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Top Selling Games: Week of 8/16

  1. The Last of Us Remastered (PS4)
  2. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)
  3. Minecraft (X360)
  4. Minecraft (PS3)
  5. Tomodachi Life (3DS)
  6. Grand Theft Auto V (X360)
  7. Pokemon X/Y (3DS)
  8. Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited (PSV)
  9. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3)
  10. Call of Duty: Ghosts (XOne)

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Video Games Come of Age as Spectator Sport

NEW YORK (AP) — Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like "Street Fighter II" and "Super Mario Bros." But today there's Twitch, the online network that attracts millions of visitors, most of whom watch live and recorded footage of o... more

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Video Game Makers: Lohan Sued Us for Attention

NEW YORK (AP) — The makes of the "Grand Theft Auto" video games say Lindsay Lohan sued to get attention when she asserted the games' latest installment features a character based on her. In Manhattan court papers made public Tuesday, Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. and subsidiary Rockstar Games call the case frivolous and maintain it was "filed for publicity purposes." They want it dismissed a... more

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Amazon to Buy Video-Streaming Site Twitch

Aug. 25-- SAN FRANCISCO -- In a deal that underscores the growing importance of online video, Amazon said Monday that it will pay $970 million in cash for Twitch, a popular video-game streaming service that Google had previously sought to buy. More than 55 million people visit the Twitch site every month to chat and watch live webcasts of other people playing their favor... more


The editors of Game Informer rank the Top 10 PC games for August 2014: Divinity: Original Sin Metro Redux Shovel Knight Tropico 5 The Golf Club Wildstar Sacred 3 Lifeless Planet GRID Autosport Valiant Hearts: The Great War Game Informer Top 10 is compiled weekly by the editors of Game Informer magazine, the largest computer and video g... more

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Streaming Killed The Single-Player Star

Could the ability to watch an entire game from beginning to end online be the death of linear single-player experiences? It’s an interesting question. Streaming has been around for a while, especially on PC, but now that streaming straight from your Xbox One or PlayStation 4 has lowered the barrier for entry and discovery, the question carries more weight. Sure there are games, like The Walking Dead or Mass Effect, where the narrative can tak... more

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