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The game is electric
The game is electric

It's a tense moment in the Xanadu game store in Arbutus. The grand finals of the weekly tournament for Super Smash Bros. “Project M” have just begun. The room is crammed with players, televisions and Wii game systems, but everyone's attention is fixed on the one big screen in the corner, where two final players are duking it out. Smash Bros. is a video game that pits Nintendo characters — think Super Mario, the Italian plumber, Donkey Kong, the agile ape and Princess Peach, the gal who swings a mean parasol — against one another in a matchup that's part all-star game, part glorified sumo-wrestling match. An observer might look in this room and see...