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July NPD: NCAA Football 12 leads; overall retail sales down 26%

By Jeff Mattas, Aug 11, 2011 6:15pm PDT

The NPD Group releases its July 2011 numbers, which indicate a 26% drop in retail sales.


"Sega never really focused on making games. They became more of a publisher."

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THQ closes two studios, shelves MX vs. ATV

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 10, 2011 6:00am PDT

THQ has laid off around 200 people, shutting down two studios, as well as shelving the MX vs. ATV series and closing its dev team. It's part of a "strategic realignment" away from licensed and kids' games towards owned IP.


"I'm willing to bet "broad-appeal IP" means Facebook games. Sad to hear that with Rainbow ..."

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The video game release list of 8/8-8/14

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 06, 2011 10:30am PDT

It's a slow, slow week coming up, with Fruit Ninja Kinect being the most exciting new release. It's always darkest before dawn, though, and a glorious video games sunrise is coming soon.


"You missed one: Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team will be released on Aug 10."

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The video game release list of 8-1 to 8-7

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 30, 2011 11:00am PDT

What will next week bring us? Well, there's Limbo on PC, and we're getting Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet on Xbox Live Arcade, and... that's about it.


"I wish Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet would also come out on PSN and or PC."

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Which Level-5 game would you like localized?

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 28, 2011 6:30am PDT

Would you like to see Level-5 localise Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney, or perhaps Studio Ghibli collaboration Ninokuni (The Another World)? The Japanese developer's asking to gauge interest, so get voting.


"I would also love to see Nino no kuni to come to EUR/US. That was an awesome looking game in ..."

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The video game release list of 7-25 to 7-31

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 23, 2011 11:00am PDT

Next week will bring Catherine and From Dust, along with the Dragon Age 2 'Legacy' DLC and 'Annihilation' for the PC and PS3 editions of Cod Blops.


"Thank you so much for this list. This really makes my Monday. Keep up the great work! "

- AlphaBovine see all 14 comments

The video game release list of 7-18 to 7-24

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 16, 2011 11:00am PDT

Next week brings Bastion, Supreme Ruler: Cold War, the Captain America tie-in game, and the console editions of Call of Juarez: The Cartel--sorry, PC gamers, you've got a long wait for that one.


"Nothing for me this week. July has been pretty bad overall. "

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The video game release list of 7-11 to 7-17

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 09, 2011 11:00am PDT

Unafraid of the new Harry Potter game, Ms. 'Splosion Man launches next week, along with a plucky, rag-tag group of other new releases who oppose the dark lord Potter.


"Those screenshots of NCAA Football 12 look outstanding. It probably has one of those screenshot ..."

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Okamiden Demo Available Today

By Steve Watts, Feb 22, 2011 11:00am PST

If you've always wanted to play with an adorable god-puppy, sir, today is your day to make that wish come true. Joystiq reports that a demo for...


"Dang it, I thought that said "Omikron". In light of my illiterate fumblings, this game couldn't ..."

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Nintendo Downloads: Faxanadu

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 21, 2011 8:00am PST

It's been almost three months since the last fireplace simulator was released for WiiWare, so fire fans who've already completed that will be...


"It's publishers being too proud, thinking that their titles are worth more than $5 or $10 on a ..."

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Daily Filter: February 18, 2011

By Xav de Matos, Feb 18, 2011 6:00pm PST

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upco


Rock Band 3 DLC: Pat Benatar

By Jeff Mattas, Feb 18, 2011 11:30am PST

Six more Pat Benatar tunes comprise next week's Rock Band 3 DLC, joining previously released Benatar songs Hit Me With Your Best Shot and...


"and yet the powers that be can't figure out why these games and their residual income models are ..."

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Daily Filter: February 17, 2010

By Xav de Matos, Feb 17, 2011 6:00pm PST

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upco


"Haha, Dudebro screenshots. Best game name ever. Hell, best game name origin story ever."

- the archvile see all 4 comments

Daily Filter: February 16, 2011

By Xav de Matos, Feb 16, 2011 6:00pm PST

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games


""Post Apocalyptic Mayhem" ... does your METAL seem to TWIST?!"

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Daily Filter: February 14, 2011

By Xav de Matos, Feb 14, 2011 6:00pm PST

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcom


"It looks cool, but *facepalm* at an FPS being played with a gamepad. It looks like the player ..."

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