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Guitar Hero Traffic

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VideoSift shares an amusing one minute and 25 seconds CollegeHumor video showing two people playing Guitar Hero

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Quake (Game) Family Tree

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Boing Boing shares Wikipedia's chart of the video and computer game series, Quake (mostly its engine), and its many descendants

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Learning From The 3,000 "Classics" Arcade Games.

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GamesDev.net has an article on how valuable Multi Arcade Machine Emulator (MAME) and a collection of game Read Only Access Memory (ROM) can be to the modern game developer. They are resources for learning some valuable lessons about game designs:

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Completely Unrelated: 19 Movies With Game Names

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Digg shares a funny Slob Gaming article that shows several rare and unpopular films, past and present, which happen to share titles with popular video games of today and yesteryear.

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11 innovation lessons from creators of World of Warcraft (WoW).

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Colin Stewart's OC Register Inside Innovation blog mentions Blizzard Entertainment, the envy of the computer game industry, has learned eleven/11 lessons on innovation that can help almost any business.

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Celebrity Advanced Dungeons and Dragons (AD&D) Characters, Rolled by Readers

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/. shares a funny Wired gallery of famous people as if they were Advanced Dungeons and Dragons (AD&D) characters.

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The Star Wars Retrospective -- A very long documentary on Star Wars video games (until 2008).

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GameTrailers (whole thing or in ten parts) have a three hours, 18 minutes, and eight seconds documentary titled "The Star Wars Retrospective". It shows old arcade shooters, Atari beginnings, present, future known games, and never seen before games to most people. Note that this was made in 2008.

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Reviewing the real world as if it were a MMOG (massive multiplayer online game).

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Boing Boing (also see its comments for more links) shares an amusing Aeschenkarnos's MetaFilter article comment on a review of "Outside" (aka the real world)

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3 Blizzard's Announcements: The Molten Core for Game Consoles, A New Hero Class (Bard), and a Pinata!

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Today, Blizzard has three announcements related to their popular online games:

  1. World of Warcraft (WoW): The Molten Core has been announced for game consoles. It is a spinoff of the 40-person raid dungeon from its award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG)...
  2. Bard Hero Class for Wrath of the Lich King expansion. Cool skills!
  3. Pinata for old Diablo 2 Expansion (Lord of Destruction) game.
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ANTZ Role Playing Game (RPG)

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The Ant Room shares a Flash cartoon strip what if there was a role playing game based on ants.

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Shooting for Realism: How Accurate are Video-Game Weapons?

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Digg shares a Popular Mechanics story on the gaming's next-gen guns from top developers, who have to balance coolness with correctness for every M-16 rifle they recreate.

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7 Jobs That Are Better In Video Games Than In Real Life

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Digg shares an OMGLists article on most working people have reasons to complain about their jobs. Thankfully, video games are here to save the day-they take the mundane jobs that some people are forced to do day in and day out and turn them into something awesome...

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Why Do We Replay Games? The Reasons We Hesitate To Move On

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Game Informer says that trying to keep up with the newest game titles sometimes makes gaming feel more like a full-time job than a hobby and asks: "In a market full to the point of supersaturation with endless gameplay options, why do we still replay games? It certainly is not for lack of titles, genres or outlets for gaming. Even with a healthy portion of newly released games on my plate... even I sometimes succumb to the call of games from my past..."

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MMOvie -- A Long World of Warcraft Machimina.

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World of Warcraft Unofficial Site mentions MMOvie. It is an independent film team's professional high definition/HD machinima film that has spoofs of various movies. You can see its two minutes 22 seconds non-HD trailer.

Currently, the first installation (ten minutes and 36 seconds) is online and is pretty funny.

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The 10 Worst Atari 2600 Arcade Ports

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Voodoo Extreme shares IGN's article on its top ten worst Atari 2600 arcade ports ever released.

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Pontiac G8's Television/TV Commercial/Spot/Ad. of a Real Life Spy Hunter Game

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Blue's News and Joystiq mention a Brightcove video showing Spy Hunter (playable online) game converted to real life in a Pontiac television/TV commercial/spot/advertisement. It is largely inspired by the popular action/driving game from the early 1980s. In the Pontiac spot, the mission is the same, with the G8 starring as the hero car.

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Jed's top ten/10 worst game levels of all time.

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This PlanetJed feature is on Jed's top ten/10 list of what he deems the absolute worst examples of level design in the history of gaming. It is a list compiled from both games he remembers as a child and games

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Robot1968's Tetris

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Dark Roasted Blend shares Robot1968's Tetris (no audio) that is a different type of Tetris game. It plays easy at first, but throws you a bit in the later levels (gets very tricky). It also monitors the number of block shapes too.

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