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Downloading Nintendo’s massive, day-one Wii U firmware update took over an hour, but the length of time didn't bother me.

App Developer Hijacks Customer Twitter Accounts In An Attempt To Shame Pirates

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Kill Screen Episode 2: The Inner Workings of Dance Central 3

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