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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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FoxTrot cartoon: Preordering a most wanted game a store.

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FoxTrot shows its funny cartoon on preordering a most wanted video game

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Reel Gaming -- Movies from games.

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Next Generation talks about how videogames and computer games are invading the big screen, again, including a comprehensive run-down of all the major titles making their way to Tinseltown (Hollywood).

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A History of Gaming Platforms: Atari 2600 Video Computer System (VCS)

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Gamasutra takes a look at the seminal Atari Video Computer System (VCS), also known as the Atari 2600, the undisputed star of the early console rush -- at least until the Great Crash of 1984. It became a fundamental part of Eighties culture and remains one of the most revered 8-bit gaming platforms ever designed...

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Playing Consoles on the Personal Computer (PC): The Emulation Spectrum

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Game Almighty has a three page article on various video game console emulators since learning how to run them can be daunting. Matt Butrovich shares his results to make initiations or reintroductions to emulation slightly more accessible on personal computers (PCs).

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VideoSift is like a massive multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG).

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As you probably seen, many of Ant's posts are about VideoSift. Xxovercastxx's VideoSift Sift Talk/discussion mentions how VideoSift is like a massive multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG).

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Earth Defense -- A Flash Game Like Old Arcade Games

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Earth Defense is a Flash game that combines old arcade classic games

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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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