Video Games


  • 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.

  • *Twitter bounces in premarket after Tuesday drop. AIG dragged on financial shares after disappointing earnings and a slide in Twitter hurt other names in the technology and internet space. Twitter shares rebounded in premarket trading Wednesday, adding 1.5 percent to $32.32.

  • OSAKA, May 7- Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd ended the last business year by booking its third straight loss, but said a series of new video games such as " Mario Kart 8" would revive sales and return it to profit.

  • EA makes $1.6 billion on sports games     Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 2:26 PM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton provides a preview of Electronic Arts and Activision's earnings expected after today's closing bell.

  • Activision's big bet     Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton and Dan Ackerman, CNET senior editor, discuss Activision's $500 million budget to develop its video game franchises.

  • LOS ANGELES/ SAN FRANCISCO, May 5- Activision Blizzard Inc intends to spend $500 million developing and promoting "Destiny," potentially breaking industry records as it seeks to build the sci-fi role-playing videogame into its next multibillion-dollar franchise.

  • Oculus CEO: Stationary virtual experience     Monday, 5 May 2014 | 4:29 PM ET

    Brendan Iribe, Oculus VR CEO, discusses the virtual reality vision for Oculus' products following its $2 billion acquisition by Facebook.

  • Immersive games cashing in on mobile billions Saturday, 3 May 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    A woman plays the "Clash of Clans" from computer game maker Supercell on a tablet computer.

    So-called midcore mobile games nearly doubled their revenue last year to $3.8 billion. Here's how they are cashing in.

  • LOS ANGELES/ SAN FRANCISCO, May 2- Comcast Corp may soon allow customers using its cloud-connected X1 cable box system to buy games from Electronic Arts Inc through their televisions, according to five sources briefed on the plans.

  • April 30- Contract electronics manufacturer Flextronics International Ltd reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter revenue and adjusted profit on Wednesday, helped by higher demand from its game console and smartphone customers. Flextronics makes and assembles desktop PCs for Lenovo but does not make mobile phones for the Chinese company.

  • April 30- Contract electronics manufacturer Flextronics International Ltd reported a 27 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by higher demand from its game console and smartphone customers.

  • Fighting for content and commerce     Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    Discussing Alibaba's IPO and the state of the e-commerce business, with Dan Porter, former CEO of OMGPop. At the end of the day, good content is what stands out, says Porter.

  • Filmmakers shed light on videogame mystery Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 2:36 PM ET
    Film Director Zak Penn shows a box of a decades-old Atari 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial' game found in a dumpsite in Alamogordo, N.M., Saturday, April 26, 2014.

    Filmmakers digging in a New Mexico landfill found hundreds of 'ET the Extra-Terrestrial' games, considered by some to be the worst video game ever.

  • E.T. urban legend revealed     Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 11:58 AM ET

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports copies of "E.T." for the Atari 2600 have been found buried deep in the desert in New Mexico. Jon Fortt weighs in.

  • Evolution of mobile gaming     Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    Lance Ulanoff, Mashable editor at large and chief correspondent, discuss the mobile gaming "fad" after Rovio announced a 50 percent drop in net profits. CNBC's Jon Fortt provides insight.