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Saling The World: Wii Fit Plus Cleans Up in Debut Week  
by Danny Cowan [10.09.09]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled Amazon.com charts find Wii Fit Plus heading multiplatform software sales in the United States, as Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver continue to lead in Japan.
Console/PC, Columns

Analysis: On Red Orchestra, And Flowers Exclusive 12
by Quintin Smith [10.09.09]
In this analysis piece, Gamasutra looks at the snap, crackle and pop of Red Orchestra -- that rare shooter that actually simulates the cumbersome reality of guns and real bullets, while still managing to entertain.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Opinion: If You're Not Having Fun, Play Something Else Exclusive 33
by Leigh Alexander [10.08.09]
Gamasutra news director Leigh Alexander makes a case in favor of game difficulty as genre feature, and suggests frustrated audiences don't need better game design -- but different games.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Analysis: Gaming Secrets And Lies Exclusive 11
by Andrew Vanden Bossche [10.07.09]
Secrets and hidden treats are part of games' appeal and their lore, and can add depth and authenticity to the experience -- one columnist explores ideal implementations, and those less so.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Critical Reception: Atlus/From Software's Demon's Souls Exclusive 8
by Danny Cowan [10.07.09]
This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to the PlayStation 3-exclusive dungeon crawler Demon's Souls, which reviews describe as "stylistically different from anything you've ever played before."
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Analysis: What The (Game) Papers Say - October 2009, Pt. 1 Exclusive  
by Kevin Gifford [10.06.09]
Game magazine veteran Kevin 'Magweasel' Gifford continues his 'What The (Game) Papers Say' round-ups, looking at the major game magazines released this month, from Nintendo Power to OXM and beyond.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Release This: Demon's Souls, Wii Fit Plus Debut Stateside Exclusive 1
by Danny Cowan [10.05.09]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings Wii Fit Plus, Demon's Souls, and Afrika to North America, while the UK gets Scribblenauts and Bowser's Inside Story.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Analysis: (Press Any Key to Skip This Article) Exclusive 10
by Andrew Vanden Bossche [09.30.09]
World of Warcraft's quest texts violates the storytelling tenet of 'show, don't tell' in almost every way -- this column looks at what WoW's story could learn from games even less narratively-driven.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Critical Reception: EA/Visceral Games' Dead Space Extraction 1
by Danny Cowan [09.30.09]
This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to Dead Space Extraction, which reviews describe as "one of the best-looking and most fun action games on the Wii."
Console/PC, Columns

Release This: Dead Space Extraction, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Debut in U.S.  
by Danny Cowan [09.28.09]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings Dead Space Extraction, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days stateside.
Console/PC, Columns

Saling The World: Halo 3: ODST Tops Worldwide Xbox 360 Sales  
by Danny Cowan [09.25.09]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled Amazon.com charts find Halo 3: ODST topping the Xbox 360 charts in all regions, as Scribblenauts and Batman: Arkham Asylum remain big sellers stateside.
Console/PC, Columns

Critical Reception: Microsoft/Bungie's Halo 3: ODST 4
by Danny Cowan [09.23.09]
This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to Bungie's Halo 3: ODST, which our survey of online reviews describes as "a bold departure from the franchise formula."
Console/PC, Columns

Release This: Halo 3: ODST Premieres Worldwide  
by Danny Cowan [09.21.09]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled release list explores a week that brings Halo 3: ODST, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona, Aion, and Katamari Forever to retailers in North America.
Console/PC, Columns

Saling The World: Scribblenauts, Beatles Rock Band Lead U.S. Sales  
by Danny Cowan [09.18.09]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled Amazon.com charts find Scribblenauts heading cross-platform sales in North America, while The Beatles: Rock Band remains a top seller on multiple consoles.
Console/PC, Columns

Release This: Scribblenauts, Bowser's Inside Story Debut Stateside Exclusive  
by Danny Cowan [09.14.09]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled release list explores a week that brings Scribblenauts, Need for Speed Shift, and Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story to North America, while Japan gets a remake of Square Enix's SaGa 2.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Saling The World: The Beatles: Rock Band Leads Multiplatform Charts  
by Danny Cowan [09.11.09]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled Amazon.com charts find The Beatles: Rock Band leading software sales across multiple platforms in the United States, while Love Plus and Tomodachi Collection remain big sellers in Japan.
Console/PC, Columns

Critical Reception: MTV/Harmonix's The Beatles: Rock Band  
by Danny Cowan [09.09.09]
This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to The Beatles: Rock Band, a Harmonix-developed music simulation title that "sets a new standard by which all band-specific game experiences will be judged."
Console/PC, Columns

Release This: The Beatles: Rock Band Debuts Worldwide 3
by Danny Cowan [09.07.09]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled release list explores a week that brings the much-awaited The Beatles: Rock Band to North America and Europe, while Japan gets Pocket Monsters HeartGold and SoulSilver.
Console/PC, Columns

Saling The World: Arkham Asylum, Guitar Hero 5 Head U.S. Charts  
by Danny Cowan [09.04.09]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled Amazon.com charts find Batman: Arkham Asylum and Guitar Hero 5 leading U.S. sales, while Love Plus and Kidou Senshi Gundam Senki see strong debuts in Japan.
Console/PC, Columns

Critical Reception: Activision/Neversoft's Guitar Hero 5 6
by Danny Cowan [09.02.09]
This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to Guitar Hero 5, a band simulation franchise sequel that reviews describe as "the best Guitar Hero game in recent memory."
Console/PC, Columns