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Thanks to Ars Technica for pointing us in the direction of the first ever head-to-head comparison of HD-DVD and Blu-ray. High Def Digest took a look at Training Day, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Rumor Has It ... side-by-side on HD-DVD and Blu-ray, and the results are a bit surprising. Although in hindsight, I suppose they shouldn't be.

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Remember playing on the playground with other kids on a warm (not hot) sunny day? Everyone is running around, playing a games or climbing on the jungle gym having a great time. There are no cares, no worries, just sun, innocent children's games and the delightful exhaustion that comes only from running until you're out of breath and falling into the grass laughing.

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The official press release regarding the future of the E3 convention came down from The ESA today. It is largely uninformative and has the aroma of a hurriedly-put-together attempt at spin about it.

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Next-Gen.biz, Gamespot and now practicaly every website under the sun are reporting this weekend that the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the industry organization behind the fabled E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) event, is in discussions with leading game industry publishers to dramatically reduce the size, scope and perhaps even the location of the annual game convention.

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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 a game idea you've dreamed up that no publisher in their right mind would option?

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This story fits just as easily under the "Hype Makes Right" banner, but since we don't have one of those, we're running it here.

Nintendo actually started this one themselves, so it's hard to find too much fault (especially since I joined in the fun myself), but that's what we do. If we can't poke fun at ourselves, who can, really?

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The spirit of light-hearted fun for which Japanese game maker Nintendo is famous seems to have infected its PR company (finally) as well. The company issued a press release yesterday announcing its product release dates for the remainder of 2006, but with a twist.

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Escape Radio is coming on July 28th.

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Download the teaser HERE.

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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:

You've just assumed total control of the galaxy. What's your first act as Supreme Chancellor?

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The world's most populous democracy, and the fastest-growing industrialized nation in the world, recently took steps to block public access to certain blogs. The move was apparently an attempt to moderate certain religious speech, but backfired when Indian ISPs inadvertently blocked entire blog sites, not just the offending blogs.

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We get a lot of email. Sometimes it's from potential writers, sometimes from bill collectors and occasionally from our mothers. But most of it is spam.

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"I may be prude, but I'm not frigid!"

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A week ago, long-time Gamers With Jobs forum member One_of_47 (AKA Joe Massey) died suddenly from complications of Legionnaires Disease, a rare form of pneumonia. He had just returned from a family vacation with his wife Jane and their seven year old son. He was 38.

Jane Massey, who is now a widow, posted the news to the Gamers With Jobs community on Friday, using Joe's account. I am still a little numb from the surrealism of reading that post. It affected me deeply. And it would appear that I am not the only one.

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ABC hopes Desperate Housewives will help solve the problem of the eroding television viewership, betting that most gamers (or just the women gamers) aren't quite savvy enough to recognize the trap. They may be right.

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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:

In the year 2020, what would a day in your life be like?