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More games and players in 2009, but fewer sales

The gaming industry wasn't immune to the economic turmoil around the globe in 2009, but it appears that more people are playing games -- even if they aren't necessarily buying "core" games. USA Today has a year-end piece noting that 2008's record $21.3 billion in US sales isn't in the cards this...

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Report: Only 35 songs from Guitar Hero World Tour work with GH5 [update]

Update: It appears as though Activision itself has answered the question of what songs specifically are importable into Guitar Hero 5 from World Tour (35 songs) as well as Smash Hits (21 songs), via the Activision Customer Support Center. The full list of songs available from each game has been...

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Buying Activision Blizzard stock may be too extreme for you

Where does USA Today analyst Matt Krantz turn when he needs to hear blood rushing past his ears at 1,000 heartbeats per minute as he takes life to the edge? Why, investing in video games, naturally. "Just as Activision's games are for thrill seekers, the stock is, too," he wrote in a recent...

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New Super Mario Bros. Wii, future titles will play themselves

Are games too hard for you, Johnny? Don't worry -- Shiggy's got your back. Starting with upcoming New Super Mario Bros. Wii, future Nintendo Wii titles will be shipping with the ability to, well, play themselves. In an interview with USA Today, the man who birthed Mario confirmed the existence of...

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Rush to USA Today and get a Fat Princess beta code

Update: Looks like they're out of codes now. Hope you got in! Didn't have cake yesterday? Don't worry, here's another chance to enter the Fat Princess beta. If you're one of the first 1600 people to register at USA Today, you'll be delivered a poppin' fresh code right to your e-mail. Yum! You'll...

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USA Today's 15,000 LittleBigPlanet keys

It's great to see LittleBigPlanet getting such positive press, especially from a mainstream national newspaper like USA Today. This is exactly the kind of buzz the PS3 needs right now before the all-important holiday shopping season. If you've been following the news on LittleBigPlanet here on...

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USA Today: Wii's Rock Band 2 to feature DLC, online play

USA Today reports that the Wii version of Rock Band 2 will feature downloadable songs and online multiplayer. Up until this point, the available features for the game on the best-selling console have been nebulous. USA Today's original article stated that there would be no online functions, but...

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Fanswag: USA Today Crossword Challenge goes to ...

Our latest giveaway has come to a close. We've selected 5 different winners, all of whom should be solving crosswords in record time now. Our winners are: Lord Humongous Kearns ethan42404 Gid Kelvis Congrats to the winners and better luck next time to the rest of you. Thanks for...

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Reminder: USA Today Crosswords is up for grabs

Our latest giveaway has us unloading several copies of USA Today Crossword Challenge. Would you like a free copy? Heck, who doesn't want a free game? Well, if you do, then head on over to the original contest post and read up on how you can enter our latest giveaway. Good luck!...

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DS Fanboy Review: USA Today Crossword Challenge

Despite the fact that Nintendo's own Crosswords DS will no doubt outsell USA Today Crossword Challenge, due to the "Nintendo" on the front (and the Gamestop-exclusive release of USA Today), Destineer, developer Mercury Games and original engine developer Sanuk Games should feel very lucky that...

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