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  • Video Game Industry's Troubles Aren't Just in US Friday, 6 Nov 2009 | 7:11 PM ET

    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.

  • Dow Gains 3% for the Week, Led by GE Friday, 6 Nov 2009 | 6:48 PM ET

    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.

  • iPhone Has Become Threat To Nintendo: 'Doom' Creator Friday, 6 Nov 2009 | 12:14 PM ET
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    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.

  • Activison CEO: Consumer Spending Still a Worry Friday, 6 Nov 2009 | 12:08 PM ET

    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 Wobble After Weak Jobs Report Friday, 6 Nov 2009 | 11:35 AM ET

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

  • Futures Lose Ground on Weak Jobs Report Friday, 6 Nov 2009 | 8:55 AM ET

    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.

  • Video Game Industry Braces for Ugly Earnings Season Tuesday, 3 Nov 2009 | 2:22 PM ET
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    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.

  • WoW Fights New Front in China Tuesday, 3 Nov 2009 | 12:01 PM ET

    Big problems for World of Warcraft fans in China, and there are lots of them, as first reported by GameSpot yesterday. But this could be as big, if not a bigger problem for Activision investors and that's why it's certainly worth mentioning here.

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  • Consumers Buried Paul: 'Beatles Rock Band' a Sales Dud Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009 | 6:10 PM ET

    Despite an extensive marketing campaign, positive reviews and some of the most widespread media attention ever given to a video game, “The Beatles: Rock Band” had a relatively lackluster first month on store shelves.

  • Video Game Sales Rebound in September, but Barely Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | 6:39 PM ET

    The good news: After six consecutive months of negative numbers, the video game industry finally had a month that topped 2008’s sales figures. The bad news: It only did so by the skin of its teeth.

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    The November 2005 launch of the Xbox 360 marked not only the beginning of a new cycle of video game hardware, it also launched a new era in video game pricing.

  • How Do iPhone Game Companies Make Money? Friday, 9 Oct 2009 | 5:27 PM ET

    IPhone downloads count both free demos and paid games — and free is always more popular. So how does a small developer make a profit?

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  • Microsoft Looks to ‘Halo’ Once More for Profits Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 10:11 AM ET

    When Microsoft released “Halo 3” a little shy of two years ago, it was a certifiable entertainment event. The conclusion of the hit franchise’s trilogy would ultimately sell 5.9 million copies, making it one of the top selling games of this generation of video game systems.

  • British Invasion: 60's Hits Spark Video Game Craze? Wednesday, 9 Sep 2009 | 5:41 PM ET

    Once again giddy teens are glued to their TV sets swooning over The Beatles – but this Fab 4 phenomenon has a modern twist.

  • Can the Beatles Rock Viacom and the Game World? Wednesday, 9 Sep 2009 | 4:15 PM ET

    The video game business needs "Help!" It's been "A Hard Day's Night" as game sales dropped 14 percent this year; sales of music video games, the biggest game category last year with nearly $2 billion in revenue, have fallen by nearly half. Now Viacom is hoping to "Get Back" with a little help from its friends, The Beatles.

  • US Stocks Retreat After China Selloff Monday, 31 Aug 2009 | 10:40 AM ET

    Stocks pulled back Monday as a major selloff in China set the stage for a rough day on the US markets.

  • Futures Fall, Tracking China's 6% Selloff Monday, 31 Aug 2009 | 8:01 AM ET

    The last trading day of August begins with some significant positives in the books: barring a major selloff Monday, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq will chalk up their sixth straight monthly gains, and the Dow will have its fifth monthly gain in the past six months.