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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.

Super Mario Maker 2 Proves the Angry Sun Never Had Mercy, Compassion, or a Soul

The Angry Sun's relentless urge to burn has been replaced by a robotic drive to obliterate all living things.

Super Mario Maker 2 Has All Its Build Features Unlocked From the Start, and It Feels so Fine

Super Mario Maker 2 makes it easier for you to take chances, make mistakes, and get messy.

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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.

Super Mario Maker 2 Proves the Angry Sun Never Had Mercy, Compassion, or a Soul

The Angry Sun's relentless urge to burn has been replaced by a robotic drive to obliterate all living things.

Super Mario Maker 2 Has All Its Build Features Unlocked From the Start, and It Feels so Fine

Super Mario Maker 2 makes it easier for you to take chances, make mistakes, and get messy.

Super Mario Maker 2's Adorable Themed Stylus Isn't Coming to North America

Super Mario Maker 2's cool stylus for attractive level designers isn't on the menu for North Americans.

Super Mario Maker 2 Channels the Spirit of Miiverse With Its Robust Social Tools

Nintendo hasn't skimped on communication options. Remember to behave yourself.

Japan Gets Adorable Super Mario Maker 2 My Nintendo Prizes, North America Gets to Stare Jealously

Japan understands you can never outgrow stickers and notebooks.

Here Are Some Fun Mario-Themed Super Smash Bros. Controllers

Peach and Luigi are joining the fight.

"Oh God, It Can Walk Now:" The Evolution of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Piranha Plant

Whatever it may offer you, don't hug the plant.

Nobody Likes Bowser Jr.

Mario + Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey knows Bowser's son is not loved, and its story uses that to its strength.

Mario Tennis Aces Review

At least we can count on one series to pay Waluigi his due.

Mario Will Guide you in the Google Maps App for Mario Day

Google is working with Nintendo to celebrate everyone's favorite plumber.

Mario Tennis Aces' Story Mode May Finally Breath Life into the Stale Series

Nintendo finally got the memo I've been sending them since Mario Tennis: Power Tour in 2005.

What's the Greatest Mario Game Ever? Find Out Where Mario Odyssey Lands in Our Updated Rankings!

The USgamer team voted on every Super Mario game ever made. Where does Super Mario Odyssey fit in?

Okay, Wow, Mario Regularly Punched Yoshi in the Head

Mario punches more than just bricks.

Think Mario is a Plumber? Think Again!

Nintendo’s iconic mascot is officially no longer in the plumbing business.

Your Dreams of Playing as a Hat Are Coming True: Super Mario Odyssey Will Have Co-Op

The optional second player can control Mario's hat, Cappy.

The Good and (Maybe) Bad of Super Mario Odyssey

Breaking down Nintendo's very weird new take on Mario.

Super Mario Odyssey Celebrates All the Spin-Offs of Mario's Past Through Costumes

Even Super Mario Maker makes an appearance.

Nadia's Midboss Musings: Would Nintendo's Real "Badass Princess" Please Stand Up? (Plus: Meet Ironknuckle!)

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle describes Peach as "The Badass Princess." Hah, as if! Right...?

Two SNES Classic Edition Game Collections We Would Like to See

Bonus: We also imagine a (good) Genesis Classic Edition.

Thirteen Intriguing Games for 2017

2017 IN PREVIEW: From Horizon Zero Dawn to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, we pick 13 games that intrigue us for the upcoming year.

Super Mario Run Is $9.99, and No, That's Not a Rip-Off

Super Mario Run is coming on December 15, and you can try before you buy.

Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr, and Mario Bros NES Classic Edition: Tips and Hints for High Scores

Hints, tips, and everything you need to survive and get a high score in Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr, and Mario Bros for the NES Classic Edition.

Worried That Games on the Nintendo Switch Look Like Wii U Games? Don't Be

"Is Nintendo porting Wii U games to the Switch?" Nope, they're all-new. But don't be fooled into thinking the Switch is woefully under-powered.

Paper Mario: Color Splash Wii U Review: Flinging Hue, Throwing Shade

Mario's latest is a beautiful, rollicking adventure that's been folded, spindled, and mutilated by questionable design choices.

A Conversation With Paper Mario: Color Splash Producer Risa Tabata

The game's green producer talks about the RPG that has some Nintendo fans seeing red.

Nintendo Reportedly Preparing Mario, Zelda, and Pokemon for NX Launch

If reports are to be believed, Nintendo wants to make sure it has all big guns on deck for the NX launch.

New Reports About the NX Indicate Nintendo Might Know What It's Doing [Updated]

Nintendo's NX is reportedly a portable system that's weaker than the PlayStation 4. Is Nintendo crazy? Yes. Like a (Star) fox.

10 Years Ago, New Super Mario Bros. Made Old-School Cool… or Profitable, Anyway

The only thing truly "new" about Nintendo's DS blockbuster was the notion that maybe classic platformers still had a place in the world, but that was enough to make a difference.

Video Game Cheats 'n Beatums #41: Grab Bag Cheats

It’s time to initiate big head mode.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Wii U Review: A Visitor from a Brighter Reality

More than a puzzle game, Treasure Tracker offers a glimpse of a world where simple, good-natured games get big budgets, too, and it's wonderful.

How Nintendo is Offering New Perspective on a Legacy Through Mario Maker

We talk to producer Takashi Tezuka about creativity, sharing, and the prospect of a portable version.

Smash Bros., the Betty Ford Center for Gaming Mascots

Whether wrung out, strung out, or just hung out to dry, there may be no better path to career recovery than an appearance in Nintendo's fighting series.

The Tactile, Tangible Evolution of Yoshi's Wooly World

Producer Takashi Tezuka explains that the unique visual style of Yoshi's upcoming Wii U adventure isn't just about looks; it's also shaped the way the game plays.

Who Makes the Best Mario Games?

The Mario series is the work of more than just one team. But whose version is best?

Video Feature: 13 Great Series That Someone Else Screwed Up

When licensing and franchising go horribly wrong, previously brilliant games (and their fans!) are the ones who suffer.

The Year of Luigi is Almost Over. So Who's Next?

Now that Luigi's time in the limelight is winding down, who should Nintendo pimp out in 2014?

Super Mario 3D World Brings Back the Insanity Factor

Nintendo EAD Tokyo manages to keep players on their toes (and paws) with an ever-changing array of challenges.

A-B-C-DW: Do Video Games Really Rot Your Brain?

Not so, says someone who learned to read through games like Dragon Warrior.

USGamer Interviews the Developers of Mario & Luigi : Dream Team

We ask why tutorials in the franchise take so bloody long and other tenuously related questions about the upcoming RPG.

Nintendo's Magic Trick

Turning a nondescript conference room into a gamer's paradise through their 2013 lineup. John gets updated hands-on with Nintendo's big releases and tells us why you can never count out the big N.

How Mega Man and Mario Inspired Skylanders: Swap Force

The old-school inspiration behind the latest Skylanders ensures it'll have some teeth despite its family-friendly nature.

Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Mario?

Jeremy and Brendan attempt to disagree without resorting to personal attacks in USgamer's first Point/Counterpoint column.