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Grand Theft Auto IV activity book for kids

Everyone knows that Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto IV isn't for kids, right? Right! Everyone knows that children wouldn't even dream about trying out GTAIV until they mature to the proper age, right? Right! Well, thankfully The Minus World has revealed some entertainment for kids who might want to...

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The Onion spoofs game violence

Satire site The Onion has made its take on video game violence the headlining story today. In a piece entitled "Wii Video Games Blamed For Rise In Effeminate Violence," activist group Parents Against Wii (PAW) is suing Nintendo for $52 million in damages following sissified violence spawned from...

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Today's nerdiest audio: Street Fighter songs

We can do without "whiny" being the default setting for so much indy/emo music, but Arlington-and-Grand Prairie-Texas-based Man Factory serves up enough indy-powerpop-rock to offset any latent emo sadness. Plus the group's latest project is a series of seven songs written from the perspectives of...

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Today in Joystiq: January 29, 2008

We love those image manipulating wizards at Something Awful. Their latest project is new (and much needed) achievements in Team Fortress 2. Enjoy the four pages of photoshoppery and check out the highlights for today: Joystiquery Reminder: Win King of Kong on DVD Super Spoiler Bros. Brawl: Major...

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Rock Band's satiric backlash begins

Rock Band was bound to get the satiric backlash soon, because any game with this much hype has to. And if the writer's strike wasn't going on The Daily Show or Colbert Report would have probably done it by now -- but with those shows on extended hiatus, we'll have to accept Matt Downham's take....

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Halo 3 Hype Hoedown satire song

It was bound to happen and be absolutely well deserved. Sarcastic Gamer, the guys who've already created a Wii song, Xbox song, and PS3 song, are now focusing on the hype machine behind Halo 3 and how it'll change the world. Sadly, we believe that many people actually think many of the things in the...

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Wii song gives console satire comeuppance

The Wii has been relatively unscathed by satire, which given its success is quite surprising. Maybe there is ultimate fear of the Nintendo Defense Force and anyone who speaks out is afraid of waking up with a lombax head in their bed. Jeromy Adams has now completed the circle of mockery starting...

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He feels bad and stuff: A public apology from the Wii ranter

So remember that raving lunatic who badmouthed the Wii in a GDC free-for-all bash-fest a few days ago? Well, after a phone call from EA threatening to fire his ass he feels really bad, and recently came forward with a public apology. Chris Hecker, programmer for Maxis, says: "When I'm on stage, I'm...

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Street Fighter's Blanka: an electrical oompa loompa

This and other gems are what you get out of the third installment of Street Fighter: The Later Years. It's a brilliant ongoing series at CollegeHumor.com that follows the lives of everyone's favorite Street Fighter characters, years after the game has come and gone. This is the sort of thing we'd...

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Interview with a Blu-Ray

Aeropause sits down for a disturbing chat with an anthropomorphized Blu-Ray disc. Sample quote: One time when we were young, HD-DVD and I played "Show Me Yours and I will Show You Mine" We got caught and we never tried it again, but what I saw was impressive, but I think mine is just as good! That...

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