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Violence and guns in best-selling video games – interactive. In Pictures: The Art Of Video Games @ The Smithsonian - Welcome To The Art Of Video Games. The history of video games is relatively brief; the first examples were created in the early 1970s.

In Pictures: The Art Of Video Games @ The Smithsonian - Welcome To The Art Of Video Games

Because the medium is still so new, we have the pleasure of examining gaming with some of its most prominent highlights fresh in our own memories. It was only a matter of time before video games started being thought of as art, and the first exhibition showcasing graphics, technology, and storytelling recently premiered at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Tom’s Hardware was on-hand to witness this extraordinary event. Photo: © Conway Yen; Some images in this article supplied by and copyright Conway Yen.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl - WII. From WikiCheats Platforms: Nintendo Wii Release Date: 3/9/2008 Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Nintendo Modes Subspace Emissary General Strategies Challenges.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl - WII

Returning to World of Warcraft to play Cataclysm. You haven't played WoW in years -- but then you got a whiff of the expansion.

Returning to World of Warcraft to play Cataclysm

Now you're itching to play again, but you're completely lost. So much has changed. Corrupted Blood incident. The Corrupted Blood debuff being spread amongst characters in Ironforge, one of World of Warcraft′s in-game cities.

Corrupted Blood incident

The spell, intended to last only seconds and function only within the new area of Zul'Gurub, soon spread across the virtual world by way of a bug that allowed pets and minions to take the affliction out of its intended confines. By both accidental and purposeful intent, a pandemic ensued that quickly killed lower-level characters and annoyed higher-leveled ones, drastically changing normal gameplay, as players did what they could to avoid infection. Despite measures such as programmer-imposed quarantines, and the players' abandoning of densely populated cities (or even just not playing the game), the epidemic was finally controlled with a combination of patches and resets of the virtual world. The conditions and reactions of the event attracted the attention of epidemiologists for its implications of how human populations could react to a real-world epidemic.

Controller prototype stretches thumbs for extra feedback — www.joystiq.com. By Richard Mitchell on Mar 6th 2012 11:00PM Video game feedback systems haven't changed dramatically since the implementation of "rumble" over a decade ago.

Controller prototype stretches thumbs for extra feedback — www.joystiq.com

Engineers at the University of Utah hope to change that with a new kind of controller. Indie time travel RTS Achron enters our timeline August 29. We still don't understand how the time-shifting RTS game Achron works -- the concepts of rewinding, summoning reinforcements for things that haven't happened yet, and whatever other kind of chrono-frippery Hazardous Software has put into the game are well, well over our heads.

Indie time travel RTS Achron enters our timeline August 29

The best way to understand Achron, we suspect, is to play it, which you'll be able to do starting August 29. Hazardous sent Joystiq a note letting us know the new date -- a note we suspect arrived from a future in which the game is already out, hence the certainty of the date. Mario Kart Wii, How to Unlock Everything - Tips, Tricks, Walkthroughs, and More. Obviously, spoilers below… Make Sure to Visit our Forums to discuss Mario Kart unlockables, secrets, and ask for help More Mario Kart Info on NintendoFuse: Starting Characters Baby Mario Baby Peach Toad Koopa Mario Luigi Yoshi Peach Wario Waluigi Donkey Kong Bowser + enlarge, photo by SpikeyNDS.

Mario Kart Wii, How to Unlock Everything - Tips, Tricks, Walkthroughs, and More

League of Legends - Free Online Game. The 10 Best Wii Games, Feature Story from GamePro. Kinect vs Move vs Wii: A buyer's guide, Feature Story from GamePro. Rock Band vs. Guitar Hero, Round 2. You wanna rock.

Rock Band vs. Guitar Hero, Round 2

But between Rock Band 2 and Guitar Hero World Tour, there's a bona fide battle of the bands going on as the holidays approach. Both games promise arena-filling rock-god dreams, and both are good--so let's take a look at what makes each game tick.

Portal

Starcraft. 16-year-old Makes Working Scientific Calculator in Minecraft. It's a working graphing calculator inside Minecraft.

16-year-old Makes Working Scientific Calculator in Minecraft

Doh. To be honest, some of us barely have enough time to build a pyramid or towering 8-bit video game character in Minecraft much less a gigantic, functional machine that can be used here in the real world.