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Forget the analysts. Forget the NPD sales figures. Forget the CEO’s. I live with the ultimate expert on the video game industry—my 16-year-old son. He not only plays video games, he watches every show about them on G4, he participates in chat rooms about them on the internet, he competes in a variety of games on a variety of platforms.
Move over guns and grenades. Make room for karaoke microphones and Frisbees. The gaming world is going soft. Having been the home of fairly violent games like the Xbox 360's "Halo 3" and PlayStation 3's "Resistance: Fall of Man," the video game industry is looking to to grab more of the mass market consumer.
Microsoft will report its fourth fiscal earnings quarter after the bell today, and investors will be keenly watching guidance to make sure the company wasn't too aggressive in its forecasts the last time around.
It's that time again: the Electronics Entertainment Expo here in Los Angeles, at the LA Convention Center. Still a far more subdued expo than its heyday years, but bigger than last year's airplane hangar event in nearby Santa Monica.
Microsoft is set to cut the price of its best-selling Xbox 360 Pro model to $299 from $349, a source briefed on the matter said on Friday.
The release of the new iPhone makes video game companies a hot stock, said David Garrity, director of research at Dinosaur Securities. Following are his top stock picks.
Japanese videogame maker Square Enix said on Tuesday it had launched its first game for Apple’s iPod, broadening its target hardware to the top-selling media player.
"Guitar Hero: Aerosmith," Activision's latest installment of their video game franchise, launched Friday at Time Square's Hard Rock Cafe release party n New York. It's the fourth game in the best-selling title, but the first based on a specific band.
Sony's CEO Howard Stringer has unveiled the company's three year plan and one key to its growth strategy is a new video service called the PlayStation Network. Stringer said at a news conference: "Our mission is simply to be the leading global provider of networked consumer electronics and entertainment."
Today's the day. Well sort of. Bill Gates will retire from Microsoft, kind of. He's leaving the day-to-day responsibilities to others. But not really.
Seems that last post about Oxford University Prof. Jonathan Zittrain and his worry about Apple's iPhone -- as well as other technology derailing our creativity -- struck a bit of a nerve. Several of you have written in, deriding his claims, calling him a Luddite, and more importantly, calling into question the basis on which he forms his opinions.
Video game publisher Electronic Arts Tuesday again extended its $2 billion takeover offer for smaller rival Take-Two Interactive Software, but Take-Two again rejected the bid as too low.
Forgive me for tooting the NBC horn for a moment, but it looks as though the company's online digital downloading service might be an unabashed success. At least according to the LA Times which has an extensive article today detailing the success of this thing.
U.S. sales of video game hardware and software were $1.12 billion in May, up 37 percent from a year earlier, with Take-Two Interactive's "Grand Theft Audio 4" the best-selling title for the month, market researcher NPD said in a report on Thursday.
When Jobs did arrive for my interview, I, like many of you, was immediately struck by his appearance. He was smiley, cordial, forthcoming, engaged with his usual piercing eye-contact. Let's face it, he's a terrific interview.
Yesterday, they were all over the map: plunging, recovering, plunging, settling the day with a mild loss even in the face of what could be one of the most exciting platforms—not products, but platforms—this company has ever unveiled.
Here are my video hits today from the Apple spacer WWDC and the iPhone re-launch. hr<!-- -->
The posts from today's live blogging of the Apple World Wide Developers Conference and launch of the new generation iPhone from the Moscone West building in San Francisco, California.
I'm with my colleague Melissa Francis at this week's All Things D conference in Carlsbad, Calif., and we'll be rounding up all our video reports here on this page. You can check out more from the conference on the 'All Things D' Web site link listed below.
These titles are working their magic for new songs as well, and that could mean a critically important new distribution method for established bands, as well as new bands seeking a way to end run traditional music labels, trying to reach their fans directly.