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Super Mario 3D World scratches up Japan, Europe in late November [Update: Trailer!]

Super Mario 3D World will bring kitty-cat versions of Mario, Luigi, Peach and Toad to Japanese and European Wii U consoles on November 21 and November 29, respectively, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announced during this morning's Nintendo Direct festivities. Meanwhile, the game drops in North...

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Xbox One voice commands available in 5 markets at launch

The Xbox One's ability to listen to your sultry, sensuous voice and translate those mouth noises into a command to watch New Girl on Netflix will only function in five markets at launch. Specifically, those markets are the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France and Germany. This means that...

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Prettied-up pastel SNES consoles now on sale

Okay so, we've got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that a French retailer called Lekki has started selling four different shades of gorgeously refinished Super Nintendo console, each with its own matching controller and bonus Super Mario World cartridge. Hooray! The bad news, for...

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Sony warns of 'huge' earnings impact from sagging Euro

Sony said it expects a "huge impact" on earnings as the euro declines -- many of Sony's exports are to European countries, some of which are on the edge of defaulting on an international loan. The euro currently sits at a decade-low against the yen, and as Sony generally doesn't buy from Europe,...

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Report: UK retailers increasing price of Xbox 360 Arcade, accessories

UK-based gaming site Eurogamer is reporting that retailers will be jacking up the price of the Xbox 360 Arcade unit, from its current price of £129.99 to the thanks-it's-more-expensive price of £159.99. In fact, even more value is lost when you remove the five free XBLA games that came...

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Strong Yen could see lack of Wii bargains this holiday season in U.S.

Analysts think that due to the continuing decline of the U.S. dollar and the 13-year high for the Japanese Yen, you won't be seeing too many hot deals on Nintendo's Wii this holiday season. With the Yen being so high, it drives up the cost of Japanese goods for U.S. retailers. And, seeing as how the...

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Pachter: American Wii Fit shortages due to weak dollar

Americans have been buffeted with news of our nation's pending recession and the devaluation of our dollar for months now, but in a market with such standardized prices, the American video game industry and game consumers haven't really felt the effect of our economic instability. However,...

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Europe gets two new bundles (sorry, no MGS4)

When we heard about the MGS4 bundles a couple days back, we were wondering if Europe would be getting the same treatment. Apparently, Europe won't be seeing the 80GB MGS4 pack, but instead will be getting two new bundles in its place. The first pack is the "movie bundle" set for a March 19...

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European price cut leaked by SCEAu Managing Director?

We know an announcement is coming from SCEE this Thursday that is "related to the US price cut", but SmartHouse News claim that they already have the scoop. Michael Ephraim, Managing Director of Sony Computer Entertainment Australia has reportedly confirmed that PAL regions will be seeing a price...

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EuroGamer: MS pwned Leipzig

EuroGamer discusses Microsoft's dominance at the Leipzig Game Convention. Choice quotes: "The PR victory scored by Microsoft here cannot be underestimated. The power of the company's spin machine continues to leave the rest of the games industry in awe even after an entire console generation of...

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