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    Two years ago, Nintendo could do no wrong. The Wii was at the height of its retail domination and competitors were scrambling for second place. Today it’s a much different story and the looming holiday season could be a crucial one that determines the strength – and perhaps the future - of the company’s core console business.

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    ZeniMax Media has slowly built an empire that has established a significant foothold in the gaming space—and while individual and corporate investors are shut out for now, venture capitalists are courting it aggressively.

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    Software sales at retail stores were down a shocking 6 percent last month to $614 million, according to The NPD Group. That’s vastly worse than analysts were expecting and could scare investors, who were holding out hope that September would be a bright spot in an otherwise dismal year for game sales.

  • Medal of Honor: Taliban

    “Medal of Honor” hit stores at 12:01am Tuesday – and while it’s probably not the most important game of the year for EA spacer, it’s one of the most closely watched.

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    Seventeen years ago, Panasonic tried to break into the video game industry, lasting only three years before it was forced out. Now it’s ready to try again.

  • Hugh Hefner's lifestyle has forever changed American pop culture. From small publication to full blown international brand, Hefner became one of the most famous entrepreneurs of our time. But the man who grew up to be a magazine magnate and famous playboy came from humble beginnings in the Midwest. It was that background that informed and inspired his business and personal decisions.Here, we take a look at some of the "firsts" in Hefner's life — the moments that have shaped the man and the iconi

    Hugh Hefner's lifestyle has forever changed American pop culture. From small publication to full blown international brand, Hefner became one of the most famous entrepreneurs of our time.

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    Technology has become so entwined with college students' often frantic lives that most in a new survey say they'd be more frazzled without it.

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    Retail sales continued to grow in September at a pace that was roughly equal to that in August, providing some reassurance that consumers are continuing to spend, albeit in a cautious manner, according to a report released Wednesday.

  • The latest entry in Activision Blizzard's successful first-person-shooter video game franchise will be released in 3-D later this year, yet another addition to the 3-D revolution's growing arsenal.

  • Medal of Honor: Taliban

    Bowing to pressure from consumers, the military and retailers, Electronic Arts has made a last minute change to its upcoming “Medal of Honor” video game and will no longer allow players to play as the Taliban in the game’s multiplayer mode.

  • Nintendo 3DS

    Nintendo’s jump into the 3D gaming world won’t happen until 2011.

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    “Medal of Honor,” the revival of one of Electronic Arts biggest franchises, has been taking a lot of fire lately. But now the publisher is ready to go on the offensive.

  • Playstation Move

    While Nintendo kicked off the motion control revolution four years ago and quickly dominated the field, Microsoft and Sony are betting there’s a lot of life – and money – left in the category.

  • Disney

    Disney's top Internet executive, Steve Wadsworth, resigned late Thursday following a difficult tenure in which the media giant’s Web strategy underwent repeated retrenchments.

  • The long slow demise of Blockbuster, filing for Chapter 11, provides another example of how the failure to effectively respond to changes in the distribution of content can doom an enterprise.

  • Halo - Reach

    Microsoft's "Halo: Reach" hit $200 million dollars in sales in just its first 24 hour on store shelves. That makes it the biggest debut of any movie or game so far this year. But how much will Microsoft actually make? And how does that compare to a blockbuster movie opening?

  • Apple iPhone 4

    Last winter, when the roof of a supermarket in northern Norway collapsed, journalists were unable to get to the scene in time because of freezing conditions and icy roads. So they asked a local person to download Bambuser onto their mobile and go to the scene to film the damage.

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    As retailers begin to gear up for holiday 2010, the Wal-Mart and Amazon seem to be preparing for another price cutting battle, which could put pressure on GameStop shares in the fourth quarter.

  • Halo - Reach

    Analysts tell me that based on pre-sales and last night's turnout "Halo:Reach" is on track to be the biggest Halo game yet, selling some seven million copies by year-end.

  • Halo Reach

    When “Halo: Reach” goes on sale at 12:01 am Tuesday morning, it won’t just be the biggest gaming event of the year to date. It will likely be the entertainment industry’s biggest moment of the year.