Atari, the maker of classic video games like "Pong" and "Centipede," is about to make things a bit more interesting for players. Pariplay will launch Atari's brands across a number of social, online and mobile platforms. This includes a website with real-money gambling on some of Atari's arcade classics, like Centipede, Asteroids and Pong.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Tuesday:
Why things don't look good for the videogame industry.
Analysts are cautiously optimistic that after a rough 2011, small cap stocks will do better in the new year. Here are some of the names analysts like.
Small-cap stocks are set to close out 2011 with big losses, but some companies trading under $5, such as TeamStaff and Majesco Entertainment, have more than tripled.
Small-cap stocks are mired in a bear market, but select companies trading under $5, such as TeamStaff and Majesco Entertainment have more than doubled this year, easily surpassing gains by their large-cap rivals.
Perhaps more than any other entertainment field, video games are seasonal. While an occasional blockbuster is released in the first or second quarter, the Sept.-Dec. timeframe is when publishers really make their bank.
Stocks under $5, such as TeamStaff and Majesco Entertainment, have more than doubled already this year even as most small-cap stocks have been brutalized by economic weakness and global debt woes, according to a report from TheStreet.
...A report from TheStreet.
Ed Ponsi of Barchetta Capital Management answers stock-related questions tweeted by CNBC viewers in our "Trading on Twitter" segment. Here are his comments.
Privately held publisher Codemasters is not a name that has traditionally rung a lot of bells with investors. But when an Indian investment firm announced it had bought a 50 percent stake in the company Monday, Codemasters quickly popped onto the Wall Street radar.
To ensure long-term success, a video game company has to continually introduce new intellectual properties. Creating those is expensive, though – and if they don’t click with gamers, it’s essential to have strong existing franchises to cushion the blow.