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Release This: Guitar Hero 5, Muramasa Arrive Stateside 3
by Danny Cowan [08.31.09]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled release list explores a week that brings Guitar Hero 5 and Muramasa: The Demon Blade to North America, while Europe catches up to Metroid Prime Trilogy.
Console/PC, Columns

Saling The World: Arkham Asylum, Professor Layton Top U.S. Charts Exclusive  
by Danny Cowan [08.28.09]
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled Amazon.com charts find Batman: Arkham Asylum and Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box leading multiplatform sales in North America -- worldwide charts within.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Critical Reception: Eidos/Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Asylum 2
by Danny Cowan [08.26.09]
This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to Batman: Arkham Asylum, a comic book adaptation that reviews describe as "the definitive representation of the Dark Knight."
Console/PC, Columns

Release This: Batman: Arkham Asylum, Dissidia Final Fantasy Hit U.S. Stores  
by Danny Cowan [08.24.09]
Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled release list explores a week that brings Batman: Arkham Asylum, Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box, and Dissidia Final Fantasy to store shelves in North America.
Console/PC, Columns

Critical Reception: Epic/Chair's Shadow Complex 2
by Danny Cowan [08.19.09]
This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to Shadow Complex, a downloadable XBLA action-adventure game that reviews describe as "an impressive clone of Metroid."
Console/PC, Columns

Release This: Wolfenstein, Shadow Complex Debut Stateside  
by Danny Cowan [08.17.09]
Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled release list explores a week that brings Shadow Complex and Wolfenstein to North America, while Japan gets Melty Blood: Actress Again.
Console/PC, Columns

Analysis: Narrative - A Montage Without Music Exclusive 4
by Andrew Doull [08.14.09]
Examining narrative in games, Andrew Doull discusses how various gameplay types either do or don't support the development of a throughline, seeking tools that designers can use to "empower" their stories.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Saling The World: Dragon Quest IX Continues to Top Japanese Charts Exclusive 1
by Danny Cowan [08.14.09]
Gamasutra's latest exclusively-compiled Amazon.com charts find Wii Sports Resort again leading worldwide Wii software sales, as Dragon Quest IX finishes as the top multiplatform seller in Japan.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

In-Depth: Tokyo's Press Start Symphony Showcases Game Music, Orchestrally Exclusive  
by Jeriaska [08.12.09]
Notable Japanese game music concert 'Press Start', featuring selections from Persona 4, Portal and many more, just wrapped, and here we look at how it all came together, with commentary from key figures.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Critical Reception: EA Sports' Madden NFL 10 Exclusive  
by Danny Cowan [08.12.09]
This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to Madden NFL 10, a football franchise update that reviews describe as "a game that blends the best of the past and the future."
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Release This: Madden NFL 10, Fossil Fighters Premiere Stateside  
by Danny Cowan [08.10.09]
Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled release list explores a week that brings EA's football franchise sequel Madden NFL 10 and Nintendo's Fossil Fighters to retailers in North America.
Console/PC, Columns

Analysis: Natural Universes And Deus Ex: Invisible War Exclusive 11
by Lewis Denby [08.10.09]
Writer Lewis Denby replays Deus Ex: Invisible War, and ponders the reasons why something isn't quite right, analyzing possible barriers to immersion and highlighting the importance of sense of place.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Critical Reception: Nintendo's Wii Sports Resort  
by Danny Cowan [08.05.09]
This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to Wii Sports Resort, a Nintendo-developed, MotionPlus-bundling minigame compilation that reviews say is "worth the upgrade."
Console/PC, Columns

Best of FingerGaming: From Resident Evil 4 to Infinity Gene  
by Danny Cowan [08.03.09]
Every week, Gamasutra sums up sister iPhone site FingerGaming's top news and reviews for Apple's nascent portable games platform -- this time covering Space Invaders Infinity Gene, Minigore, and Resident
Columns

Release This: Monster Hunter 3 Premieres in Japan As West Gets G.I. Joe Game  
by Danny Cowan [08.03.09]
Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled release list explores a week that brings Monster Hunter 3 and Blood of Bahamut to Japan, while North America gets G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and SingStar: Queen.
Console/PC, Columns

Saling The World: Wii Sports Resort Leads Worldwide Charts  
by Danny Cowan [07.31.09]
Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled Amazon.com charts find Wii Sports Resort topping cross-platform sales in its first week of North American release, as Dragon Quest IX maintains its lead in Japan.
Console/PC, Columns

Analysis: Why Is Dragon Quest IX So Popular? Exclusive 2
by Christian Nutt [07.29.09]
In this editorial, Gamasutra's Christian Nutt explores why the Dragon Quest franchise is such a mega-hit in Japan, examining the history and appeal of one of video games' most enduring properties.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Analysis: Inside Japan - Street Fighter Club's First Rule Exclusive 1
by Ryan Winterhalter [07.29.09]
In a new travelogue, Japan-based Gamasutra writer Ryan Winterhalter explores the Sports Land arcade, a Tokyo venue for some of Japan's most ardent and hardcore Street Fighter players.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Opinion: On The Casual/Core Game Development Divide Exclusive 8
by James Portnow [07.28.09]
Why weren't more traditional developers attending last week's Casual Connect conference? In this opinion column, dev James Portnow warns of the peril in treating casual games like a separate industry.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Release This: Wii Sports Resort Premieres Stateside  
by Danny Cowan [07.27.09]
Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled worldwide release list explores a week that brings Nintendo's Wii Sports Resort to North America, while Japan gets Doki Majo Plus and Gears of War 2.
Console/PC, Columns