Okay, here's some Friday afternoon news that could secure somebody a trip for five to the home of Nintendo in Japan, worth £10,000.
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th October will see Ninty running regional heats where players can turn up at the Game and Gamestation stores listed below, play Wii Sports Resort, Wii Fit, Mario Kart DS and New Super Mario Bros DS.
Then... "The top two finalists from each location will go forward to the grand final where a total of 16 players will battle it out to win the coveted ?Britain?s Best Nintendo Gamer? title. The finalists will be the first in the country to play New Super Mario Bros Wii before its official release and each will automatically be awarded every first party piece of software released by Nintendo for one year.
"The final, hosted by presenter, comedian and Absolute Radio DJ, Iain Lee, will take place at the Odeon in Covent Garden on Friday the 30th of October. Charles Martinez, the voice of Mario will also be present to award the winner their prize."
- Bluewater, GAME store
- Swansea, Borders concession
- Manchester, Trafford Centre, Selfridges concession
- Oxford Street GAME store
- Birmingham New Street, Gamestation
- Hull, Gamestation
- Edinburgh Princess Street, Gamestation
- Norwich, Gamestation