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In-Depth: No Female Heroes At Activision?
Inside sources claim that the reason there are hardly any female protagonists in Activision titles is the publisher's overemphasis on often-"skewed" focus-testing in the development of its games -- and the notion that female characters "don't sell."
08.03.10 | News | Leigh Alexander | 129 Number of Comments 
Starcraft II Leads UK Sales In Its First Week
Blizzard?s long-awaited real-time strategy game Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty debuted at the top of the UK sales charts, surpassing the original game's lifetime sales in only its first week, announced tracking firm Chart-Track.
08.01.10 | News | Tom Curtis |  
Saling The World: Starcraft II Leads Multiplatform Charts in U.S. and UK
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled Amazon.com charts find Starcraft II heading cross-platform sales in the United States and Europe, while Capcom's Sengoku Basara 3 comes out on top in Japan.
07.29.10 | News | Danny Cowan | 1 Number of Comments 
Demiurge's Reed: 38 Studios' Departure From Boston Area 'Shocking'
Expanding on comments made in an open letter, Demiurge's studio director Albert Reed spoke to Gamasutra about the "shocking" decision made by Curt Schill
07.26.10 | News | Christian Nutt | 2 Number of Comments 
Disney’s Toy Story 3 Reaches Top Of UK Sales
Disney's Toy Story 3 rises to the top of the UK's sales charts, following the release theatrical release of the film, while Ruffian's Crackdown 2, last week's top selling title, dropped to the bottom of the top 10 in the all platforms list.
07.25.10 | News | Tom Curtis |  
Saling The World: Dragon Quest IX Tops DS Sales in U.S. and UK
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled Amazon.com charts find Dragon Quest IX outselling all competing Nintendo DS software in North America and the UK, as Fire Emblem and Wii Party lead the Japanese charts.
07.22.10 | News | Danny Cowan |  
Interview: The Tech Designed To Give L.A. Noire's Performances Life
Unsatisfied with current game technologies for capturing actors' performances, Brendan McNamara, founder of Team Bondi (Rockstar's L.A. Noire) searched for a better way -- and ended up developing MotionScan with new company Depth Analysis.
07.21.10 | News | Christian Nutt | 1 Number of Comments 
Saling The World: Dragon Quest IX, Fire Emblem Head Global DS Charts
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled Amazon.com charts find Dragon Quest IX achieving big first-week sales in the United States, as Nintendo's latest Fire Emblem title heads cross-platform results in Japan.
07.15.10 | News | Danny Cowan |  
Rockstar: 'Typical' Layoffs Hit Red Dead Redemption Studio
Rockstar San Diego confirmed that it laid off a number of employees from its studio, which earlier this year released the critically-acclaimed and commercially successful game of the year contender, Red Dead Redemption.
07.14.10 | News | Kris Graft | 45 Number of Comments 
Sony Online Entertainment Lays Off 35 To 'Improve Operational Efficiency'
MMO developer Sony Online Entertainment said it laid off 35 employees, slightly more than 4 percent of its total full-time workforce, to "better align the company's resources" and "improve operational efficiency."
07.14.10 | News | Chris Remo | 3 Number of Comments 
NPD: Industry Down 9% In June As Software Slumps, 360 Overtakes Wii
The U.S. console retail game industry dropped 6 percent in Jun 2010 to $1.1 billion, as Xbox 360 overtook Wii in monthly sales, and Red Dead Redemption again topped game charts.
07.14.10 | News | Chris Remo | 40 Number of Comments 
Ruffian's Crackdown 2 Tops UK Charts
Ruffian Games/Microsoft Game Studios' open world shooter Crackdown 2 debuted at the top of UK sales charts this week, overtaking Traveler's Tales' Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 and Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption.
07.11.10 | News | Tom Curtis | 1 Number of Comments 
Saling The World: Red Dead, Persona 3 Portable Lead U.S. Charts
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled Amazon.com charts find Red Dead Redemption and Persona 3 Portable racking up big sales in North America, as Nintendo's Wii Party is off to an impressive start in Japan.
