With a click of the mouse, gamers can transport themselves into futuristic worlds, realistic battle scenes and a virtual life of organized crime. Although there they face extensive competition from console-makers such as Nintendo and Sony, PC software games continue to flourish, as each year hundreds of titles vie for consumers' attention, loyalty and dollars. Here's a dozen of the all time best.
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StarCraft II became the best-selling PC game of 2010, selling more than 1 million copies worldwide in one day, developer Blizzard Entertainment said. And Blizzard is expected to sell 6 million units of the real-time strategy game by year-end, according to NPD Group estimates. In its first few days of retail, StarCraft II sold 721,000 non-digital units in the U.S. alone, the researcher found.
Google in the Enterprise SurveyThere's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.