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Mario Kart 8


#31 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 04 April 2014 - 03:53 AM

Is this game motion controlled with the WiiMote in the same way that Mario Kart Wii is?

Sounds like pretty much everything is supported.



#32 combatFlexo   Who are those guys? CAGiversary!   567 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 04:05 AM

After seeing this game today, I'm going to buy a Wii U.  Damn you MK your my guilty pleasure.



#33 Blaster man  

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 09:29 PM

It can be, yes.  Also, all Wii/Wii U controllers are supported except the original Wii Classic Controller (Pro version works).

Okay so I have both of these, you're saying that the first one does NOT work but the second one does work?  Why?

 

http://www.amazon.co...ssic controller

 

http://www.amazon.co...ssic controller



#34 MIPS64  

Posted 05 April 2014 - 10:04 PM

Okay so I have both of these, you're saying that the first one does NOT work but the second one does work?  Why?

 

http://www.amazon.co...ssic controller

 

http://www.amazon.co...ssic controller

Correct, I am referring to the first link.  I am only going off of what Nintendo is saying is compatible unless we are supposed to assume it includes the original Classic Controller when it says Pro.  I guess we'll find out May 30th.

 

Wii U Gamepad
Wii U Pro Controller 
Wii Remote Plus
Wii Remote
Wii Remote plus + Nunchuk
Wii Remote + Classic Controller Pro



#35 spaboolly  

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 03:04 AM

All I want to know is if it will have a usable online matchmaking/play with friends system.  Given their silence on the issue so far (and their confessed feelings about online multiplayer), I'm assuming it doesn't until they clearly say otherwise.  Which is a shame, because I probably won't buy it if that's the case.  Same goes for Smash Bros, most likely.



#36 Explicit   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1598 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2014 - 05:44 AM

Anyone able to answer if we can use microphones when we race against each other online? TRU is selling Wii U Turtle Beach NLa for cheap with their clearance sale they have going on.

 

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#37 born free   Old School CAGiversary!   4966 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2014 - 08:53 AM

Is that in store only YMMV?

How much is the headset on clearance for?

#38 Explicit   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1598 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2014 - 04:05 PM

Is that in store only YMMV?

How much is the headset on clearance for?


Ya it's in store only. When I checked it yesterday it was $11 after 60% off. Looked worth while and I may actually have to go back and pick it up.

 

Here is the receipt if that helps any.

 

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#39 born free   Old School CAGiversary!   4966 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2014 - 10:43 PM

Thanks, I'll give my toys r us a look. I would assume that voice chat will be an option since the gamepad itself can be used for chat in some games via the speaker. I think monster hunter had that option. Hopefully they implement it in Mario kart too.

#40 Achilles00   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   727 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 10:38 PM

Still no word on North American preorder bonuses? I saw that target is offering a keychain, but is there anything else that anyone is aware of?

#41 Got_Wii   Nintendo Freak CAGiversary!   798 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 27 April 2014 - 08:44 PM

Anyone able to answer if we can use microphones when we race against each other online? TRU is selling Wii U Turtle Beach NLa for cheap with their clearance sale they have going on.

 

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Hopefully MK8 will support voice chat. I picked up this to use with COD:Ghosts and using it with MK8 would be a bonus. Headset is pretty comfortable and can be adjusted.



#42 chimpmeister   Hates gimmicks CAGiversary!   4012 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 01:26 AM

Still no word on North American preorder bonuses? I saw that target is offering a keychain, but is there anything else that anyone is aware of?

$10 gas card from BB (not kidding).



#43 Beatles   Cartoon Character CAGiversary!   4349 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 April 2014 - 02:48 AM

After seeing this game today, I'm going to buy a Wii U.  Damn you MK your my guilty pleasure.

I am as well but i dont know if i want to buy the mario u bundle for 250 or wait for a mario kart bundle?

 

I know the uk is getting it so why not us? :-k



#44 iNCREDiPiNOY   This guy is awesome! CAGiversary!   9065 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 04:16 AM

Europe will have 2 versions of Wii U Bundle (Team Mario & Team Luigi) and 2 more Remote (Team Peach & Team Yoshi). Japan will have 2 versions of Wii U Wheel (Team Mario & Team Luigi).



#45 Beatles   Cartoon Character CAGiversary!   4349 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 April 2014 - 06:57 PM

Europe will have 2 versions of Wii U Bundle (Team Mario & Team Luigi) and 2 more Remote (Team Peach & Team Yoshi). Japan will have 2 versions of Wii U Wheel (Team Mario & Team Luigi).


Man and nothing for the US, I would definitely wear the hat as I played

#46 Metal Militia   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   772 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 03:58 PM

Sorry if this has been asked, but has Nintendo confirmed if this game will only support 4 player local multiplayer? Or will it be like Sonic All Star Racing Transformed where 4 players play on the TV and the 1st player plays on the gamepad?

#47 masked lemon   is high as a kite. CAGiversary!   1307 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 06:29 PM

I think it's been confirmed that it's only 4 on the tv. 



