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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings has sold 1.1 million copies. Bear in mind that this is a PC only game, and sales like these without the marketing budget of a big publisher like EA or Activision-Blizzard is unheard of. Eurogamer reports that of the 1,110,055 copies sold 270,000 were digital downloads with about 40,000 on CD Projekt RED’s sister digital distribution site GOG.com, DRM free. It heartens me to tell you that the sales of the first Witcher game also picked up, with around 400,000 copies of The Witcher being sold along with the pre-orders and the like of the newer game.

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Sins of a Dark Age is a new massive online battle game from Ironclad, makers of Sins of a Solar Empire. In the free-to-play Sins of a Dark Age, players either play as Commanders or Heroes, controlling the battle from above and in the field respectively. Ironclad said that there will be a long beta testing phase before the game is finally released.

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Borderlands 2 Trailer Reveals 870+ Gajillion Bajillion Guns and 4 Player Co-Op

2K Games released a brand new trailer for their upcoming game Borderlands 2 which showcases new features and all the fun you can have in the action-packed first person Diablo-type with guns. Read on to find out more!

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It seems that Flipkart is on the verge of launching a new digital distribution store for music called Flyte. The Flipkart twitter account also hinted at the possibility of an eBook store integrated into this. More on Flyte after the break.

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Microsoft Launches All-Out Anti-Google Apps Ad Campaign

Microsoft has launched an aggressive (but shrill) ad campaign against Google’s cloud based productivity suite Google Apps, claiming that Office 365 is much better and more stable than the cheaper alternative from the search giant. Read on to find out more.

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EA has decided to end the Mass Effect 3 preorder bonus 3 weeks early. Initially, until March 5th all preorders of Mass Effect 3 on origin will fetch a key to Battlefield 3. Now EA has ended the offer way too early and increased resentment among gamers.

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A new Humble Indie Bundle is here – but with a twist! The Humble Mojam Bundle contains only one game – that is yet to be coded. Mojam is a weekend project – livestreamed – that is being sold on humble indie bundle. All proceeds from the purchase will go to charity!

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Notch tweeted to Tim Shafer that he would like to make Psychonauts 2 happen. The internet exploded. Now Notch is doing some measure of a damage control procedure by disclosing a lot of facts in one post so that a lot of people do not go away extremely disappointed. Read on to find out!

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Electronic Arts, the publisher of the upcoming Bioware game Mass Effect 3, has decided that for its hype machine the sky is not the limit. To increase publicity and to let more people know that this is a sci-fi game set in space, EA will be attaching copies of the game on to weather balloons and sending it high into the stratosphere. They will also be attaching a GPS tracking system inside the weather-proof (hehe) package and will be putting up live coordinates of each package as it descends slowly back to terra firma. If you are in and around the area, you can get to the cache and take your free copy of Mass Effect 3 back home with you!

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The controversial multi-national Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is steadily losing ground in the European Union, following key players’ withdrawal from ratifying the agreement. Germany and Poland’s holdback, following a wave of protests in the former and much debate in the latter, has fueled other nations’ misgivings about the vagueness with which the Agreement is written and the fact that there are no clear answers as to how it will ensure anti-counterfeiting and not violation of basic human rights.

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EA has started its aggressive marketing of Mass Effect 3 on Origin. PC players can now preorder Mass Effect 3 on Origin to get a free copy of Battlefield 3. For the price, this is a killer deal.

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Iran’s Government is censoring secured internet access for its citizens. This makes the use of the TOR network nearly impossible. Luckily, the TOR project has a new weapon – obfsproxy. Read on to find out more about the obfsproxy by TOR.

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CS:GO is the upcoming team-based first person shooter from Valve. CS:GO is a revamp of the existing Counter Strike: Source, with more weapons, new maps and more factions. The tentative details of some CS:GO maps and concept art have been leaked on Steam. Read on to find out more!

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DOTA 2 is the upcoming game from Valve. It is built by the same folks who made the original custom map for Blizzard’s Warcraft III titled Defense of the Ancients (DotA). Blizzard wants Valve to not trademark the name DOTA. Read on to find out more.

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Mass Effect 3 Demo Playthrough Releases To Mass Complaints From Fans Who Have Not Played the Game

Mass Effect 3 is going to release next month. In anticipation, a trailer of the first forty minutes of the game is making the rounds. Read more about the trailer after the break.

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