Chris Morris is a writer specializing in video games, consumer electronics and other fun topics.
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.
E3 is usually the videogame industry's big party of the year — a chance to celebrate its strengths and showcase the titles it expects to drive sales forward for the rest of the year. But as the game makers gather for this year's event, a cloud hangs over the soiree.
Despite a widely publicized downturn in porn industry profits over the past few years, investors still think there's money to be made there – so much so that a bidding war has erupted for one of the few publicly traded companies with ties to the adult industry.
Google is making it harder for spam sites to“game” the search engine, giving legitimate online businesses a better shot at reaching consumers.
Zynga has been slow to capitalize on the Words with Friends audience, but it's planning to rectify that quickly.