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James McQuivey, VP and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, describes why the launch could be positive for Sony's outlook.
LOS ANGELES— Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining a video game company's legal fight against disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who is suing Activision over his inclusion in one of its popular "Call of Duty" games.
Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega is suing Activision for using his likeness in "Call of Duty: Black Ops II," reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin. Activision has hired Rudy Giuliani to serve as co-council on the defense.
Microsoft has delayed the launch of its Xbox One game console in China, but said it would be released by the end of the year.
Microsoft has delayed the launch of its Xbox One game console in China. The company said it would be released by the end of the year.
BEIJING, Sept 21- Microsoft Corp has delayed the launch of its Xbox One game console in China, which had been set for release on Tuesday, but the world's biggest software company said it would be released by the end of the year.
As Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba readies what could be the biggest initial public offering ever on the New York Stock Exchange, it is quietly hinting at plans to expand into the U.S.
TOKYO, Sept 18- The head of Sony Corp's PlayStation division hopes to raise its profit outlook for this year, in stark contrast to the Japanese electronics firm's mobile business which has forecast deep losses and sent Sony's stock reeling.
The "Squawk Alley" crew discusses more moves in Microsoft after the largest acquisition yet for the company's CEO Satya Nadella.
Norman Young, Senior Equity Analyst at Morningstar, says the acquisition of the "Minecraft" gamemaker is a "good low-risk bet" that will shore up Microsoft's mobile strategy.
CNBC's Josh Lipton discusses Apple's ridiculous iPhone 6 pre-order numbers, and the founder of Minecraft is leaving after selling the company to Microsoft.
Microsoft's $2.5 billion Mojang acquisition might seem like an odd fit to some, but it could be a key strategic move for the tech behemoth.
CNBC's Josh Lipton reports from San Francisco's GamesBeat conference on the latest buzz from Amazon and Microsoft in the video game sector.
The "Squawk Alley" crew discuss news Microsoft has finalized its $2.5 billion deal for Mojang, the creator of "Minecraft."
CNBC's Josh Lipton speaks to Amazon vice president of games Mike Frazzini, about Microsoft¿s purchase of Mojang for $2.5 billion and Amazon's gaming strategy.
STOCKHOLM, Sept 15- Microsoft Corp said on Monday it has agreed to acquire Stockholm- based games developer Mojang and the company's wildly popular Minecraft video game franchise for $2.5 billion.
Emmett Shear, Twitch CEO, discusses his $970 million deal with Amazon and the opportunities collaborating with the e-commerce giant presents. Shear says he was attracted to Amazon because they promised autonomy and more resources to operate faster.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin speaks to Bobby Kotick, Activision Blizzard CEO, about the launch of its first-person shooter videogame "Destiny," and how its success augurs for the holiday sales season.
Norman Young, Senior Equity Analyst at Morningstar, explains why the $2 billion deal will be more significant for the Swedish game developer Mojang than Microsoft.
Discussing the potential deal between Microsoft and Minecraft developer Mojang, with Dan Ives, FBR Capital Markets. "Nadella needs to go aggressive," he says.