Video Game Trades
Take Two (TTWO) reported quarterly earnings after the bell Monday. That combined with the upcoming release of Halo 3 and BioShock makes us think this is a perfect time to turn on the webcam and talk with a young man who is arguably the world’s most successful video gamer.
“Fatal1ty”(aka Johnathan Wendel) joins the panel via webcam. He’s won millions in cash and prizes from professional electronic sports competitions.
At the age of 18 he started his own video game company, Fatal1ty is now one of the most recognizable faces in the video game world. He most recently became the new face of DIRECTV's coverage of video game tournaments.
What’s your view on BioShock?
BioShock is a story game.. (He plays first person shooter games.) This game might be attractive to you if you like the story mode, only. It has no multi-player capabilities. says Fatal1ty.
Do you think Bioshock will be as popular as a game like Halo ?
Halo is very popular says Fatal1ty. There’s a community behind it and that comes from online play. I think those type of games do better. But I hear people love BioShock for the story-telling.
What is the hot game?
If you’re looking for fun UB Soft has a lot of great games. I'm a serious game player and I like Rayman’s Raving Rabbits for fun.
Dylan Ratigan asks the panel if there's a trade?
Jeff Macke tells the panel he thinks the trade is Activision (ATVI) and Electronic Arts (ERTS) although they’re not the kinds of games Fatal1ty would play.
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Trader disclosure: On Sept. 10, 2007, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders;
Make Owns (ATVI), (DIS), (INTC), (HAS); (EMC), Najarian Owns (VMW); Najarian Is Short (GS); Finerman's Firm Owns (COP); Finerman's Firm Owns S&P 500 Futures; Finerman's Firm Owns Russell 2000 Futures