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  • Microsoft Looks to ‘Halo’ Once More for Profits Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 10:11 AM ET
    Halo

    When Microsoft released “Halo 3” a little shy of two years ago, it was a certifiable entertainment event. The conclusion of the hit franchise’s trilogy would ultimately sell 5.9 million copies, making it one of the top selling games of this generation of video game systems.

  • Do-Over: Microsoft Tries Again With Zune HD Tuesday, 15 Sep 2009 | 4:41 PM ET
    Zune 2009

    Initially rolled out by Microsoft in 2006, the Zune was positioned as a wannabe iPod killer – and was promptly squashed by Apple’s popular system. Now the Zune HD, a redesigned, flashier version of the system, is hitting retail shelves.

  • Video Game Sales Slide Again for Sixth Straight Month Thursday, 10 Sep 2009 | 7:07 PM ET
    Wii

    August was supposed to be the month video game sales turned around. Instead, they extended their slide for the sixth consecutive month.

  • Disney Adds 'Halo' Co-Creator to Its Gaming Ranks Tuesday, 8 Sep 2009 | 3:00 AM ET
    Disney

    Alex Seropian, the founder of Bungie Software and co-creator of the "Halo" franchise has joined the company to oversee creative development across Disney’s in-house video game development teams.

  • Microsoft Follows Sony’s Lead, Cuts Xbox Prices Thursday, 27 Aug 2009 | 4:01 AM ET
    Xbox 360

    The video game price wars are getting fiercer. Microsoft on Thursday announced plans to lower the price of its top-line Xbox 360 model from $399 to $299.

  • Atari Founder Looks Forward; Gets Back Into the Game Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | 12:02 PM ET
    Nolan Bushnell

    Nolan Bushnell has re-entered the industry, co-founding Reality Gap, a publisher exploring a new in-game economic model that can be transported across multiple titles.  The idea is a simple one.

  • PS3 Price Cut is Just the Start: GameStop Execs Thursday, 20 Aug 2009 | 3:05 PM ET
    Sony Playstation 3

    GameStop executives, who led the call for price reductions on the PlayStation 3 earlier this year, say they were a bit surprised with the timing of Sony’s actions earlier this week. But now that Sony has capitulated, they're expecting Microsoft and Nintendo to react.

  • Sony Cuts PlayStation 3 Price, Unveils Redesigned Model Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009 | 2:58 PM ET
    Sony PS3

    Sony, hoping to regain its momentum in the video game space, will lower the price of the PlayStation 3 video game console by $100 starting Wednesday.

  • Madden: Video Game Blitz or Holiday Scramble? Friday, 14 Aug 2009 | 8:39 AM ET
    Madden NFL 10

    This year, though, it’s the game that publisher Electronic Arts hopes will turn around what has, so far, been a disappointing 2009.

  • Video Game Sales Slide for Fifth Straight Month Thursday, 13 Aug 2009 | 6:32 PM ET
    Wii

    Video game sales continued their downward spiral in July, the fifth consecutive month of declines in an industry many have referred to as “recession resistant.”

  • Breakfast Can Wait. The Day’s First Stop Is Online. Monday, 10 Aug 2009 | 10:43 AM ET
    Close up of someone typing on a laptop.

    Technology has shaken up plenty of life’s routines, but for many people it has completely altered the once predictable rituals at the start of the day.

  • Electronic Arts: Whither the Gaming Hits? Wednesday, 5 Aug 2009 | 10:09 AM ET
    Playing Guitar Hero

    Analysts and investors both cheered Electronic Arts’ better than expected first fiscal quarter earnings Tuesday, but the video game publisher is still a long way from recapturing its glory days.

  • As Earnings Slump, Video Game Price Cuts More Likely Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | 1:35 PM ET
    Sony Playstation 3

    Sony and Nintendo may tell anybody who will listen that they’re not planning to drop console prices this year, but judging by the results from each company’s first fiscal quarter, neither video game console maker may have a choice.

  • Holiday Video Game Lineup Gets Smaller and Smaller Monday, 27 Jul 2009 | 5:49 PM ET
    Splinter Cell: Conviction

    With video game sales already 12 percent behind last year's pace, video game publishers and retailers have been counting heavily on a strong holiday season to help turn things around. More and more, though, that's looking unlikely.

  • Got Recession Rage? You'll Want This iPhone App! Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 11:00 AM ET

    If you’ve got some lingering recession rage, you’re going to want this app, a videogame for your iPhone or iTouch that let's you squash shady bankers and CEOs.

  • June Video Game Sales Are the Worst in Nine Years Friday, 17 Jul 2009 | 2:22 PM ET
    A copy of the hot selling video game, Grand Theft Auto-San Andreas, is shown with other video games at the home of Coleman Garrett in Palo Alto, Calif., Wednesday, July 20, 2005. The video game industry bowed to pressure from politicians Wednesday and changed the rating for the sex-infused game Grand Theft Auto-San Andreas. The company says it's working on a version of the game with enhanced security to prevent modifications that allow access to sexual content. Rockstar Games says it's stopped m

    Video game sales in June posted the biggest year-over-year decline in nine years, rounding out a very weak first half for the industry.

  • Harry Potter's Magic Touch Wednesday, 15 Jul 2009 | 4:20 PM ET

    Harry Potter is some Wizard; he turns pretty much every business he touches into gold. The sixth movie in the franchise "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" opened at 12:01 Wednesday am with a record take; its 3,000 plus midnight shows brought in $22.2 million at the US box office. That's a solid ten million dollars more than the midnight gross from the previous Potter film. This puts the wizard on track for the biggest Wednesday to Sunday opening ever.

  • Weak Lineup, Slow Sales Strain Take Two Software Tuesday, 14 Jul 2009 | 1:50 PM ET
    Take Two Interactive

    Investors are predictably slamming shares of Take Two Interactive Software after Monday’s downwardly revised revenue guidance, with the focus primarily on the financial impact.

  • Video Game Makers Finding Gold in Old Titles Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 5:45 PM ET
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    While video game sales top Hollywood’s annual box office receipts these days, they still have a lot to learn from the movie industry.

  • Used Video Game Sales Soar: So Who Wins? Monday, 6 Jul 2009 | 6:12 PM ET

    Sales of new video game software are down 7 percent compared to 2008, according to the NPD Group. But a new study by Nielsen finds that used game sales are at an all time high.