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Interplay: Fallout Online in second half of 2012

In an interview with Edge magazine (excerpted by Eurogamer), Interplay president Eric Caen reconfirmed the company's plans to launch a beta of the MMO Fallout Online in 2012. He also specified that the "second half of 2012" will see the release of the commercial game. Thanks to the ongoing legal...

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Watch Oprah give Kinect to her entire audience ... and the hysteria that ensues

You're getting a Kinect! And you're getting a Kinect! And you, and you and you're getting a Kinect! Oprah did today what only Bejeweled and FarmVille have been able to do so far: Get a bunch of middle-aged women ecstatically excited about video games. The television guru indeed gave an Xbox 360...

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Mario Kart symbols appear on bike lanes in Portland, Ore.

Some wily vandal in Portland, Oregon has painted Mario Kart symbols into the pavement there on one of the city's bike lanes. You can see them in action in this video (also embedded after the break). Unfortunately, the bananas, star and speed arrows don't actually confer the same powers they do in...

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Duck Hunt's workplace violates most HR guidelines

On first blush, the workplace behind the scenes of the "increasingly frustrating action" game Duck Hunt doesn't seem so bad -- the boss is smart and organized, the space is very modern and clear of cubicle clutter, and all the worker ducks get free drugs and junk food! We have to pay for our...

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Mega64: Version 3 DVD now available

For fans of Mega64 such as ourselves, it's almost a little surreal to report that, after beginning production during the Reagan administration, Mega64: Version 3 has finally been released on DVD. For $19, you'll get six new episodes of the show (the first in nearly four years), behind-the-scenes...

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Rooster Teeth experiments with third-person driving in real life

In the pilot episode of a new web series titled "Immersion," the comedic machinimists of Rooster Teeth attempted to bring a popular action game phenomenon into the real world: What if you could really drive a car from a third-person perspective? Using a pole, some dumbbells, an expensive camera and...

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The long and storied history of Aperture Science

Most of us only know Aperture Science for that, erm, unfortunate happening with the "deadly" neurotoxins (most of the details of which are still suppressed by court order, but of course that "deadly" was surrounded by massive sarcasm quotes -- you could take a bath in the stuff). But did you know...

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College Humor reveals the 'Video Game Bosses' Lament'

We have to give it to College Humor, they know how to hold up a satirical mirror to video game conventions and culture. Whether to show the horror inflicted upon The Sims or the pervasive nature of l33t speak. What's interesting about College Humor's latest video, "The Video Game Bosses'...

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College Humor writes a complaint to Mario Bros. Plumbing

We've all seen Super Mario Bros. parodies before -- some that even make Mario a pretty sick and deranged dude. Been there, done that. But, what makes this College Humor video so special -- aside from its unusually grody depiction of the brothers Mario -- is its surprise ending. We won't spoil it...

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Where does the next Tetris block really come from?

Perhaps, in the past, during a rousing round of Tetris, you may have found yourself in an existential funk. "Where does the next block come from?" you mused. Sure, it's easy enough to pin your extraordinary luck (or misfortune) on the wonders of random generation, but what if it wasn't so simple?...

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