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Disney and Angry Birds Explain Three Arab League Revolts in One Amazing Cartoon

Based on two true stories and a bit of forward thinking, Three Big Pigs combines Angry Birds animation with Disney melodies to walk us through the fate of three Arab League leaders. The three big pigs of the cartoon, and song, are Tunisian ex-president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Egyptian... More »


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How Long Should A First-Person Shooter Story Be?

In today's Speak-Up on Kotaku, commenter Crushinator ponders the correct length for the single-player story in the increasingly multiplayer-focused first-person shooter genre. More »


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Can The Nintendo 3DS Survive 99 Minutes In A Microwave Oven?

No. No it cannot. dOvetastic Microwave Theater takes a brand-new Nintendo 3DS out of its box, turns it on, sets the camera on, and places it in a microwave oven for nearly 100 minutes of fiery melting fun. More »


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These Video Game Nebulae Could Rival Reality

Eve Online is a game made famous by many things: Its passionate followers, its epic space wars, its impact on the economy of the real Iceland and its wondrous glimpses of outer space in a game. Last week fans from around the world gathered in Reykjavík, Iceland to hear about the future of the.. More »


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A Delicious Reminder That Free Realms Comes To The PlayStation 3 Today

Sony Online Entertainment's family-friendly, free-to-play MMO Free Realms hits the PlayStation Network today, a fact they celebrated with a dozen family-friendly, free-to-eat cupcakes. More »


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Getting Banned from a Game as Bad as Getting Dumped, Says Science

Researchers trying to determine if getting dumped causes measurable, physical pain-and it apparently does show up on fMRI-needed a proxy experience for romantic relationships in their tests. More »


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Radiant Silvergun and an Argument for Games as Art That Ebert Appreciates

While famed film critic Roger Ebert says he still hasn't changed his mind about video games, and his view that they can't be art, he recently pointed his nearly 400,000-strong Twitter followomg to what he called a "well-written defense of video games" by musician Blake Williams. More »


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Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters is an Experience Unlike Any Other

My first visit to Augusta National broke the club's dress code with almost criminal negligence: I was wearing basketball shorts, a T-shirt, and was unshaven to boot. More »


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Microsoft Tests A New Xbox 360 Disc Format In The Latest Update Preview

Microsoft is seeking U.S.-based Xbox 360 owners to test out the next Xbox 360 system update, paving the way for an "updated Xbox 360 disc format", whatever the hell that means. More »


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Damn, Agent 47, You Are Good

This may be the best whack job from IO Interactive's Hitman: Blood Money, as played by TheAuZZieGamer. For those unfamiliar with this particular Hitman mission, it involves the assassination of Vinnie "Slugger" Sinistra, an FBI informant in the Witness Protection Program. There's some salty,... More »


Activision sent me this odd collection of documents to promote Protocol 2. They also included a warm pullover. Perfect timing, I had already packed all of mine. –Brian Crecente


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