On Friday and Saturday next weekend at San Diego Comic Con, Nintendo will be streaming from the Nintendo Gaming Lounge on their Twitch channel.

Nintendo Challenge Live is the name of the game, with the Smash Bros 3DS tournament being covered, chances at home to race against players there in a Mario Kart 8 Tournament, and the Smash Bros Facebook page is even teasing a few 'special surprises'.

I was a big fan of Nintendo Treehouse Live at E3, and if Nintendo Challenge Live can capture even half of that magic, I know I'll be in for a treat. It's great to see them embracing livestreaming so, and the fact that they'll even be offering a play at home chance for Mario Kart 8? I gotta say, that's pretty cool.