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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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik