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  • Will It Be 'Game Over' for Videogame Makers This Holiday?

    While the videogame industry relies heavily on the holiday period to help boost publisher profits, some companies may find coal in their stocking this year.

  • Publisher: Take-Two Interactive SoftwareShares of Take-Two jumped nearly 20 percent in the week after the first "Bioshock" was released in 2007. It was more than a critical darling, it was a game with legs at retail. By March 2010, it had sold 4 million copies. A sequel by a different development studio did so-so, but with original designer Irrational Games back at the helm, fans are already lining up to get their hands on the game when it comes out in late February.

    The video game industry will roll out some of its biggest guns next year — and the expected launch of new console systems from Microsoft and Sony could make a big year even bigger.

  • The videogame industry might have lost some of its retail strength, but come holiday season, games still regularly top people's gift lists. There's no better place to get a look at what's coming down the road than E3 – but too often, the games that get the bulk of the spotlight won't be out until the following year (or two, or sometimes three). Selecting a "best of show” game is a fool's mission, given the number of titles on display and the limited time to see them all. But it is possible to ge

    We've compiled a list of the games you can expect to be in demand this coming holiday season. Click through to see the hottest games.

  • For the past several years, Activision's Call of Duty franchise has been the videogame industry powerhouse – dominating the sales charts not only during the critical holiday sales period, but also carrying that momentum well into the following year. In 2012, though, the franchise is showing signs of weakness. While it's still a powerhouse that any publisher would love to have on its books, the latest installment in the series – "Modern Warfare 3" – isn't leading the sales charts in the days lead

    There are several surprises in this year's list of the top-selling games at retail outlets, as ranked by The NPD Group.

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    There aren't a lot of sure bets in the videogame industry, but for the past few years the "Call of Duty" franchise was a pretty safe place to put your money.  Even after the holidays, they've led the game sales pack for at least the first few months of the following year — but not this year.

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    Take a look at some of Wednesday's morning movers: DE, TGT, AAPL, ANF, JCP & More

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    The already hostile takeover fight for New Frontier Media, the publicly traded owner of nine adult-themed pay-per-view networks, has expanded to include a pair of Hollywood power players – one of whom is also a former video game executive.

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    Take a look at some of Wednesday’s morning movers:

  • Five years ago THQ was one of the videogame industry's biggest publishers. Today, the company is struggling to stay afloat.

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    Last week, retailers took a crack at picking the hot toys for the upcoming Christmas holiday season, and this week, it’s the publications that write and review toys that are taking a crack at it. But ultimately, the only lists that matter are the ones children write with their wishes.

  • Nintendo Wii U Console Demo

    For the past five years, Nintendo has ruled the home console space, and it has led the handheld category for more than four times that long.  Now it's hoping to bring the best aspects of both fields together.

  • Bank of America

    Greece's lending costs, domestic mortgage rates and the price of consumer goods: all headed higher. The video game industry wishes it could say the same about sales. Here's what we're watching…

  • Nintendo 3DS

    While Nintendo had a lot to brag about in March, the overall video game industry wasn't so fortunate.

  • Nintendo 3DS

    With increasing competition from Apple, and a customer base that's more price-conscious than ever, Nintendo has a lot riding on its new handheld device.

  • Playing Guitar Hero

    While Wednesday's announcement that Activision-Blizzard was pulling the plug on "Guitar Hero" might have turned heads in the gaming world, it was the company's other announcement that might have bigger repercussions for investors.

  • Medal of Honor

    The last couple of years have been rough ones for Electronic Arts and THQ. Rapid changes in the video game landscape and an unlucky string of underperforming titles has taken its toll on both companies’ stock prices.

  • Microsoft Kinect

    Analysts acknowledge that the numbers are welcome news, but warn that investors looking for a return to the industry’s glory days could be in for a disappointment.

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    It’s not uncommon to hear consumers grumble that the price of video games is too high, but that’s not something you expect to hear from the CEO of a game publishing company.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Xbox 360

    Sales are down 8 percent year-to-date from 2009’s disappointing numbers. Even the most optimistic analysts are now saying that the best investors can hope for is a flat year.