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Dissecting the Splinter Cell: Conviction demo

Now that the Xbox 360-exclusive demo for Splinter Cell: Conviction is available, we thought it appropriate to walk readers through the experience in a lengthy video packed with essential Sam Fisher intel. If you're wondering how Conviction ties to other games in the series or have an interest in he...

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LaRouche PAC implicates games at Va. Tech. review panel

In the weeks after the horrific shootings at Virginia Tech, the search for answers focused mainly on germane issues like gun control and mental health rather than simple media scapegoating. At least one group seems unwilling to let go of the games-made-him-do-it angle, though. Speaking to Governor T...

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Miyamoto nominated for Time 100

In 2004 it was Ken Kutaragi. In 2005 it was the Halo designers. In 2006 it was ... no one. Yes, Time's last list of the 100 most influential people in the world broke from tradition and didn't feel the need to include anyone from the game industry. While nobodies like Nicolas Ghesquiere and Rain g...

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Eleven year olds sing badly about video games

Horrible songs sung by horrible singers are nothing new in the realm of internet video. So we weren't too surprised when we stumbled across the off-key ramblings of Black Out, a trio of eleven year olds that blithely warble about their love of video games in the appropriately titled "Video Games." S...

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Movie critics: "like a video game" really means "bad"

Variety has a great article up that calls out some movie critics for derisively comparing the movie version of 300 to a video game. While the movie does rely on computer graphics and special effects, as do many video games, the article correctly points out that this surface comparison inaccurately s...

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SXSW: Joystiq is here!

We've arrived here in Austin, Texas where we'll be bringing you news from the enormous South by Southwest conference. SXSW started as a music festival, grew to include film, and now has an very substantial interactive portion. This year they've beefed interactive up with tons of video game related p...

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How to get your girlfriend to play video games

Speaking from years of experience, we know how hard it can be to get your girlfriend interested in playing video games. Granted, it might be impossible to drag her into play-til-dawn Halo 2 sessions online, but dropping into casual gaming with a Wario Ware: Smooth Moves round or two is entirely doa...

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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 o...

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Today's 80s-est game video - Game Over

We're sort of terrified and entranced by this at the same time -- it involves bad 80s music and video games, and combines them into one extremely strange video. Words fail to describe just how bizarre this is. Although, one thing's for sure ... that version of Pac-Man he's playing has some prett...

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Play Xbox 360 on a pimped out toilet

What do you take with you when you go to the bathroom? A book? A newspaper? A portable game system? How about an eight-pound Xbox 360? Yes, as NBC news reports, the "pimped out john" you see to the right includes an Xbox 360, as well as a flat-screen HDTV, a laptop, DVD player, Tivo, iPod dock and ...

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