US video game sales fall 20 percent in February, says NPD

US video game sales fall 20 percent in February, says NPD Group
Washington Post
NEW YORK — US retail sales of video games tumbled 20 percent in February as people cut spending on video games and systems in a month without big new game launches. Sales fell to $1.06 billion last month from $1.33 billion in February 2011, ...

Video games look even more realistic – Prettier iPad retains familiar qualities
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For that reason, you're more likely to buy the new iPad if you are a shutterbug, a video game fanatic or someone who enjoys watching movies on a smaller but luscious screen. Watching a few minutes of the movie “Hugo” proved to be even more lustrous on ...

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Video game sales plunged 20% in February
Los Angeles Times
Video game sales in February suffered another double-digit monthly decline, plunging 20% to $1.06 billion, down from $1.33 billion in February 2011, according to a report released Thursday from the NPD Group Inc. Sales of consoles and games dropped 34% ...

Video Game Sales Fall 20 Percent in February
PC Magazine
By Angela Moscaritolo US video game sales fell 20 percent in February — the third straight month to see a decline, according to new data from market research firm NPD Group. Overall sales hit $1.06 billion during the month, down from $1.33 billion the ...

Popular video game Angry Birds catapults into orbit with boost from US space ...
China Post
WASHINGTON -- Rovio's Angry Birds are taking their battle against the egg-stealing pigs into space and NASA is giving them a boost. The Finnish videogame company unveiled Angry Birds Space on Thursday, the latest installment of the massively popular ...

SUNRISE: Armed robber hits southeast Springs video game store
Colorado Springs Gazette
An armed robber ruined the fun Thursday night at a southeast Colorado Springs video game store. The thief barged into the store just before 8:30 pm, carrying a gun and demanding cash, police said. The robber, thought to be in his 30s, was given cash ...

Video Game Sales Drop 20 Percent For February
Market research watcher, NPD Group, released a report today outlining a significant decline in the sale of traditional video games in February, plunging 20 percent to $1.06 billion, down from $1.33 billion in February 2011, reports Alex Pham for LA ...


Intellivision® Featured in Video Games Exhibition at Smithsonian American Art ...
Sacramento Bee
By Intellivision Productions, Inc. HERMOSA BEACH, Calif., March 9, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Four classic Intellivision video games were chosen for the "The Art of Video Games" exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC, ...

Bellator: MMA Onslaught Video Game Early Screenshots, Trailer And Preview
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by Anton Tabuena on Mar 9, 2012 2:00 PM EST in MMA News During the last episode of Spike TV's MMA Uncensored, they announced the news of Bellator releasing a video game called "Bellator: MMA Onslaught". It will be published by 345games, ...

Bellator Video Game Coming This Summer to Xbox and PS3
The mixed martial arts fighting video game was developed by Kung Fu Factory and published by 345 Games in association with Spike TV. “Bellator has a roster of many of the world's most exciting fighters, and we are thrilled to work with 345 Games to let...

Top 10 Video Games D&D Has Influenced
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This article is the first in a series that will explore influences on video games. Today we're going to be looking at the pen and paper game Dungeons & Dragons, which began its life in the drug and rock 'n roll-fueled era of the '70s.

US video game sales fall 20 per cent in February, says NPD Group
By AP | March 09, 2012 NEW YORK, NY - A market research group says US retail sales of video games tumbled 20 per cent in February as people cut spending on game systems and software. The NPD Group says sales totalled $1.06 billion last month from $1.33 ...

'Silent Hill' shows why horror works so well for video games
Washington Post
The game, the eighth installment in Konami's long-running horror franchise that arrives this week on Xbox and PlayStation 3, is finely tweaked to confuse, disempower and frighten the wits out of anygamer possessed of enough courage to pop it in the ...

Video game sales take another plunge in February
By Brett Molina, USA TODAY In a statement accompanying last month's sales data, NPD Group analyst Anita Frazier said money spent on other options -- including used games, social and mobile titles, digital downloads, rentals and subscriptions ...


Video games fall another 20 percent, Xbox holds lead
The Seattle Times (blog)
Last month was bleak for the US video game industry, just like the month before. Overall sales of hardware and boxed games fell 20 percent to $1.06 billion, according to the monthly report from NPD. Still, it was better than the 34 percent decline in ...

Google Chrome gets pwned (twice!) at Pwn2Own
The previously invulnerable Google Chrome was among the first to fall at this year's Pwn2Own contest, although only one attack is collecting the $60000 bounty. Google raised eyebrows last month when it announced it was dropping sponsorship of the ...

Video: GAME 'two weeks' from administration
Skegness Standard
THE future of a major gaming retailer which has a store in Skegness is more uncertain than ever after it was reported that its CEO had given the firm two weeks to 'save itself'. Trade site MCV claims senior staff at GAME were given the gloomy forecast ...

