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Video game industry capitalizing on writers’ strike

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As the Hollywood writers strike drags toward 2008, the video game industry is hoping a lack of fresh episodes in prime-time could motivate more people to pick up video game controllers instead of remotes — especially with the millions of Wiis and copies of “Call of Duty 4″ under Christmas trees this holiday season.

Last time the writers went on the picket line, the big gaming competition came from Tetris. Now that games have powerful narrative components and blockbuster movie visual effects, gamers have other ways to spend their time than watching reruns. “Call of Duty 4″ screen grab…

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