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Super Mario 3D World & Kirby soundtracks back up on Club Nintendo Europe

3d-world-soundtrack-headerHeads up, Europeans! If you’re looking to spend your stars before the Club Nintendo program closes for good, you’ve got two new choices today. The Super Mario 3D World soundtrack that was previously available is now re-stocked, so if you missed it the first time around you’ll be able to get it.

Also added to the stars catalog is the Kirby Triple Deluxe soundtrack, if you’re a big fan of Kirby games. The Super Mario 3D World soundtrack in particular is an excellent one and worthy of coming back. It’s a shame it never made its way to the North American Club Nintendo as a release, because there are plenty of people who would love to have a copy. The Super Mario 3D World soundtrack will set you back 3,000 stars, while the Kirby Triple Deluxe soundtrack is only 2,000.

Will you be getting either one with your stars?

Source: Wii U Daily

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Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson announce co-headlining tour

Former rivals will embark on The End Times Tour beginning in July

unnamed-3Following a two-decade long feud, alt-rock torchbearers William Corgan and Marilyn Manson recently made amends and have been spotted performing together on two different occasions, first in London last December, and again in Sydney earlier this month. Now, American audiences will get a chance to see the duo in action as The Smashing Pumpkins and Manson have just announced a co-headlining tour.

Dubbed The End Times tour, the 23-city outing kicks off July 7th in Concord, California and extends through early August. Smashing Pumpkins will be supporting their latest album, Monuments To An Elegy, while Manson will be promoting The Pale Emperor.

The End Times Tour Dates:
07/07 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
07/09 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
07/10 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
07/11 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
07/13 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
07/15 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
07/16 – Houston, TX @ NRG Arena
07/18 – San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
07/19 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live
07/20 – New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
07/22 – Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheatre
07/24 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
07/25 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
07/26 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
07/28 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
07/29 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/31 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
08/01 – Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino
08/02 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
08/04 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
08/05 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/07 – Chicago, IL @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
08/08 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center

Below, watch the Pumpkins and Manson perform “Ava Adore” together in London:

Source: Consequence Of Sound

New Splatoon footage showcases super fast gameplay [VIDEO]

Splatoon is dropping in May and while it’s likely at the end of May making it more than two months away still, Nintendo has slowly been trickling gameplay through various outlets to give us a taste of just how fast the game can be played. One of the major selling points of Call of Duty for many people is that respawn times in general aren’t too long.

As you can see in the above video, that also appears to be the case with Splatoon. Respawn seems to be only a few seconds, but how quickly you can travel to the front is determined by how well you and your teammates have coated the world in your color ink. The video above is from a German Nintendo site and the player is utilizing the standard rifle squirt gun. It’s not very good at covering a wide area, but it’s perfect for up close fights with other Inklings who are trying to capture your area.

This video does a good job of highlighting how important it is to have a diverse gun selection on your team. If everyone is using the same rifle you won’t be able to cover ground very accurately and that’s ultimately how you win Splatoon. Be the squid who inks the most.

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Source: Wii U Daily

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In breaking news Zayn Malik has left One Direction.

Here is the statement issued on the One Direction Facebook Page:

“After five incredible years Zayn Malik has decided to leave One Direction. Niall, Harry, Liam and Louis will continue as a four-piece and look forward to the forthcoming concerts of their world tour and recording their fifth album, due to be released later this year.

Zayn says: “My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined. But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band. I’d like to apologise to the fans if I’ve let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right in my heart. I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight. I know…

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For 30 years March has been designated by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) as Music in Our Schools Month. It is intended to “highlight the importance of comprehensive, sequential music education taught by exemplary music educators for all through concerts, lessons, and public performances and advocacy activities.” The designation has continued to garner public and media attention, from community concerts to VH1’s multi-million dollar “Save the Music” campaign.

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It’s the exciting time of year when my Facebook and Twitter feeds are flooded with blog posts, shares, tweets, and links to research studies demonstrating the impact of music education on academic achievement. Perhaps you’ve seen on your own newsfeed this article on Upworthy (“Here’s Why Musicians Have Better Brains”); or this one(“Science Just Discovered Something Amazing About What Childhood Piano Lessons Did to You”); or maybe a few links to articles in PloS One or the Journal…

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