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Miiverse (EU) - 3DS communities added for Oct. 31st, 2014


Nintendo Crafts: How to carve a Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon inspired pumpkin


Toss N' Go composer revealed


Break the World coming to Wii U



- Alleyway clone
- eight locations with three levels each
- one or two secret levels.
- Marathon mode is every level in order to obtain the highest score
- "Level Select" is where you pick a world and the three levels loop, with blocks starting to slide down faster with each loop
- three paddles to pick, each with a power
- play more to level up paddles
- a level 1 the red paddle fires one laser shot
- a level 10 red paddle lets you fire ten shots
- leaderboard support coming, may be patched in after launch
- stats screen can be shared via Miiverse
- off-TV play

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Tetris Ultimate - battle trailer


Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal - Tropical Level Gameplay w/ Direct Audio


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Fan-Art: Monster Hunter origami



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SEGA was originally against bashing Nintendo in their Genesis-era advertising

The following comes from Sega Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works, a documentary art book written by the Guardian's Games Editor Keith Stuart...

"We had to create awareness, to make a noise and grab attention. After all, we had nothing to lose – by then we had a 2% share of the market! But I had to fight with David Rosen and the ad agency and instruct them to do competitive commercials. They were showing me all these storyboards and concepts that had nothing to do with Nintendo. I learned that it was considered inappropriate in Japan to do competitive advertising – to publicly tear down a competitor. But the rule of thumb in consumer marketing is that if you're number two and less well known, but you have better features, you go after your rival."

And that's exactly what happened. In September 1990, a TV ad was screened coast to coast, showing clips of Super Monaco GP, Joe Montana Football and Moonwalker, the voiceover proclaiming the awesome power of the new machine. Katz set out his stall in style: the Genesis represented the birth of a powerful new vision of gaming, so it didn't need to compete directly with the outdated NES; the console had its own, original games that gave modern gamers something different. And this message was encapsulated perfectly by the ad's ending – a single slogan suggested in a meeting one afternoon by a copywriter at Bozell, a slogan that would resonate throughout the '90s and fundamentally alter game industry sensibilities: "Genesis does what Nintendon't." It was brilliant – provocative, feisty, irreverent – and it laid down the gauntlet. But it wasn't just about the technology, it was about attitude – Sega wasn't Nintendo, and it didn't want to be. Nintendo didn't do licensed sports sims. Nintendo didn't do violence. Nintendo didn't have Michael Jackson. Sega did. This first TV ad was the opening salvo in Sega's battle with Nintendo, and it made it abundantly clear that the Genesis was moving the goalposts. "With this kind of advertising, you need the ammunition," says Katz.

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Walmart selling 2DS for $80 on Nov. 3rd

Walmart has expanded its digital shelves to include 7 million items – one million more than last holiday season. Deals typically reserved for Black Friday and Cyber Monday start on Walmart.com shortly after midnight Pacific Time on Monday, Nov. 3. They include:

Nintendo 2DS Handheld Video Game System for $79, was $129

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Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric - features trailer


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