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P-p-p-p-peahats! Leevers! GameStop employees! Lookout Link, they're in your internets, h4x0ring your filez!

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Bob Ross is one of the most recognizable artists in America, and certainly the most-televised. With his happy demeanor and easy-to-understand instruction style, he'd seem to be the perfect choice of artist after which to model an instructional video game.

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According to Reuters, the Joint Economic Committee of the United States Congress is set to begin investigations into online economies, and possible taxation of virtual worlds.

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The ESA just announced the new E3 Media and Business Summit, to be held July 11-13, 2007, in Santa Monica, California.

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This seems to be popping up a lot lately.

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I almost fell for it.

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The guys at Gamestop know us pretty well, at least enough to identify us on sight. I was hoping to use this to my advantage - you know, working the "uhh, we're with the band" angle.

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Speaking of digital distribution ...

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The (console) War rages on. Yesterday was "L" Day Minus 37, and Gamestop/EB officially opened preorders for the PS3, "selling" every available unit in just a few hours.

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I was paralyzed with indecision; how do you really create an ancient Roman gladiator? In order to answer this question, I had to borrow from modern-day pop culture. Ancient Roman gladiatorial matches were spectacles thousands of people would flock to, rooting for their favorite competitors. My first thought was naming myself after a famous football player, but (most) football plans aren't rooting for their favorite player to literally kill the competition. Same with boxing; part of the sport is scoring points, not chowdering a dude's brain. No, the only "real" comparison to the Roman arena is the fabled squared circle, home of Jerry Lawler, Andy Kaufman, Hulk Hogan and ... Randy Savage.

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At long last Red Octane has decided to stop beating around the bush and spill their entire set list for Guitar Hero II.

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As the online non-game Second Life struggles toward mainstream acceptance, it's becoming increasingly clear that the only obstacle between Linden Labs and success is you.

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Next time, Manchester, neeeeeeeeeeext tiiiiiiiiiime!

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Each week we ask a question of our staff and featured writers to learn a little bit about them and gain some insight into where they are coming from.

This week's question is:

What's your favorite collectible card game?

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Videogameblogger reported yesterday on a supposed "leak" of almost the entire official Guitar Hero 2 song list.