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Update: In the light of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe selling an incredible 10.6 million copies in 2020 alone, we’ve decided to resurrect this piece, which was originally published in July of 2018. Back then, we asked if you wanted to see Nintendo support the game with more DLC, and almost three years on, we’re going to ask the same questions again.

In case you were wondering, here are the poll results from 2018. We’ve asked the same questions at the bottom of the page, so don’t forget to recast your vote for 2021!

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC

Original Story [Fri 20th Jul, 2018 17:00 BST]: We shouldn’t really have been all that shocked about new DLC content arriving in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – after all, Nintendo told us it would happen a week ago. As one of the company’s biggest-selling recent hits, it’s understandable that Nintendo wants to extend the longevity of Mario Kart 8 with fresh content – but it’s still remarkable to think that technically, this is a four-year-old game that any other company would have forgotten about by now.

Nintendo’s games traditionally have much longer legs than those released by other companies, and it’s fair to assume that Switch owners are just as likely to invest in ‘classic’ games as they are to snap up new releases; keeping Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in the spotlight is, therefore, a sound business strategy. But how far should Nintendo take this approach? Should the company release even more DLC for the game, or should it eventually draw the line and create an all-new Mario Kart for Switch?

Both approaches have merit, at least on paper. Mario Kart 8 is perhaps the pinnacle of the franchise; it’s hard to see how the core racing-and-combat mechanics could be improved in a sequel, unless something truly drastic is introduced – such as the (arguably divisive) dual-rider setup in Mario Kart: Double Dash – then a follow-up game would merely be covering old ground. Therefore, you could argue that by far the most sensible course of action is the one Nintendo is taking now; the best idea is to augment the existing game with new content, which in the future could even feature paid DLC (which happened on the Wii U) containing new drivers, karts, courses and cups.

On the other hand, nothing generates hype like entirely new software, so Mario Kart 9 (or whatever it is eventually called) would surely create a massive spike of interest that even a massive helping of DLC couldn’t manage; Nintendo has previously said that it’s happy to iterate rather than pump out needless yearly sequels, but the impending arrival of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate suggests that a shift in this approach could happen. There obviously comes a point where it’s simply not financially viable to keep loading DLC into a years-old game, although Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s status as a recent re-release on Switch does rather exclude it from this scenario; given the small user base of the Wii U, a great many people playing the Switch version will see it as a title from 2017, not 2014.

So, what do you think Nintendo’s approach should be here? Are you happy to see more content get added to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, or are you itching to see the next stage of the franchise’s evolution, given that this eighth entry is now almost half a decade old? As ever, we want to know, so vote in the poll below and don’t forget to share your views by posting a comment.

Naabiae Nenu-B is a Medical Health Student and an SEO Specialist dedicated to flushing the web off fake news and scam scandals. He aims at being "Africa's Best Leak and Review Blogger" and that's the unwavering stand of Xycinews Media.

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Genshin Impact 1.6 Kazuha Banner 4 Star Characters, Release Date

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Last year was filled with a number of highly anticipated titles, but Genshin Impact managed to come out on top amidst all of that. By the end of the year, it had over 40 million players.

When it comes to updates, there are only a few games that are as consistently updates as Genshin Impact. With a new update releasing every six weeks, fans always have tons of new content to look forward to.

  • MORE: Genshin Impact 1.6 Livestream Officially Announced

With the release of the next update drawing closer, the community is quite eager to know what new stuff we will be getting in the 1.6 Update. So far, we have got to know that we will finally be getting costumes, something fans have been asking for quite a while now.

Apart from that, a new region known as Summer Islands and character, Kazuha, will be joining the game.

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Genshin Impact 1.6 Kazuha Banner 4 Star Characters, Release Date

Today, a new leak has given us the details of the Kazuha banner. The leak comes from popular Genshin Impact leaker Lumie and it states that the Kazuha banner will be featuring Rosaria, Bennett, and Razor.

This is in line with the leaks which surfaced almost a month ago, so it seems quite likely that this is true. Do note that unless official information is out, this should be taken with a grain of salt.

Apart from that, the Klee banner will also be arriving as per leaks. It will be featuring “Klee – Fischl – Sucrose – [No Trial]”, according to Wangsheng Funeral Parlor. It will be interesting to see if we actually end up getting the same characters. However, considering that leaks in the past have been quite accurate, there is high chance of this being true. As far as the release date is concerned, Kazuha might be the first banner arriving in 1.6, followed by Klee.

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How To Find Mutagel In Ark Genesis Part 2?

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After a long wait, Studio Wildcard has finally released the final storyline for Ark: Survival Evolved. With the arrival of Ark: Genesis Part 2, several new creatures, weapons, and other items have appeared in the game.

In order to fulfill their missions, players need to find several items in the game that helps in upgrading or creating other items in the game.

One such item is Mutagel In Ark: Genesis Part 2 which players need to find in order to progress in the story.

In this guide, we shall take a look at how to find Mutagel in Ark and how to use it to create Mutagen.

  • MORE: Ark Genesis Part 2 – All New Dinos And Creatures

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Mutagel Location In Ark Genesis Part 2

The Mutagen is a resource that enables the survivor to further evolve their existing tames in Ark: Genesis Part 2. It can also be used to improve the statistics of non-bred dinos in the game.

Mutagel can also be crafted into Mutagen at a Chemistry bench, which can be used later to tame Stryders. It takes 800 Mutagel to make 1 Mutagen so make sure you collect lots of it.

Space Area

To get Mutagel from rocks, you can head over to the space area where you can find different rocks depending on the time of the day.

Next, you need to look for orange/golden colored rocks in the space area to mine Mutagel. These rocks are scattered in the area and they contain both Mutagel and Ambergris inside it.

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You can use a pickaxe to break the rocks and collect Mutagen from it.

Alternatively, you can obtain Mutagel in Rockwell’s Innards biome from a Mutagen plant. It yields 1 Mutagel and 1 Plant Species R Seed. It can also trigger a defense against multiple Summoner and their minions.

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First Biomutant patch will tackle dialogue problems alongside combat Biomutant

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The developers at Experiment101 have announced they’re working on an update for Biomutant, naturally, that they “hope to get into players’ hands soon.” The update will include work on some of the community’s most persistent bugbears, like “the pacing of dialogues, narrator settings, difficulty settings, video settings like depth of field and motion blur, loot and enemy tuning as well as sound and combat.”

Weird dialogue pacing, as well as the persistent and constant narration, have been key notes from many players. Though you can turn down the constant chatter from the narrator, you can’t turn it off.

Key for some people, me included, is a promise to change video settings like depth of field and motion blur. Some people don’t like those. I do not like them. For now, you can go and find some mods to change those—they’re already out there.

Reviewer James Davenport found Biomutant to have a charming world, but lackluster gameplay, in our review. “Biomutant feels like it’s going to be much more,” he said, “but in practice it’s an endless stream of new ideas that go nowhere and beautiful, toxic landscapes with little to offer except an excuse to use photo mode.”

Nonetheless, James did give out some hot tips for making the most of Biomutant.

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