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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.

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.

Mario Kart 8 Wii U Review: Where We're Going, We Don't Need Gravity

Nintendo's new Mario Kart will leave you wondering which way is up, and that just might be what the Wii U needs.

Philips Files Suit Against Nintendo for Patent Infringement

The company is seeking to get the Wii and Wii U removed from sale.

Nintendo Planning New Hardware; Won't Launch Until Current Customers are "Satisfied"

Speaking to investors, Satoru Iwata explains Nintendo's vision for the near future.

Watch Dogs Follows the Proud Ubisoft Tradition of Too Many Special Editions

"You'd like a copy of Watch Dogs? Of course. Will that be Standard, Special, Vigilante, Limited, Dedsec or...?"

Former Crackdown 2 Developer Working on Isometric Puzzle Adventure

Remember the good old days of games like Head Over Heels, Knight Lore and their ilk? Lumo is a modern-day take on those classic titles.

Adventures of Pip is an Evolving Pixel-Art Platformer with a Great Pedigree

Former Nickelodeon, Disney and WayForward employees have teamed up to create a promising-looking new adventure.

Shaq Fu Sequel Somehow Raises Over $450K in Crowdfunding

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn has managed to secure nearly half a million dollars in funding via Indiegogo.

Stealth Inc. Sequel Will be a Wii U Exclusive

Curve Studios is bringing the sequel to the game formerly known as Stealth Bastard to Nintendo's platform.

Mario Kart 8: More Characters, Karts, Courses, and the Fall of the Blue Shell

Nintendo's new Direct video is a deep dive into Mario Kart 8's new features. Watch and learn, folks.

Watch Dogs' Multiplayer Will Adapt to Your Behavior

Worried about being constantly invaded by hacker jerks? The game is always watching.

Wii U Mario Kart 8 Bundle Confirmed for Europe

And we'll be very surprised if we don't see it here in the near future, too.

NES Remix 2 Wii U Review: Sometimes, Less is More

Nintendo's second 8-bit mini game collection proves that even a great idea is only as good as its content.

Watch Dogs' Wii U Version Pushed Back Until Fall

Those hoping to do some hacking with their GamePad will be waiting a little longer than the rest of us.

NES Remix 2 to Feature "Championship Mode"

Inspired by the 1990 Nintendo World Championships, you'll take on three games for ultimate glory.

Watch Dogs' Season Pass Features a New Playable Character

And a mini-campaign, a la Assassin's Creed IV's Freedom Cry content.

Game Boy Advance Bodes Well for Virtual Console, But....

We'd like to think Nintendo's latest classic reissues are a sign of great things to come, but history tells us not to get our hopes up.

Mario Kart 8 Feels Like Nintendo's Apology for Mario Kart Wii

All the things that sent Mario Kart's last console outing skidding into a ditch are nowhere to be found in this lean, high-speed Wii U racer.

Nintendo Brings More GBA Games To Wii U Virtual Console in April

Golden Sun, Metroid Fusion, and more highlight Nintendo's Virtual Consoles releases for next month.

Nintendo Says Over 50 Unity Games Planned For Wii U

Nintendo's partnership with Unity is paying off in indie games for the Wii U.

Ubisoft Claims Watch Dogs Will Be At Least 35-40 Hours Long

Closer to a hundred hours for those who want to track down everything, apparently.

How Watch Dogs' Multiplayer Liberates Ubisoft's Open World

Eurogamer's Tom Phillips furnishes us with new impressions and new details on Ubisoft Montreal's upcoming blockbuster.

As Monster Hunter Turns 10, Can Capcom Finally Make the West Listen?

Eurogamer's Wesley Yin-Poole interviews its creator Ryozo Tsujimoto to find out.

Be the Dungeon in Asymmetrical Competitive Roguelike Crawl

Grab three friends and gather round; this is a dungeon crawl you won't forget in a hurry.

"Just Think of Paying 99 Cents to Get Mario to Jump a Little Higher"

Investor pressure is back on Nintendo to jump into the lucrative mobile gaming marketplace.

Donkey Kong Country Wii U Review: Still Going Strong

The team behind Donkey Kong Country Returns, er, returns for a solid iteration on their 2010 reboot.

Nintendo Direct Round-Up: Little Mac, Mario Kart and More

All eyes were on Nintendo for the new Direct. Did Iwata deliver the goods?

Watch Dogs Delayed for Wii U

The Wii U version isn't cancelled, but it's not coming with other versions before the end of June.

Sonic Boom Brings a Brand-New Sonic to Wii U, 3DS and TV

Sega tries something new with a different Sonic on Wii U and 3DS. Will fans like the changes in a classic icon?

Nintendo Learning Lessons from Mobile

...but not in the way everyone's been saying they should. Iwata talks plans for a unified Nintendo OS.

Savor the Wii U and Vita – They're Our New Dreamcasts

Eurogamer's Martin Robinson argues that despite commercial success evading them, these ailing consoles are future classics.

