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Tech News: Apple AirTags, Video Game Announcements & More

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From great new games to privacy concerns with Apple AirTags, we’ve seen some major tech stories in the news last week. Check out our recap of some of the biggest tech news. We have the latest announcements from Sony and Nintendo. The Sony State of Play mainly focused on Grand Turismo 7, the latest installment from the iconic franchise. Additionally, Nintendo Direct 2022 covered new installments in popular franchises including Fire Emblem…

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Test Your Racing Skills at the Mario Kart Tournament

Mario Kart is coming to Abt! After our recent Madden and FIFA Xbox gaming tournaments, we received a lot of feedback requesting a more family-friendly event, something that younger gamers could enjoy. So on Saturday, April 14th, we’ll be hosting our first-ever Mario Kart gaming tournament. Open to gamers of all ages, the tournament will be run double-elimination style, until there’s only one gamer left standing. We will be running Mario Kart…

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Top 10 Hottest Holiday Gifts for 2017

Hard to believe, but it’s time to start making those holiday shopping plans. Today we’re taking a look at what we’re expecting to be the season’s hottest gifts, the products you’re going to want to get your hands on—if you can—before shelves are emptied. See something missing from the list? Let us know in a comment! Samsung MU8000 A new TV makes a great gift year-round, and especially so around the holidays.…

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SNES Classic Announced!

Nintendo dropped a little Monday surprise today with the announcement of the SNES Classic. Retro gaming fans undoubtedly remember the buzz of the release and sales rush of the NES Classic last year, and many are still upset by that model’s unexpected discontinuation less than six months later—leaving many hopeful fans unable to grab the uber-popular device. This time around, Nintendo has promised better availability, so hopefully there will be plenty of…

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Nintendo Switch Preorder Information Announced

Last fall, Nintendo set the gaming world abuzz with a cryptic announcement of their curious upcoming gaming device, the Nintendo Switch. The unique console seemed to follow in its predecessors’ footsteps, emphasizing the gaming experience and communality more than outright graphical power. Some gaming demos and the basics of gameplay were revealed, but much else was kept secret. Nintendo finally pulled the rest of the details out from under wraps, announcing a…

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Nintendo Switch Revealed

The Nintendo Switch is the company’s first new home video game console since the Wii U For years, while Sony and Microsoft have focused on crafting consoles with cutting-edge power, Nintendo has opted to emphasize the fun of the gaming experience. Consoles like the Wii and Wii U  were more about innovative controls than pure specs, while games like Super Smash Bros excel because of their addictive group gameplay rather than unbeatable…

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Nintendo Wii U to Launch in November

It’s holiday time and that means it’s time for a new video game console. With Sony and XBOX not around to be heavy hitters, Nintendo released all there is to know about about their next generation console, the Wii U. Nintendo demonstrated how the Wii U, which comes with a single game controller equipped with its own touchscreen, will also serve as an entertainment center.  Taking a page from tablets and smartphones,…

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Nintendo Unveils New Nintendo 3Ds: The 3DS XL

For gamers out there that still have a passion for handheld console gaming devices, Nintendo has a treat for you: the new Nintendo 3DS XL. The latest launch was featured in a Nintendo Direct, featuring a 4.88-inch top screen and a 4.18-inch bottom screen. The new hardware adds over an inch to the current 3DS’ display and will also come with a 4GB SD card. Priced at $199.99, this new 3DS is…

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Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2012 Arrives!

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3 for short, is the world’s premier trade show for computer and video games and related products. The show is owned by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the U.S. association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of the companies, publishing interactive games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers, and the Internet.…

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Got A Nintendo 3DS? Get Free Demos!

Starting today, Nintendo will release free demos of 3DS titles on the handheld’s eShop. Among the first demos 3DS owners can download are Capcom’s horror title Resident Evil: Revelations and Sega sports game, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games on Jan. 26. Other titles, including Ubisoft action game Rayman Origins and Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D from Konami, will also have demos for 3Ds. Nintendo also says they’ll regularly update the eShop…

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