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Gaming

Guitar Hero is playing our song

by Mathew on November 21, 2007

One of the most popular video games this year is Guitar Hero, in which players flail away, Van-Halen-style, at a guitar-shaped controller and try to replicate the moves of the guitarist playing a popular song. Think of it as guitar karaoke. The original came out in 2005, and there is now a Guitar Hero II…
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I don't know who to blame for the fact that Manhunt 2 has been indefinitely shelved by Rockstar Games: the Entertainment Software Rating Board, which rated the game Adults Only because of its "excessive violence" (thus ensuring that Sony and Nintendo would never release a version for their consoles); the video-game console makers for being…

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Great piece in the New York Times magazine today, in which Julian Dibbel describes his tour of the "gold farms" in China, where young Chinese men toil over their keyboards for 12 hours a day collecting virtual money in games like World of Warcraft, sleeping in cramped dormitories and earning the equivalent of about 25…

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