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This Week In Video Game Criticism: Latin, Social Games, Progress In Death
This week, our partnership with game criticism site Critical Distance brings us Ben Abraham's picks among fascinating bloggers on social games, teaching Latin using game mechanics and how death is progress i
09.01.10 | News | Ben Abraham |  
Chinatown Wars Gets HD iPad Version
The multiplatform journey of Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars continues with the announcement of an "updated" HD version for Apple's iPad, debuting next week.
09.01.10 | News | Leigh Alexander | 1 Number of Comments 
Take-Two Trumps Estimates, Rides Red Dead Redemption To Q3 Profit
Take-Two's fiscal third quarter brought higher-than-forecast sales and a $12.4 million profit thanks largely to Red Dead Redemption -- although less surprisingly, LA Noire shifts to 2011.
09.01.10 | News | Leigh Alexander |  
Mafia II Makes Strong Sales Debut In UK
2K Czech's Mafia II made a strong debut in the UK this week, and last week's debut title, Square-Enix's Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days, saw healthy sales growth in its second week.
08.30.10 | News | Tom Curtis | 3 Number of Comments 
Analyst: Mafia II Likely Unprofitable, Long Delays Aren't Helping Take-Two
Take-Two will likely delay LA Noire, says Wedbush's Michael Pachter -- despite Mafia II's unlikely profitability standing as evidence that long delays might be causing the publisher more harm than good.
08.29.10 | News | Leigh Alexander | 8 Number of Comments 
Saling The World: Mafia II Leads UK Multiplatform Sales
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled charts find 2K's Mafia II heading Xbox 360, PS3, and PC software sales in Europe, while Madden NFL 11 and StarCraft II continue to lead the charts in North America.
08.26.10 | News | Danny Cowan |  
Kane & Lynch 2 Grabs Top Spot On UK Charts
IO Interactive's Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days debuted at the top of the UK sales charts this week, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 took the record for best selling title in the history of the UK.
08.22.10 | News | Tom Curtis |  
Saling The World: Madden 11, Starcraft II Lead Domestic Charts
Gamasutra's latest custom compiled charts find Starcraft II and Madden NFL 11 heading multiplatform software sales in North America, while Another Century's Episode R premieres as a top seller in Japan.
08.19.10 | News | Danny Cowan |  
New Software Sales Carry GameStop To Sales, Profits Increase
The global industry may be seeing volatile economics and declining software sales, but GameStop sees only gains, reporting sales and profits both up on new software during its second quarter.
08.18.10 | News | Leigh Alexander |  
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 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 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 |  

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