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Nintendo is planning to hold a new World Championships gaming contest in 2015, marking the first time it has staged such an event in 25 years. Preliminary rounds of the contest will be held around the US on May 30 at various Best Buy retail stores in major cities. Nintendo has not yet posted location or registration info. The …

  1. Mark 85 Silver badge

    Another bit of idiot naming...

    A "world championship" with preliminaries only held in the US.... WTF?

    1. Khaptain Silver badge

      Re: Another bit of idiot naming...

      Nintendo needed to find a country whose IQ levels were sufficiently low enough in order to ensure that a quorom of players could easilly be attained...

      America was the obvious solution.

      1. Rick Giles

        Re: Another bit of idiot naming...

        It would be kinda silly to invite people from the rest of the (third) world that live in mud huts without electricity for game consoles and tele's now, wouldn't it?

    2. Annihilator

      Re: Another bit of idiot naming...

      Ah, I see you're not familiar with the US habit of claiming the world. See:

      World Series


      Superbowl winners referred to as "World Champions"

      1. Douchus McBagg

        Re: Another bit of idiot naming...


        even as an ignorant brit I still know that the "world series" is a league named after the sponsoring "world series" news corporation.

        and world champions for American football... well.. yeah... just because no one gives a toss... erm, I mean, no teams are good enough to be fielded into the NFL from outside the US doesn't mean it's closed off.

        1. Cryo

          Re: Another bit of idiot naming...

          Also, WWE wrestling isn't even an actual competitive sporting event. The matches are choreographed and scripted, and while a lot of the moves require athletic skill to pull off, the events themselves could be considered largely fictional.

  2. MJI Silver badge

    Always restricted

    I wanted to enter a competition once, from home (as that was how it was set up), but was restricted to US only.

    How annoying.

    Other competitions for same game also insisted on a particular control method which I did not get on with, two control schemes, the most popular with top end players was not allowed. I do not know why as normal controllers had aim assist, the motion controllers did not.

    I was in top 1%

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    See above.

  4. CaptainBanjax

    As long as I can bring

    My powerglove. Its so bad.

    1. Douchus McBagg

      Re: As long as I can bring

      argh! context quandary! is that the 80's "bad" as in "good", or the current "bad" as in ... well... "bad"...?

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