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    • Unexpected Results

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      Some things surprise you. A year ago, who would have thought that the best video game of the year would be an electronic version of…
    • Gifts For Gamers

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      Still shopping? When it comes down to the holiday-gift-buying wire, you might lament our consumer culture - or your own bad planning. Either way, it's…
    • Gamers Get Along

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      Once you filter out the clamor over new consoles, the future of gaming clearly belongs to the simple pleasures of playing with your friends. At…
    • The Never-Ending Story

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      Poor Princess Zelda. Once again, her kingdom is under siege, evil has risen and, as always, only a boy warrior can set things right. The…
    • Crude Cartoon Comedy

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      "Family Guy" has turned from an improbable cartoon knockoff into a bona fide cult icon. Pushing the limits of taste and reason, the "Family Guy"…
    • Back-to-School Blues

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      You could say many things about the new Rockstar game "Bully." But describing it as "'The Sims' with wedgies" seems about right. While most of…
    • Saving the World Together

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      Remember the Traveling Wilburys? Even if you weren't a big fan of Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, George Harrison, Bob Dylan and Jeff Lynne on their…
    • Say Hello To Movie Sequel

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      This is the American story in red and blue. When the white drops out of the patriotic rags-to-riches myth of the American dream, you end…
    • Tapping Into Games

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      Willy Wonka had a great idea. Wonkavision, as the story goes, was a sort of television that let you reach into the screen and pull…
    • Crazy Cute

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      Inside every grown-up is a toddler waiting to come out. Once you get the new game, "LocoRoco," in your hands, that inner tot bounds out…
    • Building a Better "Star Wars"

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      "Star Wars" needs kids. Without the sparkling wonder, imagination and attention of children, the "Star Wars" saga would have flickered out long ago. Or maybe…
    • The Valkyrie Rides Again

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      Call it culture clash. Japanese games have a reputation for idiosyncratic weirdness. Sometimes it's on purpose. For instance, "Seaman" had you raising a talking fish…
    • Danger Zone

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      People like to ask questions. "Play any good games lately?" "Aren't you a little old for video games?" And the ever-popular "Will video games turn…
    • Rising Above the Rest

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      Maybe I should learn a foreign language. At the very least, mastering "Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends" feels like a full-on Berlitz course in…
    • Get Your Kicks

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      One billion people can't be wrong. Misguided, maybe, but when it comes to the FIFA World Cup finals, football is football and not soccer. And…
    • Crime Time

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      Francis Ford Coppola might want to toss a horse head into someone's bed, but the "Godfather" game isn't half-bad. That's not to say that this…
    • Phoning In The Fun

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      Your next video game is only a phone call away. The question is, will that bite-sized mobile phone game you download turn out to be…
    • The Simple Pleasures

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      It's easy enough to get sucked in. The graphics on the new games do look better. But just because you can count the pores on…
    • Getting Physical

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      The word you are looking for is "HCI." Or, maybe that's not the word unless you work for MIT, NASA or the CIA. Still, the…

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