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And Yet...

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The indie game And Yet It Moves was recently released on Steam and Greenhouse. It's a platformer in which you puzzle your way through the levels by jumping and falling, with the ability to rotate the world itself in four different directions. 

Twitter Teaches Typing

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Things I learned while playing Twitter-based typing game Fast 140 for the past half hour (in no particular order).

Sole Survivor or Hero?

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Get Fit Remotely

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OK, I'll admit I'm a bit late to the party on this one, but I just saw this "accessory" for the Wii called the Riiflex. It gives new meaning to Wii Fit. The company that makes these is Power Play and they offer a 2-pound and 4-pound pair of dumbbells. The company is taking preorders for them and the weights should start shipping this summer.

Memories from D&D

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It was revealed yesterday that Dave Arneson, a co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons, died at the age of 61. Gary Gygax, the other co-creator, died last March. I had chatted with and interviewed Gygax numerous times, but I had never had the pleasure of picking Arneson's brain. Their collaborative effort is a big reason thousands of people have gotten into playing games, developing games and writing fantasy fiction.

Troll Free Hotline: Civil Conversations

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If you haven't had the chance to check out Gus Mastrapa's review of The Godfather II I urge you to do so, because it's an excellent read with some important points about making games based on movies that many people consider sacred cows.

Birds of a Feather

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The Best Clone You Can Be: Hero's Arms

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   It's one thing to be a clone but it is quite another to do it well. Bezerk Studios' Hero's Arms is undoubtedly a clone of Zelda, but combines the experience system of Zelda II: Link to the Past with the graphical style of Zelda to create a fun little throw-away game.

Turn Classic Movies Into Gaming Gold!

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Inspired by Gus’ pained review of the Godfather II, I realized that if you can’t beat ’em, join ‘em.
 
So, hey, big name videogame companies! Here’s my picks for some classic films that desperately need games.

Billy Mitchell v. Steve Wiebe: The Ali-Frazier of Videogames

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King of Kong star Steve "World's Nicest Guy" Wiebe will once again battle Billy Mitchell and his magnificent hair helmet at this year's E3.

http://www.thegamereviews.com/story-3021-Steve-Wiebe-to-Take-on-Billy-Mitchell-at-E3.html

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