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After years of toiling away as the green-clad sidekick of heroic plumber Mario, Nintendo has announced that Luigi is finally getting his due. In an address to fans, Nintendo executives said that 2013 will officially be “The Year of Luigi,” with the new game Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon for the 3DS hitting shelves in March. For the two dozen people who actually still play Nintendo games, this was thrilling news. In going with the sidekick theme, the company also announced the release of several other games: NBA Jam: The Scottie Pippen Edition, The Art Garfunkel Guitar Hero Expansion Pack, World of Warcraft Presents: Samwise’s Long Walk Back to the Shire and Batgirl BeginsDiscuss

With all due respect to the iPad 2, the coolest gadget of 2011 so far is the Nintendo 3DS. An update of the Big N’s über-popular DS handheld, the most notable part of the device is the fact it can display full 3D, without the need for glasses. It also has an analog joy stick and several cameras that will make augmented reality games, well,
a reality. The only thing missing is a killer game, but that will come when The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (aka, “the best game ever”) is released with a 3D makeover. Read More