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NPD Releases 2011 Retail Video Game Sales

Once again we have entered into a new year, and with that NPD has released their stats for 2011’s Retail Video Game sales. With the economy at it’s lowest, it’s not surprising to see a decrease in sales. Thankfully the gaming market is keeping a steady balance  by only dropping a few percents in newer game sales while a slight increase in HD Console software sales made up for the loss in profits.

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U.S. Attempts to Block AT&T, T-Mobile Merger

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In a stunning move, the U.S. Justice Department sued to block AT&T Inc. from their $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile USA Inc. claiming the deal with “substantially lessen competition” in the wireless market. The Government claims that the merger would violent U.S. anti-trust law and asked courts to order a blocking implementation of the deal.

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Sprint trying to block T-Mobile AT&T deal

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The T-Mobile AT&T merger has been in the works for a little while now and Sprint has just officially filed to block the deal from being approved. Sprint specifically stated that the deal would create a duopoly in the US Wireless market and would cause AT&T stocks to rise to 44% from a previous 32%. Sprint even went as far as saying “The proposed transaction would produce no tangible public interest benefits and would impose serious anti-competitive harms that cannot be remedied through divestitures or conditions,” to the FCC today.

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Google blocks rooted devices from Android Movie Market

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Google has released the Android Movie Market to Android tablets with Honeycomb 3.1 and in a few weeks for users with Froyo and Gingerbread. However Google has stipulated that the Android Movie Market will only be available to Android devices which are not rooted. So if you have a rooted Android device, don’t expect to download anything from the Android Movie Market any time soon (or at least until a workaround is found).

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