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Nintendo hosting 3DS New Year's telethon

Nintendo is hosting a New Year's telethon for the Nintendo Video service through the New Year's holidays, to determine the fan favorite video of 2011.


Nintendo will be hosting a New Year's telethon for its Nintendo Video service from the evening of New Year's Eve until the wee hours of January 2. The company is inviting calls and votes during the event, and the winner of the fan favorite votes will be featured on the service as a prize.

The announcement doesn't specify where the telethon will be broadcast, but it's a pretty safe bet that it won't be on TV. You'll probably be able to find it through the 3DS itself, making it more of a 3DS-a-thon. The event kicks off at 6 PM EST on December 31, and ends at 2 AM on January 2.

The winner will be dubbed the favorite video of 2011 and be featured on Nintendo Video for five days. If you're not familiar with the service, it's lets you use your 3DS to check out a constantly-changing selection of 3D movie trailers, shorts, and music videos.

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