Video Games


  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 25- Oculus VR, the technology startup that Facebook Inc is buying for $2 billion, has denied improperly using video game publisher ZeniMax Media Inc's trade secrets to create its virtual reality gaming headset.

  • Zynga co-founder: More pot regulation needed Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 2:28 PM ET
    A marijuana themed hat during the 420 Rally at Civic Center Park in Denver, Colorado, April 19, 2014

    Though Zynga co-founder Tom Bollich is out to disrupt the legal marijuana industry, he feels more regulation is needed.

  • Over 15,000 channels to choose from, no cable bill Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    George Strompolos, founder and CEO of Fullscreen

    Old-guard media conglomerates are consolidating, but the hottest acquisitions targets are the multichannel networks like Fullscreen.

  • At the 2014 expo this week, the startup, which Facebook bought in March for $2 billion, drew crowds of oglers for its latest virtual reality headset, Oculus Rift. Whether gamers will buy into that remains to be seen, but Facebook's big bet has jolted gaming companies into action.

  • 10 exciting video games to look out for Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 10:08 AM ET

    Some of the choices will be out this year. Others won't hit until 2015 or possibly later. Either way, here's what turned our head at this year's E3.

  • LOS ANGELES, June 12- Walt Disney Co expects global retail sales from its 10- month-old Infinity video game to reach $1 billion even as rivals also combine physical toys with video games, Jimmy Pitaro, president of the company's interactive unit, said in an interview.

  • LOS ANGELES, June 12- Walt Disney Co expects revenue from its 10- month-old Infinity video game to reach $1 billion even as rivals also combine physical toys with video games, Jimmy Pitaro, president of the company's interactive unit, said in an interview.

  • Twitch transforms mobile gaming     Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 11:23 AM ET

    Justin Kan, Twitch.TV founder, discusses his live-streaming video platform and mobile gaming engagement.

  • Mobile gaming is 'a lot more challenging': CEO     Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 5:45 AM ET

    Michael Acton Smith, CEO of Mind Candy, says the company is turning its Moshi Monsters game into a franchise and discusses its next game ¿ World of Warriors ¿as well as the challenges with mobile gaming.

  • Take-Two's video game magic     Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 3:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin speaks to Strauss Zelnick, Take-Two Interactive chairman & CEO, about how the company's plans to follow up on the success of Grand Theft Auto V and its upcoming slate of games.

  • Virtual reality gaming set to become a real thing Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 5:02 PM ET
    A gamer wears a high-definition virtual reality (VR) headset, manufactured by Oculus VR Inc.

    Months after Facebook bought virtual reality headset maker Oculus and Sony announced Morpheus, virtual reality is in the spotlight at the E3.

  • Robert Kotick, Activision Blizzard president & CEO, discusses competition with Electronic Arts, and the enthusiasm surrounding its current game lineup.

  • PlayStation TV launches in US     Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 11:33 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin speaks to Shawn Layden, Sony Entertainment America CEO, about what differentiates PlayStation television from its competitors and its focus on becoming an entertainment hub.

  • Gaming: Microsoft unveils great game line-up     Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    Mark Walton, senior writer at GameSpot, says Microsoft "seems to have got the buzz" at the E3 show due to its "stream" of great games.

  • NCAA settlement won't affect EA's strategy: CEO Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 6:26 PM ET
    Andrew Wilson

    The NCAA's $20 million settlement over college-themed football and basketball games will not affect EA's strategy, its CEO said.

  • Back in the game? Xbox One now selling for $399 Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 5:04 PM ET
    Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft's Xbox division and Microsoft Studios, presents a fresh installment of the open-world romp "Crackdown," for the Xbox One Monday  in Los Angeles.

    With Sony's PlayStation outselling Microsoft's Xbox One, the pressure is on for Microsoft to show it has the new games to boost sales of its console.

  • Xbox head Phil Spencer goes one-on-one with CNBC's Julia Boorstin at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo.

  • Game on: How Nintendo hopes to level up Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 2:05 PM ET

    Just seven years ago, Nintendo was the undisputed king of the video game world. How times change.

  • Gaming not a great biz for MSFT: Trader     Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 12:46 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports Microsoft is making headlines at "E3" with new games for Xbox One. FMHR trader Josh Brown says it's not a good business for Microsoft and they should get out.

  • Winning the console wars     Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 11:18 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports from the "E3" event where game makers will showcase upcoming video games and reveal the latest bells and whistles for consoles.