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Fifth grader Hibiki Sakai sent Nintendo a letter, thanking the company for its Rhythm Heaven games. Hibiki is blind, and these music titles are the only games he's really able to play. Nintendo replied to his letter in a most thoughtful way.

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Even when it was released in 2006, Nintendo's Wii games were already looking a little past it, stuck as they were in the muddy depths of standard-definition resolution and on relatively old hardware. In 2017, they're way past it.

Not to worry. If you'd rather play your Wii games in stunning HD - and trust us, they look stunning - then all you need to do is follow these simple steps.

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Two studies from Neuroscience Research Australia using "Wii-based Movement Therapy" on stroke patients have revealed extraordinary results.

Not only does playing Wii actually restore upper limb mobility, but it also improves lower limb movement and cardiovascular health.

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Super Paper Mario has the typical hallmarks of a 2D Mario platformer — stomp on enemies, jump over pits, and avoid obstacles — but failing carries minuscule stakes. If you fall into a pit, you only lose a single health point. The enemies are weak, by and large, and powerups and Shroom Shakes are plentiful. That it's nearly impossible to die in the game garnered a lot of criticism in 2007, with players claiming Super Paper Mario made too many concessions to young children and was 'dumbed down' for the masses.

But this criticism misses the point: Super Paper Mario is not a platformer so much as a role-playing game, a meta-commentary about acknowledging gaming's past alongside its present.

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It's not uncommon for home and handheld consoles to get a drastic makeover in the years after their launch. Sometimes even after they have begun playing second fiddle to a new more powerful sibling.

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Video: Here's Caleb, doing a stunning drum performance. And it's not just random drumming. All the different hits are in sync with all the Smash Bros. moves. You can hear light cymbal hits for Fox's short hop lasers, for example.