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Video Game Fans Want Action, 3-D Graphics

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RALEIGH — "Play-ability" refers to how much fun a video game is, and 64 does not refer to the age before retirement. Instead, the number refers to how many computer bits are in the most powerful game systems.

The gaming companies are starting to strut their stuff as the holidays approach.

Whoever has Aaron Moody or Matthew Braswell on their Christmas gift lists, here's a big hint. They want computer games,the latest computer games.

"A lot of action. Yeah a lot more action and good graphics. And 3-D is what we're really looking for," explained the video gamers.

They like Sony Playstation's game variety, but a newNintendoproduct has caught their interest,The Legend of Zelda.

Nintendo employees are traveling the country in a demonstration van to promote their newest games like the new colorGame Boy,Game Boy Cameraand especially The Legend of Zelda.

"Zelda's going to be a big one. We're looking to sell two million between Nov. 23 and the end of the year," Nintendo spokesman Matthew Dell says.

Dell says the new Zelda is more challenging, more colorful and realistic than any game before it, and also more expensive, at $69.95.

"What we're looking at now is just the replay value, and the game play value of it. It's going to take the average player about 60 hours to finish," says Dell.

Many game fans are not scared by the higher prices.

Both companies say they plan to do a better job this year of keeping in-demand products on store shelves.


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