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The Joystiq Indie Pitch: City Tuesday

Indie developers are the starving artists of the video-game world, often brilliant and innovative, but also misunderstood, underfunded and more prone to writing free-form poetry on their LiveJournals. We at Joystiq believe no one deserves to starve, and many indie developers are entitled to a frid...

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Balance Board used in experimental airport screening study

The US has invested a healthy amount of money into combating the terrorist threat -- certainly a bit more than $100. According to a CNN report, one of a few experimental methods being used to identify suspicious dudes at the airport uses Nintendo's Wii Balance Board (sans Wii Fit Plus). Scientists p...

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Olympic Battlefields: Four worlds, four dreams

"It is a matter of life and death, a road to game over or to win!" Ahead of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, which kicks off tomorrow in Beijing, homebrew developer Anti-Social Gaming has put out a polemic game titled Olympic Battlefields. Unlike Mario and Sonic's Olympic outing, however, you won't j...

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Don't panic: Fallout 3 concept art linked to terrorism

US-based monitoring group SITE said there has been a video released on Islamic militant forums encouraging terrorists to detonate WMDs in America. According to Australian-based News.com.au, "SITE also released a computer-generated image, showing Washington DC in the aftermath of a nuclear attack, w...

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Wired: National intelligence seeking terrorists in WoW

The average World of Warcraft player has a number of annoyances to deal with during his day-to-day exploits in Azeroth -- gold farmers, gold sellers, ninja-looters, and overzealous paladins, to name a few. Unfortunately for subscribers, another soon-to-be-unpopular community is about to hit Blizza...

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Sept. 11's effect on the coin-op industry

Following up on yesterday's post on the decline of the American arcade, we stumbled across this little bit of soul-searching from Brad Brown, president of coin-op repair and sales shop Worldwide Video. Brown looks back at a rather gloomy 2002 Christmas letter in which he details how the terrorist at...

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Man suspected of terrorism due to PSP

With a powerful 333MHz processor, GPS and wi-fi capabilities, and tons of Japanese girl games, the PSP can be transformed into a mighty tool for terrorists to use. At least, that's what a police officer thought when he pulled over Robert from PSP 3D."I started laughing, I knew nothing better to do a...

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