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Top Xbox Live, Arcade, Indie and Windows games of 2012

January 22nd, 2013 No comments
The top Xbox Live, Arcade, Indie and Windows games of 2012
If an alien intelligence agency got a hold of this "Top Xbox games of 2012" list, it might come away with the conclusion that humans are really, really into mining. The aliens might also conclude that we enjoy warfare, including the kind that affects extraterrestrials, so let's hope that they focus on the harmless digging thing and keep their lasers to themselves.

Major Nelson breaks down 2012's top 20 games of the following categories: Live, Arcade, Indie and Games for Windows Live. The top Xbox Live games of 2012, determined by average unique users per day, are Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Modern Warfare 3, Halo 4, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition and Black Ops. Following that is a round of sports games, including FIFA Soccer 13 and 12, and Halo: Reach, Assassin's Creed 3, Battlefield 3, Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3 and Skyrim.

The top five Xbox Live Arcade games, determined by full versions purchased, are Minecraft, Trials Evolution, The Walking Dead, Pinball FX2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Castle Crashers is hanging out at No. 6, followed by Fez at No. 13. Indie games are ranked with the same method, and they carry a familiar theme, headlined by CastleMiner Z, CastleMiner, Total Miner: Forge, Avatar Deathmatch and FortressCraft Chapter 1.

Games for Windows Live games get ranked by average unique users per day, and the top five are Grand Theft Auto 4, Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition, Age of Empires Online, Batman: Arkham City and Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition. Remember, aliens, humans sure do love the smell of fresh, pixelated dirt. See for yourself with the full lists, provided by Major Nelson, after the break.

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The 10 Official iPad Games We’re Most Excited About [Ipad]

April 1st, 2010 No comments
The iPad games are live on iTunes now — more than 700 of them. We may not have an iPad, but it doesn't mean we are not excited about the following (sorta expensive) games: More »
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Suspected Game Code Thief Surrenders to Authorites [Crime]

April 1st, 2010 No comments
Justin D. May, wanted after skipping bail on charges that he tried to swipe early code of a video game at the Penny Arcade Expo, plans to appear in Boston courts in May, the Suffolk County District Attorney tells Kotaku. More »
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Announcing Koticku [Activision]

April 1st, 2010 No comments
Today, I'm excited to announce that Activision Blizzard is making a strategic investment into a new and exciting space, video game enthusiast press blogging, with the acquisition of Kotaku, formerly a Gawker Media property, now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Activision Publishing. More »
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iPad Reviewers Have Three Things To Say About Video Games [Apple]

April 1st, 2010 No comments
The first people to review Apple's iPad have said much about much, but little about video games — except for Scrabble, which they love. As an addendum to your favorite iPad review cheat-sheet, here's what reviewers said about iPad gaming. More »
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Have Video Games And Computer Graphics Killed Puppets? [Puppets]

April 1st, 2010 No comments
If you grew up in the 1980s or before, chances are puppets delighted and frightened you. Later generations have become increasingly exposed to computer graphic creations. That's the norm. And puppets.... More »
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Your April Fool’s Survival Guide [April1]

March 31st, 2010 No comments
Oh dear. It's now April 1, making this officially the worst day of the year for all things internet. Over the next 24 hours things might get a little rough. But it's OK. We can get through this. Together. More »
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Gears of War Developer To Debut Next Game on Late Night [Epic Games]

March 31st, 2010 No comments
The host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon writes that the design director for popular Xbox 360 exclusive Gears of War will be on his show next week to debut his next game. More »
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Indie Sports Game Unites Developer’s Dream with a League’s Ambition [Indie]

March 31st, 2010 No comments
By the end of April, Xbox Live's Indie Games channel will see a very unusual first: The service's first sports title licensed by a professional league, and backed with the sponsorship of a major brand. More »
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Abandon All Hope, There Are No Plans For Geometry Wars 3 [Bad News]

March 31st, 2010 No comments
"Right now we don't have any plans for Geometry Wars 3 or anything," said Bizarre Creations' Gareth Wilson during the Kotaku Talk Radio podcast, and all that could be heard afterwards were the relentless sobs of millions of disappointed fans. More »
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