DS Games on Wii U, Nintendo's Smartphone Strategy and More: Nintendo News Round-Up

The troubled gaming giant's investor briefing brought with it a tasty selection of news regarding where Nintendo is headed in the near future.

Iwata, Miyamoto Take Pay Cuts to Atone for Nintendo's Woes

The Nintendo president, their most well-known game designer and several others have taken hefty pay cuts.

PSA: Bring a Friend When You Play Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Once again, Retro's new platformer is best enjoyed with company.

Dr. Luigi Wii U Review: Practitioner Imperfect

Not quite the viral hit you might be hoping for.

X Marks the Spot

Eurogamer's Simon Parkin explains why Monolithsoft's X is his most-anticipated upcoming game.

Nintendo Dominates Japanese Charts Over Holiday Period

3DS and Wii U both put in a strong performance on home soil.

New Year, New U: Wii Fit U Review

Can Nintendo's latest take on its popular exercise-at-home program make working out fun?

What's Nintendo's Next Move?

With Wii U on the ropes mere months after its debut and no relief in sight, we can't help but wonder how Nintendo will handle the console's troubled future.

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.

2013 in Review: With Super Mario 3D, We Demand of Nintendo, "Let My Princess Go"

Will Princess Peach and Rosalina be allowed to journey with Mario on a more permanent basis, or are they doomed to return to passive roles?

NES Remix Review: What Took You So Long, Nintendo?

This collection of bite-sized Nintendo challenges is so fun and so obvious we're mystified that it's only now arriving.

2013 in Review: Pikmin 3 Puts a Friendly Face on Video Game Violence

Nintendo's strategy adventure was as brutal and violent as any video game in 2013. So why doesn't it seem as off-putting?

Virtual Spotlight: Double Dragon

Can we forgive the fundamental lie of a version that takes the "double" out of "Double Dragon"?

Devil May Cry Director On Why He Doesn't Do Sequels

Hideki Kamiya doesn't hate sequels, he's just too busy bringing you new stuff.

Nintendo Urges Players to Vote with Their Wallets, Not Petitions

Reggie Fils-Aime makes it clear that Nintendo pays attention to fan campaigns, but doesn't let them direct the company's business plans.

Wii U Picking Up the Pace in Japan

Good news for Nintendo, with a strong performance on home soil this week.

Next-Gen So Far: PS4 Beats Wii U Lifetime Sales in 48 Hours

Shots fired in generation 8 as the PlayStation 4 takes the top spot in the UK

Is Nintendo "Irrelevant?"

Former Naughty Dog and THQ boss Jason Rubin thinks so. Do you agree?

They Give Us 500GB and Expect Us to Smile?

Now the new consoles are here, Eurogamer's Tom Bramwell discovers a new issue we'll be bumping into before long.

Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW Wii U Review

Much as the title would suggest, we find ourselves feeling a little uncertain about the merits of this eccentric but repetitive Gauntlet-alike.

Wii Fit U vs. Plain Ol' Fitness, Week 1

Is Wii Fit U a viable alternative to conventional fitness? Pete and Cassandra investigate.

Bayonetta On the Way to Wii U?

Since Bayonetta 2's headed to Wii U, some fans quite rightly think that its predecessor should come to Nintendo's console too.

Super Mario 3D World Wii U Review: Makes the Old Feel New

Lest you fear Nintendo has run out of steam, the latest Mario adventure brings plenty of original ideas to the mix while making the familiar feel fresh.

Smash Bros. Wii U Bringing Mario Galaxy into the HD Age

A newly revealed stage for the Wii U Smash Bros. will get you feeling all nostalgic.

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures Wii U Review: Power Pill or Rotten Fruit?

Nadia Oxford checks out the Wii U incarnation of Pac-Man's newest adventure.

Touring the World with Miyamoto

Eurogamer's Simon Parkin joins Nintendo's finest designers on a tour around Super Mario 3D World.

Wii Fit U Quietly Releases for Free

Looking to preemptively shed some pounds ahead of the inevitable "holiday weight?" Time to bust out the Wii U.

The Trials and Tribulations of Next-Gen

Wii U's sales, Titanfall exclusivity, day-one patches... the next generation of consoles has it pretty tough.

Call of Duty: Ghosts Swapping Zombies for Aliens

The next Call of Duty is swapping one commonly seen game antagonist for another.

Virtual Spotlight: Final Fight 3

The secret best Capcom brawler? It just might be.

Indies and the Next Generation of Consoles

Eurogamer's Wes Yin-Poole looks at Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony's fight for the future.

At Last, Donkey Kong Country Finds its Place in the Nintendo Pantheon

Kat Bailey explores Tropical Freeze, Retro Studios' upcoming Wii U installment in the Donkey Kong Country series and a game that's not afraid to pull its punches when challenging core gamers.

