Video Games


  • SANTA MONICA, Calif.— The publisher of "Guitar Hero" is readying a comeback tour. Activision Blizzard Inc. announced plans Tuesday to resurrect the once-popular video game franchise, which involved players rhythmically tapping guitar-shaped controllers along to music. "We said we would bring it back when we've got true innovation," said Jamie Jackson, creative...

  • New Warner Bros video game brings Legos to life Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 6:46 PM ET

    Video game Lego Dimensions lets users animate real Lego figures of movie characters. New York Times reports.

  • Rich Greenfield on Zynga CEO switch   Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    Rich Greenfield on Zynga CEO switch

    BTIG analyst previously called for the removal of Zynga CEO Don Mattrick, but he's not too pleased with the return of founder Mark Pincus.

  • Gerard Piqué: Soccer star & video game entrepreneur

    In 2010, Spanish soccer star Gerard Pique helped the Spanish national team land the country's first World Cup title. Now Piqué is looking to conquer his next, albeit slightly geekier, challenge: Video games.

  • Disney's big bet   Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 8:21 AM ET
    Disney's big bet

    Fantasy gaming site DraftKings gets a big financial boost from an unlikely source. CNBC's Dominic Chu reports.

  • This soccer star's got game, both on and off field Sunday, 5 Apr 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    FC Barcelona‘s Gerard Pique, left, celebrates with teammate Luis Suarez after scoring his team's third goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol in Barcelona, Spain.

    Spanish soccer star Gerard Piqué sits at the pinnacle of his sport, but that has not stopped him from looking for success in other areas.

  • Video games in the classroom? Yep Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County

    Think video games are just for fun? Think again. They're part of the future of learning, says UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski.

  • Secret to VR success? Put users at Hogwarts: Expert Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 2:52 PM ET
    Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter in the film “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.”

    Consumers will buy into virtual reality when it offers a convincing sense of being in another place, Sony PlayStation's Rick Marks says.

  • Virtual reality gamers' new toy   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 11:32 AM ET
    Virtual reality gamers' new toy

    Insight to the experience with PlayStation 4's new version of Project Morpheus, and when virtual reality could go mainstream, with Richard Marks, PlayStation R&D senior director.

  • GameStop CFO: We look ahead to next year   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 8:15 AM ET
    GameStop CFO: We look ahead to next year

    Robert Lloyd, GameStop CFO, provides an outlook on hardware sales. We see a lot of growth coming in Xbox One and PlayStation 4 software - greater than 50-percent in the next year, says Lloyd.

  • *Expects 2015 profit of $3.60- $3.80/ share vs est $4.04/ share. *Expects strong dollar to hit 2015 profit by 6- 9 cents per share. March 26- GameStop Corp's full-year profit forecast missed Wall Street expectations as the dollar strengthened and demand for new PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles failed to make up for falling sales of earlier versions.

  • 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...

  • *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.