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  • 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.

  • Zuckerberg's virutal reality strategy   Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:39 PM ET
    Zuckerberg's virutal reality strategy

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports what Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had to say about the potential for Oculus Rift and virtual reality technology.

  • Facebook meets gaming   Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 11:19 AM ET
    Facebook meets gaming

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports from the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, about Facebook's virtual reality strategy.

  • Netflix for video games? Nvidia hopes so Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 2:20 AM ET
    The Nvidia Shield Android tablet.

    Nvidia announced the Nvidia Shield, an Android based set-top box, the latest in a series of consumer product launches from the company.

  • Angry Birds maker to tailor games in Chinese market Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 7:56 PM ET

    Finland's Rovio will start tailoring its Angry Birds mobile games to the Chinese market as it aims to step up business in the world's most populous country.

  • Gaming an emotional experience: TTWO CEO   Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 11:18 AM ET
    Gaming an emotional experience: TTWO CEO

    Strauss Zelnick, Chairman & CEO, Take-Two Interactive, discusses NBA 2K15 and where he's seeing growth around the world. He also talks about the importance of the NBA All-Star Game to his brand.

  • Gamers rejoice: 'Zelda' series may come to Netflix Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 5:56 PM ET
    Legend of Zelda video game

    Netflix has started to develop a live action series based on the popular "Legend of Zelda" games, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • Hasbro CEO will double up on duties as chairman Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 6:03 PM ET
    Brian Goldner, CEO of Hasbro Inc.

    Hasbro announced on Thursday that current president and CEO, Brian Goldner, has been appointed chairman of the board by its board of directors.

  • 'Grand Theft Auto' publisher ups full-year forecast Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 11:01 AM ET
    A window display advertises Grand Theft Auto IV April 28, 2008 in New York City.

    Take-Two said it now expects adjusted revenue of $1.65 billion to $1.70 billion, up from its previous forecast of $1.4 billion to $1.5 billion.

  • PS4: The saving grace for Sony?   Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 4:50 AM ET
    PS4: The saving grace for Sony?

    Disucssing Sony's earnings performance, Jay Nelson, senior editor of Japan Executive Newsletter, says the Playstation 4 console is helping the company's profit significantly.

  • TOKYO, Feb 4- Japan's Sony Corp said its net annual loss will likely be smaller than previously forecast after cost cuts and higher-than-expected sales of its image sensors and PlayStation video game consoles helped its third-quarter profit beat estimates. Sony also forecast a preliminary full-year net loss of 170 billion yen, narrower than its forecast...

  • TOKYO, Feb 4- Japan's Sony Corp said its net loss for 2014 was likely less than previously forecast as cost cuts and higher-than-expected sales of its image sensors and PlayStation video game consoles helped lift its third-quarter profit. Sony said its preliminary results showed that operating profit had doubled to 178.3 billion yen while sales rose 6...

  • Take-Two said it now expects adjusted revenue of $1.65 billion- $1.70 billion for the year ending March 31, up from its previous forecast of $1.4 billion- $1.5 billion. It also raised its adjusted profit per share forecast for the year to $1.65- $1.75 from $1.05- $1.30. Adjusted net income rose to $211.6 million, or $1.87 per share, for the third quarter ended Dec. 31,...

  • Feb 3- Take-Two Interactive Software Inc, a video game publisher, reported a 24.3 percent jump in quarterly adjusted revenue, helped by the runaway success of the "Grand Theft Auto V" game for new consoles. Adjusted net income rose to $211.6 million, or $1.87 per share, for the third quarter ended Dec. 31, from $210.7 million, or $1.70 per share, a year earlier.

  • Jan 27- Electronic Arts Inc, publisher of the "FIFA" and "Madden NFL" video games, posted better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, helped by growth in digital revenue and strong sales of its sports titles. Consumers lapped up heavily discounted older generation version of consoles such as Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3 in the holiday...