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  1. Possible Flexible Price Structure, Other New Things Teased in Nintendo Investor Briefing

    Buy more; pay less? Yes, please.

    There have been a lot of rumblings about Nintendo in the press lately, but last night's investor briefing finally brought everyone some rumblings from Nintendo, and it was pretty good news. They laid out their plans for the coming year, and while they're stuck with the Wii U for now, they've got a few solid ideas for how to turn things around.

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  2. Nintendo 3DS Sold 11.5 Million Copies Last Year, Thus Winning the Console Wars

    Eat your heart out, South Park.

    Okay, technically the 3DS is a handheld console that doesn't quite carry the same weight (literally) as larger devices, and both the PS4 and XBox One only had a month and a half while the 3DS got the whole year to slowly rack up numbers. Still, the fact remains: according to Nintendo's recent sales forecast, the 3DS beat all other systems in 2013.

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  3. Rosalina Is the First New Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS Character Announced Since June, She Looks… Interesting

    They had us at Mega Man, but this is certainly a welcome surprise.

    The Smash Bros. official website has been updated daily for the last few months, and a few cast members have been announced on it since the reveal of Villager, Wii Fit Trainer, and Mega Man, who is a huge draw for the game all by himself. All of the rest have been returning characters, though, until yesterday.

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  4. Nintendo Announces the 2DS, Is Basically As Weird As You’d Expect

    It's just like the 3DS, except minus a D.

    Today Nintendo announced that it will be releasing a new handheld gaming console as an alternative to the popular 3DS. It's called the 2DS. In other news, expect some news Playstation about their soon to be announced Playstation Three and a Half, and maybe even a surprise press release about the Xbox negative one.

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  5. Face Your Nightmares in Sonic Lost World’s Special Edition

    Not the nightmare of fanfiction, thankfully.

    Remember NiGHTS Into Dreams on Sega Saturn? The surreal flight game has a cult following to this day, but hasn't seen much action as a series. But SEGA is about to whet the appetites of NiGHTS fans with the limited release Deadly Six Edition of Sonic Lost World. It's the special edition of your dreams.

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  6. Here’s What We Learned in This Morning’s Nintendo Direct

    I don't object to these announcements.

    Nintendo held one of their regular Nintendo Direct presentations, where they inform the public about what games they have in development. Today's was short notice, only being announced yesterday afternoon. But here it is, with plenty of game talk to keep you salivating. So here's your rundown of everything that CEO Satoru Iwata discussed today.

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  7. Sonic Lost World’s Dialogue is Pretty Dark, Apparently

    Still doing what Nintendon't all these years later.

    Ever since Sonic Colors ended the so-called Dark Age of Sonic, the series has returned to a decidedly cartoonish, light-hearted tone. Sonic Lost World, the upcoming Wii U game, looked to continue that trend, but due to certain bits of dialogue it's been given an E10+ rating by the ESRB as opposed to the usual E. I suspect it was written by Shadow the Hedgehog now that he's out of the spotlight.

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  8. Presenting Soriti Horse, the Horse-Racing Solitaire Game From the People Behind Pokémon

    I'll bet $500 on Ponyta

    Game Freak is known to most gamers as "the developers that make Pokémon." They had a couple weird platformers back in the day with Pulseman and Drill Dozer, but for numerous years now Pokémon has been their only focus. Now, they've decided it's time to branch out. A game called Soriti Horse is coming. Because what's the next logical step from games about raising monsters to compete against one another? Raising horses to compete against one another, of course. This isn't just your average horse racing game -- you play Solitaire to help your horse advance in the race, because sure, why not?

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  9. Nintendo Fans Start Movement to End Region Locking on 3DS and Wii U

    It's-a-me, region-free!

    Nintendo, oh dear Nintendo, how art thou out of step with pretty much every other modern console? Let us count the ways. Oh, here's a telling one --  while the Xbox One and PS4 both eschewed region locking, Nintendo kept the restrictive practice in place on the Wii U. While there are no notable Japanese exclusive Wii U titles yet, there are tons of Japanese-exclusive Wii games that I would have loved to play, like the cat office simulator Sukeban Shachou Rena and gorgeous RPG Earth Seeker. But since those games were never released in the United States, prospective importers either have to mod their console or buy a second system from another region to play them. Now, fans are officially fed up and calling on Nintendo to bring region locking to an end on the Wii U and 3DS.

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  10. 11 Franchises Nintendo Should Have Made Free-to-Play Instead of Steel Diver

    Steel Diver? Really? You can do better than that, Nintendo.

    If you've been following our gaming news, you know that not too long ago Nintendo announced that they were working on a free-to-play game that would be coming out by the end of March 2014, but we didn't know what game. Well, we received the answer: Steel Diver. If you've never heard of the game, I can't blame you -- it's a submarine sim that nobody bought when it launched with the 3DS. Nintendo is known for having a gigantic backlog of amazing, historic franchises, all of which are more memorable than Steel Diver. Many of them could translate just as well -- if not better -- to the free-to-play format.

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