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Nintendo 3DS SpotPass messaging nixed due to misuse

Nintendo 3DS SpotPass messaging nixed due to misuse

It's not unusual for services meant for innocent activities to end up being used for...not so innocent activities. Such was the case with Nintendo's Swapnote SpotPass feature, a messaging system that allowed images to be directly swapped with others. As can be imagined, the service was used to swap things Nintendo would prefer not to be part of its service, and after some time of deliberation, it was ultimately decided that the entire feature would be nixed.

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Nintendo Wii U to offer free Wii Fit U trial in November

Nintendo Wii U to offer free Wii Fit U trial in November

One of the things that made the original Nintendo Wii so popular was that rather than being a passive gaming experience where players simply set on the couch, it got players up and active to play many of the video games available. Nintendo carried that active gaming theme on when it unveiled the Nintendo Wii U game console. Nintendo has announced a Wii Fit U free trial will kick off in November.

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New Nintendo Wii U bundles include the Mario & Luigi Premium Pack

New Nintendo Wii U bundles include the Mario & Luigi Premium Pack

Chances are this holiday season will be rough for Nintendo with both Sony and Microsoft set to launch next generation consoles. You can bet just about every gamer out there will have one of those two consoles on their holiday wish list leaving Nintendo with a tiny fraction of holiday sales with its aging and unpopular Wii U. Nintendo is trying to get some attention for its game console this holiday season with the announcement of three new hardware bundles.

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