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Mario Kart 8 owns the market

Since Mario Kart 8′s release it has sold over 1.2 million units worldwide. That’s right, 1.2 million over its first weekend alone, and during that time it has garnered global acclaim, earning some of the strongest reviews the entire series has ever received. That’s saying a lot for such a classically beloved game....
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Electronics giant Philips seeks to ban Wii U

According to a report by GameSpot, Philips is filing a lawsuit against Nintendo and to have it removed from store shelves. “Philips has engaged in the field of applied electronics and has conducted research in areas relating to visual representation of spatial processes and to automatic processes,” said the lawsuit documents. “The present...
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GameStop puts you behind the wheel in Mario Kart 8

Joystiq/News This weekend, May 17-18th to be precise, GameStop will have playable demos of Mario Kart 8 at 2,700 retail locations in the U.S. So between 12PM and 4PM on Saturday and Sunday, players can head over to their local shop and give Mario Kart 8 a run for its money. Those who...
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Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire Remakes Announced

Pokemon Strike Back! Whether a fan of the series or an ardent detractor, Nintendo has made a worldwide phenomenon with their continued releases of the Pokemon series on their handheld devices. Harkening back to the days of Gameboy Advance, Nintendo announced today that they are primed to release Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha...
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Weekly GameBit Podcast Episode 23 | Nice Little Reboot

In this week’s Weekly GameBit Podcast, the crew discusses their amazement at the E.T. excavation, considers what game would merit a great documentary, and talk about games that deserve a reboot of epic proportions! You can download the podcast episode here. You may also partake in the RSS feed. And we are also...
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Nintendo Announces E3 2014 Presence

What will Nintendo do this year? Nintendo has been infamous for their unprecedented approach to the gaming space. From games that break genre conventions to releasing consoles that tout new hardware innovations rather than powerful specs, Nintendo has, for better or for worse, set themselves apart from the competition. Last year at E3,...
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China Replaces Console Ban With Harsh Regulations

Back in January of this year, Chinese authorities finally decided to rescind a ban on console games. Unfortunately, in a country as heavily regulated as China, it comes with a cost. If Nintendo, Sony or Microsoft decide to get into the Chinese console market, they will have to comply with a number of...
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Top 5 Silent Protagonists That Should Speak Up

A very common character archetype is the silent protagonist. These strong, thoughtful types are seen in many games. There are multiple reasons developers can choose to make their characters silent, from trying to put the player in their shoes, to simply being a design choice. However, not all silent protagonists should remain wordless....
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Weekly GameBit Podcast Episode 22 | Console Checkpoint

In this week’s GameBit Podcast, Michael and Glenn discuss their optimism for Dragon Age: Inquisition, ponder the implications of Nintendo going into full DLC mode in Mario Golf: World Tour, and evaluate where each console stands in the battle for consumer attention and moolah. You can download the podcast episode here. You may...
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Top 6 Reasons Gamers Have It Easy Now

Gamers have it very easy nowadays. With the advent of technology and lots of competition in the market, there are slews of games for anyone to play regardless of what level they’ve achieved in their gaming skill. Back in the golden age of gaming, the NES and Sega era, we had it rough....
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