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  1. Six Picks for the Week of November 15-21

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    Published: November 14, 2010
    This week's picks include a memoir from one of rap's biggest stars, two potentially great new videogames, and the longest version of "Avatar" yet. Oh, and there's some kid named Harry.
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops Inside the Reviews

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    Published: November 10, 2010
    The first title in Activision's popular series of shooters to be set during the Cold War, "Black Ops" is also one of the best-reviewed Call of Duty installments to date, thanks to a more developed storyline and continued improvements to a wealth of multiplayer modes. Find out what reviewers like and don't like about the new game.
  3. Six Picks for the Week of November 8-14

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    Published: November 7, 2010
    The upcoming week sees the return of Conan O'Brien to late night, a sweet soul album from Cee-Lo Green, the latest shooter in the Call of Duty franchise, and a new documentary about Industrial Light & Magic. Get all of this week's picks inside.
  4. Hardware Review: Microsoft Kinect

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    Published: November 4, 2010
    Today marks the launch of Kinect, the new controller-free motion-control system for Microsoft's Xbox 360 console. Is it a game changer, or just a gimmicky novelty? We sample the reviews from dozens of critics.
  5. Six Picks for the Week of November 1-7

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    Published: October 31, 2010
    This week's picks revolve around movement (or a lack thereof), whether it is gamers ditching their controllers and dancing in front of their Xbox 360s, Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis taking an unlikely road trip, a comedian moving from late night to primetime and back, or a desperate hiker who cannot move at all. As the star of this week's DVD pick might say, "No flipping."
  6. iPhone/iPad Games Guide: What to Buy This Month

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    Published: October 28, 2010
    October's best-reviewed new iPad and iPhone games range from the intense first-person shooter "Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus" to the casual game hit "Cut the Rope." Plus, find out why the new "Sonic" title disappointed critics.
  7. Ranked: Best and Worst Horror Videogames

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    Published: October 25, 2010
    Our Horror Week continues with a look at some of the best and worst horror videogames ever released, from "BioShock" to "Left 4 Dead." Plus, vote on your all-time favorite horror game series.
  8. Six Picks for the Week of October 25-31

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    Published: October 24, 2010
    Our 6 Tricks -- er, Picks -- this Halloween week include television treats like "The Walking Dead" and "Dead Set," a rally that may or may not trigger fear, a thrill-inducing Blu-ray trilogy, and two new videogames that look to be far from horrific. Where we're going, we don't need roads.
  9. Six Picks for the Week of October 18-24

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    Published: October 17, 2010
    This week, a "Wire" actor switches sides -- and continents -- for a new British crime drama, while Jon Stewart hosts a comedy benefit. There's also a new album from Kings of Leon, two potentially good new videogames, and a sequel to "Paranormal Activity."
  10. Six Picks for the Week of October 11-17

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    Published: October 10, 2010
    This week, a new book chronicles the making of everyone's favorite Star Wars film, while movies "Red" and "Jackass 3D" bring different types of action to the big screen. There's also a new Oscar contender, a live sitcom, and modern warfare from the "Medal of Honor" franchise.
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