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SmashfestDo you want to get your hands on an early preview of the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U?  Start packing your box lunch and stock up on hand sanitizer because Nintendo is teaming up with Best Buy again this year to offer a playable four-player demo of the game on two afternoons in June during E3 week.  Here's some of the press release:

On June 11 from 4 to 9 p.m. and June 14 from 12 to 5 p.m. local time, more than 100 Best Buy stores around the U.S. will host "Super Smash Bros. Smash-Fest @ Best Buy," an event that features the same demo version of Super Smash Bros.for Wii U that people will get to play at the E3 2014 video game trade show in Los Angeles. Participating Best Buy locations for the event can be found by visiting http://www.bestbuy.com/smashfest.

In addition to the action-filled demo, the first 70 attendees who pre-order Super Smash Bros. for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS at each event will receive a rare collectible Super Smash Bros. gold coin (one per customer, while supplies last). As a bonus offer, people will get a $5 My Best Buy Rewards Zone certificate when they both pre-order and pick up their game upon release.
Line up early if you want a chance to play.  I went to last year's event and the organization at the closest Best Buy left a lot to be desired.  I hope that this year's event is better planned.  If nothing else, it's a great opportunity to collect some Nintendo 3DS StreetPass tags.  Check the location list to see where your closest participating Best Buy can be found and don't despair if your area isn't on the list.  Last year the locations kept changing up until the day of the event, so if your hometown isn't listed today, it might be tomorrow.  As it stands, I'd have to make quite the drive to the closest store to me, so I'm hoping there are more locations to come.