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. Consumers lapped up heavily discounted older generation version of consoles such as Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3 in the holiday...» Read More
The Apple switch from IBM's spacerPowerPC microprocessors to Intel's chips made big headlines a couple of years ago, and the relationship by all accounts, has been incredibly beneficial for both.
More email blasts regarding my tongue-in-cheek blog post about my son giving up his Xbox 360 for a PS3. Apparently the "tongue-in-cheek" part was more subtle than it should have been. Not that it would have made much difference.
Addicted to your cell phone games? You’re not alone. Take a look at the best-selling ones, according to Nielsen Mobile.
With enhanced graphics, faster download speeds and easier access to fee-based games, Apple’s second-generation iPhone has the potential to revitalize the mobile gaming industry, experts say.
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.