Investors haven't had a lot of luck with the video game sector over the past few years, but this year there is excitement at the annual E3 trade show.
While console and dedicated handheld systems are well represented at E3 — and games for mobile phones have a moderate presence — there are very few social network gaming companies at the show. And given the growing size of that segment of the industry, that's a major hole.
Microsoft is intensifying its efforts to appeal to both core gamers and non-gamers, announcing two new titles in its blockbuster "Halo" franchise Monday and plans to integrate live TV into the console.
Microsoft is expected to use the annual E3 gaming convention to reveal new plans for its Xbox Kinect, including a new slate of new titles.
Ignition Entertainment is finishing work on "El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron," based on the Book of Enoch, an ancient text that, while not a part of either the Jewish or Christian canon, is printed in the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Manufacturers are delivering an ever growing roster of exercise games and interactive fitness technology to health clubs, YMCAs, park, recreation centers and even schools.
As the video game industry prepares for its annual trade show, it's facing challenges from social networking and mobile games. Many companies find themselves at a critical juncture in their evolution.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports the video game maker has come up with a new business model designed to drive more revenue from its blockbuster game.
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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.