The Gist - 4 Things You Need To Know About Mario Kart 8

From speed-boost collisions to brand new items, Jess covers you off on all the good stuff you need to know about if you're thinking about picking up Mario Kart 8!

Discussion

62 comments
deviltaz35
deviltaz35

It's good to see the Wii-U getting some decent games anyhow. Personally the latest Nintendo console i have owned or used is an N64 though. 


bizuit
bizuit

Why is it when I watch these videos on my phone only the advertisement plays and then I get nothing?

godmachine0603
godmachine0603

I cant freaking wait for this game. It looks awesome. Plus, I can get Pikmin 3 for free!

Swiftrunners
Swiftrunners

Its killing her to talk about Nintendo in a positive way. If you haven't played or looked at Mario since N64, your not a real gamer. Of course I know she is only here for the eye candy and for that i thank GS. 

Metropolis3003
Metropolis3003

I didn't know there was a Mariokart past Mariokart 64. Looks fun. Hopefully I'll play it a friend's house who has a console that can play it. First need to find a friend...

SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

*Great Show*  Thank you Jess.


I agree with the Steam Machine comments about making console gamers into PC gamers, or half-breads at least. 


I agree with the other comment about making up for his/her laptops lack of power.


I'll need to watch last weeks show again and take notes.

GrayFlare
GrayFlare

I want to buy a shiny new TV :<

hystavito
hystavito

This episode seemed to fit the name of the series better, giving us "the gist" of whats new in the game.


I have it pre-ordered but it's for a gift.  I've considered getting it for myself as well, but I always feel like Mario Kart is really most fun with other people in person and that's something that just never happens anymore.

Unlike Jess, the last time I really took notice of a Mario Kart game was on SNES, so yeah this is quite a visual upgrade :).

yavix
yavix

Can't wait for this game, I've been looking forward to it since they announced the release date. This is actually the only game I've been looking forward to after I bought Infamous Second Son. Finally a game worthy of my money.

vanti
vanti

There is only one true Mario Kart game... and it is whichever happens to be the first one you played.


For me that would be the first one... also incidentally the last one I played =)

Pawfalcon
Pawfalcon

One of the hand full of Wii-U games I would love to play. But need more than a hand full to buy a console, will have to wait another Mario Kart generation out.

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

Cant wait for this game. Already pre-ordered. MP is going to be alot of fun.

thermalmotion
thermalmotion

Online play for Mario Kart? I wonder how well it'd work between say the West Coast of America and Europe?

Cxera
Cxera

Forgot to mention that there was no market BS about 1080 / 720

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Once every six years, Japan releases a game I want. This would be it. Can't wait!

BrunoBRS
BrunoBRS

i think you should've mentioned the fact that you can get a second game for free if you register mario kart 8 on club nintendo by july. that's a pretty big incentive to buy one, and one that could be better advertised.

btroof
btroof

patiently waiting to pwn people online :] 

Quarkzquarkz
Quarkzquarkz

Jeezus christ, is there anyway to not see her face on every single intro? I mean I'm getting so tired of seeing that same ol' smirk that I don't even want to watch the video... I mean is anyone with me here? I think I'm going insane or something.. ARGH!! =(

Piris
Piris

I want it so baddddddd

arrow2thekneeXD
arrow2thekneeXD

Half the roaster is bowsers kids. There are no bowser jr. or diddy kong.. I smell A season pass and or NFC compatibility.. :( that would be very sad..Holding back the good characters so that people want to buy them.

JoSilver
JoSilver

ONLY 16 MORE DAYS!!!! THE WAIT IS KILLING ME!

johnd13
johnd13

I would love to get my hands on this game but can't really buy a Wii U so yeah... :( I had the Mario Kart game for the Wii and I had an amazing time with it playing the Online mode(never cared for singleplayer). The joy of winning against top ranked players is enormous and the game is inherently fun.

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

It pretty much seems the same as the Wii version I played with my nieces years ago.

I can't imagine a Steam Machine transitioning me from consoles to PC gaming, but I'm sure that's part of the intended strategy.  That controller still looks dreadful and the only thing stopping me from playing PC games on console is when they're not ported over.  It's just another try at making me buy more hardware and I won't do it.

prodigy_69
prodigy_69

I wish they would multi platform these games..they'd make a killing 


it'll never happen though :( 

gawthy
gawthy

@Swiftrunners  Stupid thing to say when a few weeks ago Jess talked about how your next console purchase should be a Nintendo 3DS and a few of her episodes Jess talks about Nintendo in a positive way. 

