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In-Depth: What The (Game) Papers Say - June 2010, Pt. 2 Exclusive 1
by Kevin Gifford [06.24.10]
Magazine veteran Kevin 'Magweasel' Gifford analyzes the last couple weeks' game publications, checking in on timeliness snags, design snafus and an intriguing update on GamePro's revamp efforts.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Opinion: Reviewing Games With Values in Mind Exclusive 19
by Richard Clark [06.23.10]
In this Gamasutra opinion piece, writer Richard Clark examines how gaming's excessive focus on fun can result in "a denial of social responsibility on the part of both player and developer."
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Critical Reception: Activision's Transformers: War for Cybertron 4
by Danny Cowan [06.23.10]
This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to High Moon's Transformers-branded third-person shooter War for Cybertron, which reviews describe as "the best Transformers game yet."
Console/PC, Columns

Saling The World: Mario Galaxy 2, Xenoblade Head Global Wii Sales  
by Danny Cowan [06.18.10]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled Amazon.com charts find Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Xenoblade on top of the worldwide Wii charts, as Red Dead Redemption and Episodes from Liberty City lead on competing platforms stateside.
Console/PC, Columns

Release This: Toy Story 3 Premieres Stateside, UK Gets Peace Walker  
by Danny Cowan [06.14.10]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings Toy Story 3 to multiple platforms in North America, while the UK receives Konami's Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.
Console/PC, Columns

Saling The World: MGS: Peace Walker Leads Domestic PSP Charts  
by Danny Cowan [06.11.10]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled Amazon.com charts find Final Fantasy XIII outselling Super Mario Galaxy 2 Stateside after a recent price drop, as Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker tops PSP sales in its debut week.
Console/PC, Columns

Critical Reception: Konami's Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker  
by Danny Cowan [06.09.10]
This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to Konami's PSP Metal Gear Solid sequel Peace Walker, which reviews describe as "one of the greatest games in the entire Metal Gear franchise."
Columns

Release This: Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Premieres Stateside  
by Danny Cowan [06.07.10]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Green Day: Rock Band, and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 to retailers in North America.
Console/PC, Columns

Saling The World: Mario Galaxy 2 Heads Charts in U.S. and Japan  
by Danny Cowan [06.04.10]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled Amazon.com charts find Super Mario Galaxy 2 maintaining its multiplatform lead in North America and Japan, while Red Dead Redemption stays on top in the UK.
Console/PC, Columns

Opinion: Where Have All The Good PC Casual Games Gone? Exclusive 12
by Joel Brodie [06.03.10]
Gamezebo founder Joel Brodie examines the effects of a vicious price war on PC downloadable casual games, suggesting that the segment is in "dire shape", and may only get worse without major changes.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Critical Reception: Activision's Blur 1
by Danny Cowan [06.02.10]
This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to Bizarre Creations' combat racer Blur, which reviews describe as "a unique, if not necessarily transcendental, kind of chaotic fun."
Console/PC, Columns

Saling The World: Mario Galaxy 2 Overtakes Red Dead in U.S. 5
by Danny Cowan [05.28.10]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled Amazon.com charts find Super Mario Galaxy 2 heading cross-platform sales in North America, while Red Dead Redemption stays on top in the UK.
Console/PC, Columns

Analysis: M.I.A.'s Born Free, And Violence As A Tool 24
by Kris Graft [05.28.10]
Inspired by British songwriter M.I.A.'s explicit video for the song Born Free, Gamasutra senior news editor Kris Graft says violence is a powerful tool that is typically taken for granted in video games.
Console/PC, Columns

Critical Reception: Nintendo's Super Mario Galaxy 2 5
by Danny Cowan [05.26.10]
This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to Nintendo's much-awaited Super Mario Galaxy 2, a Wii sequel that reviews describe as "a veritable creativity bomb, a megaton explosion of new ideas."
Console/PC, Columns

Release This: Super Mario Galaxy 2, UFC 2010 Arrives Stateside  
by Danny Cowan [05.24.10]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings Super Mario Galaxy 2, Blur and UFC Undisputed 2010 to North America, while the UK gets Alpha Protocol and Samurai Warriors 3.
Console/PC, Columns

Saling The World: Red Dead Redemption Tops US, UK Charts 1
by Danny Cowan [05.21.10]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled Amazon.com charts find Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption leading multiplatform software sales in North America and the UK, as Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 stays on top in Japan.
Console/PC, Columns

Analysis: Being Characters In Game Worlds Exclusive 9
by Lewis Denby [05.19.10]
UK writer Lewis Denby mulls the nature of player characters in games, and the extent to which we really become these characters while we're immersed in their worlds.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Critical Reception: Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption  
by Danny Cowan [05.19.10]
This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to the Western-themed sandbox adventure title Red Dead Redemption, which reviews describe as "arguably Rockstar's finest effort to date."
Console/PC, Columns

Release This: Alan Wake, Red Dead Redemption Premiere Stateside  
by Danny Cowan [05.17.10]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings Alan Wake, Red Dead Redemption, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, and Split/Second to retailers in North America.
Console/PC, Columns

Saling The World: 3D Dot Game Heroes Leads U.S. PS3 Charts 1
by Danny Cowan [05.14.10]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled Amazon.com charts find 3D Dot Game Heroes heading domestic PlayStation 3 software sales, as Alan Wake is off to a strong start in the UK.
Console/PC, Columns