Video Games


  • The future of gaming     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 PM ET

    With Microsoft and Amazon taking to the cloud, who will win and lose in the volatile gaming market?

  • Amazon's next big play? Gaming     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 PM ET

    Amazon is diving into the competitive gaming industry, and could end up dominating the market by moving games to the "cloud". High resource games - which would normally require external hardware - will be rendered more easily with Amazon's servers.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 29- Video game publisher Take-Two Interactive Software raised its 2015 forecast on Wednesday as titles such as "Grand Theft Auto" and " NBA 2 K14" fuel robust sales and drove better-than-expected results in its fiscal second quarter. The video game publisher has released four new titles for the current holiday quarter, including " NBA 2 K15" and "...

  • Cramer says Electronic Arts figured out mobile     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 9:56 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer explains why he is watching Electronic Arts after earnings, saying it is a very well-run company.

  • Tracking the surge in mobile game usage     Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 6:24 PM ET

    Lisa Hanson, Managing Partner of Niko Partners, discusses the rise of mobile gaming around the world, except for Southeast Asia where gamers remain PC-based.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 28- Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc reported better-than-expected revenue and profit for its fiscal second quarter on Tuesday, driven by strong digital sales from titles such as "FIFA" and by cost controls. Non-GAAP net income rose to $232 million, or 73 cents per share, from $105 million, or 33 cents per share, a year ago.

  • Electronic Arts revenue rises in 2nd quarter Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 4:14 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 28- Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc reported higher revenue for the second quarter on Tuesday, driven by robust digital sales and cost control.

  • Judge dismisses Noriega lawsuit vs. Activision     Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 3:52 PM ET

    Shares of Activision Blizzard are higher after a judge dismissed a lawsuit brought against the company by former dictator of Panama Manuel Noriega, reports CNBC's Dominic Chu.

  • Melissa Etheridge has a video game?     Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    Melissa Etheridge is hoping her new mobile game "Take My Number" based on her newest record, will prove that gaming can be a platform for distributing and selling music. Here she demos the game with Jane Wells.

  • Giuliani heads to court     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani heads to court to defend Activision Blizzard against Manuel Noriega. Giuliani tells CNBC his opinions on the lawsuit.

  • Apple looks to bring its 'A' game to mobile gaming Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 3:55 PM ET
    The website for CrossFire, an online game developed by SmileGate Holdings and published by Tencent Holdings Ltd. in China, is displayed on an Apple Inc. iPad, bottom, and iPhone 5c in an arranged photograph in Hong Kong,

    With the launch of the iPhone 6 Plus and Thursday's expected intro of a souped-up iPad, Apple looks to be a huge player in mobile games.

  • Mobile games turn to Hollywood     Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    Former MySpace CEO Chris DeWolfe, discusses the money being made on mobile games and his partnership with Fox to create a mobile game on the animated film, "The Book of Life."

  • Dave & Buster's rides the gaming wave     Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 11:17 AM ET

    Stephen King, Dave & Buster's CEO, discusses the company's Nasdaq debut and plans for expansion in the U.S. and internationally.

  • Future vision of advertising     Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 12:43 PM ET

    Advertising agencies are leveraging the power of the mobile phone to provide information to customers. CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports wherever you are, you could be targeted with personalized ads.

  • Virtual reality transports sports fans     Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 11:52 AM ET

    Legendary men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim of Syracuse University, is experimenting with virtual reality technology that could gives fans a front row seat to sports games.

  • Mind control video games in 25 years     Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    Forget about a console or controls, CNBC's Julia Boorstin takes a look at cutting edge technology that will transform video games and make them more immersive in 25 years.

  • The Matrix-like future: Movies, games, TV all blur Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 7:51 AM ET
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    Twenty-five years from now, the distinctions between, say, watching a movie and playing an game will blur.

  • Take-Two CEO: Only growth biz in entertainment     Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    Strauss Zelnick, Take-Two Interactive chairman & CEO, discusses the upcoming holiday season and the company's plan to stabilize revenue streams.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 30- Four members of an alleged international computer hacking ring were charged with stealing more than $100 million worth of software and data- some of it used to train military pilots and some related to Microsoft Corp's Xbox gaming console- the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday.

  • Death of a 'Titan': Why Activision axed video game Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 6:34 PM ET
    Attendees stand in front of the logo for Blizzard Entertainment as they watch a trailer for the company's Diablo III video game during the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles

    Activision Blizzard has scrapped plans to release Titan—its long awaited next generation massively multiplayer online video game.