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Uggie Signs On To Be Nintendo's Spokesdog

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Even though Uggie retired from his film career after starring in Best Picture Winner The Artist he was still able to ride his fame right into the position of Nintendo's spokesdog!

He will be appearing in new ads for the Nintendo 3DS.

A Nintendo rep said:

"Uggie didn't have to sit up and beg for his role. It's truly our pleasure to work with a star of Uggie's magnitude."

Sadly, Uggie has been fighting a mysterious neurological disorder and this is what had led to his retirement from films.

His trainer said:

"It is a shame this has happened when he is getting the biggest success of his career, but we feel the best thing to do is to retire him after the Oscars."

Awww, we hope he's okay.

And we're glad he's still getting work cause we wanna see more of his cute face!

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Zumba Fitness Offers A Fun Video Game Alternative For People Who Don't Play Video Games!

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In the past, video games have been marketed to a very specific demographic (consisting mostly of teenage boys and former teenage boys who have grown into man-children), but that is all changing thanks, in part, to the introduction of Nintendo's revolutionary Wii Fit in 2008!

Now games like Zumba Fitness Rush (released last Friday) are hitting the market and although the fitness-oriented titles aren't "gamer" favorites, they are still selling millions of copies to an audience who has been longing for a game that doesn't involve blowing shizz up!

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Sweet! New Deets Revealed About Next Nintendo System!

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Don't be sad, Wii! We're sure you'll become total BFFs with the old Gamecube and N64 systems that you'll be stored next to in the closet!

Back in April, Nintendo announced that their new system would be released in 2012, but details were scarce at the time.

Today, the world got a glimpse of the Wii U during demonstrations at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Here are some of the new deets that were revealed:

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PETA's Anti-Mario Campaign A Joke

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It's not uncommon for PETA's stunts and ads to really ruffle some feathers, but apparently, nintendo and Mario fans were so upset with PETA's "Mario Kills Tanooki" campaing, that PETA actually came out and said on the record that they were joking.

As we previously mentioned, PETA attacked Mario for wearing fur in his upcoming adventure, Super Mario 3D Land.

PETA said Mario fans should "relax" and that their violent video-game parody where a bloody, skinned raccoon dog chases down Mario (who's wearing it's skin) was:

"[…] meant to be tongue-in-cheek, a fun way to call attention to a serious issue, that raccoon dogs are skinned alive for their fur."

PETA said they were:

"[…] a little surprised that the game was taken so literally by some, but we're thrilled that we're able to bring so much attention to raccoon dogs whose suffering is very real.

Our spoof is simply making a serious point: that there is a much darker story behind tanuki skins than Mario lets on."

We're actually a little surprised at PETA for making light of such a serious and horrible issue.

At least PETA wasn't actually attacking the video game.

A spokesperson said:

"No one really believes that Mario actually kills and skins a raccoon dog for his fur in Super Mario 3D Land."

Well at least they've made their intentions clear.

And it is good that people are more aware of the plight of the raccoon dog.

[Image courtesy PETA.]

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Nintendo Responds To PETA's "Mario Kills" Campaign

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PETA launched a campaign called "Mario Kills Tanooki."

Nintendo is releasing Super Mario 3D Land and it marks the return of the Tanooki transformation, that was first in Super Mario Bros. 3.

Tanooki is based on the Japanese raccoon dog, and when Mario powers up, he's able to flap his tail and float around the level.

PETA, upset that he's wearing a fur suit, said:

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