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Nerd Music: They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants
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They Might Be Giants is an “alternative-rock” group that has been around since 1982. Starting out with members John Flansburgh, John Linnell, and…a drum machine, the band eventually recruited more members and found success with their first full albums “They Might Be Giants” and “Lincoln.” You’ve probably heard They Might Be Giants before, even if you didn’t realize it.

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Are They or Aren’t They?: Daken

This week’s installment of “Are they or Aren’t They?” will be focused on a character in the Marvel Universe. The second this feature started, I knew I wanted to do him (hur dur), so there’s no time like the present. While there are many explicitly gay characters like Wiccan, Hulking, Northstar, and Karma, the one getting the spotlight here is Wolverine’s ambiguously gay son, Akihiro, who goes by the name Daken and was the Dark Wolverine during the past year’s mega storylines/events Dark Reign and Siege.

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Forum Buzz Highlight: Kinect

With Microsoft’s Press Conference at E3 yesterday, people were talking about their biggest announcement. The Kinect

  • I think it’s a terrible name, and to go with the announcement is an equally terrible console redesign. I really don’t like the angularity…but then I have no intentions on ever buying it
  • I’m indifferent to the design but I actually really like the name.
  • Yeah, however… I do actually like the name too.
    But, I guess that doesn’t matter.
    Hmm, I mean if things continue to go on like they are… Every great KINECT title I would want to get would be available for PC or PS3.

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XBox 360’s Dance Central

Today, Microsoft kicked off the E3 festivities with it’s press conference.  During the segment focused on their hands-free motion controller, Kinect, we got a peek at the next rhythm game coming from Harmonix (Rockband, Guitar Hero 1&2), Dance Central.  Using the camera’s motion tracking abilities, you control your character as you make your way through a sequence of dance moves, strung together as one routine to tracks by Lady Gaga, No Doubt, Bell Biv DeVoe, etc. Here’s the short and glossy release snippet. Live demo from the press conference is after the jump:

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XBox 360's Dance Central

Today, Microsoft kicked off the E3 festivities with it’s press conference.  During the segment focused on their hands-free motion controller, Kinect, we got a peek at the next rhythm game coming from Harmonix (Rockband, Guitar Hero 1&2), Dance Central.  Using the camera’s motion tracking abilities, you control your character as you make your way through a sequence of dance moves, strung together as one routine to tracks by Lady Gaga, No Doubt, Bell Biv DeVoe, etc. Here’s the short and glossy release snippet. Live demo from the press conference is after the jump: