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Top Selling Games: Week of 2/28

  1. Dragon Ball: Xenoverse (PS4)
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask (3DS)
  3. The Order: 1886 (PS4)
  4. Dragon Ball: Xenoverse (XOne)
  5. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (PS4)
  6. Dragon Ball: Xenoverse (PS3)
  7. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (XOne)
  8. Grand Theft Auto V (PS4)
  9. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS4)
  10. Grand Theft Auto V (XOne)

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Game Review: 'Battlefield: Hardline'

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Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC Style: 1-Player Shooter (66-Player Online) Publisher: Electronic Arts Developer: Visceral Games, DICE Release: March 17 ESRB: M Bottom Line: 8 Concept: Take Battlefield off the front lines for a faster and more compact cops-and-robbers excursion Graphics: Despite using DICE’s Frostbite 3 engine, Visceral can’t achieve the same visual fidelity as the series’ creators. That s... more

Game Review: 'Ori and the Blind Forest'

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Platform: Xbox One Style: 1-Player Platforming Publisher: Microsoft Studios Developer: Moon Studios Release: March 11 The Bottom Line: 9.5/10 Concept: A “Metroidvania” game that focuses on story and art as much as platforming and challenge Graphics: Equally haunting and beautiful, and both simple and detailed, the environments are uniquely mesmerizing Sound: A wonderful orchestrated score melds with the action, adding tension to sequen... more

'Mario Party 10' Invites 'Amiibo' Figures to Play

This photo provided by Nintendo shows a scene from the video game, “Mario Party 10." (AP Photo/Nintendo)

It's "Mario Party," but you shouldn't cry if you want to — especially if you've invested in "amiibo." After mostly acting like wallflowers in Nintendo video games since their debut last year, "amiibo" have stumbled into the spotlight in "Mario Party 10" ( Nintendo, $49.99 for the Wii U). The latest iteration of the mini-game series cleverly employs Nintendo's interactive figurine line ... more

Game Review: 'Dead or Alive 5: Last Round'

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"Dead or Alive 5: Last Round" available for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC for $39.99. Rated "M" for Mature. You don't often see a bloodless one-on-one fighting game carry a strict mature rating. Then again, most fighting games aren't so obsessed with bouncing boobies. For the past two decades, the Japanese born "Dead or Alive" franchise has survived on three tent poles that continue to sag ... more

Kirby Strikes Gold in 'Rainbow Curse'

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Nintendo's Kirby is just a pink sphere with feet, arms, eyes and a mouth. He doesn't appear to pose much of a threat — instead, he looks like a wad of bubble gum that, at worst, you might have to peel off the sole of your shoe. And yet, he's so flexible that his creators, Tokyo's HAL Laboratory, can endow him with any skills they like. Usually, he inhales enemies to gain their powers, but he's also ... more

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