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Do you think there are too many multiplayer games these days?

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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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Do you prefer hardcopy (e.g., discs and cartridges) or digital copy when buying computer and/or video games?

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Cardboard Warfare -- Real-life Call of Duty (CoD): Modern Warfare (MW) re-enactment scene with cardboards.

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VideoSift shares a three minutes and 33 seconds YouTube video showing a real-life Call of Duty (CoD) Modern Warfare (MW) war combat re-enactment scene with cardboards

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64% of gamers prefer physical copies according to a survey.

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ComputerAndVideoGames.com (CVG) reports that 64% of gamers prefer physical copies of their games over digital downloads, according to a survey by research firm, Ipsos MediaCT.

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Fifteen/15 Retro Video Game Company Logos and their Modern-Day Counterparts

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Neatorama shares a Geekosystem article to "share fifteen/15 video game companies' old-school logos side-by-side with their modern counterparts..."

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Sixteen/16 secret Lost references in video and computer games.

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This four pages GamesRadar article, with screen shots/captures and embedded video clips, tells its sixteen/"16 secret Lost references in videogames.

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Don't ever ride mounts in World of Warcraft (WoW)'s Stormwind.

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This World of Warcraft (WoW) comic strip explains why one shouldn't ride his/her mount

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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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Territory WAR -- A Flash Turn-Based Puzzle Game like Worms.

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UserFriendly's link of the day (4/2/2010) is on a turn-based Flash game titled Territory WAR" that is like Worms, but with stick characters and way less options.

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Video Game Health Care Bill

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VideoSift shares a funny three minutes CollegeHumor video titled "Video Game Health Care Bill" -- "1-Ups for all?

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Graphics Card Hierarchy Chart

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Blue's News share a Tom's Hardware article showing its "graphics card hierarchy chart ... which groups graphics cards with similar overall performance levels into tiers. The top tier contains the highest-performing cards available and performance decreases as you go down the tiers from there.

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Fantastic video game weapons versus/vs. their real-life equivalents.

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This two pages GamesRadar article compares the fantastic computer/video game weapons and their real-life equivalents -- "There are certain things we just accept in video games. An overweight pipe technician can jump five times his own height. A first aid kit will instantly heal bullet wounds and replace lost blood. And any theoretical physics model can be cleanly packaged into a lightweight, handheld weapon with the minimum of fuss. But in certain cases, that last one isn't too far off the truth.

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