While you will need a badge to check out Nintendo's holiday line-up on the show floor, down the street on Saturday the Pokémon Gaming Lounge will be servicing the public's pocket monster-related entertainment needs.

While con-goers flood booth 1538 on Saturday afternoon to get their hands on Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7, and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, folks badged and non-badge will be flocking to Stage37 at 508 West 37th Street between 10AM to 6PM to play some Pokémon Rumble Blast for the 3DS and participate in what Nintendo is calling "a bunch of fun Pokémon activities".

You like Pokémon. You like activities. Seems your course is clear.

We'll be at the convention all weekend long, touching things, smelling things, and writing about things. It's what we do.

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