The only Nintendo product i have ever owned was a Wii, yet i owned a Sega Mega Drive and really never played any Mario games except at friends places so that makes me not to be a real gamer by your standards. Im sure that over the years me buying tons of games still doesnt make me a real gamer.

Saying Jess is only here for eye candy shows that you dont watch many of her shows as she is quite knowledgeable of both games and the gaming industry.. 

jjleshko90
jjleshko90

@Metropolis3003 This post can also be construed as you not having any friends at all. Just an FYI that your cleverness did not account for ambiguity.

deviltaz35
deviltaz35

@GrayFlare Just don't buy a 4k one they are all pretty crap quality for now even at the so called high end. Much better to get a really decent 1080p one instead and save a fortune.

hystavito
hystavito

@BrunoBRS True, but maybe that's considered to be something not really about the game itself.  To mention it would be more like a buy recommendation, which is not really what The Gist seems to be about.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

And you'll get owned by anyone with a Japanese gamertag.

deviltaz35
deviltaz35

@Quarkzquarkz nope sorry just you : ) . I have to support fellow aussies.

MaddenBowler10
MaddenBowler10

@Quarkzquarkz  Jess does a fine job hosting these videos, is pretty to look at, and what's wrong with having that personal touch to reporting news? 

Micropixel
Micropixel

@Quarkzquarkz - Seriously? Do you need a slap or something? :P

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@Quarkzquarkz  No and for the sake of your blood pressure I think you need to go sit outside in the fresh air for a while.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Ever heard of unlockables? You know - something the franchise is famous for.

Akijo
Akijo

@youre_a_sheep  You clearly have a really bad PC Monitor (or whatever you're using right now)

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@prodigy_69  

Actually no, notice how 3rd parties require a certain number of copies to be sold in order for a game to be considered profitable, usually ranging between 3-5m, while Nintendo is able to call 1m profitable. 



Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@prodigy_69  I would jump for joy if they brought out Pokemon on Vita! It would be so awesome to play and I bet it would be fantastic visually using the OLED screen.

Swiftrunners
Swiftrunners

@gawthy @Swiftrunners  You don't know much about women do you. Calling her eye candy is a massive complement, girls like to hear it. She works very hard and does not eat much to have a body like that.  


I am not surprised she likes the 3DS as Nintendo has been actively working on getting girls to buy it. I am sure she loves Animal Crossing and such games on her 3DS, which is most likely pink.  

prodigy_69
prodigy_69

@Demonjoe93 @prodigy_69  and how would that be bad? lease out their top games for a few years, build up the cash..go make a better more powerful console

gawthy
gawthy

@theteaface @Swiftrunners @gawthy  i wasnt the one being sexist, i was criticizing what swiftrunner said. Actually my whole comment was criticizing what swiftrunner said and if it was sexist i apologize as it was never meant to be sexist  

Swiftrunners
Swiftrunners

@iambateman @tempertress @Swiftrunners @jjleshko90Also Eye candy is a high complement. By calling her Eye candy I am saying she looks good. She is not one of these don't call me a chick, chicks. She knows she looks good that's why she is on camera so much. 

iambateman
iambateman

@tempertress @Swiftrunners@jjleshko90 Jess speaks and silences her two suitors :p, it's ok Jess I'm sure people know you like games (House of Horrors is awesome). 

I think the debate over the words 'eye candy' as a compl'i'ment  has been won by @jjleshko90

Also on the topic Mario Kart looks so good!

Swiftrunners
Swiftrunners

@jjleshko90  She knows what she is here for, and its to give me and the boys something nice to look at. Your lips can complement my asshole. 

jjleshko90
jjleshko90

@Swiftrunners @gawthy LOL. Calling someone eye candy is not a "massive complement." You insulted her intelligence and then proceeded to say that you complemented her (hint: it's complIment).

JoSilver
JoSilver

@prodigy_69 @JoSilver@Demonjoe93 Very long actually. If Nintendo lost around 500 millions dollars this year along that's still only Half a percent of it's 100 Billion in the bank.

JoSilver
JoSilver

@prodigy_69 @Demonjoe93 You say that as if Nintendo doesn't already HAVE the money to do stuff like that. They choose not to, love them or hate them for it.