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Cross-platforming in action: Reality shows become videogames; art films become iPod apps

Two stray, loosely related news items:

-Discovery Communications and videogame developer Crave are teaming up to covert the popular reality series Man Vs. Wild and The Deadliest Catch into games that will be playable on all the major gaming systems. (Yes, but can we get a Man V. Food game? How about Ice Road Truckers?)

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-The National Film Board Of Canada now has its own, fairly impressive iPod app, which allows users to stream documentaries, experimental shorts and cartoons from the NFB archives and—and here's the cool part—download those films to watch offline in an iPod-ready format. The app is free, because in Canada, everything is free. Lousy socialists.

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