Every time. EVERY FUCKING TIME.
The moment a big game comes out, everything that has to do with Nintendo's online just eats shit. Remember the issues with the Dream World back when BW1 first came out? Or, more recently, the seemingly unending Pokémon Bank saga? Well, now Mario Kart 8 just broke everything. Club Nintendo doesn't work, no thanks to that promotion that gives you a free game with it. I mean, sure, I won't complain about a free copy of Pikmin 3, even a digital one, but seriously, Nintendo, GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER. I'm really, really scared to imagine what it's going to be like when SSB4 comes out. Hopefully they make the leap to the 20th century before then.
On an unrelated note, speaking of Mario Kart 8, it's just amazing how people are losing their shit at item distribution no longer being based on position, and instead it depends on your distance from the leader. Is there something wrong with getting triple reds and stars in second or third if you're half a lap behind the leader? Certainly less than getting a lightning bolt if you're dead last but the entire pack is within two seconds.