Mario Kart 8 - Now Playing

Nintendo let us show off some Mario Kart 8! Check it out here!

Discussion

14 comments
RyogaRod
RyogaRod

Game looks great and can't wait to pick it up to today, and on top of that get a free Wii U game! Sadly though I don't think this is going to push consoles. Game should sale well, but not too many people are going to spend over $300 just to play Mario Kart.

snk0610
snk0610

This game looks amazing!


Nintendo will have great sales with that title i'm sure.


Good Luck Nintendo.

trueepower44
trueepower44

Mentioning DSL's with a children's game or with any video on here is not appropriate. This is a NOT a family video, and Gamespot is not first class right now.  They've been going down hill for some time with their reviews.

wEEman33
wEEman33

References to The Shocker and DSLs on a Nintendo video?


You're pretty sick, Chubbs.

Oogazi
Oogazi

They should've really allowed 5 player local multiplyer

Oogazi
Oogazi

Can someone confirm whether snaking is still a technique in MK8. Also, for local multiplayer, what is shown for the player using the gamepad?

RyogaRod
RyogaRod

Best bet for Nintendo, is the holiday season. If they have this and SSB out, and actually do some advertising they can move some consoles.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@Oogazi

With the change in mechanics from MarioKart Wii, snaking is still possible but much more difficult to pull off. The worse the drifting abilities of the wheels, the easier it is to drift but the shorter the boost is. 

Tiwill44
Tiwill44

@JoSilver Nah, the lighting is weird in the video for some reason. Every green color seems to be pitch black (the koopa shells are also black).

I think it's their TV or maybe their capture card that's messing the colors up.

asmoddeuss
asmoddeuss

@Tiwill44 It's the green screen special effects they use in order to show the players (Tom etc) in the screen without showing the couch, wall etc.