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Saling The World: Wii Sports Resort Tops Charts in UK and Japan  
by Danny Cowan [07.24.09]
Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled Amazon.com charts find Wii Sports Resort leading Nintendo Wii software sales in the UK, while Dragon Quest IX continues to dominate the portable charts in Japan.
Console/PC, Columns

Critical Reception: Xseed/Cing's Little King's Story  
by Danny Cowan [07.22.09]
This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to Little King's Story, a Nintendo Wii real-time strategy title that reviews describe as "adorable, charming, and an absolute blast."
Console/PC, Columns

Release This: Little King's Story, G-Force Premiere Stateside Exclusive 1
by Danny Cowan [07.20.09]
Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled release list explores a week that brings Little King's Story and G-Force to North America, as the UK gets an early look at Wii Sports Resort. [UPDATE: The King Of Fighters XII move
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

The China Angle: World Of Warcraft Downtime, ChinaJoy Ahoy Exclusive 7
by Frank Yu [07.20.09]
Beijing developer Frank Yu looks at how China is handling the transitional WoW downtime and the impact of social gaming's rise in the region -- just ahead of its E3 equivalent, ChinaJoy.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Opinion: The Hidden Delights Of Warhawk? Exclusive 10
by Quintin Smith [07.17.09]
In this opinion piece, journalist and commentator Quintin Smith fights to win a bit of glory for the "fun... but longevity" shown in the difficult PS3 rebirthing of Incognito's Warhawk.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Saling The World: NCAA Football 10, Dragon Quest IX Head Worldwide Charts  
by Danny Cowan [07.17.09]
Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled Amazon.com charts find NCAA Football 10 leading PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 software sales in North America, while Dragon Quest IX tops the multiplatform charts in Japan.
Console/PC, Columns

Opinion: Why The Keyboard Is PC Gaming's Secret Weapon Exclusive 33
by Phill Cameron [07.16.09]
Is the keyboard the perfect controller? This Gamasutra opinion column examines how unique and diverse control schemes in games like ArmA 2 still might make PC games a winning proposition.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Critical Reception: DICE's Battlefield 1943 2
by Danny Cowan [07.15.09]
This week's edition of Critical Reception examines reaction to downloadable multiplayer FPS Battlefield 1943, which reviews describe as "a perfectly sized, expertly crafted romp."
Console/PC, Columns

Release This: NCAA Football 10 Kicks Off in North America  
by Danny Cowan [07.13.09]
Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled release list explores a week that brings NCAA Football 10 and Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman! stateside, while Japan gets Pro Yakyuu Spirits 6 and Ys I & II Chronicles.
Console/PC, Columns

Analysis: Story And The Trouble With 'Emergent' Narratives Exclusive 15
by Tom Cross [07.10.09]
Following his roundup of design perspectives on "new' storytelling in games, writer Tom Cross defines narrative in the context of games -- and why "emergent" narratives aren't quite a s
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Saling The World: Wii Sports Resort Leads U.S. Sales/Preorders  
by Danny Cowan [07.10.09]
Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled Amazon.com charts find Wii Sports Resort heading multiplatform sales in North America ahead of its release, while BlazBlue and Tomodachi Collection lead in Japan.
Console/PC, Columns

Critical Reception: Telltale Games' Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1 Exclusive  
by Danny Cowan [07.08.09]
This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to Telltale's first Tales of Monkey Island episode, which reviews describe as "a great opportunity to explore the reemerging world of adventure gaming."
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Release This: Dragon Quest IX Headlines Worldwide Lineup  
by Danny Cowan [07.06.09]
Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled release list explores a week that brings Square Enix's Dragon Quest IX to the Nintendo DS in Japan, while gamers in North America get The Bigs 2 and Tales of Monkey Island.
Console/PC, Columns

Analysis: Mapping Gamer Dialect Exclusive 1
by Daniel Johnson [07.03.09]
Examining the relationship between language, culture and video games, columnist Daniel Johnson examines a lexicon of gamer-native lore and terms in search of the mystical 'gamer dialect'.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

The China Angle: Training, Recruitment, Retention Exclusive 11
by Frank Yu [07.02.09]
In his latest Gamasutra column, Beijing-based game developer Frank Yu asks a simple question, "what is it like to lead game development teams in China?", and comes up with some interesting answers on recruitment and retention.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Critical Reception: Aksys/Arc System Works' BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger 5
by Danny Cowan [07.01.09]
This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to Arc System Works' 2D fighter BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, which reviews describe as "one of the most rewarding experiences you will play all year."
Console/PC, Columns

Release This: BlazBlue, Call of Juarez 2 Debut Stateside Exclusive  
by Danny Cowan [06.29.09]
Gamasutra's latest exclusively compiled release list explores a week that brings BlazBlue and Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood to North America, while Japan gets Boku no Natsuyasumi 4 and Hatsune Miku: Project Diva.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Opinion: How To Tackle Work For Hire Exclusive 11
by James Portnow [06.26.09]
Should your studio take on work for hire? Sometimes -- in this opinion column, Divide By Zero's James Portnow tackles the deceptively complex issue and breaks down the whens and hows.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Analysis: Can Nintendo Take 'Accessibility' Too Far? Exclusive 23
by Leigh Alexander [06.24.09]
In this analysis, Gamasutra news director Leigh Alexander asks whether Nintendo's latest accessibility-oriented move -- a patent for automated walkthroughs -- is a boon or a cop-out.
Console/PC, Columns, Exclusive

Critical Reception: Sega/High Voltage Software's The Conduit 11
by Danny Cowan [06.24.09]
This week's edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to Sega's anticipated Wii first-person shooter The Conduit, which reviews describe as "a game that controls flawlessly and looks great."
Console/PC, Columns