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Fred Dutton

US News Editor

Fred Dutton is Eurogamer's US news editor, based in Washington DC.

Valve recruits its own in-house economist

Prof. Yanis Varoufakis "to forge narratives and empirical knowledge".

Valve has recruited an "economist-in-residence" to help it scale up its virtual economies and offer a better customer experience.

Humble Indie Bundle 5 breaks records

Latest pack raises $5.1 million from 600,000 downloads.

The fifth Humble Indie Bundle has proven to be the most successful release in the series to date, organisers have announced.

US chart: Diablo 3 pips Max Payne 3 to May crown

3DS was the only system to show year-on-year growth.

UPDATE: A few more numbers. NPD's Anita Frazier has confirmed to Eurogamer that Dragon's Dogma sold 92,000 copies in the US during May, while Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter Tweeted that Max Payne 3 sold less than 50 per cent of what LA Noire managed in its first month last year - putting its total somewhere below 450,000.

Epic boasts of Unreal Engine domination at E3

Lists more than 25 titles on show that used its tech.

Epic's Unreal Engine 3 was the game developer's tech platform of choice at this year's E3, judging by an impressive list published by the developer today on its official blog.

Original Ghost Recon devs Kickstart "spiritual successor"

Former Red Storm and Valve staffers crowd-fund old school tactical shooter.

BlackFoot Studios, a small indie outfit set up by members of the original Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six team at Red Storm Entertainment, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fan-fund an old school tactical FPS called Ground Branch.

Tomb Raider studio addresses Lara controversy

"Sexual assault of any kind is categorically not a theme that we cover in this game."

UPDATE: Kotaku is standing by its original story and has published a transcript of the original conversation with Rosenberg.