Though we're loathe to make the problem worse by spreading this knowledge further than it has to go, we feel it's our duty to report on a Mario Kart 7 glitch that lets you skip half the "Maka Wuhu" course in the Star Cup—and the fact that Nintendo has no plans to fix it. Check out the video above to see what we mean.

"We are aware that it is possible to navigate a certain part of the track in Wuhu Island in a way that allows a large part of the course to be bypassed," Nintendo representative Buddy Roemer told StickTwiddlers (though we got it from Joystiq, since the former is blacked out today in protest of SOPA and PIPA). Roemer also admitted there "are no plans to update the game to remove this shortcut."

And why not? "Doing so would create an unfair advantage for the users of the original release of the game," Roemer said. As in, Nintendo apparently has no way to force players to update their games before they compete online in multiplayer and leaderboards. Some players would be able to use the glitch while others would get left in their dust.

In any old Mario Kart title, it wouldn't matter—what does Nintendo care what you do in your living room with your friends? But in the messy world of online play, a glitch like this can be a game-changer. Do you think Nintendo has a responsibility to fix this, like they (last we heard) were doing with the recent Skyward Sword bug? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter.