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Mario Kart 8, unlike its predecessors, features HD visuals and a focus on anti-gravity sections, allowing racers to drive on walls and ceilings. It also has local and online multiplayer modes for up to twelve racers, along with a new feature, called Mario Kart TV, which allows players to use Miiverse to share clips from their races. Product page. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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There's one thing you definitely should never do if your Wiimote runs out of juice, and that's licking the batteries. This Facebook user did just that and ended up with battery acid on his tongue. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a video of an incredible flight over the Himalayas with a remote-controlled quadrotor.

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Nintendo usually isn't known for keeping things a secret, but this leaked "The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask" footage shows why the Wii U will give the Xbox 360 and PS3 a run for their money, when it's finally released. Continue reading to watch.

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Nintendo has revealed its Wii U Pro Controller ahead of E3 2012. It features two analog joysticks and a more traditional controller layout. Plus, it's the first Wii U accessory shown in the black color. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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You've seen the Wii U press shots, now here's a few up-close pictures showing just how small the console really is. Unfortunately, "vertical orientation doesn't look viable, though we suspect the small tabs on the side of the console may be designed to fit into a stand." Videos after the break. Click here for the first picture in gallery.

[via Joystiq - Inside-Games]

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Screenshots and/or press images can only go so far in realistically portraying a video game console. These hands-on images should definitely give you a more accurate look at just what you'll be purchasing next year. Click here for the first picture in gallery. Continue reading for the videos.

In the hand the controller feels light, and it feels comfortable. It's most similar to the old GameCube controller, really, but much wider and with more buttons.
[via Engadget]

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Zelda Skyward Sword (Wii) is the first game in the series to introduce "full motion control enabled by the Wii MotionPlus accessory, which synchronizes player movements with Link's actions while offering intuitive play control." This game will hit stores in Q4 2011. Click here for the first picture in gallery. Continue reading to watch the E3 2011 trailer.

With the Wii MotionPlus accessory, every movement of Link's sword matches the player's motion with exact precision. If players motion left to right, Link swings from left to right. The precision play control is applied to enemies as well, as players must contemplate strategy when battling opponents that actively try to defend against attacks.
[via IGN]

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Bit-Tech forum member "Angel OD" may have built the world's most extreme Nintendo Wii. Called Wii UNLimited Edition, it features a wall-mountable design and water cooling. Click here for more pictures.

[via Technabob - Bit-Tech]

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Amazon is selling the Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board for just $79.99 shipped, originally priced at $99.99. This "game contains a large number of activities that fall into a variety of categories, including: yoga, aerobics, strength training and balance games." Product page.

Start by creating your personal profile. Set up your Mii, enter your height and let the Balance Board take your weight. In just a few short seconds, you'll know your current Body Mass Index (BMI), a measurement used to determine your Wii Fit age.
[via Amazon]


Priced at $39.99, the colorful LEGO Wiimote has removable pieces while retaining full-functionality. This accessory hits stores on October 16th. For those who just can't wait, continue reading for a video on how to build a non-functional version with LEGO. Click here for more pictures.

Still, if you can imagine playing Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga using nothing but The Force and this controller then you're already half way home to living the dream.
[via Engadget]

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