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.» Read More
The businesses of movie making and video game making are tighter than ever. Today, they're rubbing shoulders at the Hollywood and Games Summit. These are two industries that need each other more than ever. Movie studios count on the reliable licensing fees that come from selling 5 million video games. And the video game makers like the fact that by paying a licensing fee they can tap into a guaranteed fan base, and all those marketing dollars the studios have spent. Virtually every big summer movie is also a video game: "Pirates," "Spiderman," "Shreck," and coming up "Ratatouille," "Transformers," and "Harry Potter."
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Here's a CNBC news video report from CNBC/Wall Street Journal reporter Bob O'Brien on earnings. One of the stock he talks about is on the most active list-ALU. One that's not is Helen of Troy--which did "gangbusters" and gained some 16% in stock value. Did anyone have this stock? You did pretty well if you did. Here's the report that includes a look at AIG and THQI.
It's certainly coming down to the wire in Trading With The Stars. As we said, this is the last week for this part of the Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge. And Jonathan Tucker stays on top with a total portfolio value of $1,204,305.00 which is up $5,905.00 from Friday's total. Stephen Collins continues in the #2 spot with a total portfolio value of $1,166,355.20. That's up $6,348.18 from Friday's total and Stephen continues to close the gap with Jonathan Tucker.
It's do or die time for our celebs as this is the final week of Trading With The Stars, so here are the standings. Jonathan tucker holds on to the lead with a total portfolio value of $1,198,400.00 which is down $25 from Thursday's total. Stephen Collins continues in the #2 spot with a total portfolio value of $1,160,007.02 up more than $41K from Thursday's total and is now within about $38K from the top.
Mind-controlled games could be the next trend for the $13.5 billion video game industry, if Emotiv Systems’ new interactive technology takes off.
Video game makers are taking a page from YouTube's playbook by offering user-generated and customized options for popular models.