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Activision Blizzard sold a record 2.8 million copies of the latest World of Warcraft expansion: Wrath of the Lich King within the first 24 hours of its release. The Massively Multiplayer Online Game has about 11 million online subscribers. (Cynopsis 11/20)

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In its battle for the hearts and minds of gamers, Sony is developing a robust social-networking component to its PlayStation 3 console. The new element, to be called Home, has been in beta testing for weeks and allows users to explore an online world with avatars that can travel from one virtual place to another. The New York Times/VentureBeat (11/19)

National Geographic Ventures is working with video game makers on branded games for PCs, consoles and handhelds, according to this article. “National Geographic: Panda” will be available this month for handheld Nintendo DS, and next month Sony will have “National Geographic: Africa.” The Washington Post/The Associated Press (11/18)

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