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  1. South African Artist Busi Mhlongo Dies

    June 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT On the day its national football team plays its second match at the 2010 FIFA World Cup being held here, South Africans awoke to news of the death of musician Busi Mhlongo . The artist from the Kwa-Zulu Natal region - whose track "We Baba Omn ...

  2. @E3: Microsoft's Project Natal Unveiled As Kinect

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Microsoft made big waves at last year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (aka E3) when it previewed a motion capture camera controller dubbed at the time Project Natal. Since then, very little else was discussed - until Sunday night (June 13) on ...

  3. A Look At The Next Wave Of Music-Based Videogames

    June 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The music game genre is not dead. While Activision may have scaled back it’s "Guitar Hero" strategy (mercifully so, say some), a number of smaller developers are coming out with a new twist on the category that leans heavily on teaching ...

  4. Rock Band 3 Is Coming

    March 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rock Band 3 is coming. MTV Games and its development unit Harmonix hope to buck the trend of falling music game sales with the first non-artist-specific addition to the franchise in two years, expected to be released this holiday season. The compa ...

  5. @CES: Ballmer's CES Keynote - Natal, Tablets, Not Much Else

    January 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Microsoft CES Steve Ballmer took the keynote stage at CES last night - his second time since replacing Bill Gates as the face of the company - but ultimately offered very little in the way of new products or services. But a few tidbits emerged tha ...

  6. E3 Briefs: Last.fm, Microsoft, Travis Barker, DJ AM

    June 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Microsoft launched a major effort at the E3 conference to turn the Xbox 360 videogame console into an entertainment hub that spans well beyond videogames. The company will add access to Last.fm , to go live this fall, free of charge for Xbox Li ...

  7. Lira Wins Big At South African Music Awards

    May 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Afro-Soul artist Lira dominated the 15th MTN South African Music Awards, held in the Sun City resort outside of Johannesburg. The Sony Music Entertainment artist's third album, "Soul In Mind," took home the night's big award - ...

  8. South African Jazz Giant Mseleku Dies

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The South African jazz scene is mourning the death of iconic artist, Bheki Mseleku following a long battle with diabetes. In statement, Minister of Arts & Culture in South Africa Pallo Jordan described Mseleku as a "supremely talented cre ...