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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.

  • 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!

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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.

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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.

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    Lately gamers have seemed a bit less interested in the series that once defined cool – and shattered sales boundaries.

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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.

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  • 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.

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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.

  • 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.

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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.

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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.

  • 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.

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

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • 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.   

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

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

  • Playing Guitar Hero

    There has been plenty written about the "Guitar Hero Curse," since the latest ad features both Alex Rodriguez and Michael Phelps in it. But how about the company that makes the game?

  • CEOs and other executives at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, shared their insight on the financial crisis, the markets and the economy with CNBC.