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Nintendo continues to infuse its standalone sports games with the whimsy and vibrant stylings of the Mushroom Kingdom to make the mundane feel a little magical, and if there's any sport that needs an excitement elixir, it's golf. I love the nuances and deliberate pace of the sport, but I'm also not surprised at the eye rolls I receive from my wife when I'm captivated...

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Best Buy offers buy one, get one free on Pokemon, Zelda, more

Those looking to catch 'em all might want to head down to and/or log on to Best Buy this week, as the store's current promotions include a buy one, get one free deal on select Nintendo 3DS games, including Pokemon X / Y. Of course, if you're less about monster wranglin' and more about helping manag...

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Mario Golf: World Tour review: In the rough

Nintendo continues to infuse its standalone sports games with the whimsy and vibrant stylings of the Mushroom Kingdom to make the mundane feel a little magical, and if there's any sport that needs an excitement elixir, it's golf. I love the nuances and deliberate pace of the sport, but I'm also not...

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Joystiq Weekly: VR walker Omni, Hitman Go review, Mario Golf's season pass and more

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. Okay, we have to admit that the Omni, a motion-tracking pla...

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New Nintendo eShop releases: NES Remix 2, Child of Light, Yoshi's Island GBA

This week's eShop update is a big tease. NES Remix 2? Not out 'til tomorrow. Child of Light? Next week, on April 29. At least you can play Mario Golf: World Tour today - in a demo. As for what's launching today, there's the last of April's Game Boy Advance games in Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Ad...

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Mario Golf: World Tour irons out DLC plans, season pass

Nintendo revealed it's taking a swing at season passes with Mario Golf: World Tour, after it announced the 3DS game's DLC schedule today. The arcadey sim gets three packs across May and June, each offering two 18-hole courses and a new playable character. Admission to each one is priced $6/£5...

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Mario Golf: World Tour trailer uses items to spice up golf

You could play golf like they do in the boring old PGA Masters, or you could do whatever it takes to reach the green in as few shots as possible. In this Mario Golf: World Tour trailer, Mario and friends opt for the latter, using items to go the distance before they just tap it in. [Image: Nint...

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Mario Golf: World Tour tees off on 3DS this summer

The Mario Golf series is taking to the 3DS fairway with World Tour, releasing this summer, as detailed by Nintendo president Satoru Iwata in this morning's Nintendo Direct broadcast. The 3DS entry. from series developer Camelot, features both traditional golf courses and ones inspired by the Mario ...

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