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Microsoft Corp, Sony Corp, Electronic Arts and other industry giants whipped up the crowd of gamers and developers at the event into a frenzy, with displays of high-powered new consoles and previews of popular genre games.
In the videogame world, there is no bigger behemoth than "Call of Duty." Until now. Can the 10-year-old franchise hold its own against this year's other new releases?
The Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3) takes place this week in Los Angeles. CNBC's Jon Fortt sat down with Nintendo of America President & COO Reggie Fils-Aime to talk about the latest developments in the industry.
June 11- When Walt Disney Co introduced its latest video game, Infinity, to the gaming faithful this week at the annual E3 gaming conference, it rented a Los Angeles movie theater to show 30- minute clips of upcoming films and hosted a party with the glitz it usually reserves for its blockbuster movie wannabes.
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 30- Glu Mobile Inc will allow U.S. players to win cash in one of its mobile games starting next month, betting that cash-based contests will be a winning formula to expand revenue in the fledgling and potentially high-growth mobile gaming sector.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 30- Glu Mobile Inc will allow U.S. players to win cash in one of its mobile games starting next month, betting that cash-based contests will be a winning formula to expand revenue in the fledgling but potentially high-growth mobile gaming sector.
Microsoft debuted its long-anticipated next generation Xbox, called the "Xbox One," a device that allows users to switch more easily between entertainment options.
REDMOND, Wash., May 21- Microsoft Corp gave the world a first look at its new Xbox One on Tuesday, announcing that its first gaming console in eight years will come with exclusive video and software content, including a "Halo" series produced by Steven Spielberg.
These stocks are posting the largest moves before the bell.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Stocks finished near session highs across the board Wednesday, boosted by financials and materials, with the Dow and S&P 500 logging fresh closing highs.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Wednesday:
Activision Blizzard warned investors that it expects a challenging second-half of the year. Shares tumbled.
Electronic Arts surprised the Street with impressive guidance. The video game industry could get a boost from the next generation of consoles.
Electronic Arts licensed weapons from companies like McMillan Group International as part of a marketing collaboration for "Medal of Honor: Warfighter." Electronic Arts says it is severing its licensing ties to gun manufacturers- and simultaneously asserting that it has the right, and the intention, to continue to feature branded guns without a license.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 6- In the past twelve months, Zynga Inc has struggled with a contracting player base, a deflated stock price and waves of layoffs.
Stocks enter the week ahead energized by the jobs report and new highs for the Dow and S&P but that doesn't mean "sell in May" is off the table.