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Duke Nukem Week: Game's history of the series, from origins right through to Duke Nukem Forever, the failed attempts, etc.

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Retro Gaming Australia (RGA) [original article and has more links] and GamePron (reprinted from RGA with less links) dedicated a week to the Duke Nukem series with seven pages at the game's history. It looks at Duke's humble origins right through to Duke Nukem Forever (DNF), the failed attempts to get Duke onto the silver screen, the cameo appearances in other Apogee/3D Realms products, promotional materials, and much more. There are images and embedded video clips.

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Five/5 fake sounds designed to help humans.

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Human Invent has an article titled "Five/5 Fake Sounds Designed to Help Humans" -- "In the wall of sound you encounter every day, there are some noises that are more strategically placed than the others. Designers and engineers labour to create artificial noises that make life easier whether by generating atmosphere or making you feel more secure. Here are five fake sounds designed to fool us but only for our own good..."

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The 9/Nine Most Popular Types of Flash Games

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This three pages Dorkly article says that Flash games exist in a strange world. Anyone can make them. They're not bound by big budgets or proven formulas like their console cousins. Any motivated programmer or 14-year-old kid can make a game and get it featured on Newgrounds if it's good enough. Any time someone has a novel gameplay idea, everyone else wants to put their spin on it. As a result, some weird genres emerged. XBox games come in clear, simple genres like 'sports' and 'shooters,' but Flash genres are more along the lines of 'games where you fling things with your mouse.' These are the most popular game genres

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Which Pac-Man video game character was the best in the series?

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PlayStation Network (PSN) Protector -- A Flash Game.

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Blue's News share a Flash game titled "PSN Protector" on Flash Ninja Clan -- "Use fences to block the coming hackers from the PlayStation Network.

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Hacker Typer -- Be like one in those television/TV shows/series and movies.

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Boing Boing shares amusing Hacker Typer that "allows you to produce convincing code the way the movie-hackers do: simply bash at the keyboard and hey-presto, you are 1337!"

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Six/6 Hilarious Ways Game Designers Are Screwing With Pirates

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Digg shares a two pages Cracked article on the "six/6 hilarious ways game designers are screwing with pirates -- Piracy accounts for 31 percent of all Internet traffic and, regardless of your personal opinion on the issue, it really does suck for a lot of game developers.

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Roger Ebert: Remaking my voice.

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VideoSift shares a 19.5 minutes TED video talk -- "When film critic Roger Ebert lost his lower jaw to cancer, he lost the ability to eat and speak. But he did not lose his voice. In a moving talk from TED2011, Ebert and his wife, Chaz, with friends ... come together to tell his remarkable story."

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Charlie and the Apple Factory -- The best new iPad feature? Golden tickets.

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VideoSift shares a funny four minutes and seven seconds CollegeHumor video showing a spoof/parody of Charlie/Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory movies with Apple and Steve Jobs

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Four/4 Site Seeing Links From the Temporary Domain Change Downtime

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If you can read this post, then that means the domain change was a successful. Let's get to the quality site links you missed:

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All Your History -- All Your History Are Belong To Us (Game Development History).

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YouTube has a video collection titled "All Your History" -- "All Your History Are Belong To Us (Game Development History) -- Uncover the dirt behind your favorite video game franchises ..."

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TASVideos -- A community dedicated to creating and publishing Tool-Assisted Speedrun (TAS) videos ...

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/. shares TASVideos -- "A community dedicated to creating and publishing Tool-Assisted Speedrun (TAS) videos -- emulator (and other tool) assisted run-throughs that resemble superhuman-like playing sessions -- of classic and modern video games."

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Will IBM's computer, Watson, win on Jeopardy? Poll ends on 2/16/2011.

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Yes.
57% (4 votes)
No.
29% (2 votes)
Who is/What is Watson?
14% (1 vote)
"What is Jepoardy?"
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 7
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Oregon Trail: How three Minnesotans forged its path.

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City Pages has a five pages/one print page (will prompt), with a visual history, titled "Oregon Trail: How three Minnesotans forged its path" that show how this educational/edutainment game was one of the most popular educational games of all time...

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