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  • Editorial: Music games are dead, long live music games
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    Activision Blizzard may have pulled the plug on Guitar Hero this week, but the music genre can still survive. Music game aficionado Dave Rudden pontificates on how Rock Band–with the help of a few other arms of the gaming and music industries–can save it.

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  • Kinect Revolutionizing Robotics
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    HizookRobotics writes “The Bilibot Project, an open-source robot platform based on Microsoft’s Kinect, was just announced by MIT researcher Garratt Gallagher on Hizook.com. Bilibot is just the first in what will likely be a torrent of robots (both hobbyist and professional) utilizing the Kinect. This sentiment was echoed in an essay by Fred Nikgohar, CEO of RoboDynamics, who believes we’ve reached a watershed moment in robotics enabled by cheap 3D (more…)

  • How the NFL turned the Super Bowl into a phenomenon
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    The Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day have nothing on the Super Bowl. Without being an official holiday, the gonzo game has flags, food, friends and drink aplenty — and can claim the largest national TV audiences ever.

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