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    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.

  • Video Games to Take Center Stage at 2009 E3 Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 4:20 PM ET
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.

  • 2009’s Top Selling Video Games Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | 11:21 AM ET
    We’re nearly at the halfway point of 2009, so it seems a good time to take a look at what’s driving sales in the video game industry.On the whole, this year hasn’t been overly kind so far. Software sales are down 6 percent compared to this point in 2008 – a $200 million shortfall. And while there have been a few solid hits, several of the year’s best selling games are over a year old. It’s important to note that the first half of last year had some blockbusters, though, including “Grand Theft Au

    While there have been a few solid hits, several of the year’s best selling games are over a year old. Check out our list of top-selling video games for 2009!

  • Sony Hints It May Cut Prices on PS3 Game System Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 4:36 PM ET
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    With all the attention on Sony’s first net loss in 14 years Thursday, another announcement that was overlooked. Sony, while avoiding the words precisely, all but confirmed that a price cut is coming for the PlayStation 3 this year.

  • Sneak Peek: 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo Tuesday, 5 May 2009 | 12:16 PM ET
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    After a relatively dull past two years, the Electronic Entertainment Expo ("E3" for short) appears ready to deliver the goods this year.

  • Is 'Grand Theft Auto' Running Out of Gas? Monday, 4 May 2009 | 10:16 AM ET
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    Lately gamers have seemed a bit less interested in the series that once defined cool – and shattered sales boundaries.

  • Video Games May Test ‘Recession Resistant’ Label Thursday, 30 Apr 2009 | 9:58 AM ET
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    Investors in the video game sector might want to brace themselves.  A big drop in March sales may signal the beginning of a slump.

  • Lightning Round: Wal-Mart, Nucor, Activision and More Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | 7:39 PM ET

    Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Options Target Video Game Maker Ahead of Earnings Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009 | 3:56 PM ET

    Electronic Arts is seeing unusually heavy options activity ahead of its earnings report next week. The average options volume for the game software company is 9,370 for a full session, but more than 78,000 contracts have changed hands so far Tuesday.

  • Big Game Makers Staying Off The iPhone Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 3:18 PM ET
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    The iPhone has quickly become one of the hottest mobile gaming platforms in the industry, but not all video game publishers are moving as fast as you might expect to embrace the device.

  • Pops & Drops: Cigna, Cheesecake Factory... Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | 6:35 PM ET

    Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Cigna and Cheesecake Factory popped while Southwest Airlines and GameStop dropped.

  • GameStop Wants Cheaper Consoles, Predicts Hot Titles Wednesday, 15 Apr 2009 | 7:10 PM ET
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    While the video game industry has proved relatively resistant to the recession so far, the CEO of GameStop, the industry's largest specialty retailer, says lowering the price of the leading three consoles is necessary to keep momentum going.

  • 'Sims' Creator Wright Leaves Electronic Arts Wednesday, 8 Apr 2009 | 7:23 PM ET
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    Will Wright, the creative force behind some of Electronic Arts’ biggest games, has announced plans to leave the company, the latest in a series of obstacles for the one-time publishing king of the video game space.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 13 Mar 2009 | 5:16 PM ET

    The markets staged the first simultaneous 4-day rally for the Dow, S&P and NASDAQ since May 2007. Financials fueled the rally that saw almost all major US indexes score double-digit weekly gains led by the Russell 2000, rising almost 12% for the week.

  • Mad Mail: Will Housing Still Bottom This Year? Tuesday, 10 Mar 2009 | 9:48 PM ET

    Plus, Cramer makes the call on gaming stocks, inflation hedges, buybacks and dividends, the world’s cheapest car and more.

  • Lightning Round: Con Ed, Deere, J&J and More Monday, 9 Mar 2009 | 8:44 PM ET

    Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 6 Mar 2009 | 4:47 PM ET

    On a week that saw a late-day rally for the Dow & S&P Friday, managing to close in positive territory for the day, following a dismal jobs report, increased concerns over GM's viability and another bailout for AIG, the markets fell 6% or greater for the week.