While Nintendo Labo has received mixed reviews from critics and fans alike, Nintendo is continuing to expand on the content that will be compatible with their cardboard creation by releasing a free update for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. The Nintendo Labo Variety Kit, which can be purchased for $69.99 and used with the Nintendo Switch, can be turned into a motorbike, piano, or fishing rod with pieces included in the set.

With this new update, players will now be able to use the Toy-Con Motorbike in Mario Kart races to turn and accelerate along with the Joy-Con buttons that allow you to fire items, brake, and drift.  This new update will also allow four friends to use Toy-Con motorbikes simultaneously if they have Nintendo Labo.  Nintendo means to use this patch as a guinea pig, with plans to update other Nintendo Switch titles with Nintendo Labo compatibility in the future.

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About me: Christine "smollbirb" Marten is a recent college grad that has been playing video games since she was gifted with her first NES console in 1999. Known as LuxAterna on Steam, she started as a games journalist in 2012 and has been writing about games and the industry since. In college, she acted as the president/clubmother for the gaming club, and hosted her own gaming radio show called SoundWave Games. When she is not gaming she can be seen cosplaying at conventions, working with non-profits that fundraise through video games (like Extra Life and Child's Play), acting as community manager for The Senpai Project, playing League of Legends with friends, or serenading passerbyers with her violin skills on the streets of NYC. She will literally play anything that is thrown at her (but please don't throw to hard she is smoll). She enjoys indie games and horror games especially, and her favorite series of all times is Kingdom Hearts. Her third love, after video games and violin, is puns. Although it is a dangerous life she makes them whenever she hears the opportunity to do so. Christine hopes to bring her own spin on storytelling to the GAW community as she continues to seek out whatever the world has to offer!