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GameStop holiday 2011 sales up slightly, reach $3.02 billion

GameStop reported sales for the nine weeks ending December 31, 2011. In that period, it achieved sales of $3.02 billion, which, on the surface, is a repeat of last year's number. Moving down the decimal point, the company reported $3,018.1 million in 2010 (itself a record) and $3,019.1 in 2011 --...

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2011 Holiday Buyers Guide: Xbox 360

With the Xbox Live Buyers Guide out of the way, it's time to tackle the Xbox's more physical offerings. We realize everything on offer can be confusing. Hopefully this guide will help you piece together which baddies you'd like to destroy, which sort of role you'd prefer to play and exactly what ...

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2011 Buyers Guide: WiiWare, DSiWare, and 3DS eShop

Somehow you've ended up with a prepaid points card for your Wii, DSi, or 3DS. If you're looking to fill up your Wii with the best stuff from this year, you might be surprised to find out that there was stuff this year! The Wii Virtual Console actually looks populated, for example, when you look a...

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2011 Holiday Buyers Guide: iOS

You'll forgive us, but we're banking on the concept of Aunt Eileen stuffing your stocking with iTunes gift cards rather than, say, a Zune Marketplace one. Perhaps that depends on if you've been naughty or nice? We're not quite sure how this holiday stuff works, but we're trying our best here. ...

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2011 Holiday Buyers Guide: PlayStation Network

Did you ravenously unwrap a gift this holiday season, only to discover a redeemable PSN card within? Don't despair -- that card can actually be turned into video games! We've got a bunch of suggestions on which 2011 video games you should transmogrify your e-money into after the jump. Whether ...

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2011 Holiday Buyers Guide: Xbox Live

With the holiday season fast approaching, you may soon find yourself in possession of hoards of Microsoft Points, or you may be planning to drop some in a few unsuspecting stockings. While you can't really gift Xbox Live games, there's nothing to stop you from making some suggestions, right? W...

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2011 Holiday Buyers Guide: Wii, DS, and 3DS

Maybe you want to give a new 3DS owner a headstart on filling out their collection. Or maybe you want to justify your own continued Wii ownership. Whatever the reason, you can be sure a ton of holiday shopping will include games and accessories for Nintendo platforms. Allow us to help you guid...

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2011 Holiday Buyers Guide: PlayStation 3 and PSP

If you've been given the daunting task of purchasing gifts for a dyed-in-the-wool PlayStation fanboy (or even for yourself, Sony crony), don't fret -- we've got your back. Listed below is a suggested shopping list for PS3 and PSP games that came out during 2011, as well as a few hardware recommen...

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First Dark Souls trailer and screens are appropriately dark [update: now with release date]

The lid has officially been blown off of Dark Souls, with developer From Software releasing a dark, moody flood of media. First and foremost is the reveal trailer, which should comfort fans hoping that the multiplatform game would look an awful lot like its predecessor Demon's Souls (a PS3 exclusiv...

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Gears of War 3 bumped from April 2011 to 'holiday season' next year

It's begun. As was the case earlier this year, next year's Spring lineup is densely packed with high-profile games. As such, the inevitable migration to the holiday season begins with Microsoft's announcement that Gears of War 3 – one third of its blockbuster trifecta at this year's E3 &ndash...

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