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Colleges Offering Video Game Studies

From Yahoo!:

Playing video games is no longer just a pastime of young boys. Now it’s also homework for American college students.

Thanks to the growing place of games in mainstream entertainment, universities across the nation are now offering classes in video game design, hoping to teach students skills for a career in a business that now generates roughly as much revenue as Hollywood’s domestic box office receipts.

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Counter-Strike

My copy of Counter-Strike for the X-Box hadn’t arrived yet in the mail, so I rented a copy from the local Blockbuster this weekend. Have to say they did a kick-ass job of bringing it over from the PC world. The control layout are fairly intuitive, so it didn’t take too long to get up to speed. Of course, I’m still getting my ass handed to me by some of the young punks online. Later this week, I’m going to take out my frustration on Lee, when he finally has the courage to show himself online. I’m calling you out, ya yella-belly punk!

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X-Box Counter-Strike Hands-On Impressions

From Gamespot.com:

There’s no greater anomaly in the world of gaming than Counter-Strike. What began as a grassroots mod, literally created in a dorm room, has become the most widely played PC action game on the Internet–in just a few short years. This Christmas, Microsoft and Valve will bring the experience to console gamers for the first time via Xbox Live.
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