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While the video game industry has its share of problems, complacency is not one of them.
With the exception of sure-fire blockbusters, most gaming companies aren’t that interested lately in licensing the gaming rights of titles from film studios, having been burned too many times by titles that were critical and commercial failures.
Instead of rolling out brand new game systems for the living room, though, manufacturers are looking to build on the market they’ve already created.
You'd never guess from game developers' E3 presentations that game software sales dropped 7 percent year-to-date through April. This is game companies once-a-year opportunity to roll out their schedule and get fans excited, appealing directly to the bloggers and fan sites that chronicle every upcoming game.
Nintendo kicked off its big E3 event with America CEO Reggie Fils-Aime singing the praises of the Wii and the DS. But the keynote comes amid multiple threats to the Nintendo juggernaut, from the likes of Microsoft and Apple. And how Nintendo responds, and how quickly, will determine whether its best days are behind it, or still ahead.
As Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo promote their upcoming hardware innovations, a burgeoning company called OnLive sits on the show floor of the video game industry’s trade show, sending out the message that dedicated game machines could be a thing of the past.
After a disappointing Memorial Day weekend, Hollywood is still waiting for hit movies to energize ticket sales and box office receipts, reports NYT.
As the video game industry gathers at E3 to look forward to the holiday season and what it hopes are more prosperous times, storm clouds are gathering on the horizon that have the potential to radically change gaming in the months and years to come.
The giant Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, has been a great barometer for the electronic gaming industry. This year, look for a quiet, but palpable renaissance.
Sales of software titles are down 8 percent year to date—a shortfall of more than $200 million, according to the most recent numbers from the NPD Group, which tracks video game purchases.
After a disappointing 2009, software sales are down 8 percent so far this year but the numbers should begin to rebound. Here are the best-selling video games of 2010.
ESPN 3D's launch Friday with World Cup coverage marks the beginning of a whole new 3D advertising business. The channel announced it's launching with 3D commercials from Disney/Pixar's Toy Story 3, (corporate synergy), plus Sony and Gillette.
Stocks ended mostly higher after a late rally Tuesday as banks and materials rebounded. But tech stocks remained under pressure.
Stocks staged a late rally Tuesday as energy stocks made a comeback. But tech stocks fell after several downgrades.
If the video game world were following its normal cycle, console makers would be revealing details of their next generation systems in less than two weeks. This cycle is anything but normal, though – and so at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), game makers will instead chart a new path.
Microsoft is shaking up its entertainment and devices division, the group responsible for many of its most familiar consumer devices.
If there’s one truth in the videogame world, it’s this: Never bet against the sales success of a new “Halo” or “Grand Theft Auto”. But as Microsoft prepares to launch “Halo: Reach” this fall, early evidence indicates people may not be betting heavily enough.
It struck me Thursday, sitting across from Google's Eric Schmidt and Sony's Sir Howard Stringer in my exclusive interview following the Google TV announcement that there may not be two companies on the planet more different than these guys.
Google TV aims to eliminate the line between your computer and your television. It's designed to allow you to surf a range of websites and access online video from your couch.
Video game sales may have plummeted 26 percent in April, but now there's hope that a new game will get the industry moving. "Red Dead Redemption" goes on sale today, and based on rave reviews and some anecdotal reports of huge lines outside Game Stop stores, this game could be a blockbuster.