Video Games


  • The gamer indicator     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 2:23 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin says Activision's "Destiny" game set the record for the most pre-ordered new title, in discussing whether King Digital's disappointing revenue growth is a bad sign for other gaming companies.

  • What's to like about KING?     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 11:07 AM ET

    Discussing if King Digital's earnings miss is an opportunity to invest, with Edward Williams, BMO Capital Markets analyst.

  • King struggles to prove value     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    Investors worry that King Digital's "Candy Crush" might be a one hit wonder. CNBC's Jon Fortt discusses what this means for the mobile gaming company.

  • Cramer: KING was terrible     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 9:10 AM ET

    The "Squawk on the Street" news team, discuss the earnings of King Digital Entertainment and the Alibaba IPO.

  • Activision's 'Destiny' sets pre-order record: Exec Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 8:11 AM ET

    An Activision Blizzard executive said the company's upcoming "Destiny" game has set a video game industry record as the most pre-ordered new title.

  • What to expect from Tencent     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 4:40 AM ET

    Ricky Lai, research analyst at Guotai Junan International, comments on Tencent ahead of the group┬┐s earnings and says it should maintain its dominating position in the Chinese market.

  • Is it game over for traditional gaming consoles?     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 1:45 AM ET

    CNBC's Annette Weisbach reports from video game conference Gamescon in Cologne, looking at how new styles of gaming are disrupting traditional models.

  • King Digital shares plunge on poor sales, outlook Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 4:02 PM ET
    Pedestrians walk past a King Digital Entertainment Plc banner hanging on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York.

    King Digital Entertainment reported quarterly earnings of 59 cents per share on $594 million in revenue on Tuesday.

  • Expectations for KING     Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 3:44 PM ET

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan previews the quarterly earnings reports for King Digital Entertainment out after Tuesday's closing bell.

  • Sony PlayStation 4 console sales top 10 million Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 3:17 PM ET
    Boxes sit on display for Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.'s PlayStation 4 video game console at a Bic Camera Inc. electronics store.

    The console went on sale in November in the US, Western Europe and Latin America, around the same time that rival Microsoft's Xbox One was released.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 12- An Activision Blizzard executive said on Tuesday the company's upcoming "Destiny" shooter game has set a video game industry record as the most pre-ordered new title.

  • Activision Publishing Chief Executive Eric Hirshberg, speaking at the Gamescom video game conference in Cologne, Germany, said the game is "the most pre-ordered new IP in history," according to video game retailer GameStop.

  • Mobile gaming still in play?     Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 12:16 PM ET

    Early investor of Zynga Sandy Miller, Institutional Venture Partners general partner, discusses whether there's still opportunity in the mobile gaming space.

  • King Digital earnings preview     Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    King Digital will report quarterly earnings after Tuesday's closing bell. CNBC's Morgan Brennan shares a preview.

  • Is King Digital a one-trick pony?     Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 5:50 AM ET

    Edward Williams, analyst at BMO Capital Markets and Santosh Rao, independent tech analyst, discuss whether games group King Digital can successfully diversify and grow.

  • What's in Zynga's pipeline?     Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 11:16 AM ET

    Discussing Zynga's quarterly earnings and the company's mobile and social game plan, with Colin Sebastian, R. W. Baird senior research analyst.

  • Zynga shares tank as bookings, outlook disappoint Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 4:32 PM ET
    Cars drive by the Zynga headquarters in San Francisco, California.

    Zynga's shares plunged after it said its net profit for the second-quarter broke even, in line with estimates, but bookings revenue missed.

  • Giddyap! My Little Pony's innovative stampede Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    The original My Little Pony characters, on display at the International Toy Fair in New York City

    Hasbro doesn't toy around when it comes to R&D. A look inside the art of innovation with My Little Pony, Mr. Potato Head and Play-Doh.

  • *Game Digital re-emerges after old firm nearly went bust. Although overall growth trends still firmly favor online shopping, higher share prices flag investor faith in chains such as UK video-game retailer Game Digital, electrical-appliance group Dixons, and Swiss Mobilezone.

  • Is the game over for Nintendo?     Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 4:40 AM ET

    Atul Goyal, analyst at Jefferies, says Nintendo needs to change strategy and go where their customers are: mobile.