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Gaming sales down 24% from a year ago

Gaming sales down 24% from a year ago

Console gaming is big business; there's no doubt about it. But the industry actually saw a pretty steep decline in sales last month. Research firm NPD Group reported that total US video game sales hit $848.3 million during September. While that might seem like a respectable number, that's down 24% from the same time last year, which was over $1 billion.

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Assassin’s Creed III gets brutal weapons trailer

Assassin’s Creed III gets brutal weapons trailer

We're just a few short weeks away from the release of Assassin's Creed III, and what better way to ramp up the anticipation than with a bloody new trailer? Ubisoft has delivered a brand new ACIII trailer that provides an up-close look at some of the weapons Connor will be using throughout his adventure. These include his signature tomahawks and hidden blades as well as weapons that are a bit bigger, like a battle axe.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 5, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 5, 2012

We've arrived at another Friday evening, which means that the weekend lies ahead. Today, as many of you probably already know, was the one-year anniversary of the passing of Steve Jobs. Apple paid tribute to Jobs in a new video released today, and it was announced that three modified MacBook Pros will be auctioned off in memory of Jobs. On the lighter side of things, Lenovo is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the ThinkPad with a look back through time, and Samsung's profits for Q3 2013 managed to break company records (not an easy thing to do, considering how popular Samsung is).

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ZombiU story detailed in new development diary

ZombiU story detailed in new development diary

The Wii U has a pretty impressive launch line-up, to be sure, but it seems that one of the best launch titles for the console will be Ubisoft's ZombiU. We've already seen and heard some great things about ZombiU, and today we're finding out more about the game's story and characters thanks to a new development diary Ubisoft has shared with IGN. Needless to say, it's going to be a bloody and scary experience, but it seems that Ubisoft has made an effort to connect the events in the game with real-world people.

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Black Ops II Zombies mode debuts in new video

Black Ops II Zombies mode debuts in new video

One of the biggest talking points about the original Black Ops was Zombies mode. When Activision and Treyarch announced Call of Duty: Black Ops II, footage from the game's Zombies mode was surprisingly absent, but that all changed today. After teasing the mode last week, Activision has released a new trailer for Zombies, and a new write-up from Polygon gives us an idea of what we can expect to find when we delve into Zombies mode once more.

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Wii U region-locked says Famitsu

Wii U region-locked says Famitsu

Nintendo's Wii U will be region-locked, meaning games and other software bought in one region is unlikely to work on a console purchased from a different region. The news, apparently confirmed by Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, NeoGaf reports, means those hoping to jump the queue and order a Wii U from a different region so as to get their hands on it early will be left forever importing games, too.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 21, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 21, 2012

Friday is here once again, which means that for many of us, the weekend has already started. Of course, today was the big iPhone 5 launch, and there was no lack of news stories to go along with it. Before the iPhone 5 landed in the US, it launched in the UK and Japan and was greeted by long lines. We also had a couple of drop tests hit the Internet - in the first one we saw, the iPhone 5 didn't fare too well, but in the second drop test, it emerged victorious over the Samsung Galaxy S III. We also talk about all of the different options you have on your disposal on this launch day, so if you're thinking of picking up an iPhone 5, be sure to check that out.

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