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  • 2015: The year for app-driven toys? Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 4:50 AM ET
    2015: The year for app-driven toys?

    The toy industry is looking strong, according to Peter Jenkinson, toyologist at Toyology, who says "app-controlled toys" and "artificial-intelligence toys" will be the industry's next big thing.

  • Video games spring back on strong console sales Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 6:30 PM ET
    A customer poses with three new Xbox One video games after purchasing them in Los Angeles.

    The multiyear losing streak by the video game industry finally came to an end in 2014, though any celebrations may be muted.

  • This rare video game is on eBay for $100,000 Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 9:06 AM ET

    A rare Nintendo video game from the 1980s has sparked a frantic bidding war on eBay this week, with the item now expected to sell for over $100,000.

  • As you wish: There’s now a 'Princess Bride' game app Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 12:07 PM ET
    Scene from the film "The Princess Bride".

    Gameblend Studios is banking on "The Princess Bride" fandom with the release of its latest game app, which is based on the 1987 romantic comedy.

  • Why Sony’s PS4 won’t make it to China this week Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 10:06 AM ET
    Sony Playstation PS4 console

    Sony has been forced to delay its PlayStation 4 console release in China after authorities asked for some “final adjustments”.

  • US Internet gambling campaign stalls Thursday, 1 Jan 2015 | 6:53 PM ET

    A campaign waged by casino owners has stalled efforts to allow more widespread wagering on laptops and smartphones across the U.S. The Financial Times reports.

  • Video gamers rejoice after Sony, Samsung hookup Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 9:47 AM ET
    Playstation 4 PS4

    Samsung and Sony agreed to provide the latter's PlayStation Now system on some Samsung Smart TVs in 2015.

  • Win cash prizes playing mobile games Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Win cash prizes playing mobile games

    One entrepreneur says any mobile gamer has the chance to score major cash.

  • 'Cookie Jam' gets green light in China Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 11:17 AM ET
    'Cookie Jam' gets green light in China

    We make our games social so they're more fun to play, says Chris DeWolfe, SGN founder, discussing how their China gaming strategy could help their new game"Cookie Jam" overtake Candy Crush.

  • Facebook's top game aims to sweeten up China Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 4:40 PM ET
    Cookie Jam screen shot

    "Cookie Jam" is among the top 20 grossing games on iOS and Android and was named Facebook's game of the year for 2014. Next up: China.

  • Is the best-selling video game losing steam? Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 5:45 PM ET
    People on staircase with ad for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in New York.

    Compared with last year's "Call of Duty" game, sales of this year's "Advanced Warfare" version don't seem to make it as much of a smash hit.

  • Xbox tops PS4? The console wars just got real Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 12:11 PM ET
    Xbox One

    The console wars between Sony and Microsoft are heating up into the all-important holiday season and CNBC's Morgan Brennan breaks it down.

  • Censors loom over Sony PlayStation's China prospects Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 6:19 PM ET

    Sony Corp should fear China's censors as it prepares to unveil the price and release date of its PlayStation 4 gaming console in the world's third-largest gaming market.

  • The man who founded a $100 billion industry dies Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 11:16 AM ET
    Ralph Baer

    Ralph Baer never meant to start a multibillion-dollar industry. He was just trying to get an idea out of his head and into the real world.

  • UK lawmaker's Candy Crush craving caught on camera Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 4:39 AM ET

    We've all fought the urge to play a quick round of Angry Birds during a boring meeting, but should you do it at the tax-payer's expense?

  • Lazy or crossed eyes? Try playing this video game Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
    The Diplopia game seen using Oculus Rift.

    The designers of Diplopia, a virtual reality game, say it helps people with lazy eye (amblyopia) and crossed eye (strabismus) improve their vision.

  • Grand Theft Auto V banned in Australian stores Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    Grand Theft Auto's latest game has been banned by two major retailers, just as the Christmas sales begin, due to sexual violence.

  • Anki's race to the top Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 8:45 AM ET
    Anki's race to the top

    Mark Palatucci, Anki co-founder, shows how combining robotics with artificial intelligence produced one of the hottest tech games on the market.

  • Porn and gamers team up in eSports sponsorship Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 5:04 PM ET
    Team YP

    YouPorn, one of the largest streaming porn sites, extends its reach into the video game world with a six-month sponsorship of a Madrid-based team.

  • Oculus grows up Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 4:41 PM ET
    An attendee wears an Oculus Rift HD virtual reality head-mounted display as he plays "EVE: Valkyrie," a multiplayer virtual reality dogfighting shooter game, at the Intel booth at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas.

    Brendan Iribe, Oculus VR CEO, discusses advancements in the virtual reality industry, and its first two consumer products.

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