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  • Weak Lineup, Slow Sales Strain Take Two Software Tuesday, 14 Jul 2009 | 1:50 PM ET
    Take Two Interactive

    Investors are predictably slamming shares of Take Two Interactive Software after Monday’s downwardly revised revenue guidance, with the focus primarily on the financial impact.

  • Video Game Makers Finding Gold in Old Titles Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 5:45 PM ET
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    While video game sales top Hollywood’s annual box office receipts these days, they still have a lot to learn from the movie industry.

  • Software Giants Rush to Cash In on Carbon Counting Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 5:05 PM ET
    Smoke stacks in Heilongjiang province, China

    As the Markey-Waxman bill on carbon emissions cap-and-trade makes it way through the Senate, a new carbon-counting reality may soon be here for American businesses.

  • Cyber Attacks Cripple Major Websites in South Korea Wednesday, 8 Jul 2009 | 2:13 AM ET
    Close up of someone typing on a laptop.

    An army of "zombie computers" infected by a hackers’ program paralyzed major government, bank and newspaper websites in South Korea in cyber attacks that officials here said on Wednesday were apparently linked to similar attacks in the United States.

  • Used Video Game Sales Soar: So Who Wins? Monday, 6 Jul 2009 | 6:12 PM ET

    Sales of new video game software are down 7 percent compared to 2008, according to the NPD Group. But a new study by Nielsen finds that used game sales are at an all time high.

  • Video Game Price War May Be Looming Wednesday, 1 Jul 2009 | 1:16 PM ET
    Sony Playstation 3

    Video game systems could be significantly cheaper this holiday season.

  • Sony Not Working on PSP Phone—but Maybe It Should Tuesday, 30 Jun 2009 | 2:03 PM ET

    A PSP Phone could help Sony gain further traction in the mobile gaming market, and might just give it the boost its needs to catch up with Nintendo’s DS and DSi systems.

  • Best Buy Enters Used Video Game Market Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | 2:54 PM ET
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    Best Buy has launched a trial program allowing video gamers to trade in their old titles for store credit.  The big box retailer is the latest in a string of companies that is exploring ways to tap into the growing used game market, which currently is valued at between $2 billion to $3 billion annually.

  • ZeniMax Media Buys id Software, Maker of Doom Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | 1:54 AM ET
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    id Software, the inventor of the first person shooter genre of video games and one of the most storied studios in the gaming industry, is no longer independent.

  • Take-Two Interactive Takes on China with 'NBA 2K' Tuesday, 23 Jun 2009 | 6:32 PM ET
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    Take-Two Interactive Software announced a multi-year partnership with Tencent Holdings, which runs China's largest instant messaging service and has a significant presence in the country’s online gaming market, to co-develop an online version of "NBA 2K" for the Asian marketplace.

  • Oracle Earnings Decline, but Top Analyst Expectations Tuesday, 23 Jun 2009 | 6:19 PM ET
    Oracle's headquarters in Redwood City, California.

    Oracle reported earnings above expectations as its profit margin hit a record and software sales fell less than analysts had projected.

  • Motion-Control Video Games: Who Wins & Who Loses Tuesday, 23 Jun 2009 | 2:56 PM ET
    Logitech Wheel

    The move to a controller-less gaming culture might open up the industry to an even wider audience, as Microsoft (MSFT) hopes — but if Project Natal lives up to its hype, it could negatively impact some significant industry players.

  • Model Gamers: Agency Fills 'Booth Babe' Niche Tuesday, 23 Jun 2009 | 10:32 AM ET
    Yvonne Lynn, owner of Charisma+2

    Booth babes are typically a part of a gaming convention's scenery. They’re there to draw attention to the exhibitor — and perhaps pose for pictures — and not much more. But this agency owner says she believes having a model that's enthusiastic about the product can ultimately boost interest in the product.

  • How to Make Money Playing Videogames Sunday, 21 Jun 2009 | 1:33 PM ET
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    It’s not just professional gamers who can make money playing “Halo”. Now, if you have the chops, you might be able to fatten your wallet as well.

  • Microsoft Is Losing Another Top-Level Xbox Manager Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 1:42 PM ET
    John Schappert

    For the second time in two years, a key member of Microsoft's management team for the Xbox is leaving the company.

  • The Next Generation of Gaming Consoles Friday, 12 Jun 2009 | 5:12 PM ET
    Yves Guillemot

    We're still a long way away from seeing the next generation of Xboxes, PlayStations and … whatever Nintendo has up its sleeve, but Ubisoft is already preparing for the future.

  • Microsoft Keeps Dividend, Backs Shareholder Meetings Thursday, 11 Jun 2009 | 8:59 AM ET

    Microsoft is holding its quarterly dividend steady and is backing a proposal allowing large shareholders to call special shareholder meetings.

  • Take Two CEO on EA: 'I Don't Engage in Regrets' Wednesday, 10 Jun 2009 | 4:37 PM ET
    Strauss Zelnick

    While it owns one of the most successful franchises in gaming, Take Two Interactive Software has taken its share of hits over the past year.

  • Lean Times May Spell Fat Profits for EA Friday, 22 May 2009 | 2:54 PM ET
    EA SPORTS Active™

    In today's lean times, more folks are forgoing expensive gym memberships and doing their exercising at home, so it seems like a good time for Electronic Arts to launch EA Sports Active. The product, which is off to strong start on Amazon, is EA Sports first targeted primarily to a female audience.

  • The Long, Slow Death March of Atari? Friday, 22 May 2009 | 8:23 AM ET
    Scene from the movie Ghostbusters

    If there is a Rasputin of the video game world, it’s Atari. Like the Russian mystic who, according to legend, survived numerous attempts on his life, the long-time video game publisher keeps finding ways to survive after the video game industry has left it for dead.

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