Video Games


  • Is Amazon gaming's sleeping giant? Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 11:06 AM ET
    Amazon's vice president of games, Mike Frazzini, talks about the gaming components of the Amazon Fire TV, a new device that allows users to stream video, music, photos, games and more through their television, on April 2, 2014 in New York City.

    Just as video game publishers are getting used to the disruption Apple and Google brought to the industry, another shake-up might be looming.

  • 10 best-selling video games (so far) of 2014 Saturday, 7 Jun 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    With the release of the PS4 and Xbox One, there's a new mid-year sales leader in the videogame industry—and it's not Call of Duty for a change.

  • *Sony to use PlayStation to expand $2 billion network business. TOKYO, May 26- Sony Corp aims to step up sales of its PlayStation 4 game console to drive growth in its network services such as streamed games and video and recapture the momentum its hardware business has lost against rivals such as Apple and Samsung Electronics.

  • Gamestop's gaming landscape     Friday, 23 May 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    Paul Raines, Gamestop CEO, discusses how digital downloads are affecting their brick & mortar and software strategy. Raines also addresses if they plan to change perception that Gamestop is more than a mall store.

  • Twitch owns gaming genre: Pro     Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    Discussing the potential deal between Google and video game streaming service Twitch, and what the deal would mean for YouTube, with Dan Porter, former CEO of OMG Pop. Porter says this is about building the live capabilities of what YouTube has and this is bigger than a billion dollar deal.

  • 'Fairy tale' story for popular app     Monday, 19 May 2014 | 1:45 PM ET

    Thor Fridriksson, QuizUp founder & CEO, says he hasn't thought about going public yet. He discusses the company's creative idea to boost revenue.

  • Google in talks to buy Twitch     Monday, 19 May 2014 | 12:55 PM ET

    YouTube is reportedly ready to make its largest acquisition ever. CNBC's Josh Lipton provides insight to the potential deal.

  • Video game makers' goal: Score big in Brazil Saturday, 17 May 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    Video game makers like EA look for ways around high taxes to build a big following in Brazil ahead of the World Cup.

  • Apple original transforms gaming     Friday, 16 May 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    Trip Hawkins is known for his involvement in the early days of Apple. As CEO of Digital Chocolate, Hawkins focuses on developing games for mobile phones, iOS, and Microsoft Windows. Hawkins says games are the best way to transform learning for kids.

  • Kim Jong Un to star in video game Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 6:40 PM ET
    Screen from Glorious Leader video game by Moneyhorse

    A video game that will soon be released stars North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. NBC News reports.

  • Take-Two revenue drops but beats Street Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 4:35 PM ET

    Video game publisher Take-Two Interactive reported a 23 percent drop in revenue in its fiscal fourth quarter but beat Wall Street expectations.

  • Nintendo pledges to add same-sex option to game Monday, 12 May 2014 | 12:03 PM ET
    Screen image from Nintendo's Tomodachi Life website

    Nintendo is apologizing after being criticized for not recognizing same-sex relationships in English editions of a life-simulator video game.

  • *Nintendo planning lower-priced console for new markets. TOKYO, May 8- Nintendo Co Ltd plans to introduce a new gaming system for emerging markets such as China as early as next year, as the company hunts for fresh opportunities after the flop of its Wii U console.

  • *Nintendo planning console for lower-income gamers. TOKYO, May 8- Nintendo Co Ltd plans to introduce a new kind of games console and software for emerging markets as early as next year, to capitalise on higher entertainment budgets amidst a growing middle class, its chief executive told Reuters on Thursday.

  • Federal Reserve chief and upbeat Chinese data improved sentiment, while Nintendo pared early losses after its chief said it will plan to launch a console for emerging markets. Hit by a wider-than-expected loss, Nintendo Co dropped as much as 5.6 percent to 10,070 yen, its lowest since June 2013, before recovering and ending down 0.7 percent at 10,595 yen.

  • TOKYO, May 8- Nintendo Co Ltd Chief Executive Satoru Iwata said on Thursday he plans to introduce a new kind of games console and software for emerging markets as early as next year, rather than launch existing hardware such as its Wii U or 3 DS.

  • Yahoo's biggest missed opportunity     Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 2:18 PM ET

    Discussing what Yahoo is doing to boost its mobile business, with CEO Marissa Mayer. Mayer says today the company has more than 500 employees working on mobile.

  • NEW YORK, May 7- U.S. stocks mostly rose on Wednesday, bouncing off earlier lows after comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen offered no surprises, but the Nasdaq fell for a second straight day, weighed down by declines in Internet-related shares.

  • *Whole Foods tumbles after earnings, outlook. Stocks such as Amazon.com Inc, down 1.9 percent at $291.50, Facebook Inc, down 2.3 percent at $57.17 and Google Inc, down 1.5 percent at $514.88, all weighed heavily on the Nasdaq, which has shed more than 2 percent over the past two sessions.

  • *Whole Foods tumbles after earnings, outlook. *Developments in Ukraine helped sentiment, as Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he was ready to discuss a way out of the crisis with the head of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.