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Online gaming power Steam disses Windows 8, pushes Linux

US best-selling games of 2012 announced

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Lots of people are hearing the call of duty, not so many the call of original games...Just for a bit of fun, here are the top ten best-selling games in the US from 2012. This is based on data from retail analyst NPD Group, drawn from sales of physical goods...
US best-selling games of 2012 announced
Google Says Gamers Are Searching For Their Favorite Titles More, And Earlier, Than Ever

Why Diablo 3′s always-online DRM is a good thing

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Diablo 3 has now been available worldwide for a week. In true, zealous, Blizzard-super-fan style, the end boss on the hardest difficulty setting has already been defeated. We don’t know the exact number of Diablo 3 sales, but with some 2 million pre-orders, we’re talking about one of the fastest-selling...
Why Diablo 3′s always-online DRM is a good thing

Jade Raymond on Splinter Cell, PlayStation 4 and the inevitable future of microtransactions

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We talk to the head of Ubisoft's rapidly growing Toronto Studio about the latest Splinter Cell title, Blacklist, and the changes currently overtaking the industryThis week, industry insiders from all over the world are converging on the annual Game Developers Conference in sunny San Francisco. This enormous get-together is where...
Jade Raymond on Splinter Cell, PlayStation 4 and the inevitable future of microtransactions
Minecraft's Notch on earning $101M in 2012: 'It's weird as f--'

PS Vita to sell 12.4 million units in 2012, says analyst

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Research firm Strategy Analytics sees a good year for Sony's Vita handheld console, despite slow sales in JapanUS market intelligence firm Strategy Analytics has predicted that Sony will sell 12.4 million Vitas this year – as long as the price is dropped at some point. The handheld console, launched yesterday...
PS Vita to sell 12.4 million units in 2012, says analyst
Playstation Vita could make $2.2 billion this year, if given essential price cut

Utah gaming development studio head sent to jail

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Ex-chief and head of defunct game development company Sensory Sweep Studios has been incarcerated for the criminal charge of failure to pay employees. David M. Rushton, head of the firm, owes $1.2 million in a criminal case in Utah for non-payment of wages to what at one point was over...
Utah gaming development studio head sent to jail

The PlayStation Vita Is One Gorgeous-Looking Gadget (SNE, T)

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Sony is at a crossroads. On one hand, it's putting a big bet on Android and smartphones. It's selling games from the PlayStation Network that will work on Android devices and it's building PlayStation phones. On the other hand, Sony is placing a huge bet on its newest portable...
The PlayStation Vita Is One Gorgeous-Looking Gadget (SNE, T)
Xbox 360 is the top-selling console in U.S. for 20th straight month

NPD: Xbox 360 marks 28 straight months atop U.S. market; industry sales sink 25%

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Will the Xbox be sold in China soon? Just days before we get our first look at the next-generation Xbox, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 continues to dominate the U.S. video game industry. The latest numbers from NPD market research firm are out and the Xbox 360 was the top-selling console in...
NPD: Xbox 360 marks 28 straight months atop U.S. market; industry sales sink 25%

Hands on: Fling Joystick for iPad and other tablets

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The Fling Joystick for iPad is one of the more interesting accessories available for the iPad and other tablets. With the graphics capabilities of tablets approaching console quality, the biggest hurdle facing in-depth gaming on capacitive touchscreen devices is the lack of physical controls. Similar comments were of course leveled...
Hands on: Fling Joystick for iPad and other tablets

Facebook may partner with carriers for mobile payments

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Facebook may be willing to share some of its revenues with mobile carriers. Bret Taylor, the company's CTO, said in commentary on Monday that the social networking giant might be interested in giving a portion of the payments it received from selling games and music to the mobile service providers...
Facebook may partner with carriers for mobile payments

Call of Duty: Black Ops II - review

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Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Activision, cert: 18, out nowUndoubtedly destined to be one of the biggest-selling games of 2012, Black Ops II has been under the spotlight since the announcement of its release in February. Developer Treyarch has offered up a great soupy mess of a title, a comically gruff...
Call of Duty: Black Ops II - review

EA Shares Slip 9% In After-Hours As The Company Forecasts Losses For The Quarter

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EA shares slipped 9.5 percent in after-hours trading to $13.70 as the company said it expected losses of 40 to 45 cents a share for the next quarter. It said it expects to make $4.1 billion for the year and will lose 16 to 36 cents a share, on a...
EA Shares Slip 9% In After-Hours As The Company Forecasts Losses For The Quarter

With Kinect, Skyrim’s Dragon Shouts are easier to bellow (hands-on)

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Microsoft’s Kinect motion-sensing system is making its way into hardcore games, but not in the way everyone thought. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, one of the hottest-selling games from the fall, will exploit the voice-recognition feature in Kinect so that you can more easily navigate through the game’s complex interface....
With Kinect, Skyrim’s Dragon Shouts are easier to bellow (hands-on)
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