Microsoft And Sony Both Turned Down Wii Technology Before Nintendo

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Did you know that the technology behind the Wii was originally designed with aeronautics in mind? Or that the system was originally designed to be no bigger than two DVD cases? Or that that the console's notification sound imitates a Japanese bird? You have so much to learn about the Wii.

Did You Know Gaming takes us to school about Nintendo's motion-controlled console.

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Reader Discussion: Can A Game Be Too Big?

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We're nearing the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which looks awesome, but I'm also intimidated by the idea of playing through such a massive beast of a game. Do you think that a game can get too big, that a game can get to the point that it hurts the quality of the title?

When I was younger, I used to love the idea of diving into a game that was so massive it took months to beat, but as I've gotten older, I've found that I have less and less time to give to demanding games. It's a tale as old as time, I know, but I first started to feel like a game was too big for me when I was playing Skyrim, and now I'm staring down at the Witcher 3, and I'm wondering if I have what it takes to commit to that game? I remember playing Dragon Age: Inquisition and thinking that I would have enjoyed it a lot more if it didn't force me to complete a certain amount of side quests before opening up the next main story mission.

What about you? Do you think that long games are usually better? Do you think that developers who are trying to make a long game sometimes fill it with so much content that it can hurt the overall quality of the product? Could some longer games be better if they were trimmed down a bit?

Disney Infinity 2.0 Finally Comes To PlayStation Vita

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Disney Infinity 3.0 is the current hotness, but Disney isn't done trying to sell the last game in the series. The Marvel-themed adventure finally comes to Sony's handheld later this month.

Disney Infinity 2.0 for the Vita features an all-new, exclusive Black Suit Spider-Man figure, but the figure is also fully compatible with the console version of Disney Infinity: Marvel Super heroes. The Vita version of the game will be exclusively available at GameStop starting on May 9. Read our review of the original console release here, and check out some images from the Vita version below.

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A Quick History Of Stan Lee...Yeah The Guy

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Stan Lee has pretty much become a cultural institution. Even if you don't read comics, you probably know why he's famous. Here's a quick rundown of one of America's most important people.

Lore in a Minute! gives us a quick overview of Stan Lee's life. For more fun comic book content, check out our Podcast where we talk about all things Marvel, and this list of the best Marvel games of all time.

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All Future Battlefield 4 Content Will Be Free

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Battlefield 4 is almost two years old at this point, but developer DICE is continuing to support fans by releasing new maps and other content. Thankfully, all all future Battlefield 4 content will be free of charge for all players.

Battlefield 4 isn't the most recent Battlefield game, but it is still getting some new content. DICE’s producer David Sirland confirmed that both Premium and non-Premium players will gain access to all of Battlefield 4's upcoming DLC, which includes a Spring patch that introduces a new Gunmaster game mode and five new weapons such as the AN-94 and Groza-1 assault rifles. Future updates will give players access to night versions of several maps including Siege of Shanghai, Zavod 311, and Golmud Railway.

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More Signs Point To Assassin's Creed Diving Into London This Holiday

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More Signs Point To Assassin's Creed Diving Into London This Holiday

The Assassin's Creed train shows no signs of slowing down even after the speed bumps Unity experienced last year. According to leaked marketing materials, Assassin's Creed: Syndicate will take players to Victorian London this holiday.

A few days ago, Ubisoft announced that it would be showing off its new Assassin's Creed game next week. The studio had previously confirmed that it was working on an Assassin's Creed game set in Victorian London, called Assassin's Creed Victory, the game may have gotten a name change. Polygon claims to have obtained marketing materials for a game called Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, which stars a character named Jacob Frye that will "transport millions of gamers to an astonishing recreation of London during the Industrial Revolution where they will find themselves immersed in a game world they'll have to see to believe."

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Mezco Toyz Announces Sub-Zero Ice Clone Figure For Pre-Order May 12

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Mezco Toyz Announces Sub-Zero Ice Clone Figure For Pre-Order May 12

Mezco Toyz has announced its Summer Exclusive Sub-Zero Ice Clone from Mortal Kombat X, which will be available to pre-order on May 12. The translucent blue figure, which is 6 inches in height and features 23 points of articulation, depicts one of Sub-Zero's most dastardly moves from Mortal Kombat X: the Ice Clone.

Ice Clone Sub-Zero also includes ice ball and ice dagger accessories for him to pose with, as well as a blister card for display purposes. The figure was created using the actual models designed by NetherRealm Studios to ensure that it is as true to the in-game character as possible.

When the pre-orders go live, the icy figure will set you back $30. While the price may be enticing, Mezco Toyz is saying that they will be in limited quantities, so if you want to get your hands on it, you may want to act fast when the option opens up.

All Grand Theft Auto V Was Missing Was A Flying Monkey With A Gun That Shoots Exploding Cars

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All Grand Theft Auto V Was Missing Was A Flying Monkey With A Gun That Shoots Exploding Cars

Move over, Goat Simulator, Grand Theft Auto V modding is giving you a run for your money. This video is entirely too short, but it shows off some of the crazy things modders are doing with the game.

In the 40-second video below, you’ll believe a monkey can fly. But first, it will shoot a submachine gun that expels exploding cars.

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How To Become A Master Of The Coin Toss, Pac-Man, Monopoly, & More

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You're the kind of person who wants to be the best at all games, right? Not just video games like Street Fighter or Call of Duty, though. You also probably want to defeat your peers when it comes to playing Scrabble, guessing a coin toss, rock, paper, scissors, and every other contest under the sun. Now there's a handy guide that'll help you hack your way to your full competitive potential.

The Washington Post has published an extensive guide on how to become that best at several popular games without putting in all that hard work trying to get good. For example, the Pac-Man entry highlights a few danger zones to avoid if you don't want to get chomped by ghosts, the best intersections to bait ghosts towards, and a safe spot where Pac-Man can catch his power pellet-stinkin' breath.

Some guides are pretty basic, like the aforementioned Pac-Man tips, while others go further in depth on strategy and even sometimes physics. For example, one video breaks down the physics behind a coin toss, and how you can use science to actually come closer to predicting what we generally consider a random event.

Weekend Warrior 05/08/2015

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There aren't a lot of big name releases this week, so most of us are just cleaning up our backlogs and prepping for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. What are you doing this weekend? Don't forget to give your mother a hug.

Brian Shea (@BrianPShea) – I just bought Destiny on PS4, so I’ll be playing a lot of that to get ready for House of Wolves’ launch. I’ll also be continuing my Road to the Show character in MLB 15: The Show, and maybe finally starting Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China.

Joe Juba (@Joejuba) – I recently started playing Final Fantasy XIV again after putting it down back in 2013. I'm hoping to get up-to-date by the time the Heavensward expansion hits, so I'll be spending part of my weekend doing dungeons, completing hunts, and listening to that Chocobo music.