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Report: Microsoft building Xbox-branded interactive reading app

Microsoft is hiring software engineers to work on a new, interactive reading app from the Xbox-branded the Music, Video and Reading team, according to a job listing and confirmed by The Verge. The project is described as "a groundbreaking interactive reading app on Windows, which incorporates...

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100 Classic Books on DS this June

Why did it take Nintendo a year and a half to localize a bunch of books that were already in English? No idea, but at least we'll finally be able to buy the 100 Classic Book Collection in North America this year. It's out as 100 Classic Books on June 14, at a cost of $19.99. Nintendo has yet to...

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Random House teases first few pages of Elder Scrolls novel

Are you in the mood for some reading that's a bit heavier than the video game news post you're currently digesting? We suggest you check out this Random House page to read an excerpt from the first chapter of the Elder Scrolls-based novel, The Infernal City. The few pages of text introduce us to...

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Sesame Street gives gaming the thumbs up

Thanks to the recent shift in video games towards introducing more movement in control, our favorite pastime has just gotten the thumbs up from the Joan Ganz Clooney Center at Sesame Workshop, which wrote, "Well-designed digital games show significant potential to promote children's growth and...

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Nov. 15 is 'National Gaming Day' at your library

The American Library Association, in a rather surprising diversion from its usual finger-on-lip hushing, has excitedly dubbed this Saturday, November 15th, as "National Gaming Day." At your library. Participating book bastions will open their doors to gamers of all types, promoting and celebrating...

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Report: Games may help steer interest in reading

Games, according to some, are a gateway drug to books, drawing players away from the screen to engage in some old-school page turning. According to The Times, everyone from teachers to authors are embracing the idea of using video games to help encourage children to read, while nonprofit John D....

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Speed Reading for slowpokes

Most of us can't read Japanese at all, let alone fast enough to be tested. Dr. Akihiro Kawamura of the Speed Reading Committee won't have any such incompetence with DS owners today, and came up with training methods to become a master of speed reading. That is, reading Japanese, which we can't...

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Flowers, Dungeons, and Pain confirmed for Europe

A new batch of European release dates has suddenly materialized from Nintendo, and is packed with all sorts of exciting confirmations. The most thrilling, for us at least, is the news that Flower, Sun, and Rain will be getting that rumored European release this October, followed by Lux Pain in...

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Rumor: Novels on their way to European DSes

The techno-literary world is abuzz over Kindle, Amazon's handheld electronic reading device which is quickly gaining popularity in the small circle of people who love books, aren't afraid of computers, and have $400 in disposable income. According to a recent Nintendo investor report, European DS...

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Rumor: Europe to get books on its DSes?

Regular readers of our sister site, Wii Fanboy, will probably already know how an investor report revealed that Kirby and Animal Crossing games for the Wii were still on for a 2008 release in Japan. Fortunately, Siliconera's hawk-eyed Spencer Yip spotted something for DS owners, tucked away near...

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