Nintendo grabs new Mario and Mario Kart trademarks

Nintendo has filed for another set of trademarks, this time pertaining to Super Mario, Super Mario Bros., and MarioKart. The Super Mario trademark pertains to jewelry, stationery, luggage, clothing, and food items. Super Mario Bros. relates to videogames, controllers, game cases, game cards, toys, and entertainment. Finally, the MarioKart trademark is tied to jewelry, stationery, luggage, clothing, controllers, toys, food, and entertainment.

New 2DS XL Hylian Shield Edition/New 2DS XL Red X Black Mario Kart 7 Bundle now available in Southeast Asia

Two more 3DS options are now available to fans in Southeast Asia. Both the New 2DS XL Hylian Shield Edition and New 2DS XL Red X Black Mario Kart 7 Bundle have been released, courtesy of Active Boeki/Maxsoft. These are the exact same bundles we saw hit stateside awhile back.

Stormy Daniels says she's gotten tons of hate mail from Mario Kart fans

Stormy Daniels and Toad from Mario Kart. That's all I need to say for you to know what this story is about. I'm not going to get into more detail than that if you don't already know! We've talked about this story in the past, but last night Stormy Daniels shared a bit on the backlash from Nintendo fans. In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, we hear that Stomy has gotten a lot of hate mail from Nintendo fans who don't like what she's done to their memories of Toad in Mario Kart.

If you want to get more context on the situation, you can hit the jump and watch the video starting at the 8:32 mark. It's very adult in nature, which is why I'm giving this warning. Thanks to ZachGrubes for the heads up!

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German TV show features Mario Kart 8 Deluxe live music segment

We don't know why the German TV show "Neo Magazin Royale" had a live-music segment with the intro song from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, but we're happy they did! The gang really knocked it out of the park with this one! I loved this song since the first time I heard it, and hearing a live version makes it that much better.

Thanks to Lorenz for the heads up!

Nintendo wins lawsuit against MariCAR go-kart rental service

Nintendo has been battling the MariCAR go-kart rental service for awhile now, and received a setback in the lawsuit not too long ago. Nintendo kept pushing ahead though, and now things have come out in their favor. A Tokyo District Court today ruled in favor of Nintendo, stating that MariCAR has to pay Nintendo ¥10m ($88,700), and stop using Nintendo's IP to promote their business.

Mario Kart VR making its U.S. debut in Washington D.C.

Japan and England had a chance to play Mario Kart VR, but us here in the states haven't had the chance. That's about to change, thanks to VR Zone Portal in Washington D.C.. Their location is going to bring in the Mario Kart VR experience come Oct. 1st, 2018. No word on other locations getting the game at this time.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Nintendo Labo Vehicle Kit footage

If you have the Nintendo Labo Vehicle Kit and your copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is up-to-date, you can now use the Vehicle Kit to drive around! Check out some footage of the update above.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Version 1.7.0 now available, full patch notes

Version 1.7.0

Now compatible with Toy-Con Car in Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit

- You can select which Toy-Con to use from “Toy-Con” settings in the main menu.

Now compatible with the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app.

- If the application is running on your device when you enter an online match, you will automatically receive a prompt on your smartphone asking if you would like to join a voice chat with your opponent.
- Worldwide, Regional, Friends, and Tournaments allow you to use this function.

Switch advertising pops up at bus stop in Singapore

We just saw Singapore get its first Switch demo kiosk at an electronics retailer, and now some ads have been spotted at a bus stop. Looks like Nintendo is starting to really push for the Switch in that region, courtesy of Nintendo distributor Active Boeki / Maxsoft.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's Nintendo Labo Vehicle Kit update due out Sept. 19th, 2018 in Japan

Nintendo has revealed when their Mario Kart 8 Deluxe update for the Nintendo Labo Vehicle Kit will be available. When it comes to Japan, the update will go live on Sept. 19th, 2018. That most likely means that both North America and Europe will see the update on Sept. 18th, but that's not confirmed just yet.