VIDEO GAME REVIEW: More shooter than story
The MIT Tech
By Jericho Ricardi Mass Effect 3 has been one of the most eagerly-awaited games of 2012 by a long shot. The first two games are among the most beloved sci-fi action-RPGs of all time, and expectations for the third installment were running high.

XBOX720 and PS4 Consoles To Revive PC Video Games
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Electronic video games have come a long way since the Golden Age of Video Arcades to become an industry generating nearly 1-trillion dollars in annual revenue (according to Gartner - 2011). Oncevideo games made the leap from quarter-gobbling cabinets ...

U.S. Video-Game Sales Declined 20% in February on Software Drop
US video-game sales declined 20 percent in February, reflecting tumbling sales of games for consoles and portable devices. Retail sales of software, players and accessories declined to $1.06 billion in February from $1.33 billion a year earlier, ...

Bellator video game 'Onslaught' sneak peek for Summer 2012 release date
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Video Games are Healthy? Thoughts from a Recovering Gamer
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New America Media asked Luis Pacheco, a youth reporter at The kNOw Youth Media in Fresno and an avid gamer, to weigh in on the question of whether video games are in fact, healthy. FRESNO, Calif. -- When I was a sophomore in high school, the thing that ...

Colleges Creating More Video Game Programs
According to, Lane Community College ranks as the second school in Oregon for video game design programs. Paul Wilkins, who is in charge of the game design department at LCC, says this year enrollment is up and his students have noticed ...


The Dark Knight Rises (2012): Video Game Tie-In To Be Released?
Cosmic Book News - Video Games
Now, word comes from an anonymous UK retailer that a video game tie-in for The Dark Knight Rises will be released. The cpu and gaming website, MCV, states they obtained a schedule from a "major UK High Street retailer" for 2012 that lists a new Batman ...

Average Gamer 03.09.12: Halo Edition
With the release of the Halo 4 video, Average Gamer Dan Watson takes a look back at the franchise through the years. Welcome back to the Average Gamer. Before I get into any of the gaming world information or anything else, I want to take a moment and...

Video Game Deal: 'Warhammer 40k: Space Marine' For $18
Geeks of Doom
There's no mention as to when this deal ends, so grab this video game at the discounted price while you can. Storm Into Battle – Step fearlessly into the heart of combat as an unstoppable Space Marine. Never hide, never cower, just purge all that stand ...
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US video game retail sales drop 20%
Sky News Australia
US video game retail sales drop 20% Updated: 03:20, Saturday March 10, 2012 A market research group says US retail sales of video games tumbled 20 per cent in February as people cut spending on game systems and software. The NPD Group says software ...

Massachusetts aims to take hold of video game industry
Increasingly, Boston is becoming a force to be reckoned with in the video game industry. In 2010, one of the largest gaming conventions in the country, PAX East, set up camp at Hynes Convention Center and now, they are proud to call it "home.

Xbox 360 Wins February Console Wars; Video Game Hardware ...
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While that's the good news (for some, at least), video game hardware sales as a whole are down by 18% to $381.4M compared to $466.9M from February 2011. But compared to January, the console hardware numbers increased by 62% without the inclusion of the ... (march 11th) and now I see only Ridge Racer on the 13th and one other game...where did they all go? My birthday and summer time are the ONLY times of year that I have a dime to spend on video games..... NOOOOOO.
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NPD: Video game industry had another rough month - AfterDawn
NPD has released their monthly video game industry report, and it appears to be another rough month. The lone bright spot was an increase month-over-month for hardware ...

SSX - Video Game Reviews | RotoRob
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Video Game Review: SSX. March 8, 2012 | By Mike Chen | comment on this post. SSX It's time to get tricky again — this time in HD. As one of the leading launch-era titles of the Playstation 2, SSX quickly wowed gamers with its sense of speed, scope, and — most importantly — fun. The trick snowboarding sub-genre fell into a rut by the .... Note that for the impatient gamer, you'll be able to skip an event after several failed runs. Some purists may not like that but, hey, no one's forcing ...

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Video games are a prevalent and increasingly expressive medium within modern society. In the forty years since the introduction of the first home video game, the field has attracted exceptional artistic talent. An amalgam of traditional art ...

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Epic Gamer Artist: pax112. You never know who you are going to run into at deviantART. The Epic Gamers deviantART Group has been growing like crazy, and we've been seeing some pretty amazing artwork. One of the artists in the group is pax112, aka Dexter Weeks. Tim (Arukun14) sent Dexter an email to do a ... I really would like to get involved working in the video game or movie industry, as most seem to be going in the digital direction. When I was in art school, I just missed the ...
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Video Games Sales Decline in February | GamePolitics
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US video game sales fall 20 percent in February, according to the latest retail sales data numbers from research firm NPD Group. Retail sales of video games dropped about 20 percent in February to $1.06 billion, compared to 1.33 billion in ...
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