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Top Selling Games: Week of 12/6

  1. Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (3DS)
  2. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (X360)
  3. Grand Theft Auto V (PS4)
  4. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (WiiU)
  5. Assassin’s Creed: Unity (XOne)
  6. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (XOne)
  7. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS)
  8. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix (PS3)
  9. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS4)
  10. Madden NFL 15 (X360)

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Games are Science Fiction Come to Life

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Science fiction and video games have gone hand in hand from the start. A nuclear scientist named William Higinbotham made Tennis for Two as head of the Brookhaven Lab’s Instrumentation Division back in 1958. While it was only a primitive tennis simulator, his creation must have seemed like science fiction to the hundreds of visitors that lined up to play. Remember, it was 1958, eight years before Star Trek would change TV and science fiction f... more


The editors of Game Informer rank the Top 10 PS3 games for December 2014: Dragon Age: Inquisition Game of Thrones Episode One - Iron From Ice Far Cry 4 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare The Evil Within Skylanders: Trap Team LittleBigPlanet3 Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Assassin’s Creed: Rogue Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Game Informer Top... more

Ralph Baer Dies at 92; 'Super-Inventor' Behind Video Game Console

Ralph Baer was an early pioneer of console video games.

"Super-inventor" Ralph Baer , whose design sparked the idea for the first video game console years before Atari and Nintendo became household staples, died Saturday at his home in Manchester, N.H. He was 92. His death was confirmed by his son, Mark Baer , who did not disclose the cause. Over the last four decades, the expensive consoles produced by Microsoft, Sony... more

Holiday Video Game Guide

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There will be no shortage of options facing parents who venture into the electronics department of a big-box store or search for video games at an online retailer. Video game offerings for 2015 range from reimagined family friendly classics to violent "first-person shooter" games. There are a multitude of gaming consoles out there, from the next-generation Xbox One and PlayStation 4 to the handheld ... more

'Grand Theft Auto 5' Banned from Target and Kmart in Australia

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Video games have long been controversial for a variety of reasons – one of the most prevalent is the violent content featured in many titles aimed at adults. Numerous games have come under fire by consumers for their depictions of violence, but the Grand Theft Auto franchise has arguably been the most infamous poster-child for the ongoing controversy. The latest title in the series, "Grand Theft Auto 5," was released for the PlayStation 3... more

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