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V.22 No.52 |

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The Daily Word in Pussy Riot, New Mexico tourism and Nintendo porn

In the news: Pussy Riot, just playing a game, shot and killed three people, Monsignor William Lynn, same-sex marriage ruling, a boost in tourism, goes into a giggle fit when cops issue a sobriety test, descansos remain on the highways, pornographic images on a Nintendo gaming system

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V.22 No.24 |

news

The Daily Word in chemical explosion, NSA, child tattooing

In the news: chemical plant explosion, watchful eyes of the NSA, burning apartment building, tattooing his 3-year-old nephew, Super Smash Bros, Christmas, sea mammals, death injection

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V.22 No.24 | 6/13/2013

video games

Webgame Wednesday: Fear Less!

Fear Less! is a cute-looking, Nintendo-esque run-and-jump. The protagonist is a little girl who finds herself chased through her nightmares by the specter of Death. Can you help her avoid the dreamy dangers and learn to fear less?

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V.21 No.12 | 3/22/2012

video games

Webgame Wednesday: Abobo's Big Adventure

If you're not a dyed-in-the-wool maniac about the old Nintendo Entertainment System, you probably have no idea who Abobo is. Even if you wore out your thumbs on the NES, you may not recall this minor villain character from the classic Double Dragon video game. Nonetheless, some dedicated fanboy programmers decided to give the lovable lout his own game. Abobo's Big Adventure pits the bald baddie against a who's-who of 8-bit characters (hey, it's Donkey Kong!) in a side-scrolling action game of epic proportions. Sly humor and manic, button-mashing action make this a nostalgic must-play.

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V.20 No.7 | 2/17/2011

video games

Webgame Wednesday: The Great Gatsby

Who says video games aren't educational? That they're for basement-dwelling trolls? Why here's a platforming video game based on The Great Gatsby. It's programmed in full 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System style. And it's kind of awesome. You'll feel so literate swigging Martini power ups and destroying all the jazz-crazed partygoers who impede your progress.

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V.19 No.30 |
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Video Games

This Week In Games 7.31.10

From the album Bits by Arman Bohn, a music video developed mainly in Nintendo's free DSiware app, Flipnote Studio.

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V.19 No.24 |

Video Games

This (Huge) Week In Games 6.18.10

Video games' biggest trade show, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), was this week, and the vast majority of game news was centered around the announcement of upcoming titles or tech. It looks like there are some gems amid the rough, and it'll be interesting to see how things pan out in the impending hardware throwdown this Fall.

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V.19 No.18 | 5/6/2010

Video Games

Webgame Wednesday: Greek & Wicked

What if the epic, graphic-intensive God of War games had been made during Nintendo's Game & Watch era? With Greek & Wicked, we get to see Hydra-killing Kratos as a cute li'l LCD character. Knife that Hydra, squash that Hydra, defeat that boss! Repeat.

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Video Games

Webgame Wednesday: Super Mario Bros. Crossover

The original Super Mario Bros. is a certified videogame classic. You've played it hundreds for times. But what if you could play it again ... only with other classic Nintendo characters instead of the plumbing siblings? Yup, some crazy hacker has created Super Mario Bros. Crossover, a flash version of the game retrofitted with characters like Samus from Metroid, Link from The Legend of Zelda, Simon Belmont from Castlevania, Bill R. from Contra and good old Megaman. Now you can use their abilities to blast goombas to Kingdom Come instead of just jumping on them. Good times!

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V.19 No.16 |

Video Games

Ok, NOW I want a Wii

I think I've been avoiding the Wii. Every time I've had the money or been riding the hype wave to a consumergasm, something has gotten in the way. Most often it's been bills that have backed me down, but at least twice (once with a PS3, once with a sweet new video card for my PC) I've had the option to buy one, and somehow gravitated toward something else. I already have a Nintendo DS and a Gamecube, so I'm not exactly averse to having the Nintendo vibe in my life, but something has been keeping me away.

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This Week In Games 4.23.10

At their Captivate 2010 event, Capcom showed off several upcoming games including Dead Rising 2, Lost Planet 2, Marvel Vs Capcom 3 and Super Street Fighter IV.

More Red Dead Redemption multiplayer hotness.

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V.18 No.30 | 7/23/2009

Music to Your Ears

Bud Melvin's Popular Music

What do you get when you mix banjo, 8-bit Nintendo and karaoke? (Aside from a Missourian out on the town in Japan.) You get programmer/picker Bud Melvin’s LP release for Popular Music.

Bud Melvin creates a solo novelty using the banjo and chiptunesmusic produced by older video game and computer systems that generate sound in real time. It’s both retro digital and pastoral, an unlikely combination that interacts with the dynamism of yin and yang. On Sunday, a live collision of Luigi and Jed awaits release party revelers at Ed's Pub, Leisure Bowl's wood-paneled, karaoke-fraught watering hole. The show is free and followed by a night of open karaoke. In the meantime, the Alibi shipped off a few electronic questions to Melvin about the record.

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