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Kotaku's Gun Week -- Gaming's Fixation With Firearms: Praise the games and pass the ammunition.

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Kotaku shares its "Gun Week" -- "Gaming's Fixation With Firearms: Praise the games and pass the ammunition." It is a "week-long exploration of video games' signature obsession: guns. Even gamers who wouldn't own a gun usually love to shoot the virtual ones. Here are the stories, images and videos that attest to that..."

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The Inconsequential Game Over: Dying for a Change

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Digg shares a Ashelia's Hellmode blog that takes a look at death in video and computer games; from concepts like permadeath to role playing games (RPG)'s needless character deaths, Can gaming evolve if it changes the way it handles death?

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Mini-Arcades -- An online museum dedicated to preserving vintage handheld video games from the 1970s/70s and 1980s/80s...

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Mini-Arcade is "an online museum dedicated to preserving vintage handheld video games from the 1970s/70s and 1980s/80s. These miniature, self-contained games are historically interesting because each game has unique hardware as well as software.

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Video Games + BP = Funny Parodies/Spoofs!

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Digg shares a bunch of links of doctored video game screen captures/shots related to BP's Gulf oil spill disaster. Only three were worth sharing/showing:

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Tetris Tetris Everywhere

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Boing Boing shares L-plate big cheese's Flickr photograph/photo. galleries (a group pool for all members to share; currently 104 images) showing Tetris in real life

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Google Puck/Pac-Man

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Waynaul's post #12 shares the direct link to Google Puck/Pac-Man game

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How Nintendo's Mario Got His Name

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/. shares a three pages Technologizer article on "The True Face of Mario" -- "Uncovering the fascinating true story behind an iconic character's origins--and why nobody likes to talk about them... Regarding Mario's origins, it's common knowledge among game fans that legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto created him for 1981's Donkey Kong arcade game. But few know that Nintendo borrowed Mario's name and Italian heritage from a real man..."

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Twenty/20 games not quite based on movies.

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Digg shares a three pages GamesRadar article on twenty/20 games that are not quite based on movies. Great artists copy, and so do a lot of awesome games

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April Showers: The Evolution of Rain in Videogames

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Digg shares a three pages GamesRadar article on "the evolution of rain -- April showers bring this article!

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Playing Tetris Gets You a Job!

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This Brevity comic strip shows that being the best Tetris player can easily get him/her a job.

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Why Everything Is Trying To Be An Role Playing Game (RPG) Now

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This three pages Bit-tech.net article talks about "why everything is trying to be an role playing game (RPG) now" -- "Twenty years ago, the idea of levelling up in a game was confined to a very specific genre: the role-playing game, whose systems were based on pen-and-paper games such as Dungeons & Dragons (D&D). Today, you can still level up in an RPG such as Dragon Age, but you can also level up in far wider variety of games, from sports titles to first perspective shooter (FPS) games... The vast majority of modern games monitor, quantify and reward your skills in a way that would only have been familiar to the biggest geeks in the 1980s.

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Tiny Castle -- A tiny sized Flash platform game.

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Blue's News shares a tiny sized Flash platform game titled "Tiny Castle" where the player is a knight who runs around, jump, climb, destroy, kill, solve puzzles, etc. inside a tiny changing/morphing castle that changes.

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Missile Command: 30th Anniversary

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Blue's News mention "Missile Command: 30th Anniversary" about a classic arcade and video game, with an updated version to play online with others -- "Thirty years after the release of the original, Missile Command is back and this time... you're not alone. Chock full of power ups, tricky enemies and intense boss battles..."

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Retroshoot 360: A colorful arcade shooter Flash game.

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Blue's News shares a colorful arcade shooter Flash game titled "Retroshoot 360" where the player is a space ship and must shoot various things. It is like two games combined: Asteroids and Galaxian, but faster paced, colorful, and 360 degrees to fly in.

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Worm Land -- A Flash action game with a giant worm.

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Blue's News shares a Flash action game titled "Worm Land" where the player is a giant worm, looks like a giant Dune sandworm, who must travel around in its planet and destroy humans and their stuff. Also, the player can get upgrades.

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Balantris = Balancing + Tetris -- A Flash Puzzle Game

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Blue's News share an addicting Flash puzzle game titled "Balantris" -- "Balance Tetris shapes on the beam. Don't let the beam tip as you stay under the red line."

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