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I had hoped that this was just a bad dream. A rumor masquerading as news. Gas that felt like a heart attack. But sadly, it's true.

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In which I become an English Premier League manager.

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We're about a month away from complete, utter chaos in the game space, so as the major players are busy taking a long, deep inhale before making the plunge, I thought I'd take a moment to look at the current state of affairs. Prepare yourselves.

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For the sake of the free world, pray I'm never given control of a nuclear-capable Africa.

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Are games art?

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This holiday season, you, the consumer, will have as many as eight gaming platforms for which to buy new games. And yes, I'm counting both major handhelds, and yes I'm still counting the Gamecube.

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I dropped my peeps over at Red Octane a quick hello to get a follow-up on the announcements from X06 yesterday. They are understandably busy, but Brian Lam took a moment to reply.

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To continue my ongoing attempt to create a regularly-scheduled featurette in this space, I will now bring you this review of the few demos I played recently, and then forget all about doing it again next week. Ah yes, there is method in the madness, but you gotta dig for it, friends. Dig deep.

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There's honey inside. Always remember that. No matter how furiously the bees charge out, no matter how many times you get stung, no matter how puffy and swollen your face gets and no matter for how long you stop breathing, remember that there's honey inside. Remember this when you're tempted not to knock the hive out of the tree.

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Josh Homme can kiss my ass.

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Gran Turismo for the PS3 to ship without any online-playable cars or tracks.

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I knew games were important - even a factor of everyday life, but Takashi Hashiyama has taken this idea and run with it, as detailed by The New York Times' Carol Vogel.

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NPD distributed a news release yesterday that professes to recharacterize the "heavy" gamer: "Contrary to popular belief that most video game players, and particularly "serious" video game players, are 18- to 34-year-old males, 45 percent of the NPD Heavy Gamer segment and nearly one-in-three Avid Console Gamers, the largest overall segment, are between the ages of six and 17, according to The NPD Group's recently released Video Gamer Segmentation Report."

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The World Cyber Games wrapped up Sunday evening with a flurry of activity. Awards were awarded, checks were handed out, songs were sung, mothers rescued their youngsters from the clutches of America's greediest city and a handful of young men were chosen to represent Team USA at the World Cyber Games World Finals next month in Monza, Italy.

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World Cyber Games is all about the games, yes, but as the league's slogan indicates, the tournament also tries to go "Beyond the Game." Nowhere is this more evident than on the show floor itself.