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When "It" Became "He": A Joystiq Amiibo Tale

November 14th, 2014

Episode 29 of 51 episodes

WithSuper Smash Bros. for Wii U come the Amiibo, Nintendo's little army of figurines that can transport characters like Link, Princess Peach and even the lithe WiiFit Trainer into your game. Having a tiny statue of Mario seems like a goofy way to introduce extra fighters to Smash Bros., but as Anthony John Agnello explains to Alexander Sliwinski, actually playing with an Amiibo can be a surprisingly harrowing experience.

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