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  • With Call of Duty breaking video game records, how should you play this space?

  • The midnight debut of "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" lived up to expectations. Early this morning Activision/Blizzard reported that the game sold about 4.7 million copies, in North America and the United Kingdom Alone.

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    The holiday season is traditionally viewed as a time of good cheer and hope, but for many video game publishers, 2009’s will be filled with shot nerves and stress.

  • As you gear up for your holiday shopping, here are the games most likely to be on the wish lists of friends and family.

  • How can you make money on these new announcements? The Fast Money traders have some profitable plays for your portfolio.

  • Activision Blizzard’s hugely anticipated "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2'' video game went on sale early Tuesday morning and analysts' sales estimates for the $60 game range from 11 to 13 million units by the end of 2009. So how should investors play it? Edward Williams, gaming analyst at BMO Capital Markets, shared his insights.

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    On the surface, a video game opening a virtual pet store doesn’t sound like something investors should care too much about. But when that game is “World of Warcraft,” the stakes change.

  • Th e Dow rallied to a new high for 2009  after the Group of 20 pledged to keep stimulus in place until recovery was assured.

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    Activision/Blizzard debuts "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" tonight at midnight: this is expected to be the biggest game debut ever, already breaking pre-sale records.

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    Analysts expect the game could sell 4.5 to 5 million copies globally on its first day. That would shatter the 3.6 million record currently held by Take Two Interactive Software's "Grand Theft Auto IV" — and it would mean revenues of $270 million to $300 million for Activision.

  • Stocks rallied Monday, coming off their best weekly performance in a month, after the Group of 20 pledged to keep stimulus in place until recovery was assured.

  • Wall Street opens the new trading week coming off its best weekly performance in a month, with U.S. stock index futures pointing to a modestly positive opening Monday.

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    It’s no secret the video game industry is having a rough 2009 here in the United States — but that's not the only place it's struggling.

  • Stocks bounced around Friday as investors juggled a disappointing jobs report and some analyst upgrades. Still, all three major indexes were on track to post gains for the week.

  • Doom Classic for the iPhone

    While there are now over 100,000 apps in the Apple App store, the vast majority of them were created on a shoestring budget. With customers flocking toward lower-priced program, it just doesn’t make business sense to spend big development dollars—especially on games, the App store’s most crowded category.

  • Activision Blizzard CEO Robert Kotick said a change in the video game maker's release schedule caused the company to forecast a weaker than expected fourth quarter, but he spoke confidently about the upcoming release of games such as DJ Hero and Band Hero.

  • Stocks bounced around Friday as investors juggled a disappointing jobs report and some analyst upgrades.

  • There's little doubt about what investors are focused on this morning: the October employment report, set for release at 8:30 am New York time.

  • Many companies have reported impressive third-quarter earnings results, but expect better numbers next quarter, said Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at Standard & Poor’s. He shared his earnings outlook and what he expects in the fourth-quarter.

  • Madden 2010

    The third quarter of 2009 was a pretty horrendous one for the video game industry. Year over year sales plummeted amid a lack of ‘must have’ games. Now, as earnings season draws near, game makers are about to face the consequences.