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  • Half-Life 2

    Online PC game distribution is making major money for Valve Software, but now some big gaming outfits may want a piece of the action.

  • Adobe's "We Love Apple" ad in The New York Times

    If you want to know the true extent of Adobe's underdog status in its ongoing war of words with Apple over Flash, consider today's strange "love letter" appearing in national and regional dailies all over the country.

  • Gamestop store

    The retailer, which has more than 6,200 stores nationwide, is a gathering spot for players, who flock there when big games are released. It has withstood numerous attempts by big box stores to encroach on the most profitable parts of its business model.

  • In the midst of the global turmoil that sent the Dow down nearly 1,000 points at one point, and the Nasdaq off nearly 200 points, there was some good news for Apple.

  • Wedding Assortment

    News "flash," and I use the term "flash" very, very loosely: When I first heard about Cupidtino, the first thing I did was look at a calendar. Was it April Fools again? But no, all signs (astrologic and otherwise) point to Cupidtino, a new dating website that seeks to match Mac lovers with one another, is real.

  • A screen capture from MLB 2K10

    Video game marketing, which frankly has been stale for several years, finally has its home run. Actually, make that its perfect game success.

  • Apple iPad

    The war of words between Adobe and Apple took on new urgency with what appears to be a dire turn for the Flash maker, thanks to an open letter posted by Steve Jobs himself earlier this morning.

  • Halo 3

    Bungie Studios, the development house behind one of the most successful franchise in video games, has found a new home—and Activision may be on the verge of having its third billion-dollar franchise.

  • Modern Warfare 2

    The fight that kicked off when Activision fired the two heads of the studio behind last year’s best selling video game is getting uglier—on multiple fronts.

  • GTA4_image.jpg

    Attorneys who specialize in video game law say they do not expect the Supreme Court to rule that video games are not considered a form of free speech. Rather, Justices seem more interested in determining whether there are factors that necessitate regulating sales in the industry.

  • Gavel

    The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether California can ban the sale or rental of violent video games to children.

  • PlayStation 3

    The service is a strategic expansion for both parties. MLB hopes to dramatically grow the number of subscribers to its online service, while Sony continues to grow the PS3 beyond its gaming roots.

  • Facebook

    The future of social networking games is bright, not just in the US but worldwide, Zynga CEO Mark Pincus told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Zynga may not be a household name, but its games are: "FarmVille" and "Mafia Wars" are two of the most popular applications on the web. Zynga's games have 235 million monthly users.

  • Wii

    The turnaround may finally have arrived for the video game industry. March sales were up 6 percent compared to the 2009 numbers, marking the only positive growth the industry has seen since September 2009—and just the second month in the last 12 to show improvement.

  • Electronic Arts Headquarters, Redwood City, California

    While the level of rhetoric gets high in any corporate battle, it has moved well past that in this fight, with high profile employees being wooed away and gamer loyalties being put to the test. Ultimately, though, it's shareholders that, for better or worse, could be caught in the middle.

  • Young men play online games at an internet cafe in Beijing.

    South Korea has ordered the operators of the three most popular South Korean online games to block overnight access by users under the age of 18.

  • Apple iPad

    Beginning this fall, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch customers will have a new operating system for their devices that features a host of improvements, the company announced Thursday.

  • Modern Warfare 2

    When a game breaks entertainment industry sales records, there's usually not a lot of room to progress. But "Modern Warfare 2" is quickly becoming the gift that keeps giving for Activision.

  • There has been no drop-off in business since Tiger Woods’ scandal and our latest video game—Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11—will aim to draw sales from an uncommon group of audience, said Peter Moore, president of Electronic Arts Sports.