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EA research said Dead Space 1&2 were too scary

The realisation that horror games Dead Space and Dead Space 2 are scary led to the decision to shift the focus away from scares in Dead Space 3, EA has told MCV. Fans of the series took to the internet following the reveal of Dead Space 3 to bemoan its …

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Institute of Play’s GLASS Lab aims to engage students with games

Non-profit video game organization Institute of Play has unveiled theGames, Learning and AssessmentLab, a new design center that will research and develop compelling games in an effort to engage students. Announced today during the Aspen Ideas Festival, GLASSlab also aims to provide data on students’ comprehension of core skills needed …

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Xbox 360 and Call of Duty still king in US

Microsoft and Activision had the best performing products in the US last month. Xbox 360 was the top selling hardware for a sixth consecutive month, while Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 topped the best-selling games chart. However, the Top 10 games did not sell well enough to prevent sales …

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US game sales drop by $390 in January

A lack of new releases and the comparatively strong sales in 2011 saw the US video games market drop by almost $400m last month. NDP data shows that combined sales of hardware, software and accessories fell to $750.6m, down 34 per cent from the $1.14bn taken in January. Both software …

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UK leads digital and physical game sales

NDP data shows that UK consumers buy more video games – both boxed and downloadable – than those in France, Germany in the US. The research group reported that the split between physical and digital sales in Germany is nearly equal, although France is dominated by boxed sales. The UK …

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Brand Map: Assassin’s Creed

This week sees the release of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, the fourth full game in the series which has already gone on to beat the previous games in volumes of pre-orders. This week we’re going to look at the Creed brand using the GameVision Brand Map you can purchase from …

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