Mario Kart 8 DLC Cups Possibly Leaked; Free DLC August 27th

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It seems like Mario Kart 8 has been getting a lot of great buzz this summer, whether from an insane Luigi internet meme, a wacky free DLC coming out later this month or just a general excitement over how incredibly fantastic the game is.

The buzz isn’t dying out any time soon. Someone on the mkboards did some data mining on the Mario Kart 8 disc and uncovered these images:

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What exactly do they mean? Well the common theory is that these are four entirely new CUPS. Yes, that would suggest an additional 16 courses to the already impressive 32 courses that I enjoy getting humiliated by my friends in every other weekend.  It is somewhat odd that the border of the icons lack the gold plating seen on the in-game icons, but that doesn’t negate the theory completely since the beta build of Mario Kart 8 originally used the same checkered borders.  It also helps that the files themselves are called “ym_CupIconDLC_00_130x130^h.bflim”.

Whether they will see the light of day or not, it’s clear that the intent of these logos was for downloadable content. Though I have another theory of my own…

How about battle courses?

Perhaps Mario Kart 8 only’s true downfall is the lack of any battle-specific courses. Dropping you in a grand prix stage with three balloons just feels lazy. It’s also not a lot of fun to have to circle an entire race course just to find your friends and pummel them with green shells. Come on Obama, help us out! Where’s my freakin’ block fort?  Maybe it’s out there somewhere. The icons themselves – a Yoshi Egg, a Boo, a Shine Sprite and a Blue Spiny Shell, all seem to share a common theme as well don’t they?  Maybe there’s hope yet.  I’m still holding out hope for this image to be validated but that doesn’t mean it will never happen.

In the meantime, the free 3-kart Mercedes-Mario Kart DLC hits on August 27th, the 22-year anniversary of the original Super Nintendo Mario Kart.

…and if you don’t already own Mario Kart 8 or a Wii-U, for the love of Geno, fix that …like, right now.

NOW.

Play as Waluigi in Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Finally.

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Yes, our prayers have finally been answered. In this clearly “definitive” version of Ocarina of Time, Waluigi steps in for Link as the “Hero of Time”. Control Waluigi as you save Hyrule from Ganon’s evil clutches…or just mess with some chickens and bomb your friends.

(Source: NeoGAF.com)

Thanks to Zelda64 forum poster Russmarrs2, a downloadable patch is currently available replacing both child and adult versions of Link with the mischievous mustache-twirling Waluigi.

Download it here.

Just kidding. TMNT is apparently pretty terrible.

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Well…that sucks.

I honestly wasn’t expecting it to have that low of a score. I was genuinely hoping that the movie would surprise everyone and actually be relatively well made. The early screenings all kind of look silly in retrospect when you see some of the critics reviews.

It’s not just critics either. Fans are pissed. Scattered across IMDB, YouTube and movie review sites is pure anger.

Lots of anger. CAPS lock abuse everywhere.

90 MINUTES OF SHITTY ACTING FROM MEGAN FOX AND 4 MINUTES OF TURTLES

The backstory is utter shit. It makes no sense. They ruined Splinter and made April even worse.

WHY WHY DID THIS HAVE TO SUCK? AND WHY IS KARAI EVEN IN THIS HOW COULD THEY DO THAT TO HER MOVIE IS SO FUCKING DUMB

You know what was better? The comics. The 80’s cartoon. The 90’s movie. The Super Nintendo game. The Nickelodeon cartoon. That YouTube video of a turtle humping a shoe.

this was worse than TRANSFORMERS

It’s incredibly depressing to see this happen after trying so hard to build up hope. I will still see it to form my own opinion, but only in the same way I saw Dragonball Evolution…:shudder: