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  • ALBANY, N.Y.— Upstate New York is home to one of the country's top training centers for video game design, but developers say New York will miss out on its chunk of a nearly $100 billion video game industry if it doesn't encourage companies to plant their roots in the state. Andrew Cuomo to accept Assembly and the Senate proposals that would provide tax incentives of...

  • Visitors play Nintendo's new video game console Switch during its presentation in Tokyo on January 13, 2017.

    CNBC had a chance to test out Nintendo's new gaming system back in January. Here are our first impressions.

  • Nostalgic about your old Sega Genesis?

    Haruki Satomi, CEO of SEGA Games, says if fans "keep asking," the gaming company could think about relaunching one of its old consoles.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 1- Facebook Inc's virtual reality unit Oculus has cut $200 from the total price of its flagship hardware set, in a bid to expand the system's base of video game players, the company said on Wednesday. The virtual reality headset Rift and the motion controllers Touch will together retail for $598, Jason Rubin, Oculus' vice president of content,...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 1- Facebook Inc's virtual reality unit Oculus has cut $200 from the all-in price of its flagship hardware set, in a bid to expand the system's base of video game players, the company said on Wednesday. The virtual reality headset Rift and the motion controllers Touch will together retail for $598, Jason Rubin, Oculus' vice president of content,...

  • (Left) Pymetrics co-founders Frida Polli, CEO, and Julie Yoo, chief data scientist

    Using a combination of neuroscience games and big data, two MIT-trained researchers are helping companies hire top talent.

  • Last Thursday, video game publisher ZeniMax Media Inc asked a Dallas federal judge to issue an order barring Facebook unit Oculus from using or distributing the disputed code, part of the software development kit that Oculus provides to outside companies creating games for its Rift VR headset. Oculus spokeswoman Tera Randall said last Thursday the company...

  • Activision

    Global digital video game sales got off to a strong start in 2017, boosted by in downloads to consoles and PCs.

  • Feb 23- Video game publisher ZeniMax Media Inc., which earlier this month won a $500 million verdict against Facebook Inc.s Oculus virtual reality unit for unauthorized copying of computer code, has asked a federal judge to block Oculus from using the code in its products. It was the same court where jurors on Feb. 1 issued the verdict against Oculus and its...

  • Feb 23- Video game publisher ZeniMax Media Inc., which earlier this month won a $500 million verdict against Facebook Inc.s Oculus virtual reality unit for unauthorized copying of computer code, has asked a federal judge to block Oculus from using the code in its products. ZeniMax made its request in papers filed on Thursday in federal court in Dallas.

  • Feb 23- Video game publisher ZeniMax Media Inc, which earlier this month won a $500 million verdict against Facebook Inc's Oculus virtual reality unit and its founders for unauthorized copying of computer code, has asked a federal judge to block Oculus from using the code in its products. The injunction could limit the number of games available for sale for...

  • VIDEO GAME MAKER ZENIMAX ASKS DALLAS FEDERAL JUDGE TO BLOCK FACEBOOK FROM USING DISPUTED SOFTWARE CODE.

  • Pokemon Go players are seen in search of Pokemon and other in game items in Pasadena Playhouse District

    The digital videogames market will pass the $100 billion revenue checkpoint by the end of the year, according to research.

  • Facebook's Zuckerberg teases Oculus gloves

    The Facebook-owned virtual reality company is developing a new device that interacts with its Rift headset.

  • With quarterly profit of $3.57 billion, more than double the $1.56 billion it reported a year ago, the company showed no signs of slowdown in growth. "I think the rate of growth will decline, but it will remain very high," said analyst Michael Pachter of Wedbush Securities. Facebook suffered a slight setback just before the market close when a jury in Texas ordered...

  • With quarterly profit of $3.57 billion, more than double the $1.56 billion it reported a year ago, the company showed no signs of slowdown in growth. "I think the rate of growth will decline, but it will remain very high," said analyst Michael Pachter of Wedbush Securities. Facebook suffered a slight setback just before the market close when a jury in Texas ordered...

  • The company suffered a slight setback just before the market close when a jury in Texas ordered Facebook, its virtual reality unit Oculus, and other defendants to pay a combined $500 million to ZeniMax Media Inc, a video game publisher that says Oculus stole its technology. Mobile ad revenue accounted for 84 percent of the company's total advertising revenue of...

  • Feb 1- A U.S. jury in Texas on Wednesday ordered Facebook Inc., its virtual reality unit Oculus, and other defendants to pay a combined $500 million to ZeniMax Media Inc., a video game publisher that says Oculus stole its technology. The jury in federal court in Dallas found Oculus, which Facebook acquired for about $2 billion in 2014, used ZeniMax's computer code to...

  • Feb 1- A U.S. jury in Texas on Wednesday ordered Facebook Inc., its virtual reality unit Oculus and other defendants to pay a combined $500 million to ZeniMax Media Inc., a video game publisher that says Oculus stole its technology. The jury in federal court in Dallas found Oculus, which Facebook acquired for about $2 billion in 2014, used ZeniMax's computer code to...

  • *Shares fell 4.8 pct in Tokyo morning trade. TOKYO, Feb 1- Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd on Wednesday said it plans to release two or three smartphone games every year in the hope of stabilizing earnings still highly dependent on its volatile games console business. "We believe we can build a stable profit structure by aggressively leveraging our intellectual...