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NCAA Football 12 is the valedictorian of July’s NPD chart

The NPD Group has revealed the top ten bestselling games for the month of July and NCAA Football 12 jumped to the head of the class. None of the rest of the month’s new releases managed to crack the list (including the awesome Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon or the alluring Catherine). Even the heavily-hyped Duke Nukem Forever was unable to maintain its place in the top ten.

With few new releases, only 17 titles were released during the month, gamers spent their money on other things in July. According to The NPD Group’s Anita Frazier, July was the “lowest month [for game sales] since October 2006.”

Maybe that’ll show publishers that the gaming community is pretty desperate for new games in the Summer. So maybe they shouldn’t backload every worthwhile game into the September-November period. In the meantime, check out the full top ten after the break. (more…)

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New Releases: Dragon Age II, MLB 11: The Show, MLB 2K11, More

One of 2011’s biggest releases will be hitting stores this week. Players will be able to return to the magical land of Thedas as BioWare is bringing Dragon Age II to the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

If you prefer the smell of peanuts and Crackerjack to the smell of sliced and diced dragon meat, you might want to consider this week’s double play combo of baseball games. 2K Sports will release its multiplatform Major League Baseball 2K11 on the DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii and Xbox 360 while Sony is bringing its PlayStation-exclusive MLB 11: The Show to the PS2, PS3 and PSP.

Also available this week will be the Dynasty Warriors spinoff Warriors: Legends of Troy (PS3, Xbox 360) and a new Sims 3 expansion, The Sims 3: Barnacle Bay (PC).

The full list of the rest of this week’s new releases can be found after the break. (more…)

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Pitch a perfect game in Major League Baseball 2K11, win $1 million

How do you usually get ready for the baseball season? Do you pick up a sports game, say the MLB 2K series? How would a million dollars sound to get you set for the season? 2K Sports is once again rewarding $1,000,000 to the first player to pitch a perfect game in Major League Baseball 2K11. Well, the award will go to first player to do so after MLB opening day, April 1, 2011. Players will have a little less than a month to prepare for the challenge following the March 8 release date of the game. The perfect pitch theme seems to have also translated into the cover art, as Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies is one of only 20 players in baseball history to pitch a perfect game (and one of the few to pitch multiple no-hitters in a single season).

Despite fierce competition in the genre from the MLB The Show series, you have to admit, this is a pretty tough offer to turn down.

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