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Video Games are Hot But Playing to the Same Old Crowd

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The newest "Call of Duty" title raked in $550 million globally in its first three days on the market this month, a figure that its publisher, Activision Blizzard, touted as the largest entertainment launch of the year -- bigger than any movie or album. Days later, game studio Bethesda Softworks said its new "Fallout 4" could bring in sales topping $750 million this holiday season. But the blockbuster sales numbers obscure the video game indus... more

From Fake Guitars to Collectible Toys, Gifts for Any Gamer

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Video-game players aren't that difficult to shop for. Let's face it: It's an expensive hobby, and most gamers have something on their list that they've set aside in the hopes that Santa might deliver. First, it's imperative that you know which game consoles your recipient owns ¬タヤ Sony's PlayStation 4, Microsoft's Xbox One or Nintendo's Wii U. (Heck, any one of those makes a solid gift if you're willing to spend a few hundred bucks.) Then you... more

'Assassin's Creed' Calls on Historian for London Edition


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Judith Flanders has never played video games — not even "Angry Birds" — so no one was more surprised than the historian herself when she was approached by the developers of the "Assassin's Creed" franchise to serve as a consultant on the latest installment, set on the streets of 19th-century London amid the Industrial Revolution. "It's like you're an expert on a faraway place," said Flanders. "You've learned the language. Y... more

'Warcraft' Cast Unleash Film Trailer at BlizzCon

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - The director and cast of "Warcraft" are hammering down on BlizzCon. A trailer for the film adaptation of the long-running interactive fantasy series debuted to thunderous applause Friday at the fan convention. The footage teased the tusk-filled, armor-laden conflict between orcs and humans that has been depicted in the 11-year-old online role-playing game "World of Warcraft" and the original "Warcraft" games from the 1... more

Russian Oligarch to Invest up to $100m in Video Game Group

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov's company USM Holdings says it will invest as much as $100 million into a site which organizes and broadcasts video game competitions. Russia is a leading country in competitive video games, known as e-sports, which can command a large audience and allow leading players to become full-time professionals. Details are unclear regarding Usmanov's involvement with, which runs a gaming ... more

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