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Motion Sickness

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So, all the console hardware manufacturers shone a spotlight on motion control solutions, as Nintendo promised more refinement via the Wii Motion Plus, Microsoft unveiled Project Natal and Sony showed off the working-title Playstation Motion Control. With the Wii’s runaway success, it’s no surprise that Sony and Microsoft are presenting ways of integrating gestural control into their systems.

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Microphone Check, One, Two, One, Two

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While DJ Hero and Scratch: The Ultimate DJ will be battling it out to corner the fake turntable segment of the rhythm game market, MCing–arguably the most recognizable part of hip-hop music–still suffers from a woeful under-representation. Sure, Eidos' Get On Da Mic dribbled out to consoles a few years ago and sundry rap tracks claw their way onto franchises like Konami's Karaoke Revolution (heh, remember them?), Rock Band or Guitar Hero. But, a game wholeheartedly devoted to rap performance hasn't yet broken through to the mainstream.

C'mon, Show Me Some Fight, EA!

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The chemistry for a good press conference remains a tricky formula for corporate entities to figure out. There’s a reason people measure the power players’ presentations against each other during every E3. It’s not just having good product; it’s also about presenting it well. By that measure, Electronic Arts’ initial E3 presentation fell way flat.

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Memo to Nick Torchia: You Are Not Alone

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Attention NYC-based readers!: Warren Spector at NYU right now!

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Can you do Kodu?

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Baiyon, Baiyon, How Does Your Garden Grow?

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The Scott Jones Show: "Don't Be a Four-Letter Word"

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Yesterday, I wrote about GDC made me think about the possible impending loss of my MMO virginity. But, someone actually did lose their virginity at GDC. For the first time ever, Crispy's very own Scott Jones thought up and moderated a panel during this year's conference. I'll be uploading clips over the next day or so. In the one linked below, you'll see John Teti ask a question of the esteemed panel.

Global Agenda and my MMO virginity

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I don’t play MMOs.

In my career as a games writer, I’ve barely written about them. I understand where aspects of the offline RPG and the ones online intersect. I know about the genre from friends and peers, and those same people have helped me become familiar with some of the culture and specifics of various MMO offerings.

Micro = Macro

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