Professional Soccer player Neymar Jr. shows off his love of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Professional Soccer player Neymar Jr. seems to be a big Mario Kart 8 Deluxe fan. He shared this video on his Facebook today, which seems to be the first in a series. We'll keep our eyes peeled for more Nintendo love from Neymar Jr. in the future.

CBS Sports creates Mario Kart-inspired short to promote March Madness

Reader Kolma sent this our way. He doesn't know anything about sports, and neither do I. The most I know is that March Madness is about college basketball. I guess CBS Sports saw fit to stir up some attention for their coverage with a Mario Kart tribute. Does any of this make sense to anyone?!

Fan-Art: LEGO Mario Kart

I would love to see an actual LEGO Mario Kart game, or even some figurines! Seems like Nintendo would be down for the idea as well. The ball's in your court, LEGO!

Dad cooks up prank to get back at his daughter for cheating at Mario Kart

I'm not going to say anything specific about this prank, as I don't want to ruin it. I'll just assure you that it's Nintendo related. Now watch and enjoy!

Nintendo sending out Mario Kart 8 Deluxe PC/mobile wallpaper as thanks for playing

Here's something a bit random. Nintendo is sending out an email to some subscribers which includes the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe wallpaper seen above. The wallpaper is a gift from Nintendo, who wants to thanks fans for playing the game. If you haven't gotten the email, no worries at all. The image above is the only one included in the thank you email, so just grab the image here and use it as you see fit.

Thanks to NintendoWiiBoy for the heads up!

Nintendo files for 3 Mario Kart Tour trademarks

Nintendo recently announced Mario Kart Tour, a Mario Kart game for mobile devices. Now they've filed for three different trademarks for the game. The trademarks cover electronic game programs, renting of vehicles, providing electronic publications online and provision of amusement parks and more. Let's hope we get to see some gameplay footage to go along with these trademarks soon!

Man credits Switch with helping him discover a tumor in his hand

28-year-old Chris Chalms couldn't resist the Switch when it was revealed. He knew he wanted to grab one when they became available, which is exactly what he did. Little did he know how the purchase would help him discover an impending medical issue.

Whenever Chris would play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, he would feel a sharp pain in his right palm. This would only happen when playing on the Switch. The HD rumble implementation in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, specifically the sensation of picking up a coin, would cause Chris considerable pain. The pain got so bad that Chris stopped playing Switch altogether.

This pain was enough to convince Chris to visit the doctor's office. While an initial visit didn't give Chris much information, a diagnosis would come once Chris noticed a bruise developing on his hand. Chris went back to the doctor and found out he had a tumor in his hand, which he is set to have removed this coming Monday.

Chris says it was the Switch that helped him discover the issue, and brought him to the doctor's office for more info. “I definitely believe that if it hadn’t been for the Switch I wouldn’t have gone to the doctors until the mark started to raise from my palm months later.”

Thanks to Sligeach_eire for the heads up!

Mario Kart Tour will be a ''free-to-start'' type of mobile game

Mario Kart Tour coming next fiscal year to smart devices

From the investors meeting...

We plan to release a smart-device application from the Mario Kart franchise, Mario Kart Tour, during the next financial year (from April 2018 to March 2019). We will announce further details at a later date.