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Top Selling Games: Week of 3/21

  1. Battlefield: Hardline (XOne)
  2. Battlefield: Hardline (PS4)
  3. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD (PS4)
  4. Mario Party 10 (Wii U)
  5. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD (XOne)
  6. Battlefield: Hardline (X360)
  7. Battlefield: Hardline (PS3)
  8. Grand Theft Auto V (PS4)
  9. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask (3DS)
  10. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (XOne)

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Operation Supply Drop Launches its 4th Annual Charity Drive

Operation Supply Drop

It goes without saying that deployments usually range from tough to extreme. Whether it's crushing boredom or something far more harrowing, active duty troops usually need something to take the edge off. Enter Operation Supply Drop and the 8-Bit Salute. Founded by Army veteran Stephen Machuga, Operation Supply Drop raises money to send video games and consoles to troops overseas who are in serious need of levity and relaxation. Games do... more

'Star Wars: Battlefront' Unleashed at Fan Convention

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Force isn't merely awakening on the big screen. It's also returning to the video game realm. "Star Wars: Battlefront" publisher Electronic Arts and Swedish developer DICE showcased their next-generation rendition of the "Star Wars" multiplayer shooter Friday at Star Wars Celebration, the annual fan extravaganza celebrating the sci-fi franchise. The new iteration of "Battlefront" takes p... more


The editors of Game Informer rank the Top 10 downloadable games for April 2015: Pillars of Eternity (PC) Axiom Verge (PS4, Vita, PC) Ori and the Blind Forest (XOne, PC) Cities: Skylines (PC) Helldivers (PS4, Vita) Far Cry 4: Valley of the Yetis (PS4, XOne, PS3, 360, PC) Hotline Miami 2 Wrong Number (PS4, Vita, PC) Game of Thrones Episode 3 - The Sword in the Dark... more

Developers Create the Worlds, But We Live in Them

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I get it. Being mean on the Internet is fun. People do it for the “lulz.” The problem is, it isn’t making life better, or in many cases making the game better. Games today are more than just their 1s and 0s. The people who play them are now an integral part of the experience. Communities are now, more than ever, determining the staying power of a game. Yes, game developers need to make a great game. And yes, developers need to create tools so... more

After 5-Year Absence, 'Guitar Hero,' 'Rock Band' to Return

This photo provided by Activision Publishing, Inc. shows an In-game screenshot from Guitar Hero Live from Activision Publishing, Inc. Activision Blizzard Inc. announced plans Tuesday, April 14, 2015 to revive the once-popular video game franchise.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The publisher of "Guitar Hero" is readying a comeback tour. Activision Blizzard Inc. announced plans Tuesday to resurrect the once-popular video game franchise, which involved players rhythmically tapping guitar-shaped controllers along to music. The new entry scheduled for release this fall is titled "Guitar Hero Live" and introduces a redesigned guitar, live-action actors and an online... more

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