What can be done to halt US video games sales’ dip?

image courtesy of dgoomany (via Flickr)   With the video game industry showing continued signs of turmoil as a weak November adds to pressure for embattled retailers, we take a look at what the industry can do to give its halo a little more lustre.   Sales drop With another double-digit drop in like-for-like sales last month, the industry is enduring a torrid time. Research firm NPD reported an 11% drop in November for hardware and software sold by retailers, despite strong showings from hit titles such as the latest…

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Dance Central 3 for the Xbox 360 Kinect

image courtesy of bloque interactivo (via Flickr)   Kinect’s latest dance number is worth trotting out for.   The Dance Central series is already a well-established dance franchise and widely hailed as the best available. It’s known for its beautiful animations, energetic and fun dance routines catering to a wide range of skill levels, and the clever Kinect tracking that gets your whole body into the groove. In these regards, Dance Central 3 maintains the excellence of its predecessors, leaving the basic gameplay largely untouched. You still perform a wide…

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Assassin’s Creed 3: Revolution-ary visuals and a Man Called Connor

  Assassin’s Creed 3 is a cut above the rest and worth the hype. It has to be one of 2012’s best ways to spend fifty hours of your existence. Go buy it now. Seriously. The game is everything you would expect from the Ubisoft series: epic in size and imagination, dense in plot, full of innovative action and arguably the best game of 2012.   AC3 continues and concludes the story of memory traveller Desmond, who relives the past through a special mind-machine and, in this installment, is joined…

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