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Saling The World: Modern Warfare 2 Tops Charts in U.S. and UK 4
by Danny Cowan [11.13.09]
Gamasutra's latest custom-compiled Amazon.com charts find Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 leading across all platforms in North America and the UK, as J-League 6 and Persona 3 Portable head sales in Japan.
Console/PC, Columns

Critical Reception: Activision/Infinity Ward's Modern Warfare 2 11
by Danny Cowan [11.11.09]
This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to Modern Warfare 2, the much-anticipated Call of Duty 4 sequel that reviews describe as "an even more satisfying, more intense experience."
Console/PC, Columns

Analysis: Is Delay Publishers New Marketing Strategy? Exclusive 21
by Paul Hyman [11.10.09]
With publishers pushing former 'Holiday 2009' games like Bayonetta and BioShock 2 into 2010, Gamasutra examines the shifts -- is this potential "new trend" an economic stopgap or a long-term change?
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Release This: Modern Warfare 2, Phantasy Star Zero Debut in U.S.  
by Danny Cowan [11.09.09]
This week's worldwide release list brings the much-heralded Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Phantasy Star Zero to North America, as Japan gets The Crystal Bearers and Lunar: Harmony of Silver Star.
Console/PC, Columns

Saling The World: Dragon Age, Uncharted 2 Top U.S. Charts 2
by Danny Cowan [11.06.09]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled Amazon.com charts find Dragon Age: Origins and Uncharted 2 heading multiplatform sales in North America, as Winning Eleven 2010 and Persona 3 Portable lead in Japan.
Console/PC, Columns

Opinion: Why DJ Hero Can't Save Music Games Exclusive 7
by Leigh Alexander [11.04.09]
Some say DJ Hero should give the declining music genre, dominated by band game sequels, a much-needed refresh -- but Gamasutra's Leigh Alexander suggests it can't possibly have the same appeal.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Critical Reception: EA/BioWare's Dragon Age: Origins 10
by Danny Cowan [11.04.09]
This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to BioWare's Dragon Age: Origins, which reviews describe as "the best RPG of the year -- and maybe the best of the HD era."
Console/PC, Columns

Release This: Lego Rock Band, Dragon Age: Origins Debut Stateside  
by Danny Cowan [11.02.09]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings Lego Rock Band, Dragon Age: Origins, and Band Hero to North America, as Japan gets 3D Dot Game Heroes and Persona 3 Portable.
Console/PC, Columns

Saling The World: Borderlands Beats Forza 3 in U.S. Sales 1
by Danny Cowan [10.30.09]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled Amazon.com charts find Borderlands outperforming Forza Motorsport 3 in the United States, as Hikari no 4 Senshi: Final Fantasy Gaiden leads DS sales in Japan.
Console/PC, Columns

Critical Reception: Activision & FreeStyleGames' DJ Hero  
by Danny Cowan [10.29.09]
This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to Activision's turntable-based Guitar Hero spinoff DJ Hero, which reviews describe as "a new beginning for the music genre."
Console/PC, Columns

Release This: Forza 3, DJ Hero, Tekken 6 Premiere Stateside  
by Danny Cowan [10.26.09]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings Forza 3 and Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time to North America, while Japan gets Bayonetta and Sin and Punishment 2.
Console/PC, Columns

Saling The World: Wii Sports Resort, Uncharted 2 Lead U.S. Sales  
by Danny Cowan [10.23.09]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled Amazon.com charts find Wii Sports Resort taking the lead in U.S. multiplatform sales, while Forza Motorsport 3 heads the week's results in the UK and Japan.
Console/PC, Columns

Analysis: Video Games' Regeneration Station Exclusive 5
by Andrew Vanden Bossche [10.22.09]
Looking at the importance of in-game health management in two recent, high-profile titles, Half-Life 2 and Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, we offer a look at self-salvation as a key game mechanic.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Critical Reception: 2K/Gearbox Software's Borderlands 2
by Danny Cowan [10.21.09]
This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to Gearbox Software's open-world FPS Borderlands, which reviews describe as "a very entertaining shooter", if potentially less effect as an RPG.
Console/PC, Columns

Analysis: Remade in Whatever Image We Want Exclusive 2
by Tom Cross [10.20.09]
Reboots and relaunches have become a key part of the game industry, and in this column, writer Tom Cross takes a look at their tricky spot -- and why they often hide wonderful surprises.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Best of FingerGaming: From Soosiz to Dark Nebula  
by Danny Cowan [10.20.09]
Gamasutra rounds up the week's news and reviews from sister iPhone site FingerGaming, this time covering recent releases including Soosiz, Pang Mobile, Dark Nebula, Buster Bros., and more.
Console/PC, Columns

Release This: Borderlands, FIFA Soccer 10 Arrive Stateside  
by Danny Cowan [10.19.09]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings Borderlands and FIFA Soccer 10 to North America, while the UK and Japan get Forza Motorsport 3.
Console/PC, Columns

Opinion: The Motion Controller War - A Next-Gen Console War By Any Other Name... Exclusive 20
by Kris Graft [10.16.09]
Microsoft and Sony are readying their answers to the Wii in Project Natal and the "wand." With this midstream change in strategy, are we essentially about to enter a new console generation? Gamasutra investigates...
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Saling The World: Uncharted 2 Leads Worldwide Multiplatform Sales 11
by Danny Cowan [10.16.09]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled Amazon.com charts find Uncharted 2 leading worldwide software sales across all platforms, as Shin Megami Tensei: Persona heads domestic sales on the PSP.
Console/PC, Columns

Release This: Brutal Legend, Uncharted 2 Premiere in U.S. and UK  
by Danny Cowan [10.12.09]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings Brutal Legend, Uncharted 2, and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games to North America and the UK.
Console/PC, Columns