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Review: Nintendo raises the gaming bar with Wii U

While the Wii U can employ its predecessor's

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"NINTENDO!"

That exclamation still has a warm place in my heart carrying with it many holiday memories from when I'd first received my Nintendo Entertainment System and "Ice Climber", my very first NES game. Although the years have past, the excitement is still there this winter. Nintendo's Wii U is on the top of many holiday wish lists and they've sent us one to detail...

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A patriot is born in Ubisoft's epic title 'Assassin's Creed 3'

Play as Ratonhnhake:ton, also known as Connor Kenway

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In the “Assassin’s Creed” series, Ubisoft has immersed players in key historical cruxes like 12th Century Damascus and 15th Century Venice through the eyes of “Brotherhood Assassins,” who track down and kill assigned targets (usually the Assassins’ archenemies, the Templars). Ezio Auditore, the charming Venetian as adept at taking maidens’ hearts as he is taking contracts’ lives, has been the focal...

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'Call of Duty: Black Ops 2' launches

The official "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2"

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is in stores now and Activision is already sweetening the deal on the game's optional 'DLC Season Pass'.

A Nuketown Zombies bonus map will be included with the digital download of the 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 DLC Season Pass,' according to the game's publisher and Treyarch.  This map was only available with purchasing either the Hardened or Collectors Editions. ...

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You and Nintendo's Wii U

Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime

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Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aimes hit the stage this past Thursday morning in New York City to announce that the Nintendo Wii U will hit U.S. retailers Nov. 18 with two price tags of $299 (basic model) or $349 (Deluxe edition which include NintendoLand gaming experience and more). Now that the cat is out of the bag, or should I say the Italian plumber is out of the pipe, is...

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Nobody does it better than 'Super Mario'

Originally called "Jumpman," Mario debuted in 1981 and

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There are two moments in time as a kid I would do almost anything to relive. One would be to go back to the those summer days as of Little League and to have a catch with my father. The other…the first day I played "Super Mario Bros. 3". I can still remember the day my dad surprised me with a trip to 'Mr. Roberts' Video" store and bought it for me. Eagerly removing the cartridge from...

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August 'must-have' video games

New York Jets fans will not have to

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See which August releases Warp Pipe chooses as "must-haves."...

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Assassin's Creed 3 re-starts a revolution

Play as Ratonhnhake:ton, also known as Connor Kenway

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Thanks to comic books, movies and cartoons, many look to their heroes as those associated with men and women in skintight outfits. Before there was The Avengers, even before there was the United States of America we call our country, there were our founding fathers--the real-life patriots such as George Washington and Benjamin Franklin that helped bring forth one nation divided from tyranny. One...

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Batman soars in Arkham City

Batman: Arkham City Genre: Action Platforms: PS3, Xbox

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Standing on the rooftop of a building in Arkham City’s industrial district, I listen to the sounds of henchmen as they patrol the snowy streets below. Over my comm unit, the guards complain about the chill in the air and bicker back and forth. Choosing my target, I swoop down and plant two boots firmly into one of the thug’s backs, sending him crashing to the floor. In a flurry of acrobatic kicks...

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Video games Marvel at San Diego Comic-Con

Ubisoft plans to offer a variety of experiences

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Comic book juggernaut Marvel reminded gamers that they will have plenty of options when it comes to choosing a superhero they can save the world with from the comfort of their own homes.

During a panel at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con, much was discussed about creating succesful games based on their characters through compelling story-telling and true-to-character experiences.  

New...

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Wii U best of the 'Big Three'

"Pikmin 3," the first original entry in the

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Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo have concluded their presentations at E3 this year, and it's no surprise that the Wii U left the biggest impression.

The Wii U's impact at the Electronic Entertainment Expo began even before Nintendo took the stage Tuesday at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The final version of the Wii U controller was shown during a pre-E3 Nintendo broadcast highlighting comfort...

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