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  • Aug 27- GameStop Corp said it expected robust revenue growth in the second half, helped by a strong slate of video game releases and growth in its mobile and consumer electronics businesses. Activision Blizzard Inc's "Destiny: The Taken King", Microsoft Studios' "Halo 5: Guardians" and Ubisoft's "Assassin's Creed: Syndicate" are set to be released in the third quarter.

  • Aug 27- GameStop Corp, the world's largest retailer of video games and related products, reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit, helped by new releases such as "Batman: Arkham Knight" and "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt". GameStop is set to benefit from a strong slate of video game releases in the second half of the year, mainly in the fourth quarter, such...

  • Game on for Youtube Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Game on for Youtube

    YouTube launches a competitor to gaming site Twitch.

  • Review: 'Metal Gear Solid V' a technical, tactical marvel Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 11:28 AM ET

    In an early mission in "Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain", the player is tasked with assassinating a corrupt colonel who's up to no good. While such a chore is standard fare for a video game, "Phantom Pain" provides dozens of ways to off the military leader. After a lengthy prologue, the vengeance-seeking mercenary is unleashed on free-wheeling renditions of...

  • Angry Birds maker Rovio plans deep job cuts Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 10:11 AM ET

    Rovio, maker of mobile phone game Angry Birds, forecast a drop in earnings this year and said it planned to cut more than a third of its workforce.

  • Rovio jobs on the chopping block Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Rovio jobs on the chopping block

    Maker of angry birds may have some (former) workers very angry indeed.

  • Video game sales level up Friday, 14 Aug 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Videogame sales level up

    Videogame sales rise 5% in July.

  • *Atom set to become Britain's first digital-only bank. DURHAM, England, Aug 12- Atom Bank's mobile banking app is so commercially sensitive that its developers won't even allow it to be demonstrated. The bank, whose founder believes can transform consumer banking in Britain, is in the final stages of preparation before launching its first products later this...

  • Virtual reality is the next big trend in gaming Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    Virtual reality is the next big trend in gaming

    Chris Slight, video games journalist, talks about trends in the gaming industry, including virtual reality and indie games.

  • 'Angry Birds 2' ruffles feathers w/ pay feature Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    'Angry Birds 2' ruffles feathers w/ pay feature

    Rovio's "Angry Birds 2" hits 10 million downloads; introduces a "pay to play" feature.

  • Who REALLY spends money on mobile games? Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 9:22 AM ET
    Who REALLY spends money on mobile games?

    iPhone or Android phone users? Young or old? Eric Chemi breaks down the numbers on who's buying mobile games on this week's CNBC's Big Crunch.

  • July 31- Electronic Arts Inc is back from the "dark side". EA said on Thursday that "extremely strong" preorders for "Star Wars: Battlefront" were behind its decision to raise its full-year revenue forecast to $4.45 billion from $4.40 billion. "is merely trying to rein in runaway expectations for Star Wars, during a highly competitive holiday window for first-person...

  • Angry Birds sequel takes flight Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Angry Birds sequel takes flight

    Rovio's Angry Birds 2 hits app stores today.

  • Video gamers to be drug tested Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 10:36 AM ET

    Professional video game players will be subject to doping tests amid concerns that competitors are gaining unfair advantage using drugs.

  • Youtube's millionaire stars Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 9:06 AM ET

    Being a vlogger can become a highly-lucrative job. Here are some of the best-paid Youtubers.

  • WTO members seal trillion-dollar IT trade deal Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 12:00 AM ET

    Technology manufacturers like General Electric Co, Intel Corporation, Texas Instruments Inc, Microsoft Corp and Nintendo Co are among companies expected to benefit from the deal. "That definitely impacts Intel and that's important but also as important are the other technologies that it covers that were not even dreamt of when the original ITA was...

  • Video game league cracks down on doping: Report Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 11:24 AM ET
    Counter-Strike: Global Offensive video game still

    The league made the decision after Kory "Semphis" Friesen admitted he and members of his team used Adderall during a tournament.

  • FIFA video game breaks a glass ceiling Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 3:44 PM ET
    USA forward Sydney Leroux runs with the ball. EA Sports to feature a female athlete on the FIFA 16 to be released in September.

    For the first time in the history of Electronic Art's popular soccer franchise, a woman will appear on the cover of a FIFA video game.

  • Nintendo CEO dies at 55 Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Nintendo CEO dies at 55

    Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata dies at the age of 55.

  • TOKYO, July 13- Nintendo Co Ltd Chief Executive Satoru Iwata died of cancer on Saturday, months after he led the Japanese video-game maker's belated entry into mobile gaming following years of declining sales. The death of the hands-on CEO and president, announced by Nintendo on Monday, comes at a critical time for the company which is betting that its new...