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June 4, 2009 at 12:59 PM

E3: Pics of new Wii controller, Mr. Mario and more wackiness

A few more random snapshots from E3.

Even more evidence of Nintendo’s push to attract the hardcore gamer crowd is the “Classic Controller Plus” for the Wii, shown only in protective cases in the Nintendo booth:

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Check out the high scorer on this “Wii Sports Resort” archery game. Another round and I could have had him:

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Also in the booth was Charles Martinet, the “voice of Mario.” The San Francisco-area voice actor is a regular at such events:

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Then there are the irregulars. The pile of stuff was a display created to promote Ubisoft’s “Rabbids Go Home” title. Not sure about the hat:

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An eight-core system for “Need for Speed: Shift”?

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Abbey Road re-created, sort of, for closed-door demos for “The Beatles: Rock Band”:

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Comments | Topics: e3, E3, Games & entertainment

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