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Cblogs of 4/6 + Crackityisms

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I've been hella bad at recaps lately. Sorry about that. I should be getting all packed for PAX and junk but I'm just ... not. I'm pretty pro at procrastinating.

So are we all properly psyched for Smash?! I can't believe the 3DS one is going to be out this Summer! That's so soon! I honestly figured both versions would launch side by side this winter, but it's a pretty good idea on Nintendo's part. This will move a bunch of units for both systems. People will buy the 3DS one during the summer (potential) drought and then get the game and a Wii U for Christmas.

I'm also surprised to see such a focus being made on Pokemon, I'm totally fine with it, just surprised. I can't wait to see what other details they have waiting for us!

Hopefully see some of you at PAX this weekend!!





P - Be on Radio Destructoid at PAX East this weekend!

P - BennyDisco and his podcast are at it again. (Rad intro music)







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T - Come Meet The New Boss

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