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Finals, finals, and more finals!

Stress Reduction Kit

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Hello fellow college students!

The time has come for the semester finals! What are some of your plans to ‘help study’? I chose to go to a place called the “Relaxation Station” at the college. They help keep you under stressed for finals. 🙂

Places like this should be offered for all college students at every uni/community college. What classes are you taking this semester? Do you think the final will be hard? Post away here!

The Relaxation Station offers: Board games, card games, and last year they had free massages to help with stress. It was quite a smart idea! 🙂

Zeldathon: Playing Zelda to Fight Diabetes

American Cancer Society

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Gaming is fun. It always has been. Simple enough, right?

But wouldn’t it be so much better if you could give while you game?

That’s the idea behind  gaming marathons – After all, they are Zelda-centric and are always for great causes.

Another upcoming Zelda marathon coming to an internet connection near you is the next “Zeldathon,” a series of Zelda marathons organized by teens from Meadville, Pennsylvania (which, by the way, totally exists, apparently). The group has seen their fair share of successful marathons; their most recent, back in June, raised $3,300 for the American Cancer Society. With their next marathon, they are going to attempt to beat out old efforts by having higher quality broadcasts of the players and by having – what else? – a longer marathon.

 

For more info regarding Zeldathon and to learn how you can donate, hit the jump.

 

This new marathon will be for the purpose of raising thousands for the American Diabetes Association, and for Matthew Moffit, the Marathon Director, this is a very dear issue. In the Zeldathon press release, Moffit states:

“Both my father and grandfather passed away due to complications of diabetes. It is my hope that through this event, we can not only have lots of fun with our audience, but raise a great deal of money to help fund diabetes research as well.”

 

Moving words, Matthew. The marathon starts on December 27th, and if you want to donate, please visit Zeldathon.net.

 

Credits go to http://zeldathon.net/ doing such an awesome event!

Nintendo to exhibit at CES, DSi Black Friday bundles

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Nintendo is bundling its consoles for the holidays and has signed up to exhibit at CES this January, its first appearance at the event in 16 years.

In an effort to stave off falling sales, Nintendo has announced an orange DSi and green DSi bundle for $150. Both bundles will come with a copy of Mario Party DS

This is the third bundle the Big N has announced in the last month. A few weeks ago, the company began selling a $200 “Mario-red” Wii bundle that included a Wii, Wii Remote Plus, Wii Sports, a red nunchuk, and Super Mario Bros  Wii

There is also a red DSi XL bundle available; it comes with Mario Kart DS. Game system bundles are a tried and true way to boost sales of a console during its later years on the market and no one is more familiar with the practice than Nintendo.

Suppose Nintendo is deperate to stay alive this holiday season. Both the DS and Wii systems have not been selling well.

Nintendo of America President Reginald Fils-Aime believes the Wii has another 15 billion dollars in sales  before its successor hits the market

Nintendo at CES

Though Fils-Aime says that a Wii successor is years away, Nintendo has signed up to exhibit  new product at the January Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

This is the first time the game company has appeared at CES in 16 years. Microsoft and Sony are also joining the show, which runs from January 6-9, 2011.

With the gaming market expected to generate $20.3 million in 2010, the International CES is the must-stop hub for innovative gaming products, and will allow CES attendees to experience the future of gaming from an amazing range of innovative companies,” proclaimed CES organiser Karen Chupka.

Nintendo is expected to focus on its new 3DS, a handheld successor to the Nintendo DS that has 3D capabilities without glasses. Hopefully, a few details about the Wii 2 will leak as well.


Zelda and Mario games on the Nintendo 3DS to be “easier”

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For those of you looking to try out the Nintendo 3DS, be prepared to see the difference between your beloved DS titles in 3D, but a little easier this time around. We do know that Legend of Zelda: OoT will be hitting the gaming shelves when the 3DS is launched, and as well as  Mario games will be hitting the shelves , only rumored to be a 2D and 3D version coming out for it.

“In the past 3D Mario games, and 3D Zelda games for that matter, if there were several floors at the same height, it was hard for the players to tell if each one of them was located with the same distance between them, or if just one was further away and higher than the other floors.” Miyamoto said.

“On Nintendo 3DS, you can readily understand the height and distance of the next floor in front of you. You can feel the difference by switching between the 2D and 3D modes. You might have had a hard time trying to jump on a stump or to hit a floating question-mark block in 3D Mario [games] until now, but you will be able to do so easily on Nintendo 3DS,” said Shigeru Miyamoto to investors a week ago.

I expected them to be fully crafted due to the fact they are supposed to be in 3D, and Miyamoto confirmed that the characters themselves will be “more vivid”. This only helps to make the hype and wait for the 3DS even better.

News source: http://www.examiner.com/console-game-in-st-louis/zelda-and-mario-games-on-the-nintendo-3ds-will-be-easier

Welcome one and all

As you can see, this is a new home to the old blog. The old blog on Blogspot just was not doing it for me. I switched to WordPress because it is alot more user-friendly and admin friendly.

So this blog here is mainly about myself, tips for writing, homework advice, college advice, and anything else anyone can suggest to me.

So speaking of college, how has it been so far? Has anything gone wrong? Leave us a comment here! We will be hosting weekly and even daily college tips.

Do you have a suggestion for advice that NEW students in college should know/need? Leave that as a comment as well.

Our last topic is of course what YOU want to see posted. I will gather up suggestions and start writing them ASAP.

 

Thanks for reading and have a great Halloween!