Video Games


  • Twitch warns users of possible hacking incident Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 7:56 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Amazon.com' s video game streaming platform Twitch informed users that their accounts may have been hacked. E-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. bought Twitch for $970 million in 2014 as part of a move to take part in video gaming's growth as an online spectator sport. Figures from July 2014, just before the Amazon buyout, show that Twitch users viewed more...

  • LOS ANGELES— When a pair of filmmakers first approached video game publisher Capcom about crafting a live-action movie based on their popular zombie series "Dead Rising," they were asked to prove themselves in a very specific way: The creators behind such video game franchises as "Street Fighter" and "Resident Evil" handed the movie producers a game controller.

  • Sony unveils streaming TV service PlayStation Vue   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 3:30 PM ET
    Sony unveils streaming TV service PlayStation Vue

    Sony has unveiled its PlayStation Vue streaming video service, announcing pricing, and its three-city launch: New York, Philadelphia and Chicago, for PS3 and PS4 users.

  • UPDATE 1-Microsoft must face Xbox 360 class action claims Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    March 18- Microsoft Corp must face class action claims by Xbox 360 owners who say the video game console has a design defect that causes game discs to be gouged, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday. Microsoft has sold tens of millions of Xbox 360 consoles since their Nov. 2005 launch. Microsoft countered that class certification was improper because just...

  • Sony unveils streaming TV service PlayStation Vue Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 12:59 PM ET
    Sony Playstation 4

    Sony has unveiled its PlayStation Vue streaming video service, announcing pricing, and launching in three cities.

  • SONY'S PLAYSTATION VUE ONLINE TV SERVICE LAUNCHES AT $50 A. NEW YORK, March 18- Sony Corp on Wednesday launched its PlayStation Vue Web video service in three cities, targeting customers looking for cheaper alternatives to cable with packages starting at $50. Sony's service will have more than 85 channels, including programming from three major networks, CBS,...

  • March 18- A federal appeals court on Wednesday revived class-action allegations in which owners of Microsoft Corp Xbox 360 video game consoles sued the company over an alleged design defect that causes game discs to be gouged. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said a lower court judge misapplied the law in striking the classwide allegations, and that this...

  • BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.— Glu Mobile is keeping up with the Kardashians. "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood," which casts players a Kardashian protege attempting to reach the A-list, has been a hit for the San Francisco- based company. In an interview Tuesday, Glu Mobile CEO Niccolo de Masi said he believes the game maker can repeat the success it achieved with the Kardashian...

  • TOKYO— After years of scoffing at the threat from smartphones, Nintendo Co. is doing an about face and entering an alliance with Japanese mobile game company DeNA Co. to develop games for mobile devices. Such characters have been fiercely protected by Nintendo, appearing only on Nintendo platforms such as the Wii home console and 3 DS mobile machines.

  • *Nintendo has lost users to smartphone apps, console rivals. TOKYO, March 17- Japan video game maker Nintendo Co Ltd and online gaming firm DeNA are teaming up to develop smartphone games featuring the likes of Super Mario, in a bid to retain users increasingly shunning their console and browser-based games. As a result, Nintendo will acquire a 10 percent stake in...

  • Move over, Tiger: EA has a new golf face Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 2:14 PM ET
    Rory McIlroy

    Irish golfer Rory McIlroy will appear on the cover of Electronic Arts' "Rory McIlroy PGA Tour," slated for release this summer.

  • Think of this app as a 'stock trading Monopoly'   Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 8:48 PM ET
    Think of this app as a 'stock trading Monopoly'

    Dinesh Bhatia, CEO and co-founder of TradeHero, says the gaming app is a fun way to learn stock trading. TradeHero is ranked as the top financial app in 91 countries.

  • Who plays and who pays for mobile gaming? Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 4:11 AM ET
    Candy Crush

    When it comes to paying for games on smartphones and tablets, the demographic breakdown between men and women is far from even.

  • Zuckerberg's virutal reality strategy   Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:39 PM ET
    Zuckerberg's virutal reality strategy

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports what Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had to say about the potential for Oculus Rift and virtual reality technology.

  • Facebook meets gaming   Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 11:19 AM ET
    Facebook meets gaming

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports from the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, about Facebook's virtual reality strategy.

  • Netflix for video games? Nvidia hopes so Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 2:20 AM ET
    The Nvidia Shield Android tablet.

    Nvidia announced the Nvidia Shield, an Android based set-top box, the latest in a series of consumer product launches from the company.

  • Angry Birds maker to tailor games in Chinese market Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 7:56 PM ET

    Finland's Rovio will start tailoring its Angry Birds mobile games to the Chinese market as it aims to step up business in the world's most populous country.

  • Gaming an emotional experience: TTWO CEO   Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 11:18 AM ET
    Gaming an emotional experience: TTWO CEO

    Strauss Zelnick, Chairman & CEO, Take-Two Interactive, discusses NBA 2K15 and where he's seeing growth around the world. He also talks about the importance of the NBA All-Star Game to his brand.

  • Gamers rejoice: 'Zelda' series may come to Netflix Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 5:56 PM ET
    Legend of Zelda video game

    Netflix has started to develop a live action series based on the popular "Legend of Zelda" games, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • Hasbro CEO will double up on duties as chairman Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 6:03 PM ET
    Brian Goldner, CEO of Hasbro Inc.

    Hasbro announced on Thursday that current president and CEO, Brian Goldner, has been appointed chairman of the board by its board of directors.