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  • Atari's 'E.T.' game joins Smithsonian collection Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 2:53 PM ET

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— One of the "E.T." Atari game cartridges unearthed this year from a heap of garbage buried deep in the New Mexico desert has been added to the video game history collection at the Smithsonian. Museum specialist Drew Robarge made the announcement Monday in a blog post.

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

    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.

  • Pioneer of video games, Simon dies at 92 Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 10:24 AM ET

    MANCHESTER, N.H.— Ralph Baer, a video game pioneer who created both the precursor to "Pong" and the electronic memory game Simon and led the team that developed the first home video game console, has died. Baer, a longtime resident of Manchester, died at his home Saturday, the Goodwin Funeral Home in Manchester confirmed Monday. In the next decade, he started working on...

  • 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.

  • New console cycle taking off: GameStop  Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    Discussing the holiday outlook for gaming and the company's growth strategy, with Tony Bartel, GameStop president.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 26- LeapFrog Enterprises Inc, the maker of educational electronics for kids whose missed sales estimates have pushed its shares down 30 percent this year, is attracting some big-name value fund managers who are betting the company will either rebound during the holiday season or be bought by a rival. If the company's newest product, a video game...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 21- GameStop Corp's shares fell 13 percent on Friday, a day after the company posted disappointing quarterly results, and its options attracted bearish bets as traders appeared to be preparing for a further slide in the share price over coming months. Shares of GameStop, the world's largest retailer of video game products, closed down $5.68 at $37.86...

  • GameStop's weakness? Old software: Pro  Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 6:19 AM ET

    Scott Tilghman, B. Riley & Company, says buy GameStop despite its temporary weakness. Also Tilghman provides an outlook on the gaming sector.

  • Price match exploitation  Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 12:58 PM ET

    Some dishonest shoppers are taking advantage of Wal-Mart's price match policy, with FMHR trader Josh Brown.

  • Despite heavy shorts, GameStop still a buy: Pros Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 10:35 AM ET
    A GameStop store in New York.

    Gamestop reports earnings on Thursday, and analysts said they still love the video game maker's stock—despite heavy shorting.

  • Nov 17- Mark Pincus, the founder of video game company Zynga Inc, must face a lawsuit alleging he unfairly benefited by selling $192 million of stock in 2012 when other early investors were under a lockup agreement, according to a court ruling. The creator of FarmVille had asked the Delaware Court of Chancery to dismiss a lawsuit that alleged Pincus and other Zynga...

  • Hot new video games to shine this holiday season Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 11:58 AM ET
    People walk past a billboard advertising the latest installment of 'Call of Duty' video game near Times Square in New York on November 6, 2014.

    A new lineup of video games for the 2014 holiday season has some promising signs that sales will go up this year.

  • Which video game will top holiday shopping lists?  Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 7:43 PM ET

    Microsoft, Activsion and Ubisoft will release new editions of their flagship game franchises this week. Jeremy Miller, Senior Analyst at DFC Intelligence, discusses his expectations.

  • "It's a win-win trade agreement that will benefit information and communications technology manufacturers and services firms across the Americas, Europe, and Asia, while also benefiting all consumers globally and raising global GDP by as much as $190 billion annually," he said by email. The move was also welcomed by network equipment maker Cisco Systems, the...

  • Game on: Holiday battle  Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 1:50 PM ET

    Game makers are counting on established franchises to sell on new consoles over the holiday season, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • 10 must-have video games this holiday season Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 12:16 PM ET
    Halo: The Master Chief Collection

    Here are 10 high quality video games that will make perfect gifts for the 2014 holidays.

  • Solid holiday sales expected for video games Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 12:15 PM ET
    Halo: The Master Chief Collection

    New releases of "Halo," "Assassin’s Creed" and "World of Warcraft" will be available this week.

  • Holiday gaming battlefield  Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 11:44 AM ET
    Halo: The Master Chief Collection

    Microsoft, Activision Blizzard and Ubisoft are all releasing new editions of flagship video game franchises. CNBC's Julia Boorstin discusses who will win the holiday video game season.

  • New releases of Halo, Assassin's Creed and World of Warcraft are available this week ahead of the 2014 holiday season.