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Video Games

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    "Call of Duty" might be the best selling franchise in the video game industry, but Activision-Blizzard is looking to double down on its earnings potential.

  • Wii Fit

    Manufacturers are delivering an ever growing roster of exercise games and interactive fitness technology to health clubs, YMCAs, park, recreation centers and even schools.

  • Call To the Floor: Gamestop

    Discussing recent stock weakness and future growth prospects for the world's largest video game retailer, with Paul Raines, GameStop CEO.

  • LinkedIn

    The glut of sales and initial public offerings (IPO) in the social media sector expected during this year could be indicative of a tech bubble similar to a decade ago, analysts have told CNBC.com.

  • Angry Birds iPhone app

    Rovio CEO Mikael Hed told CNBC.com he wants to use the extraordinary success of the Angry Birds mobile game to build a diversified entertainment franchise spanning all media.

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    Sony's network woes may have dominated headlines in April, but they didn't do much to hurt overall sales in the video game industry.

  • Call of Duty Black Ops

    While April was an awful month for Sony, the Easter Bunny may have brought some good news for the video game industry as a whole.

  • Gamer Stocks: Time to Play?

    Discussing Activision's strong Q1 earnings and the broader outlook for the video game space, with Eric Handler, MKM Partners, and Arvind Bhatia, Sterne Agee.

  • Two veterans of Anonymous have acknowledged that members of the cyber-activist group are likely to have been behind the recent hacking attacks  on Sony, in spite of the group’s official denials. The FT reports.

  • As the repercussions and scope of recent cyberattacks continue to grow, Sony's problems are mounting.

  • Nearly two weeks after being the subject of one of the largest data breaches in business history, the PlayStation Network will go back online this week, Sony announced Sunday morning.

  • PlayStation 3

    Sony Corp's No.2 Kazuo Hirai will brief media on Sunday about a huge security breach of its PlayStation Network, the first time an executive of the Japanese electronics giant will publicly address the case, which could prompt global legal actions.

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    The film, television and video game industries are all facing seismic shifts in their fields and are trying to find ways to avoid the same fate as the music industry while using very similar tactics.

  • PlayStation 3

    Two days after Sony announced that a major computer hack had possibly compromised the credit card numbers of tens of millions of customers, a US Senator is demanding a Department of Justice investigation into the matter—and complaining that Sony did not come clean about the breach soon enough.

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    While Sony says it is still unsure if the hacker who broke into its PlayStation Network and Qriocity Music Service was able to access credit card information, consumer advocates are on high alert.

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    Sony's acknowledgement that hackers have compromised its PlayStation Network put 70 million subscribers on alert — and left a lot of people with a lot of questions.

  • PlayStation 3

    Six days after a security breach of its PlayStation Network, Sony said Tuesday that the incursion was much worse than expected and hackers had obtained personal data on 70 million subscribers.

  • PlayStation 3

    Hackers have managed to cut Sony off at the knees in several of the most competitive aspects of this generation of video games.

  • Wii

    A prototype of the new device, which has been rumored for the past several weeks, will be unveiled at E3, the video game industry's annual trade show in June.

  • Wii

    While the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 were born with 10-year life cycles in mind, the Wii hit the market with a much shorter projected lifespan. Now there's growing talk that the company could announce its successor as early as June.