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Skyrim sells 3.5 million copies in 48 hours

Skyrim sells 3.5 million copies in 48 hours

We knew that Bethesda's Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim would sell well when it came out on its infamous launch date, November 11th, 2011. And now we have the official stats from ZeniMax (Bethesda's parent company)'s CEO himself. 3.5 million copies in 48 hours? You can go ahead and check that box, since Skyrim has reached just those awe-inspiring numbers. We now just have to wait for the first week of sales to finalize in order to see if Skyrim is on track to beat the record currently held by Call of Duty's newly released Modern Warfare 3.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim sales a lesson in listening

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim sales a lesson in listening

The past few weeks several games have been released, each of the big names selling record numbers either in their own circles or in the greater scheme of things - what Bethesda Softworks release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim's shipping of 7 million copies at launch tell us is we need to know the difference between shipping and selling. Just like a record label, a game developer keeps track of both the shipment numbers and the sales numbers on each of its games. While shipment numbers are an OK indicator of how well the stores across the country expect the game to sell, it's certainly not a perfect tell. If Skyrim does manage to sell all 7 million copies already shipped inside its first week of sales, it will have beaten Battlefield 3's five million copies sold in the same time period.

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Minecraft Mash-ups begin with Mass Effect for Xbox 360

Minecraft Mash-ups begin with Mass Effect for Xbox 360

This week the folks a Mojang have announced a collaboration of epic scale - the first Xbox 360 downloadable update, utilizing the Mass Effect gaming environment for a fully-boxy adventure. This update is called Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Mass Effect Mash-Up. This game works in collaboration with Microsoft Studios, Xbox Live Arcade, and 4J Studios - and the full details of the game are not yet out on the block. What you will be able to see is a set of cinematic effects not necessarily representative of the actual final bit of gameplay - we'll see that soon enough.

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Elder Scrolls Online will use a monthly subscription business model

Elder Scrolls Online will use a monthly subscription business model

Last year, Bethesda announced that its sister company, Zenimax Online Studios, would be making Elder Scrolls Online, much to the joyful proclamations of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim fans. At the time, it was only known that it would be coming around in 2013, and now as the time draws near, Bethesda has revealed that it will be using a monthly subscription system rather than a freemium business model.

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South Park’s Trey Parker says nay to DLC for “Stick of Truth”

South Park’s Trey Parker says nay to DLC for “Stick of Truth”

Add this one to your ever-growing book of video game enthusiasts against downloadable additions (DLC) to video games connected to the internet: Trey Parker says no to the whole mess for The Stick of Truth. The South Park-themed game will be released by the end of this year - right in time for the holiday season - but it'll be cut to a standard size where its creators originally slated it to have so much content it would have taken many, many years to complete.

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Xbox 360 sales remain steady, is still best-selling console

Xbox 360 sales remain steady, is still best-selling console

The next-generation console war isn't at full steam yet, but the summer has seen some fierce battling going on already between the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. However, the Xbox 360 is still selling despite the anticipation of the next-generation. Microsoft revealed that they sold 140,000 Xbox 360 consoles during the month of June, which was enough to top the list of the best-selling consoles for 30 straight months.

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Xbox SmartGlass brings support for the Kindle Fire

Xbox SmartGlass brings support for the Kindle Fire

Larry Hryb, the Director of Programming for Xbox Live, stated today that Xbox SmartGlass now supports Amazon's selection of Kindle Fire tablets. It's coming in about half a year late, seeing as the app was released for regular Android devices way back in October of last year. With the Xbox SmartGlass app now available in the Amazon App Store, owners of the affordable Kindle Fire can enjoy an extension of the Xbox Live experience with their tablets.

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BioShock Infinite drivers blast forth for NVIDIA GeForce GPU

BioShock Infinite drivers blast forth for NVIDIA GeForce GPU

Should you happen to be playing the widely applauded BioShock Infinite game this week with a machine with the graphics power of NVIDIA's GeForce under the hood, you'll also find game-optimized drivers available to you for download. These drivers have ben sent out to the public along with notes about how they'll destroy your concept of what looks best graphics-wise. If you thought this game looked great before, you're in for a real trip.

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