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  1. Pokemon World Championships 2013

    This year's Pokemon World Championships were held in Vancouver and I had to drop in to check out the event. It was a great way to spend a couple of hours and relive some good memories. At the Convention Center were a number of activities and of course the tournament. There was a surprisingly large crowd just about everywhere, plenty of things to do and lots of interesting people to meet.

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    Upon entering the building, I was greeted by some lackluster ...
  2. Playstation 4 - First Impressions

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    The Playstation 4 was announced a few hours ago, and while information is scarce, the direction that Sony is taking is quite clear. With their acquisition of Gaikai back in July 2012, Sony had one of the major leaders of cloud gaming within their portfolio. Gaikai has obviously become a key part of the development of the Playstation 4, which after today's reveal had a heavy focus on cloud features. The notion of cloud gaming revolves around streaming content ...
  3. Mega Cloud Storage Launches Today

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    Exactly one year ago, the largest file sharing site Megaupload was taken down by US authorities. At its peak, Megaupload held private and corporate files, music and movies and accounted for 4% of internet traffic. Over the past year, there has been significant drama regarding the site and its sudden closure. There was certainly people who used it for piracy, there were plenty of legitimate users that lost their files in the shutdown. While the court system ...
  4. Thoughts on the WiiU Announcement

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    With the recent announcement of the WiiU's release date and price, pre-orders have been going on strong and interest is stirring. Priced at $299 and $349 (for the regular and deluxe bundles respectively), the console's release date on November 18th puts it in a great position to eat up competition during the holidays. Nintendo has given us some glimpses of their latest console in the past year; mostly focusing on the revolutionary WiiU Gamepad that straps ...
    Games , Scene News
  5. Club Nintendo NA Platinum and Gold Prizes Announced

    Club Nintendo North America just announced their elite status prizes for 2012. Club Nintendo is basically a loyalty/rewards program for Nintendo products in which users collect coins to redeem for prizes. Every dollar you spend is roughly equivalent to one coin, but they only let you redeem for specific items such as the latest generation of consoles and first party video games. The elite status is awarded to users that get 300 coins (Gold) or 600 coins (Platinum) and elite members are given ...
    Scene News , Toys
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