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  • TOKYO, May 7- Japanese videogame maker Nintendo Co Ltd on Thursday forecast annual operating profit to double in the year through March, with its entry into smartphone games widely expected to help make up for weak sales growth of its traditional consoles. Nintendo's latest Wii U console has been a distant third to Sony Corp's PlayStation and Microsoft Corp's...

  • *Forecasts full-year adj profit $2.75/ shr vs est $2.64. May 5- Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc, known for titles such as "FIFA" and "Madden NFL", posted better-than-expected quarterly earnings and revenue on Tuesday, helped by strong digital sales and the release of "Battlefield Hardline". EA forecast an adjusted profit of $2.75 per share for the year ending...

  • May 5- Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc, known for titles such as "FIFA" and "Madden NFL," posted better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, helped by strong digital sales and the release of "Battlefield Hardline." Total revenue rose 5.5 percent to $1.19 billion for the fourth quarter ended March 31 from $1.12 billion a year earlier.

  • May 5- Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc, known for titles such as "FIFA" and "Madden NFL", posted a 5.5 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by growth in its digital business, which includes software distributed through direct downloads. EA's net income rose to $395 million, or $1.19 per share, for the fourth quarter ended March 31, from $367 million, or $1.15...

  • TOKYO, April 25- Japanese consumer electronics firm Sony Corp has raised its operating profit estimate for fiscal 2015 to 300 billion yen, or four times its previous estimate, the Nikkei reported on Saturday. Expectations for higher sales of display sensors used in mobile phones and the Playstation gaming console were the reason Sony raised its forecast, the...

  • Are you ready for the 'gamification of exercise'? Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 9:50 PM ET
    Are you ready for the 'gamification of exercise'?

    Colin Grant, CEO & co-founder of Pure Group, says the company's 270-degree immersive fitness class embodies a "sweet spot where fitness, entertainment and technology" meet.

  • Guitar Hero returns Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 10:45 AM ET
    Guitar Hero returns

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports on the new Guitar Hero game launching a comeback tour.

  • Rich Greenfield on Zynga CEO switch Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    Rich Greenfield on Zynga CEO switch

    BTIG analyst previously called for the removal of Zynga CEO Don Mattrick, but he's not too pleased with the return of founder Mark Pincus.

  • Gerard Piqué: Soccer star & video game entrepreneur Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Gerard Piqué: Soccer star & video game entrepreneur

    In 2010, Spanish soccer star Gerard Pique helped the Spanish national team land the country's first World Cup title. Now Piqué is looking to conquer his next, albeit slightly geekier, challenge: Video games.

  • Disney's big bet Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 8:21 AM ET
    Disney's big bet

    Fantasy gaming site DraftKings gets a big financial boost from an unlikely source. CNBC's Dominic Chu reports.

  • This soccer star's got game, both on and off field Sunday, 5 Apr 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    FC Barcelona‘s Gerard Pique, left, celebrates with teammate Luis Suarez after scoring his team's third goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol in Barcelona, Spain.

    Spanish soccer star Gerard Piqué sits at the pinnacle of his sport, but that has not stopped him from looking for success in other areas.

  • Video games in the classroom? Yep Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County

    Think video games are just for fun? Think again. They're part of the future of learning, says UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski.

  • Secret to VR success? Put users at Hogwarts: Expert Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 2:52 PM ET
    Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter in the film “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.”

    Consumers will buy into virtual reality when it offers a convincing sense of being in another place, Sony PlayStation's Rick Marks says.

  • Virtual reality gamers' new toy Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 11:32 AM ET
    Virtual reality gamers' new toy

    Insight to the experience with PlayStation 4's new version of Project Morpheus, and when virtual reality could go mainstream, with Richard Marks, PlayStation R&D senior director.

  • GameStop CFO: We look ahead to next year Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 8:15 AM ET
    GameStop CFO: We look ahead to next year

    Robert Lloyd, GameStop CFO, provides an outlook on hardware sales. We see a lot of growth coming in Xbox One and PlayStation 4 software - greater than 50-percent in the next year, says Lloyd.

  • *Expects 2015 profit of $3.60- $3.80/ share vs est $4.04/ share. *Expects strong dollar to hit 2015 profit by 6- 9 cents per share. March 26- GameStop Corp's full-year profit forecast missed Wall Street expectations as the dollar strengthened and demand for new PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles failed to make up for falling sales of earlier versions.

  • Sony unveils streaming TV service PlayStation Vue Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 3:30 PM ET
    Sony unveils streaming TV service PlayStation Vue

    Sony has unveiled its PlayStation Vue streaming video service, announcing pricing, and its three-city launch: New York, Philadelphia and Chicago, for PS3 and PS4 users.

  • UPDATE 1-Microsoft must face Xbox 360 class action claims Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    March 18- Microsoft Corp must face class action claims by Xbox 360 owners who say the video game console has a design defect that causes game discs to be gouged, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday. Microsoft has sold tens of millions of Xbox 360 consoles since their Nov. 2005 launch. Microsoft countered that class certification was improper because just...

  • Sony unveils streaming TV service PlayStation Vue Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 12:59 PM ET
    Sony Playstation 4

    Sony has unveiled its PlayStation Vue streaming video service, announcing pricing, and launching in three cities.

  • SONY'S PLAYSTATION VUE ONLINE TV SERVICE LAUNCHES AT $50 A. NEW YORK, March 18- Sony Corp on Wednesday launched its PlayStation Vue Web video service in three cities, targeting customers looking for cheaper alternatives to cable with packages starting at $50. Sony's service will have more than 85 channels, including programming from three major networks, CBS,...