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Hands On With Wii U: AllThingsD Tackles Nintendo Land (Video)

By now, we’ve heard a lot about the Wii U, Nintendo’s upcoming successor to the best-selling Wii gaming console. The Japanese game company still hasn’t confirmed exactly when the Wii U will hit the market, but this week at E3 other details have been revealed, such as the name of the controller (GamePad), the social network behind the Wii system (MiiVerse) and a spate of software titles.

So we decided to go hands-on with some Wii U games, with AllThingsD’s Tricia Duryee challenging MarketWatch’s Dan Gallagher to a game of Nintendo Land: Animal Crossing. Fun and games ensue — and see why Dan calls the Wii U GamePad “tricky.”


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus