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Behind The Scenes: How Tetris Blocks Are Made

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Boing Boing and Offworld share a 30 seconds Vimeo video showing an amusing South Korean television (TV) commercial/spot/advertisement (ad.)

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The Secret Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2009 Announcements You Didn't Know About

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Blue's News shares a four pages Gameplayer article on "many of the secrets of Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) of 2009; secret in that they did not come with a press release or a screenshot, nor was the information released to anyone walking by.

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Flash Doom 2D

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Blue's News shares a Flash DOOM 2D -- "A sidescroller version of Doom. Grab keycards, pickup new weapons and turn the monsters into mush."

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2009 Sales, Demographic and Usage Data: Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry.

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Blue's News share a Joystiq article on the "... cold hard facts about gamer demographics, presented in a cold, hard manner. Look no further than the Entertainment Software Association (ESA)'s helpful annual pamphlet, the aptly tiltled '2009 Sales, Demographic and Usage Data: Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry.'

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24 Patriotic Achievements of Jack Bauer

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Digg shares a Fanboy article on what if 24's Jack Bauer had achievements like in computer and video games based from season 1 to 7 (spoilers obviously)

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World of Warcraft (WoW) as everyday life in China.

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Boing Boing shares a funny 5.75 minutes YouTube video showing "World of Warcraft (WoW) as everyday life in China" -- "In this Chinese video, an average dude plays out his life by invoking World-of-Warcraft-style game mechanics.

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Doom Triple Pack -- A Flash Game with Three id Software's Classic First Perspective Shooters (FPS): DOOM, Heretic, and Hexen.

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Blue's News shares a Flash Game Pack (11 MB to download) titled "Doom Triple Pack" -- "Play Doom, Hexen, and Heretic all in one!".

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"I need to build more infantry pretty soon."

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Digg shares a doctored photograph/photo. to show how one addicted real time strategy (RTS) gamer look

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Game Developer Salary Survey for 2008: How Much Do Game Developers Make?

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Voodoo Extreme (VE) 3D shares Gamastura article on Game Developer magazine's editors released the results of its eighth annual Game Developer Salary Survey.

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Eighteen (18) Embarrassing Game Artificial Intelligence (AI) Bugs Caught On Tape/Recorded... and Fixed!

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AiGameDev shares its "list of the eighteen (18) best, quirkiest, and most informative artificial intelligence (AI) bugs available on YouTube we've collected over the past 12 months. In the spirit of AiGameDev.com, you'll find a bunch of tips and tricks to help fix these problems when/if you see them in your own game.

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Old Sierra Adventure Games Playable Online In Web Browsers and With Multiplayer

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/. mentions a Sarien.net that is a "portal for reliving the classic Sierra (old archived copies) On-Line adventure games (e.g., Space Quest, King's Quest, Police Quest, Leisure Suit Larry). With its focus on instant fun and a unique multiplayer experience, Sarien.net hopes to win new gamers' hearts and promote the adventure game genre." It also has multiplayer support.

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The Four Shortest Lived Massive Multiplayer Onlines (MMOs).

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Blue's News shares a two pages MMORPG editorial article counting down four shortest lived massive multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPGs)

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Exploring the Current State of Beta Testing

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/. shares a nine pages TenTonHammer article that explores the current state of beta testing by examining the mistakes of the past. There's something magical about being accepted into a closed beta test. Whether you're a veteran of MMOs who finally decided to jump into the testing portion of a game's development cycle or a relative virgin to the massive multiplayer online (MMO) experience that fell in love with a well-known intellectual property (IP), receiving that "You're Invited!" email from a gaming studio/publisher is like opening presents on Christmas Day. You're ready to work closely with the development team, helping them to iron out bugs and improving game systems that aren't quite up to snuff. As the new kid in the testing phase, you're prepared to formulate fantastic posts for the message boards that argue about the functionality of certain mechanics, and you expect thousands of bugs will be reported thanks to your efforts.

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Real Life Lag

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VideoSift shares a six minutes and 52 seconds YouTube video showing lags in real life beside online: "When the router to your life just doesn't seem to be connecting like it used to... there isn't much you can do."

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A Video History of Virtual Boobs

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Blue's News share an eight page Gameplayer article (contains pixelated sex organs) showing the virtual breasts/boobs/b00bs/boobies/b00bi3z/tits from computer and video games

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Familiarity and Habituation In Learning Games

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/. shares a four pages Ian Bogost's feature article, an author and game designer, who "looks at why we should repeal Bushnell's Law and move from 'addiction' to 'catchiness' in our framing of video games.

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17 Memorable Video and Computer Game Explosions

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Blue's News shares a six pages Gameplayer article with some embedded streaming video clips and cussings. It shows seventeen (17) memorable game explosions from various video and computer games:

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The First Hour -- A Web Site That Reviews Only The First Hour of Video and Computer Games.

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The First Hour is a Web site that "reviews the first hour, and only the first hour, of video and computer games. It gives a minute by minute look at what is potentially a deal breaker for many games.

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