Nintendo Believes Wii U Will Have "Strong Holiday Season"

"We want Wii U to be the console every developer wants to publish on."

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.

Does Sonic Lost World Have the Worst Pre-Order Bonus Ever?

Pre-order Sonic Lost World and you'll find yourself with something largely useless.

Super Mario 3D World and Kirby lead October Nintendo Direct

A new Kirby for 3DS and a change to classic Zelda gameplay feature in the newest Nintendo Direct.

EGX: Watch Dogs' Windy City

Ubisoft Montreal on Watch Dogs, how it's a blend of the company's best work from the past... and next-gen wind?

EGX: Bayonetta 2 is More of the Same, and That's Great

Nintendo was showing off Platinum Games' upcoming sequel to Bayonetta at the Eurogamer Expo. We brave the lines and go hands-on with one of Wii U's most impressive new games -- trying not to get devoured by giant hell-beasts in the process.

EGX: East Meets West in Assault Android Cactus' Bullet Hell

We check out Australian indie developer Witch Beam Games' upcoming manic shooter Assault Android Cactus, and how it's drawn inspiration from Radiant Silvergun, Ikaruga and the distinctive Dreamcast-era "Sega look."

The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD Review

This remake isn't as good as you remember the original being -- it's better.

Virtual Spotlight: Zelda II

Beneath its flawed surface, this ambitious 8-bit action RPG offers strengths worth reevaluating.

Wonderful 101 and a World Without Genres

Hideki Kamiya talks about creating action games that don't fit into neat boxes, and the Nintendo-flavored origins of Wonderful 101.

Wind Waker HD: Remaking a Classic

We talk to Zelda boss Eiji Aonuma about revisiting a 10-year-old project and the unreliability of memory.

Mysterious Cities of Gold Kickstarter Hits Target

The upcoming adaptation of the classic animation will get localized.

Oh, So That's Nintendo's Next Move

Nintendo's price cuts and new hardware announcements offer some surprises, but certainly nothing out of character.

The New Dark Age of Dragon Quest

As the classic RPG series marches on in Japan with no sign of overseas versions, fans need to face facts: Dragon Quest may be dead in America.

Virtual Spotlight: Galaga

Sure, it's an all-time arcade classic, but is the Virtual Console version of this great worth bothering with?

Iwata Says Price Isn't the Wii U's Problem

Nintendo's president says that the premium version is outselling the basic model, so price is obviously not the problem.

Pikmin 3 is the Greatest War Game I've Ever Played

The psychologically harrowing subtext of the cutest Wii U game yet

Bayonetta 2 Benefiting From Nintendo's Feedback

You might not be able to play Bayonetta 2 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but Nintendo's help could lead to a better game.

Who's to Blame for Wii U's Dismal Sales?

Recent sales figures for Nintendo's new console aren't looking good. Should we be worried?

Pikmin 3 Review

Like an army of its tiny, titular, vegetable minions, Pikmin 3 is a tasty treat that offers just enough crunch to properly satisfy.

Virtual Spotlight: Kid Icarus

If life's a bowl of cherries, then what am I doing in the Pits?

What's the Deal With Earthbound?

Brendan Sinclair never played it, but yesterday's Wii U release gave him a good reason to fix that

Earthbound Out Today for Virtual Console

Nintendo has released possibly the most highly anticipated Virtual Console title of all time.

What the Delay has Done for Rayman Legends

Eurogamer's Tom Phillips explores how Ubisoft Montpellier has used the extra six months to build a better game.

Pokemon Rumble U Brings Action-Figure Scanning Action to Wii U

The first Pokemon game exclusively for Wii U is aimed at catching all the parents' wallets.

Virtual Spotlight: Donkey Kong

For Nintendo, this is where it all began.

Even Pikmin is a Roguelike Now

Well, maybe not, but Pikmin 3 definitely jumps on the recent industry-wide "rogueification" bandwagon in its own small way.

Wiird Channels

Eurogamer's Rich Stanton raises a glass and bids a fond farewell to several of the Wii's Channels.

Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze Full E3 Interview

The folks from Nintendo and Retro Studios share the details on the Kong family's first high-definition adventure.

New Super Luigi U Review

At last we see why Luigi lives in his older brother's shadow: The Mushroom Kingdom has it out for him.

Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara Review

The return of the king (of sidescrolling arcade beat-em-ups).

That Difficult Second Screen

Eurogamer's Christian Donlan ponders the prevalence of second screen interactivity at E3.

Three Companies, Three Philosophies

We're well and truly in the next generation of console gaming now, and it's the first where Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo are doing things markedly differently.

USG Reacts to Nintendo's E3 Presentation

Nintendo gave us its E3 Nintendo Direct at some ungodly hour this morning; the USG team gives its thoughts on the content therein.

Nintendo Direct at E3: Business as Usual

Nintendo's E3 presentation was this morning - was it enough to make the Wii U a contender against the might of next-gen?

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