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Review of Rock Band 3

"Rock Band 3 is a major leap forward for what was already an innovative series, and once again Harmonix proves itself to be the leader in rhythm games. Rock Band 3 won't just let you pretend to play instruments, it will teach you how to play them. The keyboard isn't just a cute peripheral, it's a working MIDI controller.

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Duke Nukem Forever demoed live

"In Amsterdam this past weekend, Gearbox showed off a live demo of Duke Nukem Forever. The demo was played on the Xbox 360 and began with Duke relieving himself at a urinal (classic)." Read more here.

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Battlefield 3 Revealed

"Electronic Arts today announced that customers who purchase the Limited Edition of "Medal of Honor" will gain access to a "Battlefield 3" beta." Read more here.

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Online Video Game Sales Near Parity with Retail Stores

"More PC gamers are turning to the Web to access and download their favorite video games, according to a report from the NPD Group.

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Gamers more likely to play sports in real life

"A study by a French sports science college has concluded that playing sports video games can 'increase participation' in real sports, especially amongst young men and boys." Read more here.

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Study: Too many video games may sap attention span

"Parents who believe that playing video games is less harmful to their kids' attention spans than watching TV may want to reconsider -- and unplug the Xbox. Video games can sap a child's attention just as much as the tube, a new study suggests." Read more here.

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Crytek Working on New Online FPS

"Evidence has been mounting that Crytek is working on a massively multiplayer online first-person shooter that may be called Kingdoms or Codename Kingdoms.

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The 30-Year Rubik's Invasion Continues

"Here’s a geek history parallel for you: Hungarian inventor ErnÅ‘ Rubik’s “Magic Cube” first hit Budapest toy shop shelves in 1977 — the year Star Wars was released. Three years later — around the same time The Empire Strikes Back debuted — the re-branded Rubik’s Cube started its U.S. invasion via the Ideal Toy Corporation, which means it’s celebrating its 30th birthday this month, too.

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Video gamer hunts down, stabs man who killed his character while playing 'Counter-Strike'

"A man in France sought revenge against another player who killed his 'Counter-Strike' character - by stabbing him in the chest with a kitchen knife." Read more here.

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Valve reveals Steam for Mac launch date

"After a few weeks of Beta testing, Valve has now revealed that the full public version of Steam for Mac will be unleashed on 12 May." More important to mysef would be this little fact: "Valve has also confirmed that it will make Steam available to Linux users in the coming months."  Read more here.

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