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Analysis: The Design And Spiritual Evolution Of No More Heroes 2 Exclusive 4
by Leigh Alexander [02.08.10]
Is a better-designed game really "better" -- and what does that really mean? Gamasutra's Leigh Alexander takes a look at how Grasshopper Manufacture's No More Heroes 2 evolves on its predecessor.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Release This: BioShock 2, Dante's Inferno Arrive Stateside  
by Danny Cowan [02.08.10]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings BioShock 2 and Dante's Inferno to North America, while Japan gets MadWorld and Zangeki no Reginleiv.
Console/PC, Columns

Saling The World: Just Dance Leads Multiplatform Sales in U.S. and UK  
by Danny Cowan [02.05.10]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled Amazon.com charts find Ubisoft's Just Dance at the top of the multiplatform charts in North America and Europe, as Dragon Quest VI and God Eater head weekly sales in Japan.
Console/PC, Columns

Critical Reception: Grasshopper Manufacture's No More Heroes 2 4
by Danny Cowan [02.03.10]
This week's Critical Reception examines online reaction to Grasshopper Manufacture's No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle, described as "a decidedly lo-fi marriage between grime and prodigy."
Console/PC, Columns

Release This: Star Trek Online, White Knight Chronicles Debut in U.S.  
by Danny Cowan [02.01.10]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings Star Trek Online and White Knight Chronicles stateside, as Dante's Inferno gets an early UK release.
Console/PC, Columns

Saling The World: Mass Effect 2 Leads Domestic Multiplatform Sales 1
by Danny Cowan [01.29.10]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled Amazon.com charts find BioWare's Mass Effect 2 heading software sales across all platforms in North America, as End of Eternity overtakes Final Fantasy XIII in Japan.
Console/PC, Columns

Critical Reception: Electronic Arts/BioWare's Mass Effect 2 2
by Danny Cowan [01.27.10]
This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to BioWare's awaited sci-fi RPG sequel Mass Effect 2, which reviews describe as "vivid, dramatic and characterful."
Console/PC, Columns

Release This: Mass Effect 2, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Debut Worldwide 2
by Danny Cowan [01.25.10]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings Mass Effect 2, MAG, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, and No More Heroes 2 to retailers in North America.
Console/PC, Columns

Critical Reception: Capcom, Airtight Games' Dark Void 10
by Danny Cowan [01.20.10]
This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to Capcom's sci-fi action-adventure game Dark Void, which reviews describe as "an ambitious project that just didn't make it off the ground."
Console/PC, Columns

Release This: Dark Void, Glory of Heracles Hit U.S. Shores  
by Danny Cowan [01.18.10]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings Capcom's Dark Void and Nintendo's Glory of Heracles stateside, while Japan gets Valkyria Chronicles 2.
Console/PC, Columns

Saling The World: Just Dance Heads Wii Sales in U.S. and UK  
by Danny Cowan [01.15.10]
Gamasutra's custom compiled Amazon charts find Ubisoft's Just Dance leading Wii software in North America and Europe, while Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep tops all sales in Japan.
Console/PC, Columns

Critical Reception: EA Montreal's Army of Two: The 40th Day 5
by Danny Cowan [01.14.10]
This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to EA Montreal's Army of Two sequel The 40th Day, which reviews describe as "the very definition of big dumb fun."
Console/PC, Columns

Analysis: Sonic's Game Design Influence Exclusive 6
by Andrew Vanden Bossche [01.13.10]
In this analysis, Gamasutra looks at how Sonic the Hedgehog's speed-driven design encouraged replay, and explore how the 16-bit classic has influenced contemporary design.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Release This: Army of Two: The 40th Day Debuts in North America 2
by Danny Cowan [01.11.10]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings Army of Two: The 40th Day and Vancouver 2010 stateside, as Japan gets Batman: Arkham Asylum and Last Window.
Console/PC, Columns

Analysis: The Conundrum of Final Fantasy XIII Exclusive 44
by Christian Nutt [01.08.10]
Gamasutra's Christian Nutt has played Final Fantasy XIII and predicts it will be 2010's most polarizing game. He explores what's left when "RPG elements" are removed from an RPG.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Saling The World: Wii Fit Plus, EA Sports Active Lead New Year's Sales  
by Danny Cowan [01.08.10]
Gamasutra's latest custom-compiled Amazon.com charts find EA Sports Active and Wii Fit Plus heading Nintendo Wii sales in the United States, while Final Fantasy XIII maintains its lead in Japan.
Console/PC, Columns

Opinion: When Is A Game 'Not A Game?' Exclusive 24
by Lewis Denby [01.07.10]
How much interactivity do games need to be called 'games'? Writer Lewis Denby explores the fine line in this opinion piece, seeking to define what separates games from other entertainment forms.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Critical Reception: Sega/PlatinumGames' Bayonetta 11
by Danny Cowan [01.06.10]
This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to Sega's stylish, cinematic shooter Bayonetta, which reviews describe as "about as good as it gets."
Console/PC, Columns

Release This: Divinity II: Ego Draconis Headlines Slow Week  
by Danny Cowan [12.28.09]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores a slow post-holiday week that nonetheless brings Larian's Divinity II: Ego Draconis and The Magic Obelisk for WiiWare to North America.
Console/PC, Columns

Critical Reception: FF Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers 3
by Danny Cowan [12.23.09]
This week's Critical Reception examines online reaction to Square's latest Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles game for Wii, which reviews describe as "an interesting offering with some great concepts."
Console/PC, Columns