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I'm totally addicted to the video game Katamari Damacy (pictured above), but I'm not sure if I'll ever want to watch people play it on TV. Namco Limited hide caption

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I'm totally addicted to the video game Katamari Damacy (pictured above), but I'm not sure if I'll ever want to watch people play it on TV.

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Here's how the super-hip producers of Day to Day are working on a story that they described this way:

"Poker on television? That's soooooo five minutes ago! This fall everyone's gonna be watching people play video games on TV."

Hmph. Though I am a much bigger fan of video games than I am of poker (OMG, I'm totally addicted to Katamari Damacy -- the most surreal and awesome game ever), and though I concede that I sometimes get some entertainment out of watching people play video games (Lego Star Wars is so cute!), I'm still not sold on the idea that this will be the next hot thing. Perhaps Madeleine Brand's interview Monday will convince me.

And while we're talking about the multibillion-dollar gaming industry (which rivals the bucks taken in by the movie biz), check out this story in Wired about a guy who is hosting a late-night talk show from inside a massive multiplayer video game. Course, he has to have members of his crew cover him during the interviews to fend off enemy ambushes.

And you thought having an iPod made you cool.