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Video Games Gave Him The Chance To Prove He Is American Video Games Gave Him The Chance To Prove He Is American

Video games aren’t what kept José Muñoz in his parents’ basement for much of the past seven years, slipping into depression. They aren’t why the former honor roll student dropped out of college, and they aren’t why he couldn’t get a job. Video games aren’t what sent him to a therapist’s couch, and video games aren’t…

Long Gone Long Gone

My first job out of college, I was fired. I used two words with my editor that proved career limiting. I have quit with no notice; I've given two weeks and had cake on my last day. I've signed paperwork at the long conference room table twice. And I've had a farewell so tearful I wore sunglasses as I said goodbye.

Guacamelee! is coming to the Wii U, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox 360 as Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition. This version includes all previous DLC for the game and adds some new levels and boss battles. No word yet on a release date, other than "coming soon."

Kids' 'Call of Duty Bomb' Gets Their Neighbors Evacuated at 3 a.m. Kids' 'Call of Duty Bomb' Gets Their Neighbors Evacuated at 3 a.m.

Some kids in Pennsylvania made a prop bomb they were using when they played a real-life game of Call of Duty out in the yard. This is why you don't leave your toys laying around outside, boys. A neighbor found it, didn't know what the hell it was, and a very real bomb squad evacuated several people.

Titanfall Will Add Paid DLC—and a Season Pass to Get It All Titanfall Will Add Paid DLC—and a Season Pass to Get It All

Titanfall will get both free and paid downloadable content, and the latter will be available through a season pass subscription, Respawn Entertainment's co-founder said yesterday in an interview with GameSpot.

Peggle 2 launches on Xbox 360 on May 7, Popcap said this morning. This version of the game will add a multiplayer Duel Mode.

The maker of Battlefield 4 has posted another long account of what it is doing to fix problems in the game. "We are working on fixing glitches in your immediate interactions with the game world: the way you move and shoot, the feedback when you're hit, and the way other players' actions are shown on your screen."

Carmen Sandiego and Myst Among Huge Collection Donated to Museum Carmen Sandiego and Myst Among Huge Collection Donated to Museum

The original publisher of household names such as Myst, Prince of Persia and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego is donating its software library and corporate records to the museum known as the home of the National Toy Hall of Fame.

Fez is coming to all PlayStation platforms on March 25. Polytron's indie hit is a cross-buy offering, meaning the copy you buy for PS3, PS4, or PS Vita is good on all the other devices, and save files may be shared among them.

Cortana has a Different Look on the Windows Phone Cortana has a Different Look on the Windows Phone

Cortana, the digital consigliere coming to Windows Phone 8.1, won't be represented by the light blue apparition of a woman. Cortana will, appropriately enough, be a halo.

The Week in Games: Humble Folks Without Temptation The Week in Games: Humble Folks Without Temptation

This week we're going down to South Park to have ourselves a time. Other releases include the next episode of The Walking Dead: Season Two and hot damn, some simulation farmin', hell yeah.

Jon Bois of SB Nation, famed for his "Breaking Madden" series, tried to create a basketball game with Garry's Mod. You can see the ... results here.

Imagining Lyrics to Metroid Imagining Lyrics to Metroid

Video games comedian Brentalfloss has had a long-running "What if video game songs had lyrics?" gag. His first, Mega Man 2, I featured five years ago, and we all had a great laugh. But now, with Metroid—one of gaming's most beloved soundtracks—he and vocalist Alysha Umphress play it straight, and get it right.

Twitch Plays Pokémon is back, and now they're playing Pokémon Crystal. I know the feeling, and the need to keep your friends together and a good thing going. But it's never as good as the first time. Still, if you want to watch, here it is.

Here's a Song Made From Jeff Goldblum's Ridiculous Jurassic Park Laugh Here's a Song Made From Jeff Goldblum's Ridiculous Jurassic Park Laugh

So, first, watch this, which is Jeff Goldblum (as chaos theory mathematician Ian Malcom) snickering? chortling? snortling? chickering? in 1993's Jurassic Park. Not exactly a meme, but hold onto your butts, it's gonna be one, big time.

Danish Firm Buying Duke Nukem's Original Studio [Update] Danish Firm Buying Duke Nukem's Original Studio [Update]

3D Realms, the beleaguered original developer of Duke Nukem Forever, will be acquired by a Danish firm that had been set to publish a new Duke Nukem game until both were sued last week by Gearbox Software.

Reminder: No 'Shop Contest today, if you're looking for that. Owen's not here next week.

Sunday Comics: Served With a Smile Sunday Comics: Served With a Smile

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