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The New Zelda, The Future Of Video Games, And Empathy

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Despite the fact that I love video games, I don’t really keep up with news about them — I just kind of hear about games, play them, and if I like them, keep playing them. So I didn’t know about the preview of the upcoming Zelda game that aired on the Game Awards on the 5th of this month until yesterday. Forgive me, Frisky readers, but I need to nerd out about this for a second. When my boyfriend showed me the preview, I was sitting on the couch with my jaw on the floor grinning like an idiot for four minutes while we watched the clip, and then afterward I launched into a short lecture on player demand for realism in the Zelda games and the compromises Nintendo is making to have a realistic-feeling game without sacrificing the fantasy-inspired design the series has always embraced. Keep reading »

Nintendo’s New 3DS Campaign Aims For Female Gamers With Gabrielle Douglas And Other Stars

What do All-Around Olympian gymnast Gabrielle Douglas, “Glee”‘s Diana Agron, and “Modern Family”‘s Sarah Hyland have in common? They’re just a a few of the celebrity names to appear in Nintendo‘s new female-targeted ad campaign for their 3DS and 3DSXL hand-held systems. The campaign, called “Play As You Are” is using talented, visible women to draw in players who might otherwise be turned off to gaming. Read more…

Joel McHale, Totally Not Shilling For Nintendo

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It’s sometimes hard to discern Joel McHale from his “Community” character, Jeff Winger. Both Jeff and Joel — the latter in this “viral” commercial for Nintendo 3DS — are smart, snarky know-it-alls. And both Jeff and Joel are so funny that we’d watch them do their taxes and probably get a laugh out of it. Here, Joel/Jeff schools a Nintendo exec on the art of the viral video and turns into the Mushroom King. Featuring cameos from Super Mario Bros. Mario and Luigi. [YouTube]

Uggie Has A New Gig As Nintendo’s Spokesdog

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Like so many stars who score big at the Academy Awards, Uggie — from Oscar Best Picture winner “The Artist” — is trying to cash in on his fame. I mean, Reese Witherspoon made “Just Like Heaven” after winning the Best Actress Oscar for “Walk the Line,” and stars like Brad Pitt and George Clooney have tons of endorsement deals. So why not, Uggie? Go ahead and get yours, buddy. [YouTube]

Super Mario Does Jewelry

When I think of how many hours I sunk into playing Super Mario Land on my Nintendo Game Boy, and what other, more productive things I could have been doing with those hours, I feel a little ill. (And that was only a few years ago, when I toted the game to Italy with me and played it at night before bed instead of having sex with my boyfriend!) I’ve since lost my Game Boy and the guy, but occasionally I get a little nostalgic and wish I could get sucked down pipes into other worlds, where I stomp mushrooms and avoid nasty piranha plants. But because I am an adult, I think I will just wear these earrings and go about my business.

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Video Games: Chick Flicks Get Played

The triumvirate of teen queen movies: Pretty In Pink, Mean Girls, and Clueless — are all getting remade into Broadway musicals. Sike! Although we’re sure some of the score will be watered down into electronic bleeps, they’re actually turning the dramas into full on games. Paramount Pictures, who owns all the movies, is creating digital downloads and low-cost “casual” ones for consoles like Wii, Playstation, and eventually Nintendo DS. Finally girl gamers will have some video games all to ourselves, without our boyfriends trying to swoop in and beat our high score! Read on for more details… Keep reading »

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