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Quidditch

"The sport of Quidditch gets its name from Queerditch Marsh, the location of the first recorded game around 1050. Quidditch took the best aspects from other ancient broom games such as Stichstock, Aingingein, Creaothceann, Shuntbumps and Swivenhodge. This meant that Quidditch became popular with the masses and has remained so for centuries."

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tinycartridge:

New Nintendo 3DS and XL ⊟

Just when you thought this week couldn’t get any wilder, Nintendo goes and reveals a new 3DS and XL model for Japan. Europe will also receive the new portables next year, according to CVG. If we get a U.S. release date, I expect it to be for 2015.

The new line also has a new stick-ish button on the right side that replaces the need for a Circle Pad Pro, a more powerful CPU, improved 3D viewing angles, Super Famicom-esque colored ABXY buttons, two additional shoulder buttons, NFC support (for Amiibos!), improved battery life (up to 7 hours) and a replaceable battery, and HTML5 support for the built-in browser. It also now uses Micro SDs instead of SD cards. Check out the removable back!

The standard system features a 3.88-inch top screen (compared to the 3.53-inch top screen in the original 3DS), while the new XL screen is the same as the old one at 4.88 inches. Both release in Japan on October 11 for ¥16000 ($154) and ¥18800 ($181), alongside a new set of charging docks.

Images via Inside Games and Volotaire!

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tinycartridge:

The 3DS just got a lot more customizable ⊟

Nintendo really gave the 3DS a facelift! The new standard models (not the XL editions unfortunately) coming to Japan will allow users to swap out its bottom and top covers with various designs, making it so they don’t have to buy limited edition hardware or apply decals just to get a new look for your system.

Not only that, Nintendo of Europe announced that Home menu themes (e.g Animal Crossing, Zelda, Mario) with special backgrounds, icons, folders, music, and sound effects are coming next month with a system update — this will be for all 3DSes and 2DSes, presumably including the new hardware!

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every girl’s dream

just-girly-things-parody:

every girl’s dream



"I will be queen, though?"


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Oil paintings by Manuela Lendoyro


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the best line ever

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