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  • Apple Event's 'Soft' vs. 'Hard' Core Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 4:27 PM ET

    Let the rumor mill kick it up a notch with only a few short days left until the Apple Inc. Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco Monday.

  • Project Natal Stage

    While Microsoft is still riding a wave of goodwill after its unveiling of “Project Natal” to consumers, the company says it does not plan to rush the technology — and is willing to wait as long as necessary before putting the new gaming control system on store shelves.

  • Bad Economy Means Price Freeze For Gaming Consoles Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 9:51 AM ET
    Sony Playstation 3

    A lot of people were looking for some good pricing news to come out of this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.  Not going to happen. And because of that, we’re unlikely to see any improvement in industry sales figures or publisher earnings in the immediate future.

  • Yahoo Sues NFL Players Association Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 7:58 AM ET
    Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    Yahoo has sued the NFL Players Association, claiming it shouldn't have to pay royalties to use players' statistics, photos and other data in its popular online fantasy football game because the information is already publicly available.

  • Apple: At Last, A Gaming Contender Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | 11:33 AM ET
    IPhone 3G

    The iPhone and iPod Touch have nearly 11,000 games available via the Apple App Store. And many show more creativity than anything coming from any of the major video game companies.

  • Nintendo President: 'We Have Scuttled New Hardware' Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | 10:57 AM ET
    Nintendo President Satoru Iwata

    In its two-month history, the Nintendo DSi has already sold more than 1 million units. It is, by any definition, a runaway hit in the video game industry. But it wasn’t the company’s first effort at extending its lead in the handheld marketplace.

  • Sony Plans 2010 Launch of Motion Sensing Controller Tuesday, 2 Jun 2009 | 4:37 PM ET
    PlayStation 3

    One day after Microsoft unveiled its new motion sensing technology, Sony has joined the battle. The company on Tuesday showed its new motion capture device — a new controller that works in concert with a video camera that it says it plans to launch in the spring of 2010.

  • Gaming To Go: Sony Unveils New, Smaller Portable Tuesday, 2 Jun 2009 | 3:37 PM ET

    Sony is not backing down in the increasingly competitive field of portable gaming devices. The company today officially unveiled the PSP Go, a completely revamped version of its PlayStation Portable gaming device, which it hopes will better compete against the Nintendo DSi and Apple iPhone.

  • Nintendo Unveils 2 New Mario Games, Updates Wii Fit Tuesday, 2 Jun 2009 | 2:33 PM ET

    While its competitors focus on new hardware and new peripherals, Nintendo is focusing entirely on the games.

  • Businessman

    President Obama’s plan to beef up cybersecurity  will likely boost providers of such  technology. But  experts have doubts about the long-term benefits.

  • Microsoft debuted a number of new partnerships and gave the world its first look at Project Natal, a new motion-sensing camera that allows players to control on screen action without any handheld controller.

  • How Now Apple For The Dow? Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | 11:21 AM ET

    With the General Motors filing for bankruptcy today, that left a vacancy in one of the most exclusive and prestigious clubs in all of finance. And I would have made the case that Apple Inc. ought to fill GM's slot on the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

  • 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.

  • Ballmer Answers Bartz, Sort Of Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 3:29 PM ET
    Steve Ballmer

    Before my interview today with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, he glared at me when I told him what Yahoo's CEO Carol Bartz had to say about a potential partnership: I can't react to an offer or a deal when there's no offer or deal to react to, she said. Sometimes silence speaks volumes.

  • Taken To The Carol Bartz Woodshed Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 11:47 AM ET
    Yahoo CEO, Carol Bartz

    When Carol Bartz took over as CEO a few months ago, I like everyone else was intrigued about how she would turn this struggling company around. I got my chance with Bartz in her first TV interview since taking the Yahoo job, and what I got was a decidedly aggressive, straight-talkin', honest, sharp executive, firmly in charge, with a vision and the methods to make it happen. In short, I got exactly what Yahoo hasn't been, but has so desperately needed.

  • Playing Games With Stock Options Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 4:55 PM ET

    No secret that plenty of Silicon Valley companies have seen precipitous stock declines, and several, including Google and Intel have taken steps to help out underwater employees. At Electronic Arts to the growing chorus.

  • Notes From D Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 4:24 PM ET

    The "D: All Things Digital Conference" here at the Four Seasons Aviara in Carlsbad is a feast for the technological senses.