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The digital House of Mouse has a big, big game squeaking around the corner and we get our hands on a huge demo with the one and only John Vignocchi, Executive Producer at Disney Interactive. Join us for a look at some of “Disney Infinity’s” mechanics and new Toy Box mode after the jump!
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Yesterday was the long awaited release of "Pikmin 3," so what better time is there to look back at the franchise? But instead of checking its Wikipedia page, here's a better suggestion: Did You Know Gaming's latest clip, which coincidentally enough, is all about Pikmin.
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Best Buy is currently throwing a back to school sale, with the idea being that it'll help prepare the student in one's family for the fall by equipping him or her with the latest tech.

And true, one can see a brand new laptop or cell phone becoming a valuable aide in class, but for whatever reason, video games are thrown into the mix, which seems a tad bit counterproductive.

But who cares; the most important thing is that it's a chance to score some decent games on the cheap. The entire selection can be found on Best Buy's website. Though standouts include God of War: Ascension, Ni No Kuni, Modern Warfare 3, and the Walking Dead, each for just $20.

Though act fast; the deals are only valid till this Saturday. At that point, it leaves you exactly one month to beat everything until classes officially start.

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The past 24 hours have been crazy for members of the FGC (Fighting Game Community), especially for fans of the Nintendo GameCube classic, Super Smash Bros Melee.

2013 edition of the Evo Championship Series goes down in just two shorts days. Evo has long been THE place for virtual pugilists to have their final throw-downs, but the rest of the world is starting to notice; Evo 2011's livestream had over 2 million viewers. No word on what the numbers were for last year, but it’s assumed to be just as impressive, perhaps even more so.

Anyhow, what will make this year's tournament extra special is how Super Smash Bros Melee will be a key attraction, the most beloved installment of a franchise that, as a whole, is not taken very seriously by certain members of the FGC. Many claim that Smash isn't even a fighting game to begin with.
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Reggie Fils-Aime at E3

At last week's E3 we had a chance to chat with the head of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime about a wide range of topics relating to the company. With the business out of the way in yesterday's post, today we're dig in to some of the lighter points: Nintendo's support of indie developers, the success of the 3DS, the surprising origins of "New Super Luigi U," and which character Reggie chooses in "Super Mario 3D World" (hint: it's not Mario).
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"Mario Kart 8" wasn't the only newly announced Mario game that Nintendo's longtime employee Hideki Konno had a hand in creating. Shown for the first time last week at E3, "Super Mario 3D World" also has the head of Nintendo's Software Development Group No 1's fingerprints on it, albeit they are quite faint.

With the reintroduction of Princess Peach as a playable character in a Mario game for the first time since "Super Mario Bros. 2" on the NES ("Super Princess Peach" aside), Nintendo dug deep into their archives to pull some game mechanics from one of Mr. Konno's first titles, "Doki Doki Panic." While some fans in the west may not be familiar with this game specifically, they are likely to be aware that it was the title that was ported for the U.S. release of "SMB 2." When the game jumped from the Famicom Disk System to the Nintendo Entertainment System, a host of changes were made; most importantly the family of characters in "Doki Doki Panic" were replaced with Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Toad, where each of them had their own special abilities. When Peach debuted in the new trailer for "Super Mario 3D World" her floating jump from "Mario 2" also returned, a mechanic that she inherited from Lina, one of the characters Mr. Konno knew well from "Doki Doki Panic."

While speaking with him last week about "Mario Kart 8," I took a short break to get his thoughts on his influence on another one of Nintendo's key holiday titles, even if it was a bit of a stretch.
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Reggie Fils-Aime

E3 has always been home to some of Nintendo's biggest announcements, and last week was no different… well, okay, it was a little different. Forgoing the traditional big press conference, Nintendo opted to deliver their E3 announcements online, via a Nintendo Direct live stream. Technical issues aside, the Direct broadcast showcased a handful of games, starring some of Nintendo's biggest names to the consumer for the first time. From the first gameplay for the all new "Super Mario 3D World," to the first trailer for "Super Smash Bros." for the 3DS and Wii U, Nintendo may not have gone as big as they usually do, but they still delivered in the way of content.

Late last week, we had a chance to sit down with Nintendo of America's President and COO, Reggie Fils-Aime to recap their news, and discuss some of the company's biggest announcements. Read on to find out about Nintendo's plans for the Wii U, and for some insight into their unique take on this year's E3. Come back tomorrow for more from Reggie, on the 3DS, indie games, and his perspective on some of Nintendo's upcoming games.
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Our excitement for E3 has grown from light simmer to full boil as the big event grows closer, and one of our most anticipated games is a first look at Disney Infinity. The upcoming mash-up of Disney properties with collectibles and game action has us freaking out more than Dash Incredible - and this first look at one element of the E3 Booth, courtesy of Disney themselves has us even more excited: Read More...

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This fan video from vfx specialist Clinton Jones reminds of of the most important thing when it comes to "Super Smash Bros.": always choose Link.

Or Meta Knight.

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Interceptor, Dogmeat, that giggling jaggoff pooch from Duck Hunt, and now -- Mocap Dog. Look at him. He's so cute in his little red jumpsuit. You're a mocap dog; yes yoooooouuu are! I bet you want a million scritches.

Additionally, there's BTS footage about some new Call of Duty game after the jump -- but more importantly DOGGIES!!!
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