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Rocksmith, as demonstrated by John 'Fatal1ty' Wendel

Surprisingly, there's nothing "XTREAM" at all about this Rocksmith promo video featuring pro gamer John 'Fatal1ty' Wendel. Instead, we have a laid-back look at his daily progress with the game. He's no Satriani after three days, but it's still pretty nifty to see a game actually teach someone ...

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Behold! Microsoft resurrects the SideWinder mouse

With five programmable buttons, adjustable weights and an on-board LCD display, the only thing missing from Microsoft's new SideWinder gaming mouse is a signed autograph by Fatal1ty in pizza grease. The SideWinder series was a staple of Windows gaming in the 90's, marred by compatibility issues an...

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Japanese hardware sales, Apr. 30 - May 6: Deja vu edition

I see you're back, kid. No surprise there. You've hit the rarest of the rare candies, and Level 100 wasn't enough for you? You're flying high for awhile, but then even that's not enough. Believe me, I know. So let me tell you what's I've got here, kid. I call it shine. I have to grow 8,192 plants ju...

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Japanese hardware sales, Apr. 30 - May 6: Deja vu edition

I see you're back, kid. No surprise there. You've hit the rarest of the rare candies, and Level 100 wasn't enough for you? You're flying high for awhile, but then even that's not enough. Believe me, I know. So let me tell you what's I've got here, kid. I call it shine. I have to grow 8,192 plants ju...

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Why do pro gamers resemble boy bands?

Professional video gaming has an image issue. The best known pro-gamer is Jonathan "Fatal1ty" Wendell, but he's really not getting any Sports Illustrated covers or receiving much mention in gaming mags, which focus more on games than professional gaming. Then we've got the fully-manufactured FragD...

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Casual players act hardcore, win loot

Something's perverse about the idea of a casual games tournament, but that's exactly what happened when 71 gamers who don't speak a word of l337 gathered to compete in Bejeweled 2, Solitaire and Zuma. We're having trouble imagining a LAN party without overwhelming BO, shouts of "pwnt!" and at least...

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MMO players convene after E3

Those of us heavily invested in massively multiplayer games are part of a community, just as FPS clans have a brotherhood borne out of hours of playing together. Events like BlizzCon provide an opportunity for MMO guilds and players to meet up -- for the unknown to meet the infamous. E3 may have bee...

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