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Here's what you need to know for Thursday, Oct. 24

PAX East 2014 registration now live

Registration for PAX East — set to take place in Boston April 11-13, 2014 — is open today. Three day passes are already sold out, but you've still got a shot at individual day passes and hotels.

Nintendo's latest Wii U Deluxe brings New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U together on Nov. 1

Nintendo is retiring the Nintendo Land Wii U Deluxe Set and replacing it with one promoting their favorite pair of plumbers. Starting Nov. 1, a Deluxe Set featuring New Super Mario Bros. U and its New Super Luigi U DLC on one disc will be available for $299.99. Nintendo Land will continue to be sold separately for $29.99.

Making heroics matter, making death sadder in XCOM: Enemy Within

We all name our XCOM: Enemy Unknown soldiers after our friends and favorite people. But how upset do you get when they die? Thanks to deeper customization options coming with the XCOM: Enemy Within expansion, players will be able to detail their squadmates like never before, forging deeper connections, stronger bonds and, as designer Ananda Gupta hopes, more devastation at losing them in the field.

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