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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

The Nintendo 3DS XL (whatever that is) will have a screen twice as large as its old handheld console, which is great news for handheld gaming-console geeks. Nintendo also announced that they are developing a new "Super Smash Bros." game, which is great news for everyone, ever ...  

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Jordan Ekeroth writes a column for RELEVANT about his compulsion to play video games and how it changed his relationships with people and with God. Read More

One of the most annoying things about gaming on a mobile device (yes, we understand this is an absurd complaint) is trying to control classic games with any kind of precision. It's pretty hard to time a jump correctly when you're using a "virtual joystick" that only kind of works. Well, now ThinkGeek has stepped in with the "iCade 8-Bitty" which will also tug at your old-school Nintendo heartstrings ...

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Jordan Ekeroth writes about the power of story, and how modern video games are using it for good. Read More

Video game maker Activision/Blizzard has announced that the latest in the Call of Duty series, Modern Warfare 3, passed the $1 billion sales mark in only 16 days—one day less than the 17 required by Avatar to hit $1 billion. When video game developers finally realize the dream of Call of Duty: Avatar, sales will be fully realized ...

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