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Huckabee decompresses after election defeat with lasagna and Rock Band

Following the primary elections of Vermont, Rhode Island, Texas and Ohio on March 4, a date affectionately known by many political junkies as "Super Tuesday 2: Electric Boogaloo", the Republican party found themselves with a candidate presumptive in John McCain following Mike Huckabee's...

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School shooting "hero" confesses to Xbox theft

Stories about thieves stealing games and systems are a dime a dozen, but those thefts usually don't involve a culprit that was praised as a hero by President Bush. They do occasionally, though, as is proven by a recent Philadelphia Inquirer article about Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School student Lewis...

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Ron Paul wins WoW's presidential naming race

With Iowa's first in the nation presidential nominating caucuses coming tomorrow, and New Hampshire's primaries following early next week, pundits and observers across the nation are closely watching the polls and prediction markets for early word on who might win. But these pundits might be...

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Iwata is named Person of the Year

Who doesn't love the great Satoru Iwata. He's a very kind man and a pleasure to be around (this blogger knows, he met him a couple years ago). Not only that, but he has a good mind for business, as he's managed to turn Nintendo into a crazy-rich company with the hottest console and handheld on the...

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Presidential candidates talk video game violence

Health care? Taxes? Immigration? Why do presidential candidates insist on wasting our time talking about such trivial issues? When will they address the questions we really care about -- the ones about video games? Well, actually, right now. Non-partisan, not-for-profit advocacy group Common Sense...

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Gamecock says: Colbert for president

Unless you live under a rock, or a little place we like to call "not the US," you probably know that Stephen Colbert had a brief, but joyous, presidential campaign. Despite rising in the polls, Colbert was kicked off the ballot in South Carolina, effectively ending his bid for the White House. The...

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New ESA prez Mike Gallagher speaks

Information on new Entertainment Software Association president Mike Gallagher has been slim -- very slim. The new lead of the industry's lobbying group has been more behind-the-scenes compared to predecessor Doug Lowenstein. Gallagher hasn't taken the training wheels off yet with his new job and...

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President's Day surprise: Jefferson (?) in Twilight Princess

Even after the day, the spirit of President's Day (sure, why not) continues in Videoland. Zelda Dimension posted this picture of a painting found on a wall in Zelda: Twilight Princess, and it looks an awful lot like Thomas Jefferson ... or maybe George Washington? Or maybe dust? Apparently, one of...

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News Alert: Syrian prez doesn't play video games

The controversy surrounding the positive and negative effects of modern video games has drawn commentary from luminaries ranging from the governor of California to the Pope. But among all this high-level pontificating, one question has loomed large: What does Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad think...

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Nintendo's Reggie needs an assistant

The ultimate seat of power is currently available for Nintendo fanboys and fangirls everywhere: Assistant to the president at Nintendo of America. Unless there's been a major shift over at Nintendo HQ in Redmond, that means working directly for Reggie Fils-Aime. Imagine the power, which any office...

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