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Poll: What Are You Most Excited About in the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2?

What Are You Most Excited About in the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2?

Tracks, characters, vehicles, amiibo suits and free 200cc all coming

Earlier today Nintendo finally unveiled its full line-up for the Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2, with a whole host of lovely videos joining the announcement. We've also had a chance to go hands on with everything the DLC has to offer, including 200cc mode, to share our views on how its...

News: Sales Fall Away in Japan as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Drops to Ninth

Sales Fall Away in Japan as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Drops to Ninth

New Nintendo 3DS continues battle with PS4 and Vita

It's Media Create Japanese charts time again, and we suspect the results have been greeted with a united sagging of shoulders among the bean counters of publishers and developers. When the number one game sells just 20,494, we'd suggest stiff drinks are required. That number one is Dark Souls...

News: Silver Mario amiibo Reportedly Picked Up From a Chinese Website, Demonstrated With Mario Party 10

Silver Mario amiibo Reportedly Picked Up From a Chinese Website, Demonstrated With Mario Party 10

Actually seems legit

Back in early February documentation was found for special edition Gold and Silver Super Mario amiibo, and after a few months of pretending the rumours didn't exist Nintendo of America confirmed the gold figure. A Walmart-exclusive limited edition in North America, it was released alongside

Hands On: Hitting the Tracks in Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 and 200cc Mode

Hitting the Tracks in Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 and 200cc Mode

It just keeps getting better...

When Nintendo announced that the second Mario Kart 8 DLC pack was coming earlier than promised, we were appropriately excited. Now that we've had a chance to get to grips with everything this extra content has to offer, suffice to say we're not disappointed. In this early look at the full DLC pack we check out the...

News: Guitar Hero Live Won't Work With Your Old Gear Or DLC, Won't Be A Yearly Series

Guitar Hero Live Won't Work With Your Old Gear Or DLC, Won't Be A Yearly Series

"It's not 2010 any more"

Yesterday saw the official unveiling of Guitar Hero Live, the next entry in the long-running music game series. The new game uses live action footage to place you in the shoes of a leading rock guitarist, and will boast an entirely new peripheral to strum on. Guitar Hero isn't the only music franchise that is getting...

News: Marvel at the Launch Trailer, Live Music and Tracks of Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2

Marvel at the Launch Trailer, Live Music and Tracks of Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2

Full details inside

After a lengthy period of furious winking, release date movement - for the better in this case - and rumours, Nintendo revealed the details for Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2. Some of the rumours actually proved correct, either by dumb luck or otherwise, and the line-up has certainly got plenty of fans excited. If you missed it, the...

Video: Xenoblade Chronicles X May Have Been Subject to a Slight Graphics Downgrade

Xenoblade Chronicles X May Have Been Subject to a Slight Graphics Downgrade

Don’t worry, it’s not as bad as Watch Dogs

In modern game development, it can sometimes be tough for developers to fulfill their initial promise with a game. Often, this results from too much being shown too soon; as the project continues to grow and change, certain aspects must be scaled back in order to accommodate more. As alluded to in the...

Parent Trap: Lego Dimensions Could Be A Game-Changer In The Toys To Life Sector

Lego Dimensions Could Be A Game-Changer In The Toys To Life Sector

Family Gamer's Andy Robertson reveals why Lego fever is gripping his home

With each year of parenting comes new challenges and, it seems, a new video game craze to spend money on. After Skylanders, Disney Infinity and amiibo, this year we also have to contend with Lego Dimensions. As you've likely seen, this offers a Toys to Life experience with...

News: Turn It Up To Eleven, Guitar Hero Is Making A Glorious Comeback On Wii U

Turn It Up To Eleven, Guitar Hero Is Making A Glorious Comeback On Wii U

Get the band back together this Autumn in Guitar Hero Live

Activision has revealed the next game in the best-selling Guitar Hero series, and it's coming to the Wii U. Guitar Hero Live is something of a comeback for the franchise, which became massively popular during the PlayStation 2 era but faltered during the last console war. Coded by...

News: Playtonic Releases First Animated Footage From Banjo-Kazooie Successor Project Ukulele

Playtonic Releases First Animated Footage From Banjo-Kazooie Successor Project Ukulele

As a "Thank You" for reaching 30,000 followers on Twitter

Playtonic Games - a UK studio made up of former Rare staffers - has released the first footage from its Banjo Kazooie "spiritual successor", Project Ukulele. The short clip - posted via Vine on Twitter - shows a minion character from the game hopping from foot to foot. It's a good i

News: Those Yoshi's Woolly World Yarn amiibo Are Up for Pre-Order in the UK, and They're Pricey

Those Yoshi's Woolly World Yarn amiibo Are Up for Pre-Order in the UK, and They're Pricey

Holy Knit!

When it comes to amiibo, it's hard not to be charmed silly be the yarn toys that are being released along with Yoshi's Woolly World on Wii U. They're amiibo made of wool - let's just digest that for a moment... Of course, stock will probably be harder to come by than an original Call of Duty concept, so the race will be on. UK gamers...

Video: Mute City in Mario Kart 8 Just Got Crazy Courtesy of 200cc Racing 

Mute City in Mario Kart 8 Just Got Crazy Courtesy of 200cc Racing 

The closest we'll get to a real F-Zero experience for now

It's not long until we'll be racing around in Mario Kart 8 at the slightly silly - but potentially awesome - 200cc speed. Whether a case of perspective or true to reality, the free update is bringing a level of pace that seems more than a mere one-third increase. Up to now Nintendo UK has...

Rumour: Upcoming Mario Kart 8 DLC to Include Baby Park and Neo Bowser City

Upcoming Mario Kart 8 DLC to Include Baby Park and Neo Bowser City

Supposedly dug up from the game's code

Update: Cancel the baby (park) shower, this is apparently a load of old bunkum, as we suggested it may be in the original article below. We're back to dreaming once again... Original Article: The Mario Kart 8 second DLC pack isn't far away, which mean we can start to fantasize about what tracks will be on...

Talking Point: Splatoon Is a Typically Colourful Nintendo Dabble in the Mainstream Market

Splatoon Is a Typically Colourful Nintendo Dabble in the Mainstream Market

It can't be gory with all that ink

When Splatoon was revealed at E3 2014, this writer was rather unimpressed, which in the clear perspective of hindsight was a very narrow-minded reaction. Eager to see more 'hits', the oddball, super colourful third-person competitive shooter seemed like a peculiar announcement - both fundamentally Nintendo-esque...

News: Mario Maker Japanese Website Points to Inclusion of Yoshi and, Maybe, Kuribo's Shoe

Mario Maker Japanese Website Points to Inclusion of Yoshi and, Maybe, Kuribo's Shoe

8-bit Yoshi, HD Kuribo's Shoe? Sign us up...

Sometimes it pays to look for clues and information on official Nintendo game pages published for the Japanese market. Some eagle-eyed Mario Maker fans over on NeoGaf have been looking around the Japanese website for the game and found some interesting pointers on potential content. For starters, as you...

Video: The Importance of Co-Op Gameplay in Modern Gaming

The Importance of Co-Op Gameplay in Modern Gaming

Featuring Affordable Space Adventures

It's no lie that due to the popularity of the ultra-competitive gaming scene that co-operative gameplay has taken rather a sideline in recent years. Luckily all is not quite lost, and a handful of developers are still keen to provide this style of gameplay for the fans who crave it, and there's no example better...