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  • Gaming Gets Social: Facebook And XBox 360 Team Up Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | 5:13 PM ET

    Microsoft and Facebook's partnership goes beyond advertising, now bringing the social network into the gaming console, and info from XBox into Facebook.

  • Steven Spielberg Helps Launch XBox 360 Technology Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | 3:32 PM ET

    Microsoft just announced the technology it hopes will drive the next generation of video game growth.

  • Beatles Rock Band

    Microsoft kicked of this year's E3 convention with a glitzy, star-studded press briefing. Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney turned out to celebrate the debut of the Beatles Rock Band video game. Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison even came out to show their support.

  • Video Games to Take Center Stage at 2009 E3 Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 4:20 PM ET
    E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo

    Make no mistake, business gets done at the Electronic Entertainment Expo – lots of it – but since it serves as the industry’s rallying point for fans and the general public, the fun factor is given a massive dose of steroids. This year’s extravaganza runs June 2 through 4.

  • 'Arkham Asylum' Explores Batman's Angry Side Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 4:05 PM ET

    Superhero games on the whole have a pretty sorry history in the video game world. Batman, in particular, has had to endure some really crappy titles bearing his name. That inauspicious streak could end with "Arkham Asylum," though.

  • 'Halo ODST' Returns to First-Person Shooter Format Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 4:03 PM ET

    The game is a standalone expansion, and will certainly be shorter than previous "Halo" installments. Exact length of play and pricing hasn’t been determined, but Bungie has been quoted as saying they don’t view "ODST" as a $60 title.

  • Disney's 'Split/Second' Wreaks Havoc at High Speed Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 4:02 PM ET

    Blending action and racing, the game pits you against a collection of stunt drivers and racers in a reality TV competition. The plot of the game, though, is fairly irrelevant. The fun lies in driving at insane speeds and wreaking havoc.

  • 2009’s Top Selling Video Games Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 11:21 AM ET
    We’re nearly at the halfway point of 2009, so it seems a good time to take a look at what’s driving sales in the video game industry.On the whole, this year hasn’t been overly kind so far. Software sales are down 6 percent compared to this point in 2008 – a $200 million shortfall. And while there have been a few solid hits, several of the year’s best selling games are over a year old. It’s important to note that the first half of last year had some blockbusters, though, including “Grand Theft Au

    While there have been a few solid hits, several of the year’s best selling games are over a year old. Check out our list of top-selling video games for 2009!

  • Lean Times May Spell Fat Profits for EA Friday, 22 May 2009 | 2:54 PM ET
    EA SPORTS Active™

    In today's lean times, more folks are forgoing expensive gym memberships and doing their exercising at home, so it seems like a good time for Electronic Arts to launch EA Sports Active. The product, which is off to strong start on Amazon, is EA Sports first targeted primarily to a female audience.

  • The Long, Slow Death March of Atari? Friday, 22 May 2009 | 8:23 AM ET
    Scene from the movie Ghostbusters

    If there is a Rasputin of the video game world, it’s Atari. Like the Russian mystic who, according to legend, survived numerous attempts on his life, the long-time video game publisher keeps finding ways to survive after the video game industry has left it for dead.

  • Next Gaming Breakthrough Could be Free, Sort Of Wednesday, 20 May 2009 | 1:15 PM ET

    Delivering free games on mobile platforms may not seem like a great business model, but Trip Hawkins, CEO of mobile gaming leader Digital Chocolate and founder of Electronic Arts, sees it as the next great growth opportunity in the gaming industry.

  • Hitting Up Mom & Dad For Cash Is Just A Click Away Tuesday, 19 May 2009 | 4:03 PM ET
    Bill My Parents logo

    As if kids needed another way to hit up their parents for cash, a San Diego company is launching a new payment service called "BillMyParents" to make it easier for kids to shop online.

  • Sales of Video Games, Systems Plunged in April Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 6:48 PM ET

    Game software sales came in at just over $1 billion, a 23 percent drop compared to the 2008 numbers, according to market research firm NPD Group. The 2008 numbers were bolstered by blockbuster titles "Grand Theft Auto IV" and "Mario Kart Wii"—and a stronger economic climate.

  • Sony Hints It May Cut Prices on PS3 Game System Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 4:36 PM ET
    Sony Playstation 3

    With all the attention on Sony’s first net loss in 14 years Thursday, another announcement that was overlooked. Sony, while avoiding the words precisely, all but confirmed that a price cut is coming for the PlayStation 3 this year.

  • Sneak Peek: 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo Tuesday, 5 May 2009 | 12:16 PM ET

    After a relatively dull past two years, the Electronic Entertainment Expo ("E3" for short) appears ready to deliver the goods this year.

  • Is 'Grand Theft Auto' Running Out of Gas? Monday, 4 May 2009 | 10:16 AM ET

    Lately gamers have seemed a bit less interested in the series that once defined cool – and shattered sales boundaries.

  • Video Games May Test ‘Recession Resistant’ Label Thursday, 30 Apr 2009 | 9:58 AM ET
    Wii

    Investors in the video game sector might want to brace themselves.  A big drop in March sales may signal the beginning of a slump.

  • The Real Story Behind The Setting Sun And IBM Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | 1:43 PM ET

    It's no secret that talks between Sun Microsystems and IBM have collapsed; and it's no secret, based on my earlier reporting that Sun has re-approached IBM and that IBM has rebuffed the overture. Again. But what's the real reason behind IBM's decision to walk?

  • John Madden Retires From NBC's Sunday Night Football Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | 12:25 PM ET

    Madden has served as the game analyst for "NBC Sunday Night Football" since 2006. He has been an NFL broadcaster for 30 years and has won an unprecedented 16 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Sports Analyst/Personality.

  • New Players Eye Used Video Game Marketplace Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | 11:56 AM ET

    In the past month, both Amazon  and Toys R Us have launched pilot programs, trading and selling used games.