Mario Kart 8: Is it the Wii U's killer app?

Mario Kart 8 is a couple weeks from launch. We already believe it's one of the best games in a fantastic series. But will an excellent kart racer boost sales of the troubled Wii U console?

The forecast looks grim. Then again, watch the game! Look at those adorable humans, turtles and dinosaurs sputtering around on their little karts and motorbikes! Who wouldn't want to sink a couple hundred dollars on a new piece of hardware, a new game and a couple remotes for multiplayer?

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Today on a bonus episode of Friends List, Editor-at-Large Chris Plante and Opinion Editor Ben Kuchera ask: Is Mario Kart 8 the Wii U's killer app?

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