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  • Halo Reach

    The West’s recent dominance in video games is spurring a growing group of Japanese game developers to ask a once-unthinkable question: can they learn from the West? The New York Times reports.

  • Anatomy of a Blockbuster: Moves & Video Games Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 5:19 PM ET
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    Microsoft's "Halo: Reach" hit $200 million dollars in sales in just its first 24 hour on store shelves. That makes it the biggest debut of any movie or game so far this year. But how much will Microsoft actually make? And how does that compare to a blockbuster movie opening?

  • Video Game Turnaround, but Stocks Slide Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 2:39 PM ET
    Halo Reach

    It's a great week for the video game industry — several pieces of positive news for investors in the game business. But despite the upbeat news, game stocks slid Thursday with Activision Blizzard down nearly 5%. So what happened?

  • Stocks are poised to rise, said Ted Parrish, co-portfolio manager at Henssler Equity Fund. He shared his market outlook and best plays with investors.

  • China Shifts Away From Low-Cost Factories Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 10:50 AM ET
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    Companies here in China’s industrial heartland are toiling to reinvent their businesses, fearing that the low-cost manufacturing that helped propel the nation’s economic ascent is fast becoming obsolete. The NYT reports.

  • Pro Traders: Market About To Encounter Serious Test Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010 | 5:51 PM ET

    Halfway through what's typically the worst month of the year, stocks are up sharply. Can they possibly continue to climb?

  • VMA Winners: MTV, Lady Gaga, Vivendi, and Movies Tuesday, 14 Sep 2010 | 8:51 AM ET
    Lady Gaga celebrates in the Press room after receiving receiving eight 2010 MTV Video Music Awards including 'Video of the Year' at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles

    MTV stacked the show with plenty of pop star performances, actors presenting awards, and jokes designed to stoke last year's Kanye West-Taylor Swift showdown. And MTV used one of its hottest assets to drive up numbers, debuting a new episode of Jersey Shore at 7 pm, right ahead of the awards show.

  • Microsoft Braces for a Blockbuster With Halo Reach Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 1:16 PM ET
    Halo Reach

    When “Halo: Reach” goes on sale at 12:01 am Tuesday morning, it won’t just be the biggest gaming event of the year to date. It will likely be the entertainment industry’s biggest moment of the year.

  • Sales Fall Again for Game Makers—Is Worst Over? Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 6:39 PM ET
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    While the August sales figures gave the video game industry yet another dose of bad news, at least Electronic Arts had something to smile about.

  • Stocks End Higher; Banks Rise, Materials Fall Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 5:03 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher amid light volume for a second straight day Thursday following a pair of upbeat economic reports. Adobe jumped, McDonald's slipped.

  • Stocks Rally Ahead of Close; Banks Rise Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 3:26 PM ET

    Stocks rose modestly in light late-afternoon trading Thursday after a pair of upbeat economic reports. Adobe jumped, McDonald's slipped.

  • Clash of the Titans—TV: Apple vs. Google Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 1:57 PM ET
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    The TV market is the latest front in this simmering rivalry. Each company has its vision for bringing Internet convenience and software simplicity to the tube – and their latest efforts will greet consumers this fall.

  • Well-Fed Brains: University Offers Class on Zombies Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 11:44 AM ET
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    Back to your coffins, vampires, it's zombie time. The latest sign that zombies are invading our popular consciousness — one university is offering a course on the shuffling flesh eaters.

  • Stocks Rise, Led by Financials Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 11:22 AM ET

    Stocks rose Thursday after encouraging readings on jobless claims and the trade deficit. Financials led the way, while McDonald's capped gains on the Dow.

  • For Video Game Makers, Bad News Could Mean Changes Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | 10:23 AM ET
    Madden 2010

    Sales numbers will be released roughly two hours after the market closes Thursday – and they’re expected to be grim. Michael Pachter, managing director of Wedbush Securities, predicts software sales will drop 6 percent compared to 2009 to $445 million.

  • The Strange, Twisted Saga of 'Duke Nukem Forever' Monday, 6 Sep 2010 | 10:15 AM ET
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    "Duke Nukem Forever" is the Rasputin of the video game world.

  • Stocks Close Higher For 4th Session; Banks Gain Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | 5:04 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher for the fourth straight session Friday after a better-than-expected jobs report gave investors another reason to think the U.S. economy is beginning to turn around. JP Morgan rose.

  • Stocks Hold Gains Before Close; Banks Rise Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | 4:10 PM ET

    Stocks were heading to the best results for a week before Labor day since 2006 after a series of economic reports gave investors reason to think the U.S. economy is beginning to turn around.  JP Morgan rose and McDonald's fell.

  • Apple Store

    Apple might have shined its spotlight Wednesday on Apple TV and the new iPods, but at the same time, it had a clear message for the video game industry: We’re coming for you.

  • Print or Pixels? Of Two Minds About Books Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 7:45 AM ET
    Amazon Kindle

    By the end of this year, 10.3 million people are expected to own e-readers in the United States, buying about 100 million e-books, the market research company Forrester predicts. This is up from 3.7 million e-readers and 30 million e-books sold last year.