Mario Kart 8 Features

Nintendo Needs to Actually Support Its Games For Longer Than a Year

Smash benefits from healthy ongoing support, but where is the love for the rest of Nintendo's games?

Mario Kart 8 is the Switch's Most Successful Game. So Why Isn't it Getting Updated With New DLC?

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe drives down a lonely road, and it makes no sense.

What Do You Drift For?: Meeting the Fastest Mario Kart Racers in the World

All across the decades Mario Kart, there are dedicated players racing to be the fastest they can be.

Baby Park Encapsulates the Chaos of Mario Kart

There is no better track than Baby Park, for better or for worse.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Sells Crazy Fast, Morrowind Turns 15, and the Rest of This Week's Headlines

ENDING CREDITS | Taking a look a back at this week's headlines and everything else you might have missed on USgamer.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's New Features Remind Us That Optional "Easy Modes" Are Important

A redditor shares his story about how auto-accelerate and smart steering lets his entire family have fun with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Starting Screen | Starting Screen: Why Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is Already the Fastest Selling Game in the Series' History

Why Nintendo's racer is more important than your typical next-gen port. Plus: Morrowind's 15th anniversary, American Gods, and more!

Strangers Bond over Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch

Mario's kart brings all the boys and girls to the yard -- with some caveats.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Impressions: The Glorious Return of Battle Mode

Nintendo has finally done right by Mario Kart 8, with a proper battle mode and more.

Opinion: Don't Fuse Zelda Breath of the Wild's DLC into a Season Pass, Nintendo

So I have to buy the Cave of Trials and new Hard Mode if I just want more story content? Awww come onnn...

Tuesday Stream: We #RaceForIwata in Mario Kart 8

We'll be paying tribute to the memory of Satoru Iwata with our streams this week. First up: Mario Kart 8.

Mario Kart 8's Second Shot of DLC Hints at the Series' Possible Future

Instead of a once-per-generation event, could Nintendo's long-running racer be a platform itself?

Mario Kart 8 DLC Opens the Door for Super Smash Kart

Nintendo is bringing The Legend of Zelda, F-Zero, and Animal Crossing to Mario Kart 8.

Video Highlight: Mario Kart 8 Goes Retro

We put together a side-by-side comparison of Mario Kart 8 and a recent retro demake. Check it out!

The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of Local Multiplayer

For a while, it looked like online gaming had completely killed off the joy of having people over for a friendly game or two. But, it seems, couch gaming is back in a big way.

Bob & Kat on Living Their Lives a Quarter Mile at a Time through Mario Kart 8

Two of USgamer's Mario Kart veterans take on Nintendo's newest installment to see how it stacks up against its predecessors.

May 2014 Editor's Choice Award: Artificial Intelligence (and Nazis)

This month we highlight the fascinating indie Transistor, and the silly (but delightful) Wolfenstein: The New Order.

The Best New Tracks in Mario Kart 8

We take a look at five of the standout tracks in the new Mario Kart.

Our Favorite (and Least Favorite) Mario Kart Tracks of All Time

USgamer rings in the release of Mario Kart 8 with a discussion of the highlights and lowlights of racing, Nintendo-style.

JPgamer: The Fine Art of the Earworm

One of the most readily apparent ways in which Western and Eastern games differ is the matter of musical soundtracks. We take a look at how they differ, and some favorite examples of music from Japanese games.

2014 in Preview: The Sky is the Limit for Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8's new anti-gravity mechanic gives designers the chance to make the best Mario Kart yet.