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Crackdown House Realtime Worlds Goes Into Administration
UK-based All Points Bulletin and Crackdown creator Realtime Worlds has hit financial hardship and entered into administration, Gamasutra can confirm. [UPDATE: Official statement points to "lackluster demand" of APB.]
08.16.10 | News | Kris Graft | 18 Number of Comments 
Former Rockstar Developers Form Socialspiel, Announce 'Push'
Socialspiel, a new company made up of former Rockstar developers, has announced its first independent title: Push, a casual browser-based social networking title.
08.16.10 | News | Colette Bennett |  
Three Student Teams Named Dare To Be Digital Winners
"Dare to be Digital," the Abertay University-organized annual game design competition, has revealed its winners, and three student projects will get a 2,500 ($3910) cash prize -- plus nominations for BAFTA's Ones To Watch award.
08.15.10 | News | Leigh Alexander | 1 Number of Comments 
Toy Story 3 On Top For Third Week In UK
Disney Interactive Studios' movie tie-in Toy Story 3 topped video game sales charts for a third week in the UK, "more than any other Disney-published title has ever achieved," Chart-Track said Monday.
08.15.10 | News | Kris Graft |  
NBA 2K11 Developer Visual Concepts Lays Off 30 Employees
Take Two confirms that its Visual Concepts studio has laid off 30 employees in an effort to "properly align its resources with its current and future goals and to continue to develop games as efficiently as possible."
08.15.10 | News | Colette Bennett |  
Nintendo Titles Again Reign Over NPD Top 20 In July
Nintendo had the largest number of games in NPD Group's monthly top 20 for July, as data shows that May's Rockstar San Diego title Red Dead Redemption crossed the 2.7 million unit mark during July.
08.12.10 | News | Kris Graft | 22 Number of Comments 
Opinion: StarCraft II And The Art Of Single-Player Storytelling
Writer Tom Cross parses out the complex blend of narrative and gameplay elements in Starcraft II for Gamasutra -- how are the characters and conversation related to the gameplay, and does it work well?
08.11.10 | News | Tom Cross | 17 Number of Comments 
This Week In Video Game Criticism: Limbo Of The Critics
This week, our partnership with game criticism site Critical Distance brings us fascinating bloggers on Playdead's XBLA hit Limbo, Alan Wake's DLC and gender in World Of Warcraft.
08.11.10 | News | Ben Abraham |  
Toy Story 3 Leads UK Sales In Wake Of Starcraft II
After topping the UK sales charts for one week, Blizzard's Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty fell to number four as Toy Story 3, Modern Warfare 2, and Dance on Broadway filled out the top three in its place.
08.08.10 | News | Tom Curtis |  
Saling The World: Starcraft II, Sengoku Basara 3 Lead Global Charts
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled Amazon.com charts find Starcraft II leading multiplatform software sales in the United States and the UK, while Wii Party and Sengoku Basara 3 top the charts in Japan.
08.05.10 | News | Danny Cowan |  
The Deaths Of Game Narrative
Writer and game designer Darby McDevitt examines the current state of game narrative, including how game mechanics and story are often at odds, and ponders a future where they're better integrated.
08.05.10 | Feature | Darby McDevitt | 69 Number of Comments 
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 

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