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  • Electronic Arts: Whither the Gaming Hits? Wednesday, 5 Aug 2009 | 10:09 AM ET
    Playing Guitar Hero

    Analysts and investors both cheered Electronic Arts’ better than expected first fiscal quarter earnings Tuesday, but the video game publisher is still a long way from recapturing its glory days.

  • Futures Waver After ADP Jobs Report Wednesday, 5 Aug 2009 | 9:17 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a slight rise Wednesday, despite a drop in shares for Dow component Procter & Gamble and a sharp rise in planned layoffs for July.

  • Holiday Video Game Lineup Gets Smaller and Smaller Monday, 27 Jul 2009 | 5:49 PM ET
    Splinter Cell: Conviction

    With video game sales already 12 percent behind last year's pace, video game publishers and retailers have been counting heavily on a strong holiday season to help turn things around. More and more, though, that's looking unlikely.

  • June Video Game Sales Are the Worst in Nine Years Friday, 17 Jul 2009 | 2:22 PM ET
    A copy of the hot selling video game, Grand Theft Auto-San Andreas, is shown with other video games at the home of Coleman Garrett in Palo Alto, Calif., Wednesday, July 20, 2005. The video game industry bowed to pressure from politicians Wednesday and changed the rating for the sex-infused game Grand Theft Auto-San Andreas. The company says it's working on a version of the game with enhanced security to prevent modifications that allow access to sexual content. Rockstar Games says it's stopped m

    Video game sales in June posted the biggest year-over-year decline in nine years, rounding out a very weak first half for the industry.

  • Weak Lineup, Slow Sales Strain Take Two Software Tuesday, 14 Jul 2009 | 1:50 PM ET
    Take Two Interactive

    Investors are predictably slamming shares of Take Two Interactive Software after Monday’s downwardly revised revenue guidance, with the focus primarily on the financial impact.

  • Video Game Makers Finding Gold in Old Titles Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 5:45 PM ET
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    While video game sales top Hollywood’s annual box office receipts these days, they still have a lot to learn from the movie industry.

  • Used Video Game Sales Soar: So Who Wins? Monday, 6 Jul 2009 | 6:12 PM ET

    Sales of new video game software are down 7 percent compared to 2008, according to the NPD Group. But a new study by Nielsen finds that used game sales are at an all time high.

  • Video Game Price War May Be Looming Wednesday, 1 Jul 2009 | 1:16 PM ET
    Sony Playstation 3

    Video game systems could be significantly cheaper this holiday season.

  • ZeniMax Media Buys id Software, Maker of Doom Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | 1:54 AM ET
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    id Software, the inventor of the first person shooter genre of video games and one of the most storied studios in the gaming industry, is no longer independent.

  • How to Make Money Playing Videogames Sunday, 21 Jun 2009 | 1:33 PM ET
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    It’s not just professional gamers who can make money playing “Halo”. Now, if you have the chops, you might be able to fatten your wallet as well.

  • 10 Video Games to Watch Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 3:15 PM ET
  • E3: 10 Games to Watch Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 11:44 AM ET
    There were hundreds of games on display at this year’s E3. Some will be hits, some will be flops and some may never even make it into consumer’s hands. Declaring a “winner” among all of these options is something of a misnomer. By definition, the vast majority of titles shown at E3 are still months, sometimes years, from completion. What looks incredible in a polished, tightly controlled demonstration often turns out to be arduous (or worse, dull) when played in the comforts of your living room.

    What we’ve compiled here are the titles that seem most likely to be hits this holiday season. They may not be the best games at the show, but they’re the ones that will likely engage the general public.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Playing Games With Your Portfolio Tuesday, 2 Jun 2009 | 6:12 PM ET

    Who says that in this economy you shouldn’t play games with your portfolio? Fast Money says you should!

  • Sony Plans 2010 Launch of Motion Sensing Controller Tuesday, 2 Jun 2009 | 4:37 PM ET
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    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
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    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
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    While its competitors focus on new hardware and new peripherals, Nintendo is focusing entirely on the games.