07.08.10 | News | Danny Cowan |  
Braben: UK Dev Relief Shouldn't Have Been 'Classed As A Tax Break'
Frontier's David Braben is urging a pragmatic approach to the scrapped tax breaks situation in the UK -- despite the "very disappointing" development, understanding how best to approach the government is key.
07.08.10 | News | Leigh Alexander | 8 Number of Comments 
This Week In Video Game Criticism: Always Kinect, Always Kinect
In this week's roundup of inspiring writing on the art and design of video games, Ben Abraham looks at war in games, the Xbox 360 Kinect's cultural impetus, and why you should 'slow it down - don't dumb it down' in games.
07.07.10 | News | Ben Abraham |  
Rockstar Details Red Dead Redemption DLC Plans
Rockstar's critically and commercially successful Red Dead Redemption will get a full series of downloadable content beginning in August, with four large content packs available for download by fall 2010.
07.07.10 | News | Leigh Alexander | 5 Number of Comments 
Metacritic: Game Quality Up In 2010 Despite Sales Woes
Reviewers' impressions of video game quality in 2010 is comparing favorably to 2009 so far, despite disappointing retail figures, according to Metacritic, with the Nintendo DS seeing the highest overall averages.
07.05.10 | News | Chris Remo | 8 Number of Comments 
Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 Leads UK Sales For Second Week
Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 remained at the top of the UK sales charts for a second week, and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11, Dance on Broadway, and Sniper: Ghost Warrior debuted in the top ten.
07.05.10 | News | Tom Curtis |  
UK MP Airs Violent Game Concerns Again
Is the climate for video games in the UK trending negative again? Just after a tax break in support of game developers was dropped from the UK budget, Labour MP Keith Vaz is again criticizing game violence, approaching Parliament to urge "further steps" i
07.05.10 | News | Leigh Alexander | 2 Number of Comments 
Red Dead Redemption Accrued 14M Hours Of Playtime, 132M Murders In Two Weeks
Rockstar San Diego's Red Dead Redemption accrued 17 million hours of playtime in its first two weeks on sale, during which time players committed 132 million in-game murders, according to newly released stats.
07.04.10 | News | Staff | 6 Number of Comments 
Saling The World: Lego Harry Potter Heads Charts in U.S.
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled Amazon.com charts find Lego Harry Potter leading multiplatform sales in North America, while Inazuma Eleven 3 takes over the DS charts in Japan.
07.01.10 | News | Danny Cowan | 3 Number of Comments 
NPD: Microsoft Attach Rate Hits 8.9, PS3 Supply Improving
Following Thursday's NPD U.S. video game retail sales results, the big three console makers noted May highlights, including an 8.9 percent software attach rate for Xbox 360 and an improving PS3 supply.
07.01.10 | News | Kris Graft | 15 Number of Comments 
NPD: Top 20 Reveals Lost Planet 2, ModNation Racers
The NPD Group reveals the full top 20 software list for May, revealing significant drops for Wii Fit and Pokemon, but showing heartening placement for Lost Planet 2 and ModNation Racers.
07.01.10 | News | Leigh Alexander | 6 Number of Comments 
Round-Up: Gamasutra Network Jobs, Week Of July 2
In a plentiful week for new job postings, Gamasutra's jobs board plays host to roles across the world and in every major discipline, including opportunities at Infinity Ward, Rockstar North and many more.
07.01.10 | News | Staff |  
NPD: Industry Sales Down 5% In May As Red Dead Redemption Tops Chart
Despite analysts' belief of modest growth in May, NPD pegs the U.S. retail console business as down 5 percent year-over-year to $823.5 million, with Red Dead Redemption the best-selling game and Wii/DS still atop hardware charts.
06.30.10 | News | Chris Remo | 34 Number of Comments 

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