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Whatever happened to the joystick?

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MSN UK has an article titled "Whatever happened to the joystick" that looks at the "downfall" of the joystick:

"Sometimes technology disappears completely, but often it just fades into the background – still existing, still being used and sold and, occasionally, desired, but probably looking wistfully back on past glories.

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Gordon Freeman of Half-Life calls up Coast to Coast AM

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Digg shares a three minutes and 59 seconds YouTube video (only audio and a static image) showing a well-known fiction theoretical physicist, Gordon Freeman, calling in Coast to Coast AM during the final hour, second to last call on the night of 1/18/2008. He talks about his work, G-Man, etc.

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Portal Machinima: A Day in the Life of a Turret

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Digg shares a four minutes video (also on YouTube; has bad words and offensive talkings) showing what if a Portal turret complains about its job and nobody is around to hear it, does it make a sound? You bet it does.

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Metal Gear Solid's Solid Snake Takes a 9-5 Office Job

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Digg shares a short funny video showing a "reality" take on what Metal Gear game could be like in real life.

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Gaming in the real world.

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Blue's News mentions this Bit-tech.net story that shares a question that's often asked is how much of what people might experience in a real life situation is reflected in those games that claim to be as close to real as possible.

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Playing real life on your computer...

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Best Pic Ever (might show bad contents in other areas on the Web site) shows an amusing photograph

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The Half-Life Saga Story Guide

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Digg mentions The Half-Life Saga Story Guide that was created in order to provide a concise, accurate, user-friendly overview of the events dealing directly with the events of the Half-Life saga

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Do you still care about Duke Nukem Forever (DNF)?

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Game Over Project -- Videos Showing Classic Video Games With Sitting Humans

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Like the old Pong and Space Invaders stories, there are a few more YouTube videos showing classic video games with humans on Guillaume Reymond's Game Over Project.

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Thule Trail -- A modern day Oregon Trail game.

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Thule Road Trip has a modern version of the classic Oregon Trail game

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Are there too many computer and/or video games this year?

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Portal's Sentry Guns != Babysitters

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Mousey shares a funny VG Cats cartoon (warning: animated gores) showing that Portal's sentry guns are bad babysitters.

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Game Magazines: Then and Now

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Games.net's article says that today's top gaming magazines/mags have changed quite a bit since their inception. The article shows the first and latest issues of the industry's biggest publications.

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Portal Weighted Companion Cube Papercraft

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Boing Boing shares Rock, Paper, Shotgun link that lets one create his/her own papercraft Weighted Companion Cube

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Have you played Portal game yet?

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Gordon Freeman and Alyx Vance pick up their own copy of Half-Life 2 Episode 2...

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Digg shares an amusing photograph (mirror due to profanity and not safe for work/NSFW images on other areas) showing two people dressing up as Gordon Freeman and Alyx Vance

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Portal: The Flash -- A 2D puzzle game based on Valve's 3D Portal game.

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Newgrounds (original site) shares a Flash game titled "Portal: The Flash". It is a 2D version based on 3D Portal single player game from Valve. There are physical puzzles and challenges to solve by opening portals to maneuvering objects, and themselves, through space.

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Doom Music On Piano (Video)

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Doomworld mentions a 9.25 minutes YouTube video a mixture of various DOOM music themes played at the piano.

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