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Prison Architect Reaches 250,000 Sales – Still In Alpha

Prison Architect Reaches 250,000 Sales – Still In Alpha

What names does your mind jump to when asked to pick the titles that shaped our current indie gaming landscape? I suspect Minecraft and Braid will be joined by a few personal favourites for most of you, but in my case the association is strongest with Darwinia: a game so entirely beautiful despite being so daringly lo-fi, that promised amazing new ideas could come from small, left-field teams and rank among a list of the best things you played that year.

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Diablo 3 Sells A Metric Hell-load – Fastest Selling PC Game Ever

Diablo 3 Sells A Metric Hell-load – Fastest Selling PC Game Ever

Blizzard have kindly informed us that Diablo 3 is the new all-time best selling PC game of all time after selling 3.5 million copies within the first 24 hours of its release. On top of this, 1.2 million more people received a copy of the game as part of the World of Warcraft annual pass promotion. A bit of simple maths leads to the fantastic figure of 4.7 million gamers with access to the game at launch, a figure which may explain some of the server issues, but which doesn’t disguise the fact that the always online requirement is baffling. That though is a story for another time. More details and quotes about the launch of Diablo 3 can be found after the jump.

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Format Fight F…oughts

Format Fight F…oughts

Cyrax must be the 360 in this picture analogy. Because his net works. GEDDIT?

So we’ve had our long Easter weekend, and the charts are in. Perhaps unsurprisingly the awesome Portal 2 is sitting at the top with Mortal Kombat close behind it. Both games are excellent (look out for our MK review later this week) and both offer some exclusive bonus content to those who purchase their games on the PS3. However Mortal Kombat has sold more on the PS3, Portal 2’s best selling format has so far been the 360. There are probably a few reasons for this, not least the obvious PR disaster of the PlayStation Network being down since both games were launched, but allow me to offer a few theories of my own as to other possible factors in this result.

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