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July 26, 2014 | NPR · Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they've taken a sideline role. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Beirut.
 

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Jun 20, 2014 — The World Cup is on, a festival of amazing teamwork and theatric tribalism. Billions of humans love soccer. Are games a mark of intelligence, something we should expect to find across the cosmos?
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May 21, 2014 — Who doesn't like a contest, especially if it lets you prove that you're smarter than your peers? When doctors played a game that tests their knowledge, patients' blood pressure control improved.
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Jan 22, 2014 — Nidhogg is a frenetic, two-player sword-dueling game that harkens back to the old days of competitive arcade games when players jockeyed for position in both the physical world and a virtual one.
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Jan 14, 2014 — The game Continue?9876543210 explores what happens in the final moments in a video game character's life and their ultimate deletion from the system that spawned them.
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Jan 7, 2014 — Desktop Dungeons is like Minesweeper in bed with chess and wrapped in a warm blanket of Dungeons and Dragons. In just 15 minutes, you can explore a dungeon, fight monsters and find wonderful treasures.
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Dec 31, 2013 — The independent gaming market has been growing by leaps and bounds over the past several years, and 2013 was no different. As the year draws to a close, we look back at some interesting titles that might have passed you by.
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Dec 17, 2013 — In Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, siblings journey to find a cure for their ailing father. Their adventure begins in their tiny village, but they soon find themselves traversing a vast, beautifully rendered world flecked with the dark notes of Grimm and filled with fairy-tale-like characters.
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Jul 19, 2011 — Walking away from a game show with some money in hand is a lot better than some of the alternatives. If you take a look at some of the more embarrassing moments on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, you'll see.
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Apr 12, 2011 — NPR's new Facebook app
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May 21, 2010 — We review Sushi Cat, a dumb but wonderful online game.
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