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  • 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. "We anticipate freemium versions of EA's hit franchises could be very successful and believe EA's mobile growth could outpace the rapidly expanding...

  • As Microsoft earnings slide, shares plunge 10% Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 11:03 AM ET
    Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp.

    Microsoft reported quarterly earnings that met analysts' expectations on Monday.

  • SEATTLE, Jan 21- Microsoft Corp surprised the tech world on Wednesday with a prototype hologram visor that can bring the Minecraft video game, Skype calls and even the landscape of Mars to three-dimensional life. Microsoft said its wire-free Microsoft HoloLens device will be available around the same time as Windows 10 this autumn. Microsoft does not have a...

  • Video games spring back on strong console sales Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 6:30 PM ET
    A customer poses with three new Xbox One video games after purchasing them in Los Angeles.

    The multiyear losing streak by the video game industry finally came to an end in 2014, though any celebrations may be muted.

  • Good signs for Gamestops's future: CEO Raines   Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 10:50 AM ET
    Good signs for Gamestops's future: CEO Raines

    Paul Raines, Gamestop CEO, discusses the game maker's holiday sales jump and where they saw growth over the past quarter.

  • Jan 13- GameStop Corp, the world's largest retailer of video game products, said December same-store store sales rose 4.4 percent, driven by higher demand for games such as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Grand Theft Auto V and Far Cry 4.. GameStop said it now estimated same-store sales to fall 1-2.5 percent in the fourth quarter ending January.

  • GameStop's December same-store sales up 4.4 pct Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 4:44 PM ET

    Jan 13- Video game retailer GameStop Corp said December comparable store sales rose 4.4 percent, driven by higher demand for games such as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Grand Theft Auto V and Far Cry 4.. Shares of the world's largest retailer of video game products rose about 10 percent to $36 in extended trading. New software sales grew 5.8 percent during the...

  • As you wish: There’s now a 'Princess Bride' game app Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 12:07 PM ET
    Scene from the film "The Princess Bride".

    Gameblend Studios is banking on "The Princess Bride" fandom with the release of its latest game app, which is based on the 1987 romantic comedy.

  • This rare video game is on eBay for $100,000 Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 9:06 AM ET

    A rare Nintendo video game from the 1980s has sparked a frantic bidding war on eBay this week, with the item now expected to sell for over $100,000.

  • TOKYO, Jan 6- Sony Corp's sales of PlayStation 4 video game consoles exceeded 18.5 million units as of Jan. 4, up from 13.5 million at the end of October, showing solid holiday demand and a bright spot for a company recovering from a massive cyber-attack. Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House said last month that holiday sales in Europe were so strong that it...

  • Jan 2- Chinese online game developer Perfect World Co Ltd said it received a go-private proposal from founder and Chairman Michael Yufeng Chi at $20 per ADS, valuing the company at nearly $1 billion. The offer represents a premium of 27 percent to Perfect World's closing price on the Nasdaq on Wednesday. Perfect World, which makes online multiplayer games such as "...

  • Hackers: We've exposed data of 13,000 gamers Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 | 5:20 PM ET
    Xbox and PlayStation signage on display at the 2014 E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo.

    A group of hackers claims to have released a repository containing 13,000 PlayStation and Xbox user passwords and credit cards.

  • 2014's Hottest video games   Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 8:48 AM ET
    A man walks past an ad for the Grand Theft Auto V video game in Hong Kong.

    CRT Capital Group's Neil Doshi, lists the top video games of 2014. Doshi also discusses when video games go completely digital.

  • The Grinch is in: Playstation, Xbox hit by outages Thursday, 25 Dec 2014 | 2:37 PM ET
    Xbox and PlayStation signage on display at the 2014 E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo.

    PlayStation and Xbox were partially inaccessible to users, as frustrated gift recipients discovered they were unable to connect.

  • TOKYO, Dec 19- The head of Sony Computer Entertainment, the Japanese electronic group's video gaming division, said holiday sales of its PlayStation 4 gaming console in Europe were so strong that it was fighting to keep up with demand. "If I look at Europe I think it is potentially, for the second year running, going to be quite inventory challenged," Sony Computer...

  • Win cash prizes playing mobile games   Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Win cash prizes playing mobile games

    One entrepreneur says any mobile gamer has the chance to score major cash.

  • 'Cookie Jam' gets green light in China   Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 11:17 AM ET
    'Cookie Jam' gets green light in China

    We make our games social so they're more fun to play, says Chris DeWolfe, SGN founder, discussing how their China gaming strategy could help their new game"Cookie Jam" overtake Candy Crush.

  • Take-Two CEO: No need to discount   Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 10:34 AM ET
    Take-Two CEO: No need to discount

    Strauss Zelnick, Take-Two Interactive chairman & CEO, discusses the state of the video game business and the company's game release strategy. There's no need to discount when things are selling this well, he says.

  • Lazy or crossed eyes? Try playing this video game Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
    The Diplopia game seen using Oculus Rift.

    The designers of Diplopia, a virtual reality game, say it helps people with lazy eye (amblyopia) and crossed eye (strabismus) improve their vision.

  • Porn and gamers team up in eSports sponsorship Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 5:04 PM ET
    Team YP

    YouPorn, one of the largest streaming porn sites, extends its reach into the video game world with a six-month sponsorship of a Madrid-based team.