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The Making of Prince of Persia

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On 11/2/2009, Jourdan Mechner said "this 'blog from the past' covers roughly seven and a half years from May 1985 to January 1993 -- from Prince of Persia's conception through the development of its sequel, Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame...

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Behind The Bytes

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Behind The Bytes' YouTube channel has episodes of funny YouTube video stories showing the history of video games

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An infographic sums up Linux then and now.

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LinuxToday shares Geek.com's article, with an infographic, "charting the state of Linux in the past and how it has progressed to its current, healthy state..."

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Five (5) Classic Games You Didn't Know Had What the F**K (WTF) Backstories

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Blue's News share a two pages Cracked article, with cussings like in the title, on the "five (5) classic games you didn't know had what the f**k (WTF) backstories" -- "A lot of classic arcade games have straight-forward, logical plots that drive them: Turtle dragon stole your woman, stomp mushrooms until he gives her back.

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30th Anniversary of Donkey Kong

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/. shares two links to celebrate Donkey Kong's 30th anniversary/birthday:

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Lode Runner Retro

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Milton's Yahoo! Groups' Lode Runner forum post shares "Lode Runner Retro" that is based on the original Commodore 64 (C64) game port. It can be downloaded for various computers' operating systems or online with Java.

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Linux Beards

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Linux Today shares an amusing new web site titled Linux Beards -- "Linux is powered by beards! Submit your beard photograph/photo. or video

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World Architecture Map (WAM)

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Google Maps Mania shares World Architecture Map (WAM) that "... seeks to be the most comprehensive database for architectural information on the web

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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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