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Nintendo reveals NFC Nintendo Figurine Platform for Wii U and 3DS

Nintendo reveals NFC Nintendo Figurine Platform for Wii U and 3DS | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Nintendo will release a line of Skylanders-style near field communication action figurines and video games for Wii U and 3DS codenamed Nintendo Figurine Platform this year-end sales season, president...
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Hmmmm, so long after Skylanders first took the near field communication play landscape by storm, this feels a bit like a desperate last ditch effort on Nintendo's part, to stay relevant. But let's see.

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Family Gamer TV 1.10 Article | Family Gamer TV

Family Gamer TV 1.10 Article | Family Gamer TV | Smart Media | Scoop.it

This week Family Gamer TV looks at Skylanders. We ask Vanessa if it works for her family, as a mum. I then dig into the nuts and bolts of how Skylanders works.

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'Angry Birds' Telepods Target 'Skylanders' Retail Tower With Their New Special Powers

'Angry Birds' Telepods Target 'Skylanders' Retail Tower With Their New Special Powers | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Angry Birds Star Wars II game releases tomorrow on tablets and offers a Skylanders style feature linking physical toys to in game characters.
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Interesting move for such an uber-casual game, to go for the digital/real world crossover. 

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