• Porn sponsors & eSports not a match made in gaming Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 1:15 PM ET
    Visitors cheer for international teams during the tournament of the computer game 'League of Legends' on May 8, 2014 in Paris.

    After a streaming porn site offered to sponsor competitive gaming, many gaming groups indicated the sponsorship could violate policies.

  • Apple app winners     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:17 AM ET

    Today is the sixth anniversary of Apple's app store. CNBC's Josh Lipton looks at the biggest winners in the app economy. Dan Ackerman, Cnet.com senior editor, provides insight.

  • Microsoft putting its weight behind Xbox: CEO Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:24 AM ET
    People are silhouetted against an Xbox display at annual E3 video game extravaganza in Los Angeles.

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella committed to develop its Xbox platform in a letter to employees, quashing rumors that it might be spun off.

  • As Apple's App Store turns 6, apps are big biz Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 12:10 PM ET

    Today is the sixth anniversary of Apple's App Store, which helped transform the broader app economy from a niche market into a global phenomenon.

  • King Digital no 'one-hit wonder': Analyst     Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    Michael Olson, Piper Jaffray senior research analyst, explains why he raised the price target on King Digital to $28 per share and is "optimistic" on the gaming space.

  • Sigourney Weaver reprises 'Alien' role in new game Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.— Sigourney Weaver and the cast of "Alien" are virtually returning to the starship Nostromo. The actress who portrayed unflappable officer Ellen Ripley in the "Alien" film franchise is reprising her role in "Alien: Isolation," an upcoming video game set after the events of the original 1979 film.

  • Zynga appoints Google VP to board Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 4:25 PM ET
    Zynga headquarters in San Francisco

    Zynga is returning to Nasdaq compliance with two new board appointments.

  • Mobile device use still not taking off on planes Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 8:22 AM ET

    Despite new airline rules allowing users to stay on their smartphones from takeoff to touchdown, only a small percent do. USA Today reports.

  • GoPro will grow, some analysts say Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 4:55 PM ET
    Nick Woodman, founder and CEO of GoPro, speaks during the company's initial public offering at the Nasdaq Stock Exchange on June 26, 2014, in New York City.

    GoPro has just about doubling from its IPO price of $24 and analysts think it will still power higher.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 25- Oculus VR, the technology startup that Facebook Inc is buying for $2 billion, has denied improperly using video game publisher ZeniMax Media Inc's trade secrets to create its virtual reality gaming headset.

  • Zynga co-founder: More pot regulation needed Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 2:28 PM ET
    A marijuana themed hat during the 420 Rally at Civic Center Park in Denver, Colorado, April 19, 2014

    Though Zynga co-founder Tom Bollich is out to disrupt the legal marijuana industry, he feels more regulation is needed.

  • Big brands, teenagers, and YouTube stars collide Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 5:37 PM ET
    Attendees rolling around at Vidcon in Anaheim, California on June 27, 2014.

    VidCon, the largest digital video convention in the world, attracts 18,000 content creators, fans, and increasingly advertisers.

  • Second Life seeks new meaning with virtual reality Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 1:09 PM ET
    An avatar (virtual character) on the Second Life website.

    Popular virtual world game Second Life is turning its desktop world into one users can explore with virtual reality technology such as Oculus.

  • Prisons offer captive market for gadget makers Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    Slammer-ready typewriters, tablets and flatscreen TVs come with security screws and clear plastic for easy inspection. NBC reports.

  • Real-life 'escape rooms' are new US gaming trend Saturday, 21 Jun 2014 | 1:57 PM ET
    Real escape room players must solve puzzles to find the key to freedom.

    A few U.S. entrepreneurs are offering a real-world version of a video game in which players solve puzzles together to escape a room within an hour.

  • Two more board members leave Zynga Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 3:38 PM ET
    Jeffrey Katzenberg, chief executive officer of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., left, walks with Reid Hoffman, co-founder and chairman of LinkedIn Corp., in 2011.

    Gaming company Zynga said that Reid Hoffman and Jeffrey Katzenberg have stepped down from the company's board of directors.

  • 10 exciting video games to look out for Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 10:08 AM ET

    Some of the choices will be out this year. Others won't hit until 2015 or possibly later. Either way, here's what turned our head at this year's E3.

  • Top game apps of 2014...so far Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 3:56 PM ET

    As mobile gaming overtakes traditional video consoles, here's a list of the top 15 game apps to watch from SaveOnPhone.com.

  • People won't buy Xbox for videos, says Xbox head Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 4:28 PM ET
    Phil Spencer, vice president of Microsoft Game Studios at Microsoft Corp.

    Though it may not drive sales more than games, original programming for the Xbox One is being produced and will begin rolling out this year.

  • Zynga's stock is lackluster, CEO's pay is not Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 1:34 PM ET
    Don Mattrick

    Zynga shares are down more than 21 percent, but that didn't stop the company's board from approving CEO Don Mattrick $57,814,391 pay package.

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