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  • 4 Video Game Stocks to Gain This Year: Analyst Tuesday, 2 Mar 2010 | 4:40 PM ET

    After underperforming in 2009, video game stocks are poised to improve in 2010, said Arvind Bhatia, video game and entertainment analyst at Sterne, Agee & Leach. He shared his market insights.

  • PlayStation 3 Consoles Reactivate, Software Blamed Monday, 1 Mar 2010 | 10:24 PM ET
    PlayStation 3

    Sony Playstation 3 consoles began to reactivate late Monday, after an error with the console’s online network rendered some machines incapable of playing many recent games, leaving thousands of gamers stranded.

  • GameStop CFO’s Departure Has Investors Nervous Thursday, 25 Feb 2010 | 6:29 PM ET

    Investors and analysts are wondering why GameStop’s CFO abruptly (and unexpectedly) left the company after just six months – and the company’s stock is taking a drubbing because of it.

  • Microsoft, Amazon Sign Patent Deal Monday, 22 Feb 2010 | 8:26 PM ET
    Microsoft Corporate Headquarters

    Microsoft said on Monday it signed a patent agreement with Amazon.com that allows the two companies to share technology in several areas including Amazon's Kindle electronic book reader and Amazon's use of Linux-based servers. 

  • Video Game Firms Fight Back Against Used Game Sales Monday, 22 Feb 2010 | 4:05 PM ET
    Mass Effect 2

    After years of standing on the sidelines grumbling about the sale of used video games, publishers are finally starting to take action.

  • Who’s Making FarmVille and Mafia Wars So Profitable? Friday, 19 Feb 2010 | 11:59 AM ET

    The video game industry has known for a while that social networks represented a threat to the bottom line of traditional publishers – but the depth of that threat was unknown. A new survey of U.S. and U.K. players, though, underscores just how fast this new gaming category has grown.

  • What Tiger SHOULD Say Tomorrow Thursday, 18 Feb 2010 | 9:56 AM ET
    Tiger Woods

    'It was almost 14 years ago that I uttered those very words to you to announce my debut into professional golf. Today, it obviously comes with a much different tone.' That's how I think Tiger Woods should start off his statement tomorrow.

  • Video Game Industry Starts 2010 on the Wrong Foot Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 6:41 PM ET

    The video game industry stumbled out of the gate in 2010, posting a 13 percent decline in January sales compared with 2009. But despite the negative news, observers are still expecting improvements in the months to come.

  • Video Game Faceoff: EA vs Activision Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 2:15 PM ET
    Electronic Arts Headquarters, Redwood City, California

    It hasn’t been a good week to be an Electronic Arts shareholder. The company’s stock fell nearly 10 percent Tuesday after it gave a dire forecast for the coming quarter. Activision, meanwhile, thrilled its shareholders with better-than-expected quarterly numbers.

  • Electronics Arts on Sale! Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 4:29 PM ET

    The news from Electronic Arts bordered on dismal for the company's third fiscal quarter, but the outlook is downright depressing for those investors long in these shares.

  • EA in 'Play?' Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 10:39 AM ET
    Electronic Arts Headquarters, Redwood City, California

    It's no secret Electronic Arts has been feeling some pressure lately. And when the company reports its third quarter tonight after the bell, we'll get the best indication yet as to just how tough times have gotten for the world's biggest game publisher.

  • Lara Croft and 'Grand Theft Auto': Kissing Cousins? Wednesday, 3 Feb 2010 | 2:16 PM ET
    GTA: San Andreas

    The  success of Lara Croft and the “Tomb Raider” franchise is a cautionary tale for the video game industry—one that Take Two Interactive Software could learn from.

  • Grand Theft Auto IV

    The 'Grand Theft Auto' publisher confirms it has begun a restructuring, which will include an unspecified number of layoffs.

  • Wii

    The music industry was almost killed — and ultimately saved — by it. The home video industry is growing because of it. But when it comes to video games, digital distribution is not really making much of an impact.

  • Windows 7 Drives Microsoft Thursday, 28 Jan 2010 | 4:51 PM ET

    Look no further than the Windows 7 upgrade cycle, courtesy of retail sales, for the real strength behind this story.

  • EA Prez: Tiger Video Game Sales Not Affected Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 1:18 PM ET

    Earlier this morning, Electronic Arts announced that it was opening up the beta to its Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online game. The company also announced that it would go through with a console title with Tiger Woods as its lead endorser this summer. We sat down with EA Sports president Peter Moore to see why the company made these decisions.

  • Changing the Video Game Industry—One App at a Time Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 2:31 PM ET

    As the iPhone has become a more powerful force in the video game industry, it's not just customers that Apple is stealing away. More and more developers are switching allegiances as well.

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  • Video Game Sales End Sluggish Year 8% Lower Thursday, 14 Jan 2010 | 6:45 PM ET
    Modern Warfare 2

    The video game industry was down 8 percent compared to the 2008 sales numbers, with sales of $19.7 billion. It was the first time since 2002 that video game companies as a whole have posted notable negative growth.

  • Netflix on Nintendo; New Streaming to the Wii Wednesday, 13 Jan 2010 | 11:48 AM ET

    Netflix has been on a run, announcing deal after deal to make digital access to its movie library available to subscribers from their televisions.