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50 Cent Brings the Massacre to the Middle East in New Video Game

July 9, 2008 9:10 AM ET

Here's the pitch, video gamers: 50 Cent plays a concert in the Middle East. Instead of being paid in cash, he receives a diamond-encrusted skull. Angry "evil-doers" take 50's booty, so Fiddy and his loyal G Unit start a second Operation Desert Storm to get it back. That's essentially the plotline for the upcoming 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand. And judging by the trailer above, it looks like Apocalypse Now or Die Trying. If we had just dropped Curtis in Baghdad, mission would definitely be accomplished by now, plus we all know 50 can take a bullet or two. We really can't get over how awesome the game looks; 50 could have mailed it in like he did with the latest G Unit album, but instead this is something we'd actually want to play. The game — for both Playstation 3 and XBox 306 — will hit stores in November, instantly making it priority number one on our Black Friday shopping lists.

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“Money For Nothing”

Dire Straits | 1984

Mark Knopfler wrote this song with Sting, and it wasn’t without controversy. The Dire Straits frontman's original lyric used the word “faggot” to describe a singer who got their “money for nothing and their chicks for free.” Even though the slur was edited out in many versions, the band, and Knopfler, still took plenty of criticism for the term. “I got an objection from the editor of a gay newspaper in London--he actually said it was below the belt,” Knopfler told Rolling Stone. Still, "Money For Nothing," undoubtedly augmented by its innovative early computer-animated video, stayed at Number One for three weeks.

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