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Analysis: What The (Game) Papers Say - Dec. 2009, Pt. 2  
by Kevin Gifford [12.22.09]
Game magazine veteran Kevin 'Magweasel' Gifford continues his 'What The (Game) Papers Say' round-ups, looking at the month in major game magazines -- from Game Informer to Play and beyond.
Console/PC, Columns

Release This: The Crystal Bearers, GH: Van Halen Premiere in U.S.  
by Danny Cowan [12.21.09]
Gamasutra's latest custom-compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings Guitar Hero: Van Halen and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers to retailers in North America.
Console/PC, Columns

Saling The World: Final Fantasy XIII Heads Japan's Multiplatform Charts 2
by Danny Cowan [12.18.09]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled Amazon.com charts find Final Fantasy XIII topping sales across all platforms in Japan, as Wii Fit Plus and Spirit Tracks lead stateside results.
Console/PC, Columns

Opinion: On Sexualization in Video Games Exclusive 13
by Tom Cross [12.17.09]
In this Gamasutra opinion piece, writer Tom Cross examines reaction to the sexuality of games like Mass Effect and The Ballad of Gay Tony, analyzing why there's so much fear and discomfort with it.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Critical Reception: Konami's Silent Hill: Shattered Memories Exclusive 8
by Danny Cowan [12.16.09]
This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to Konami's Silent Hill remake Shattered Memories, which reviews describe as "a nostalgic love letter addressed to diehard series fans."
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Best of FingerGaming: From Dragon's Lair to H.A.W.X Exclusive  
by Danny Cowan [12.14.09]
Every week, Gamasutra sums up sister iPhone site FingerGaming's top news and reviews for Apple's portable games platform, this time covering Dragon's Lair, H.A.W.X, and Pac-Man Championship Edition.
Columns, Exclusive

Release This: Final Fantasy XIII Premieres in Japan 1
by Danny Cowan [12.14.09]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings Final Fantasy XIII and Daikoukai Jidai Online to Japan, while North America gets EverQuest Underfoot.
Console/PC, Columns

Analysis: How Solium Infernum Raises Hell 2
by Quintin Smith [12.11.09]
In this column, Quintin Smith looks at the innovative design ideas behind underworld PC strategy game and labor of love Solium Infernum, and explains why it's so good -- and thought provoking -- to reign in Hell.
Console/PC, Columns

Saling The World: Spirit Tracks Leads DS Sales in Debut Week  
by Danny Cowan [12.11.09]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled Amazon.com charts find The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks heading the domestic Nintendo DS charts in its first week of release, while New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Tales of Graces lead in Japan.
Console/PC, Columns

Critical Reception: The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks 4
by Danny Cowan [12.09.09]
This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to Nintendo's Phantom Hourglass sequel The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, which reviews describe as "one of the best games in Nintendo's flagship action-adventure series."
Columns

Release This: The Saboteur, Zelda: Spirit Tracks Debut Stateside  
by Danny Cowan [12.07.09]
Gamasutra's latest custom worldwide release list explores a week that brings The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, The Saboteur and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories to retailers in North America.
Console/PC, Columns

Saling The World: New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Modern Warfare 2 Top U.S. Charts  
by Danny Cowan [12.04.09]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled Amazon.com charts find New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 leading holiday sales in North America, as Phantasy Star Portable 2 heads multiplatform results in Japan.
Console/PC, Columns

Critical Reception: James Cameron's Avatar: The Game 5
by Danny Cowan [12.02.09]
This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to Ubisoft Montreal's film-based action title Avatar: The Game, which mixed reviews describe as "dull and forgettable."
Console/PC, Columns

Release This: Avatar Hits U.S., New Super Mario Bros. Wii Debuts In Japan 2
by Danny Cowan [11.30.09]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings James Cameron's Avatar and MX vs. ATV Reflex stateside, while Japan gets New Super Mario Bros Wii and Sengoku Musou 3.
Console/PC, Columns

Critical Reception: Activision's Tony Hawk: RIDE 8
by Danny Cowan [11.25.09]
This week's Critical Reception examines reaction to Activision's skateboard peripheral-bundled Tony Hawk: RIDE, which mixed reviews describe as being "as close to real skating as Guitar Hero is to proper fretwork."
Console/PC, Columns

Release This: Karaoke Revolution Hits US, Japan Gets Layton Sequel  
by Danny Cowan [11.23.09]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings Karaoke Revolution and Madden NFL Arcade to North America, while Japan gets Mushihimesama Futari and a new Layton game.
Console/PC, Columns

Saling The World: Wii Fit Plus, New Super Mario Bros. Wii Head U.S. Sales 3
by Danny Cowan [11.20.09]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled Amazon.com charts find Wii Fit Plus and New Super Mario Bros. Wii leading over Modern Warfare 2 in North America, as Winning Eleven 2010 remains on top in Japan.
Console/PC, Columns

Critical Reception: Nintendo's New Super Mario Bros. Wii 9
by Danny Cowan [11.18.09]
This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to Nintendo's New Super Mario Bros. Wii, a multiplayer platformer that reviews describe as "a game that offers something for every kind of gamer, without compromise."
Console/PC, Columns

Analysis: Gungriffon - The Forgotten Conflict Exclusive 4
by Ollie Barder [11.17.09]
We examine the history of GameArts' lesser-known and decidedly unappreciated Gungriffon games, traveling through each installment for a story of the franchise's challenged history.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Release This: New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Left 4 Dead 2 Debut Stateside  
by Danny Cowan [11.16.09]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings titles like New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Left 4 Dead 2, Assassin's Creed 2, and Tony Hawk Ride to store shelves in North America.
Console/PC, Columns