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Glassbox sets SimCity ablaze in latest trailer

In reality, fire is a mysterious force that takes what it pleases and threatens to devour us whole in our sleep. Within the confines of a video game, however, the flaming beast can be controlled....

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Overheard@GDC: The craft of mining

Minecraft creator and recent millionaire Notch held a fireside chat with Spyparty's Chris Hecker, seated alongside a pixelated fire roaring across a plasma screen in one of the large halls at GDC. Hecker and Notch kicked off the chat with two bottles of Sierra Nevada and a cheers, and for one hour,...

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FireHero brings the danger back to video game rock

Just as the popularity of Dance Dance Revolution allowed Guitar Hero to enter the market, Interpretive Arson's Dance Dance Immolation has given way to FireHero, an interactive "sculpture" that uses a guitar controller to control five jets of flame. Chris Marion hooked up a microcontroller to a Gu...

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Video: Dance Dance Immolation melts faces at industrial art festival

We covered the hilarious (and terrifying) DDR mod known as Dance Dance Immolation all the way back in 2005 -- for those who may have missed it, here's the basic premise: You play Dance Dance Revolution, and if you do poorly, you get shot in the face with flamethrowers. Fortunately, you're equipped...

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Durham University uses Valve's Source Engine for fire drill simulation

Researchers at England's Durham University recently found a use for Valve's Source Engine that doesn't involve crowbars, headcrabs or unsettling, suited men -- using the engine's relatively simple tools, they've begun making fire drill simulations by recreating some of the university's departments...

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Nintendo replaces Wii melted in house fire

Nintendo's customer service has a reputation for going above and beyond to satisfy the needs of once-distraught fans. This may be because only the stories of NIntendo awesomeness proliferate online (Not a headline: "Nintendo says it can't do anything for broken DS"), but this stuff makes us so happ...

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British gov't warns parents about 'fake' DS Lites

In this case, the "D" in "DS" stands for "dangerous." BBC News reports that the British government is warning parents about the dangers of counterfeit Nintendo DS and DS Lite systems being imported into the UK. According to the BBC, these "fake" handhelds include power adapters prone to catching fi...

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Final Fantasy XIII's 'blond-haired bandana guy' named

Stop the presses! The latest issue of Famitsu (you know, the one that totally hated on LittleBigPlanet) has revealed the name of "blond-haired bandana dude" from Final Fantasy XIII. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Snow Villiers. We know you'll be able to sleep more soundly now. Snow will be joining desc...

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Rock Band USB hub starts electrical fire

Blogger at THEBBPS Jim Squires was in for a rude awakening while playing Rock Band when the included 4-port USB hub began fuming during a 10-minute play session. Playing with four instruments connected and plugged into an open wall outlet the device began to smoke as the wires burnt through the ca...

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Real Heroes: Firefighter finds real publisher

Conspiracy Entertainment obviously wants to ensure that there'll be none of this fake hero business on the Wii, because it's gone and signed up Epicenter Studios' Real Heroes: Firefighter, which it intends to release in the U.S. during Q2, 2009. Because it's been almost a year since we heard anyt...

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