Video Games


  • Financial planning gets a dose of virtual reality Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Financial planning usually involves lots of spreadsheets, pie charts and eyes glazing over. Fidelity Investments is trying to change that equation with an experiment in 3- D technology designed to make money management seem more like a mesmerizing video game than a mundane exercise in number crunching. StockCity's architecture changes with...

  • Nov 17- Mark Pincus, the founder of video game company Zynga Inc, must face a lawsuit alleging he unfairly benefited by selling $192 million of stock in 2012 when other early investors were under a lockup agreement, according to a court ruling. The creator of FarmVille had asked the Delaware Court of Chancery to dismiss a lawsuit that alleged Pincus and other Zynga...

  • Hot new video games to shine this holiday season Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 11:58 AM ET
    People walk past a billboard advertising the latest installment of 'Call of Duty' video game near Times Square in New York on November 6, 2014.

    A new lineup of video games for the 2014 holiday season has some promising signs that sales will go up this year.

  • Microsoft, Activsion and Ubisoft will release new editions of their flagship game franchises this week. Jeremy Miller, Senior Analyst at DFC Intelligence, discusses his expectations.

  • US-China deal could end fees on $1T in tech sales Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 4:46 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A trade deal between the U.S. and China could end tariffs on $1 trillion in global sales of semiconductors, MRI machines, GPS devices, printer ink cartridges, video game consoles and other high-tech items. President Barack Obama, in Beijing for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, said Tuesday that the U.S. and China reached an "understanding" on...

  • "It's a win-win trade agreement that will benefit information and communications technology manufacturers and services firms across the Americas, Europe, and Asia, while also benefiting all consumers globally and raising global GDP by as much as $190 billion annually," he said by email. The move was also welcomed by network equipment maker Cisco Systems, the...

  • Game on: Holiday battle     Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 1:50 PM ET

    Game makers are counting on established franchises to sell on new consoles over the holiday season, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • 10 must-have video games this holiday season Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 12:16 PM ET

    Here are 10 high quality video games that will make perfect gifts for the 2014 holidays.

  • Solid holiday sales expected for video games Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 12:15 PM ET
    Halo: The Master Chief Collection

    New releases of "Halo," "Assassin’s Creed" and "World of Warcraft" will be available this week.

  • Holiday gaming battlefield     Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 11:44 AM ET
    Halo: The Master Chief Collection

    Microsoft, Activision Blizzard and Ubisoft are all releasing new editions of flagship video game franchises. CNBC's Julia Boorstin discusses who will win the holiday video game season.

  • New releases of Halo, Assassin's Creed and World of Warcraft are available this week ahead of the 2014 holiday season.

  • Discussing the outlook for the PC gaming industry, as well as virtual reality, with Rahul Sood, Unikrn CEO.

  • King is the Apple of casual gaming: Sood     Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Discussing Satya Nadella's leadership at Microsoft, and the casual gaming industry, with Rahul Sood, Unikrn CEO.

  • King Digital Q3 profit drops but beats estimates Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 10:59 AM ET

    Social and mobile game company King Digital reported lower non-GAAP profit on Thursday as sales from its "Candy Crush Saga" title continued to shrink.

  • Activision Blizzard is reporting Q3 EPS of $0.23 adjusted on revenue of $1.17 billion, with CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Celebrity gaming onslaught     Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 11:17 AM ET

    Are celebrities the future of gaming? Angel investor & Zynga co-founder, Justin Waldron, discusses gaming trends and the future of video games.

  • Activision aims for higher sales     Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Can Activision's "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" game help the brand reverse its slump in sales?

  • Google looks at augmented reality     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 PM ET

    Google is looking at augmented reality gaming that doesn't involve visors or splashing out on home-integrated hardware.

  • Microsoft & Sony: The virtual reality future     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 PM ET

    The two tech giants have trumpeted virtual reality as the future of gaming. The question is, will gamers buy it, or is it a step too far?

  • Gaming: No longer the 'underdog'?     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 PM ET

    Worth $93 billion, the gaming industry is one of the "most volatile plays" in the entertainment industry. Who will flourish and who will sink as the gaming world heads into a new digital era?