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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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald