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  • Thinking About Games
  • Thinking About Games

    Game On: flOw, Playstation 3, $7.99
    While the Tokyo Game Show dominates the video-game calendar each fall, this September Japan's largest city hosted a different group of game-savvy visitors. The…

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  • Be Like Tiger

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    This commercial works. Shuffling across his living room, Tiger Woods puts down a sandwich and picks up a Wii remote. With an artful swing, he…

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  • Game On
  • Game On

    Art Review: "Game (Life): Video Games in Contemporary Art," Firehouse Gallery, Burlington. Through February 13.
    When you were playing Donkey Kong in 1981, you probably weren’t thinking about the artwork. It’s even less likely that you — or the…

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  • A Smashing Good Time

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    Call it the circle of surreal life. If you can just keep the Pretztails from stalking your Bunnycombs for a while, you might have the…

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  • Still Pursuing the Trivial
  • Still Pursuing the Trivial

    Game On: "Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action"? $59.99 ?Xbox 360? E for Everyone? "Buzz! The Mega Quiz"?$39.99? PlayStation 2 ?E for Everyone ?"Smarty Pants"? $39.99? Nintendo DS ?E for Everyone
    Video games want out of the basement and teenage boys' bedrooms. New games for the Wii, Play-Station 2 and Xbox 360 lead the way…

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  • The Mystery Of Game Narrative

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    While experts lament what video games have done to books, Nintendo has put its efforts into turning its portable game system into a book. "Hotel…

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  • The Technological Tourist

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    What is Paris without a travel guide? For anyone who calls the City of Lights home, no guide is necessary. Even the frequent traveler will…

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  • 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…

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  • Music to Your Ears
  • Music to Your Ears

    Game On: "Guitar Hero III", Prices vary based on bundle and platform, Xbox 360, Wii, PS2, T for Teen
    Blame the guitar. If not for the invention of this six-string device, countless garages would never have faced re-models into jam zones, millions of…

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  • Still Saving the Princess
  • Still Saving the Princess

    Game On: "The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass", DS Nintendo, $34.99. E for everyone
    If Mario's not careful, he's going to lose his job. Long Nintendo's heroic mascot, the smiling erstwhile plumber faces stiff competition for his role…

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  • Something Evil This Way Comes
  • Something Evil This Way Comes

    Game On: "Resident Evil 4," Wii Edition, $29.99
    Gamers, take control. Releasing an old game on a new platform usually doesn’t generate a lot of excitement. Game companies like the idea of…

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  • Back to the Battle

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    John Wayne would be proud.
 War used to be a heroic venture, at least as far as popular media were concerned. All of our international…

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  • The Business of Play

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    Nintendo's not playing around. Before the Wii launched, financial analysts such as Merrill Lynch expected the system to retail for $199, maybe even less. The…

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  • 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…

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  • Don't Try This at Home
  • Don't Try This at Home

    Game On: Jackass: The Game, PS2, PSP, $29.99, M for Mature
    For years MTV has warned you "not to recreate or re-enact any stunt or activity performed on this show." Not you, and not your…

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  • VT Game Review: Swamp Talk
  • VT Game Review: Swamp Talk

    State of the Arts
    Looking for a quick way to waste time? There are few better options than Swamp Talk. Developed by the Montpelier-based company Tertl Studos, the…

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  • Get a Life

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    By now you'd think we would be done talking about "The Sims." Millions of copies and endless spin-offs and sequels later, we're still tidying up…

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  • The Road Less Traveled
  • The Road Less Traveled

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    Too many games. Gamers lament that, while their world overflows with interesting things to play, they'll never have a chance to get to them…

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