when the game is...

News: Masahiro Sakurai's Latest Super Smash Bros. Screen is for All You Mega Man Fans

Masahiro Sakurai's Latest Super Smash Bros. Screen is for All You Mega Man Fans

"The Mega Man legends, united"

Final Smash Attacks aren't just powerful moves to obliterate enemies, but also shameless, glorious fan service — perhaps that's part of the reason why we loved them so much in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Whether an insane charge shot from Samus or a hulking great Landmaster for Fox, they stick in the mind. Masahiro...

News: Amazon Comes in Low With Mario Kart 8 Wii U Bundle Price, Awesome GamePad Skins on the Way

Amazon Comes in Low With Mario Kart 8 Wii U Bundle Price, Awesome GamePad Skins on the Way

Nintendo UK store has impressive Mario Kart 8 bundles, too

You may have already seen the news that Nintendo of Europe has confirmed the Mario Kart 8 Premium Pack – Special Edition Wii U Hardware Bundle for the region, and we expect that a North American announcement is just a matter of time. As anticipated it's a 32GB system with a disc copy of...

News: Nintendo Confirms The Mario Kart 8 Premium Pack – Special Edition Wii U Hardware Bundle

Nintendo Confirms The Mario Kart 8 Premium Pack – Special Edition Wii U Hardware Bundle

Peach and Yoshi Wii Remote Plus controllers coming to Europe, too

Update: Nintendo of Australia has now confirmed the Mario Kart 8 Premium Pack – Special Edition bundle, with the same details; it's stated the recommended retail price in the region will be AU$429.95. Original Article: Not so long ago there was a rumour of a Mario Kart 8 Wii U...

News: Multiplayer Sci-Fi Alien Shooter Hive Jump Coming to Wii U

Multiplayer Sci-Fi Alien Shooter Hive Jump Coming to Wii U

Not for the faint hearted

Undoubtedly drawing inspiration from classic sci-fl horror flicks such as Ridley Scott’s Alien, indie game developer Graphite Labs has revealed via Twitter that it will be bringing its own video game adaption of this classic genre to the Wii U. Thanks to Nintendo’s “open arms” towards indie development, Hive Jump...

News: German Ratings Board Leaks Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition for Wii U and 3DS

German Ratings Board Leaks Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition for Wii U and 3DS

An out of this world announcement!

The wonderfully-named Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle, Germany's software ratings board, has leaked ratings for Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition, a re-release of French designer Éric Chahi's iconic 1991 action-platforming title ("23rd Anniversary Edition" doesn't have quite the same ring to it)...

News: Latest Project CARS Trailer Shows Off Stunning In-game Footage, Locks In November 2014 Release

Latest Project CARS Trailer Shows Off Stunning In-game Footage, Locks In November 2014 Release

This racing sim can't come soon enough for Wii U motoring euthusiasts

Touted as a serious contender to the likes of Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo series, and the Microsoft Xbox-exclusive – Forza Motorsport, Slightly Mad Studios’ Project CARS aims to be the most authentic, beautiful and technically-advanced racing game ever released. It’s...

Talking Point: Nintendo Must Take Careful Steps Into Paid DLC and Free-to-Play

Nintendo Must Take Careful Steps Into Paid DLC and Free-to-Play

The balance seems reasonable, so far

As more first-party games arrive on the Wii U and 3DS, we may need to stop thinking of paid DLC and free-to-play models as exotic rarities on Nintendo systems. To an extent they still are, in that there's a degree of surprise whenever either emerges in a Nintendo title, but it's quickly becoming the norm, with...

News: Yo-kai Watch Returns to the Japanese Chart Summit as Hardware Sales Dip Again

Yo-kai Watch Returns to the Japanese Chart Summit as Hardware Sales Dip Again

3DS systems reclaim number one spot

It's been a tough month in the Japanese charts, with few notable winners setting the tills alight. This week continues that trend, though it brings good news for Level-5 and a return to the top for the 3DS systems. On the software side of things it was a quiet week, with new entries to the charts failing to shift...

News: Miiverse Update Imposes Restrictions on Posting Comments

Miiverse Update Imposes Restrictions on Posting Comments

Mario says it's not a chat room, right?

Nintendo has today announced a fresh update for Miiverse across the web and Wii U / 3DS versions. The positive change is that the web version will now have the same community search functionality as the console equivalent, as well as a "Posts from Verified Users" tab that acts as a shortcut to authorised...

News: Bandai Namco Announces Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 for Wii U and 3DS

Bandai Namco Announces Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 for Wii U and 3DS

Pac Attack!

Hot on the heels of last year's Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures based on the television show of the same name, Bandai Namco has revealed an announcement trailer for Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2, set for release this year on Wii U, 3DS, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. If you've ever wanted to see Pac-Man skyboarding, you're in...

News: Ubisoft Has Dispatched 73 Million Assassin's Creed Games Since 2007

Ubisoft Has Dispatched 73 Million Assassin's Creed Games Since 2007

Just Dance franchise has shifted an impressive 48 million, too

Ubisoft is a company with plenty of history behind it — it was founded way back in 1986 — but surprisingly its most popular franchises have only come recently. The French publisher has recently revealed sales figures for its key titles, with Assassin's Creed topping the list at an...

News: New Instalment In The Popular Fatal Frame Franchise Coming To Wii U

New Instalment In The Popular Fatal Frame Franchise Coming To Wii U

A match made in heaven...or hell!

A new entry in Tecmo Koei's Fatal Frame horror series is coming to Wii U with collaboration from Nintendo, Famitsu reports today. No release date or final title have been revealed, but this announcement alone is enough to send Fatal Frame fans into a tizzy. The last entry in the series, Grasshopper Manufacture's...

News: NPD Results Bring Solid 3DS Numbers as Wii U Struggles

NPD Results Bring Solid 3DS Numbers as Wii U Struggles

Fingers crossed for May and June

The latest NPD results covering U.S. physical retail sales are now out in the wild, and they bring mixed news. Hardware sales are up, being driven by PS4 and Xbox One, software is down but, overall, total sales of $1.03 billion represent a 3% increase over the equivalent month last year. Nintendo hasn't issued an...