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Nintendo is stepping into the next generation of game consoles with its very first high definition gaming display. The system’s graphics and hardware are similar compared to other consoles such as the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. This might seem like an odd choice since those consoles came out nearly 7 years ago. Nintendo isn’t hoping that people will care as much about the graphics and hardware when they get a chance to use the console’s new tablet controller which has motion control and touch screen technology. We know from experience with the Nintendo Wii that Nintendo will try to compete its two main rivals through innovation. Let’s take a look at some of the highs and lows of this system.

-Nintendo E shop is great for playing NES and gameboy classics.
-Gamepad works well as a TV remote and second television
-Miiverse is lots of fun
-Fast internet browser

-Short gamepad battery life
-Gamepad range is too short
-Gamepad resolution is low
-Initial firmware update takes too long

The Wii U is slender and compact and weighs 3.4 pounds and measures 10.5 inches long while keeping a relatively slim 1.9-by-6.6-inch profile. It has an optical drive in the front. The power and reset buttons go in the front along with a syncing station to connect the gamepad controller. There’s a slot for an SD card and a USB drive. You’re going to need an SD card if you want to transfer any of your old Wiiware or virtual console games over to the new system.


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It’s the weekend and you’re bringing some friends over for a late night gaming session. This will mean that many hours of your life will be devoted to sitting in one place and staring at a television or computer monitor without blinking. At some point, you’re going to get very hungry and want to eat or drink something very fast without interrupting your gaming session. Sure, you can run up to the kitchen and patiently wait for food to be ready but this will cut valuable time that you should be focusing on defeating your enemies and becoming the #1 super ultra gaming master. We’ll now share with you some valuable gaming energy foods that will help to keep you alert and keep your tummy from growling during your gaming marathon.

Gummy Bears

-Gummy bears are a fat-free food. They can be packaged in a variety of different fruit flavors and have a low calorie intake. They don’t melt and will leave no residue on your hands. These foods can be easy to pop in your mouth without having to pause the game. They offer no nutritional value and no added minerals so you’ll be enjoying these only for the sugar and not to help keep your senses alive or to keep you from falling asleep.


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E3 2013 is here and this will be the 19th Expo for the computer and video game industry. All of the buzz this year was on the hype of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and to try and find out as much juicy details as we could on both consoles. Both companies announced the price of their console and the upcoming launch titles that gamers will get a chance to play upon release. Fans of both consoles were left happy but had many questions unanswered about each console such as the possible elimination of the used video game market and Microsoft’s omission that you might need to have the console connected to the internet at all times. Nintendo opted out of a traditional press conference but did make sporadic appearances on the main floor to show off new first party software titles.

As is always the case…Here’s a look at some of the more original and unique game properties that we saw at this year’s event.

Super Smash Bros. Wii U

-Nintendo didn’t have much to announce at this year’s E3 so a lot of their focus went into showing off new first party titles such as Super Smash Bros. Wii U. This game will be cross-compatible with the same version on the Nintendo 3DS. The pace of battles will be in between Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The game will not make use of the touch screen controls that both systems support during game play. Twenty one characters have been confirmed for the game and include new characters such as Mega Man and the Make Wii Fit Trainer. Some of the stages announced for the game will include a stage based on the Super Mario Galaxy series and a stage based on the Kid Icarus series with Palutena’s statue.


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