Earlier this week, gaming blog Kotaku reported that a preliminary slide from a "Rock Band" developer's Game Developers Conference presentation included a reference to an upcoming "Lego Rock Band" game. Since then, people -- including me -- have wondered what in the world a "Lego Rock Band" game would even be like.  Yesterday, a spokesperson for "Rock Band" declined to comment to me on this rumor. If we ever get more word about what happened here, we'll let you know.

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Beating Nintendo to the punch, publisher Ubisoft announced today what may turn out to be the first DS game that includes special features only accessible with a DSi. Read More...

The game publisher is giving people a reason to return to last month's hit, but for a price. Read More...

It's a Lunchtime Video double feature today! Marvel at my tests of DSi-DSLite power cord and stylus compatibility! Gasp at the absurd EA mailing I received from one "M. Corleone!

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The developer of "Brutal Legend" told me why the underwhelming performance of his last game, "Psychonauts," isn't the crisis some fans think it is. Read More...

You're looking at a screenshot of a Wii game that was in heavier rotation last month than just about anything else on the system. That's "Call of Duty: World at War" for the Wii, which was played more than six hours per player in March. Think on that and look below for MTV Multiplayer's newest listing of Wii game usage. We're tracking more than 50 games as played by a pool of over two million Wii owners. Forget sales for a moment and find out just how much people actually play these games. Read More...

I played many games during my three day weekend, and finished three of them: "Deadly Creatures," "House of the Dead Overkill" and "Far Cry 2." I'll have reviews of at least two of them later this week. The standout video game moment for the weekend happened last night. My wife, a friend and I were dining at a Yemeni restaurant in Brooklyn on Atlantic Avenue when I noticed a man behind the cash register showing off the box of a new Nintendo DSi. This was launch day, and he was excited. If the DSi is big in the Yemeni Cafe, then, well, can we conclude it's a big deal? At least it's fun to spot games and game systems in places were one doesn't expect to see them. Oh, and the Yemen Cafe has amazing lamb dishes. Recommended.





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I'm home on "vacation" today, Diary readers. Be nice to Tracey while she manages the blog on her own today (and probably does some post-GDC catching up of her own, too). You can expect a couple of stories from me today anyway, including a "Brutal Legend" impressions piece in a couple of hours. I wrote it yesterday, because today... I won't be working. Well, unless you consider that, technically, playing video games is work. I'm off to go finish "Deadly Creatures"...

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