PC download charts: 'Black Ops,' 'DC Universe Online'

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PC game download charts collected on January 10 show the Call of Duty: Black Ops juggernaut continues to plough on, topping Steam's list, while upcoming role-playing MMOs DC Universe Online and RIFT make a dent in Direct2Drive's top five.

Steam showcases remnants from its huge holiday sale in the form of Neverwinter Nights 2, GTA IV, Left 4 Dead 2 and Mafia II; Good Old Games' chart remains unchanged from the previous week.

Direct2Drive's chart stands alone in being populated predominantly by pre-orders.

DC Universe Online is Sony's latest crack at the Massively Multiplayer Online genre, this time with licensed comic book heroes and villains, while RIFT is a promising upcoming entry to the same genre but in a World of Warcraft-esque setting.

Then, of course, there's Dragon Age II, a single-player swords and sorcery epic building on the series' previous success.

GamersGate promotes interest in the ArmA series, while Impulse's own label regulars ( Elemental and Sins of a Solar Empire) occupy the site's top two positions once again.

Steam ( steampowered.com - general gaming and own label)
1) Call of Duty: Black Ops
2) Neverwinter Nights 2: Platinum
3) Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition
4) Left 4 Dead 2
5) Mafia II

Direct2Drive ( direct2drive.com - general gaming)
1) DC Universe Online
2) RIFT Digital Collector's Edition
3) Dragon Age II: Bioware Signature Edition
4) RIFT Standard Edition
5) Sid Meier's Civilization V

Good Old Games ( gog.com - classics)
1) Baldur's Gate 2 Complete
2) Broken Sword: Director's Cut
3) Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic
4) Broken Sword 3: The Sleeping Dragon
5) Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror

GamersGate ( gamersgate.com - general gaming and own label)
1) Europa Universalis III: Divine Wind
2) ArmA 2 British Armed Forces
3) Two Worlds: The Game of the Year Edition
4) ArmA Private Military Company
5) ArmA Gold

Impulse ( impulsedriven.com - strategy specialists)
1) Elemental: War of Magic
2) Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity
3) Disciples III: Renaissance
4) Cities XL 2011
5) Grotesque Tactics

Data collected January 10.
Steam chart based on revenue, not units.

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