Gaming Video Games

  • Call of Duty Black Ops

    "Look at the number of people watching Jay Leno, David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon and combine them," says Activision-Blizzard's CEO. "You still have more people playing ‘Call of Duty’ now."

  • Paul Sankey, a highly regarded analyst at Deutsche Bank, revealed his best pipeline plays for the new year.

  • XBOX 360 Kinect

    Microsoft told CNBC it wouldn't license or condone such a game. While Kotaku reports this means Microsoft can block the game, it's not clear the software giant will be successful.

  • Screen capture of "Red Dead Redemption"

    Take-Two didn’t just surpass analyst’s expectations for its fiscal fourth quarter yesterday; it crushed them. And in the process, it did something observers and investors have been hoping it could pull off for a decade.

  • Xbox Kinect Sex Games

    In a world where porn is struggling to make money because so much of it can be accessed for free, here's something new the industry can charge for.

  • Microsoft Kinect

    With backings by Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres and just about every gift guide the media has written, Kinect for the Xbox 360 has become the “must have” gift of the 2010 holiday season.

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    Guidance is the ultimate game of connecting the dots to get the real picture.  Just look at Best Buy. The company cut guidance for fiscal 2011 to a range of $3.20 to $3.40 a share. Very important to note: That includes 12 cents from year-to-date share repurchases.

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    As the CEO of the world’s largest consumer-electronics retailer I hear from people every day– our customers, our sales team and our vendors – about how people use the products they buy, how they wish they could use them, and what frustrates them about those products they do use.

  • Microsoft Kinect

    I don’t want to be a party pooper, but there aren’t a lot of reasons to think Microsoft stock should react to Kinect at this point. Look at the numbers: Microsoft does about $66 billion in annual revenue, $21 billion in net income.

  • Call of Duty Black Ops

    Retail software sales posted impressive growth over 2009 numbers, marking the first time the industry has posted back-to-back gains this year.

  • Call of Duty Black Ops

    Last November, Activision’s annual “Call of Duty” release ruled the sales charts in a dominant fashion. This year, the story is set to repeat itself.

  • Star Walk App

    The New York Times has ten iPad apps that work wonders by making life easier and more fun.

  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

    It takes guts to radically alter a game that has 12 million paying subscribers—but when the company doing the tinkering is Blizzard Entertainment, you generally won’t hear a lot of complaints.

  • Microsoft Kinect

    Analysts acknowledge that the numbers are welcome news, but warn that investors looking for a return to the industry’s glory days could be in for a disappointment.

  • Since they were first broadcast on television in the 1950s, game shows have been popular in the United States and around the globe. There's even a television network — the Game Show Network — dedicated to airing nothing but game shows. The big prizes, drama, contestant charisma and high stakes all work together to draw audiences.But sometimes, in the quest to win money, increase drama or boost viewership, individuals and even producers and production companies, go too far. Here, we take a look a

    Here, we take a look at some of the stories that made headlines, changed lives and stirred public interest: some of the biggest scandals in game show history.

  • Microsoft Kinect

    When Oliver Kreylos, a computer scientist, heard about the capabilities of Microsoft’s new Kinect gaming device, he couldn’t wait to get his hands on it. “I dropped everything, rode my bike to the closest game store and bought one,” he said. The New York Times reports.

  • Call of Duty Black Ops

    Activision’s latest “Call of Duty” game continues to set records for the company. The video game publisher announced Thursday that in its first five days on store shelves, “Call of Duty: Black Ops” has generated sales of $650 million.

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    Buoyed by strong performances by “NBA 2K11” and “Fallout: New Vegas,” the software side of the video game industry managed to push out of its slump in October, but the good fortune did not extend to the rest of the industry.

  • Sam Keller

    When Sam Keller, a former quarterback at Arizona State, sued the video game publisher Electronic Arts last year, he was seeking compensation for himself and other college athletes whose names were not used but whose images he contended were being illegally used by the company. The New York Times reports.

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    After being severely disappointed in September, the video game industry is warily eyeing October’s retail sales numbers.