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The Last Guardian trailer analyzed in depth

What are gamers, if not obsessive? It's the reason collector's editions and gotta-catch-em-all games like Pokemon exist. Another example of our obsessive nature? Overanalysis. Eurogamer's Digital Foundry has picked apart Team Ico's The Last Guardian trailer in an effort to determine whether the...

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Pachter: Last.fm, Twitter the most important features of E3

What was the biggest news of E3? Was it the PlayStation Motion Controller? Project Natal? The triumphant return of Samus? According to Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter, it was none of the above. As part of the Gamasutra Analyze This feature, Pacther stated that he believes the biggest...

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Analyst: This console cycle may never end

click for alternate headline image It's not too uncommon to say that the current crop of consoles won't be replaced for quite some time. Some believe that the current generation will last until around 2012, at which time it will be replaced by the next round of hardware (or the Apocalypse, if you...

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Extensive overview of GameStop reveals rising profits, world domination plans

Looking at this examination of GameStop's sales over at Gamasutra, it's hard to not get frustrated thinking about how much money the used game monolith is making on our undying urge to play "the next big thing." Pulling figures from the 10-K filings made each year by the company with the US...

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MadWorld places relationship between online hype and actual sales in doubt

Analytics firm OTX Research seems to already be making a name for itself after announcing intentions last month to track game sales. Speaking at the LA Games Conference, OTX's Nick Williams explained the surprisingly weak connection between strong online awareness of a game versus actual, hard sales...

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Taking a look at March XBLA numbers

With March NPD numbers set to roll out this week, GamerBytes has posted its own analysis of Xbox Live Arcade sales for the same period. A good idea, considering NPD doesn't include digital sales in its figures. It's a rather exhaustive piece, so here are a few nuggets. Watchmen: The End is...

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Pachter predicts 360 price cut by E3 2009

According to Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter, a price cut is in the cards for the Xbox 360 by the time E3 2009 rolls out this summer (June to be precise). The price cut, says Pachter, is likely to come on the heels of a price cut for Sony's Playstation 3, which he believes will drop to $299...

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Analyst: PS3 to outsell 360 by more than 2:1 by 2012

It is always so much fun to post the thoughts of industry analysts. No matter what the topic, there are guaranteed to be comments regarding A) what an easy job analysts have and B) how nothing analysts say comes true. Honestly, analyst posts are fun for all ages. The latest analytical blatherskite...

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Joystiq goes wheels-on with Mario Kart Wii

Click to read their control scheme analysis After unboxing the game last night, Joystiq has been running on no sleep to bring you massive amounts of coverage on the game. Just about the only thing they're missing is, well ... uh, we can't think of anything! Seriously, they're covering all bases...

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Study: Two out of three in U.S. play casual games

Anyone who keeps up with gaming news knows that casual games are the biggest thing since sorted gems. But man, if a new report is to be believed, casual gaming is more popular than even we thought. The report, from research firm Interpret, estimates that 145 million U.S. residents aged 12 to 65...

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