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  • tapulous

    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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    Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Halo

    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.

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

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    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.

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

  • 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.

  • These days it seems just about everybody is slashing prices. And the latest markdown might leave you head over heels!

  • Sony Playstation 3

    GameStop executives, who led the call for price reductions on the PlayStation 3 earlier this year, say they were a bit surprised with the timing of Sony’s actions earlier this week. But now that Sony has capitulated, they're expecting Microsoft and Nintendo to react.

  • The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • Fortune

    For the first time, Fortune opened its 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list to businesses around the world (if they trade on a U.S. exchange and file quarterly reports)—a change that landed Canada's Research in Motion in the No. 1 spot and two Chinese companies in the top 10.

  • For the first time, Fortune opened its 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list to businesses around the world (if they trade on a U.S. exchange and file quarterly reports)—a change that landed Canada's Research in Motion in the No. 1 spot and two Chinese companies in the top 10.

  • The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • Stocks ended lower Wednesday, despite a late attempt at a recovery, as disappointing readings on the service sector and employment situation, as well as a cautious outlook from Dow component P&G, fueled concerns about the economic recovery.

  • Stocks tumbled Wednesday following disappointing readings on the service sector and employment situation, as well as a cautious outlook from Dow component P&G.

  • Stocks tumbled Wednesday following disappointing readings on the service sector and employment situation, as well as a cautious outlook from Dow component P&G.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.