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'Hidden object' game genre a holiday hit

Reuters - By Scott Hillis, December 20, 2007:

Glance at a recent computer game sales chart, and you'll see that nestled between the typical combat and science fiction titles lies something a little different.

That would be Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst, which was the third-best-selling PC title in the United States for the week ending in the annual Black Friday shopping splurge.

Gamers who got lost in super-realistic fare like Call of Duty 4 and Crysis may scratch their heads, but a growing number of casual players will nod knowingly at the mention of the leading example of the "hidden object" genre.

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