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The Hottest Games of 2011

It happens every year at E3, the world's largest videogame expo. Inevitably, the games that get people the most excited are the ones that won’t be out that year. That was particularly true this year—as some of the biggest titles on display won’t hit retail shelves until holiday 2011. It’s frustrating for players, but for stockholders, it can make the case for a long-term investment.

Action games (and shooters) are the largest sales category in gaming—making up 32 percent of all sales. A blockbuster title can also make a company’s year.

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By Chris Morris, Special to CNBC.com
Posted 1 July 2010

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