#48 iNCREDiPiNOY   This guy is awesome! CAGiversary!   9065 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 03:11 PM

Spoiler

 

:wiiu: - HORI Mario Kart 8 Racing Wheel (Mario) - Nintendo Wii U - 5/30/14 - $11.99

:wiiu: - HORI Mario Kart 8 Protector (Mario) - Nintendo Wii U - 6/16/14 - $14.99

:wiiu: - HORI Mario Kart 8 Racing Wheel (Luigi) - Nintendo Wii U - 6/30/14 - $11.99

:wiiu: - HORI Mario Kart 8 Protector (Luigi) - Nintendo Wii U - 6/16/14 - $14.99



#49 Explicit   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1598 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 May 2014 - 03:36 PM

We should start creating a Google Doc list or some other list with our various NNID's for those who want to play online together. The game will be here before you know it.



#50 ShoeGamer19   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1706 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 04:55 PM

Just put in an order for two Wii Wheels!

& explicit I decided to make a google doc for the NNID. Here's the link & I'll start a new thread to bring some attention towards it.

https://docs.google....WFE&usp=sharing



#51 Explicit   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1598 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 May 2014 - 05:56 PM

Just put in an order for two Wii Wheels!

& explicit I decided to make a google doc for the NNID. Here's the link & I'll start a new thread to bring some attention towards it.

https://docs.google....WFE&usp=sharing

 

Can't edit the doc so I can input my info.



#52 ShoeGamer19   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1706 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 06:23 PM

Can't edit the doc so I can input my info.

I edited it & now it should work!



#53 PlayableMoogle   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   625 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 07:59 PM

Anyone know how many players can play on one machine that is online? i.e., could four players play online simultaneously from one Wii U? Seems like it would require constraints, but I'd like to be able to arrange outings of eight people at my house, you know?



#54 Beccaree   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   242 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 09:35 PM

Still no word on North American preorder bonuses? I saw that target is offering a keychain, but is there anything else that anyone is aware of?

I preordered mine from walmart. Comes with a free wheel and $4.99 in vudu movie codes.



#55 Explicit   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1598 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 16 May 2014 - 10:38 PM

Anyone know how many players can play on one machine that is online? i.e., could four players play online simultaneously from one Wii U? Seems like it would require constraints, but I'd like to be able to arrange outings of eight people at my house, you know?


2 players can play locally online. 4 player is only local MP.

#56 Scorch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   37487 Posts   Joined 19.3 Years Ago  

Posted 18 May 2014 - 01:56 AM

Did anyone go to Gamestop for the Mario Kart 8 demo event? Thinking of going tomorrow to check it out.



#57 io   ... Super Moderators   25102 Posts   Joined 17.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 May 2014 - 06:02 AM

So, I'm seeing one disappointing thing in the reviews. Ideally I'd want to be able to play splitscreen with my son by taking full advantage of that second screen so that we both could have full screen views. I really don't like the limited view in split-screen, though of course I appreciate the option (as opposed to not having it at all). But doesn't Sonic Transformed allow for that (one person full-screen on pad, one full-screen on TV)? I just assumed that would be a key feature and I swear I had heard that in preview write-ups from months back. But no go in the final build - from the IGN review:
 

There’s a few other small disappointments in Mario Kart 8 as well. The GamePad always mirrors what’s on the television instead of splitting players into two separately rendered screens.


Nintendo really dropped the ball on this. Actually, that is almost enough to make me not want to play it. I'll still get it because of the free game (especially since I already traded my Pikmin 3 back to GS). Without that offer I might have considered passing because of this. Hell, I'd take full-screen 2-player over having any online features whatsoever (though I realize that would be a minority opinion). But to me, it is that big a deal.

I'm not going to play it solo or online. I'd only be playing it with my son. And I find that I can't do any advanced type of play with splitscreen. Yeah, I can muddle through a game, but it is much harder without the peripheral view you get from full-screen.

I'm also disappointed in the nerfed battle mode as that was a mainstay in our house with previous console versions.

#58 iNCREDiPiNOY   This guy is awesome! CAGiversary!   9065 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 06:27 AM

Just bought the Mario Kart 8 Wheel ($9.99) today at Best Buy. It suposed to come out tomorrow but I'm glad I don't want to wait. Earlier, I was gonna pre-order at Walmart to get this as a free bonus but as a GCU member I get 20% or $12 off retail so the wheels should be as a free bonus. :D



#59 Scorch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   37487 Posts   Joined 19.3 Years Ago  

Posted 18 May 2014 - 02:08 PM

Can someone please explain the appeal of the wheels? I feel like if you have any sort of imagination whatsoever, you can just hold the wiimote sideways and save yourself $10-$12.



#60 TheCochese   TheLegend CAGiversary!   13963 Posts   Joined 18.3 Years Ago  

Posted 18 May 2014 - 02:36 PM

Better frame of reference for kids, for one thing.