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June 10, 2013, 04:15
So, I hope there weren't that many people able to go to this thing... because Nintendo and Best Buy has significantly cut their list of locations. To make matters worse, each Best Buy will only have one Demo Station per store... which has the four demos on it. Since you'll be waiting most of your time, if not the entire time (as no time limit has been announced for the stations)... there will be some kind of activities and swag.

They've apparently added more or still are using some others from the original list. Do NOT take the below list as CANON.


Did your Best Buy make the cut? Here's the Semi-True List as of now.

Alabama - Hoover, Huntsville
Arizona - Tempe Marketplace
Arkansas - Fort Smith
California - Bakersfield, Emeryville
Colorado - Denver
Connecticut - Manchester
Delaware - Concord Pike
Florida - Gainesville, Pensacola
Georgia - Augusta, Mall of Georgia, Savannah
Illinois - Schaumburg
Indiana - Greenwood
Iowa - Cedar Rapids, Jordan Creek
Kansas - Overland Park, Wichita
Kentucky - Outer Loop
Louisiana - Westbank
Maryland - Wheaton
Massachusetts - Dedham, Worcester
Michigan - Rochester Hills
Minnesota - Eden Prairie
Missouri - South County
New Jersey - Deptford, Woodbridge
New York - Long Island City, Saratoga Springs, West Nyack
North Carolina - Carolina Mall, Cary, Fayetteville, Winston Salem
Ohio - NONE
Oklahoma - Quail Springs
Oregon - NONE
Pennsylvania - Erie, Whitehall
South Carolina - North Charleston
Tennessee - Johnson City, Memphis, Rivergate
Texas - Arlington, Galleria, South Austin, The Woodlands, Tyler, West McAllen
Utah - NONE
Vermont - Williston
Virginia - Charlottesville, Newport News
Washington - Lynnwood
Wisconsin - NONE


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Posted: 06/10/13, 04:15  - Edit:  06/12/13, 01:18
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Here's the best buy material from Wheaton that shows the demos are Super Luigi U, TW101, Pikmin 3, and WWremake. Fuck this bait and switch if true.

Posted by 
 on: 06/10/13, 04:25  - Edit:  06/10/13, 04:26
Well, that blows. The one location in Wisconsin (which happened to be relatively on the way home from work) has been removed. As if this whole "promotion" wasn't already terrible enough with limited locations and super limited timeframes and a single demo unit per store.

Oh well, the rumored list is Pikmin, Wonderful 101, Wind Waker HD and New Super Luigi U, none of which I feel the need to fight a big crowd to check out.

Posted by 
 on: 06/10/13, 04:26
rebonack said:
Oh well, the rumored list is Pikmin, Wonderful 101, Wind Waker HD and New Super Luigi U, none of which I feel the need to fight a big crowd to check out.

Wait, really? That's pretty tepid. Pikmin and W101 were both playable last year, NSLU is just DLC and TWW is a remake. These are the kind of games that should be getting on-console demos.

I swear, if Mario or Kart or something new isn't going to be playable on there, I'm going to be really aggravated.

Posted by 
 on: 06/10/13, 04:29
Windsor's still on Canada's list so I'm good, but I really don't know if the particular demos will be very exciting. I don't know what I was expecting though.

Posted by 
 on: 06/10/13, 04:35  - Edit:  06/10/13, 04:36
Hysterical LA got nixed when that's the city E3 is happening. No, I'm not thinking creatively. That's a reason NOT to have it at LA!

Posted by 
 on: 06/10/13, 04:41
Still 2 hours away from me, so nah.

Posted by 
 on: 06/10/13, 04:45

Posted by 
 on: 06/10/13, 04:45
I'm still heading to mine in Michigan. GameDadGrant and I hope it wont be a big problem if we go an hour early. Cause if there is, we're going to grab a beer and play some effing Animal Crossing.

Posted by 
 on: 06/10/13, 04:45
Mine is still on, but I can't go, too busy with work. I'm not even sure if I'll be able to take off Tuesday morning for the ND.

Posted by 
 on: 06/10/13, 04:48
Well that's lovely. They nix the Best Buy located in the nice end of my town, and keep the one located in the not-so-nice end of town.


If this list indeed holds true, what nonsense. NSLU releases in just a handful of weeks, Pikmin releases in just a couple of months, and as noted above, Wind Waker is a remake. I was hoping for one of their unannounced games. Grumble, grumble.

Posted by 
 on: 06/10/13, 04:51

I'm not taking work off for the Nintendo Direct. But I am going on a Social Media Black Out. From 10am Tuesday on I will not view NintendoWorldReport, Negative World, Twitter, Facebook, or even my E-mail (at risk of Nintendo e-mailing me about shit). I will come home after work with a direct link to the show and watch it with a Slurpee.

Then I will come here and join the fun and discussion. We're recording the NW podcast about it Wednesday after work.\


I should have named this news article... "I've Got Some Interesting News About The Best Buy E3 Demos..."

Posted by 
 on: 06/10/13, 04:54  - Edit:  06/10/13, 04:55
@TriforceBun That's the rumored list so nothing is confirmed, but yeah, lame if true. DLC and a remake of games I already own, and two games that we've seen plenty of videos and have even been playable outside of E3 already. I'll be really disappointed if that's the real lineup. (Oh wait, no I won't, because they canceled the only location in my entire state.)

Posted by 
 on: 06/10/13, 04:55
If true, Nintendo has missed a golden opportunity. Sigh.

Posted by 
 on: 06/10/13, 05:01

Yet again, Texas wins.

The Woodlands is closest to my new office, which I start on Monday, but the traffic up there is a nightmare after work which would be the only time I could go =/ If that rumored list of games is true, then it's not worth a trip.

Posted by 
 on: 06/10/13, 05:12
ah man, the only one in my state is gone... lame

Posted by 
 on: 06/10/13, 05:13

Were you able to go?

Posted by 
 on: 06/10/13, 05:17
Sounds like an awesome plan! I might try to copy you, but it will be hard to not read anything during the day...

Posted by 
 on: 06/10/13, 05:32
Nothing changed here but if those are the 4 demos at least I won't regret not going to the other end of the city for it.

Posted by 
 on: 06/10/13, 05:37

Just remember it'll be there when you get home and that seeing it but not being able to fully partake will SUCK. So savor it after work.

Posted by 
 on: 06/10/13, 05:37
If that is the final demo list then I probably won't even bother going. Blah.

Posted by 
 on: 06/10/13, 05:39
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