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  • Holiday Video Game Lineup Gets Smaller and Smaller Monday, 27 Jul 2009 | 5:49 PM ET
    Splinter Cell: Conviction

    With video game sales already 12 percent behind last year's pace, video game publishers and retailers have been counting heavily on a strong holiday season to help turn things around. More and more, though, that's looking unlikely.

  • Got Recession Rage? You'll Want This iPhone App! Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 11:00 AM ET

    If you’ve got some lingering recession rage, you’re going to want this app, a videogame for your iPhone or iTouch that let's you squash shady bankers and CEOs.

  • June Video Game Sales Are the Worst in Nine Years Friday, 17 Jul 2009 | 2:22 PM ET
    A copy of the hot selling video game, Grand Theft Auto-San Andreas, is shown with other video games at the home of Coleman Garrett in Palo Alto, Calif., Wednesday, July 20, 2005. The video game industry bowed to pressure from politicians Wednesday and changed the rating for the sex-infused game Grand Theft Auto-San Andreas. The company says it's working on a version of the game with enhanced security to prevent modifications that allow access to sexual content. Rockstar Games says it's stopped m

    Video game sales in June posted the biggest year-over-year decline in nine years, rounding out a very weak first half for the industry.

  • Harry Potter's Magic Touch Wednesday, 15 Jul 2009 | 4:20 PM ET

    Harry Potter is some Wizard; he turns pretty much every business he touches into gold. The sixth movie in the franchise "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" opened at 12:01 Wednesday am with a record take; its 3,000 plus midnight shows brought in $22.2 million at the US box office. That's a solid ten million dollars more than the midnight gross from the previous Potter film. This puts the wizard on track for the biggest Wednesday to Sunday opening ever.

  • Weak Lineup, Slow Sales Strain Take Two Software Tuesday, 14 Jul 2009 | 1:50 PM ET
    Take Two Interactive

    Investors are predictably slamming shares of Take Two Interactive Software after Monday’s downwardly revised revenue guidance, with the focus primarily on the financial impact.

  • Video Game Makers Finding Gold in Old Titles Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 5:45 PM ET
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    While video game sales top Hollywood’s annual box office receipts these days, they still have a lot to learn from the movie industry.

  • Used Video Game Sales Soar: So Who Wins? Monday, 6 Jul 2009 | 6:12 PM ET

    Sales of new video game software are down 7 percent compared to 2008, according to the NPD Group. But a new study by Nielsen finds that used game sales are at an all time high.

  • Video Game Price War May Be Looming Wednesday, 1 Jul 2009 | 1:16 PM ET
    Sony Playstation 3

    Video game systems could be significantly cheaper this holiday season.

  • Sony Not Working on PSP Phone—but Maybe It Should Tuesday, 30 Jun 2009 | 2:03 PM ET

    A PSP Phone could help Sony gain further traction in the mobile gaming market, and might just give it the boost its needs to catch up with Nintendo’s DS and DSi systems.

  • Best Buy Enters Used Video Game Market Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | 2:54 PM ET
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    Best Buy has launched a trial program allowing video gamers to trade in their old titles for store credit.  The big box retailer is the latest in a string of companies that is exploring ways to tap into the growing used game market, which currently is valued at between $2 billion to $3 billion annually.

  • ZeniMax Media Buys id Software, Maker of Doom Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | 1:54 AM ET
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    id Software, the inventor of the first person shooter genre of video games and one of the most storied studios in the gaming industry, is no longer independent.

  • Take-Two Interactive Takes on China with 'NBA 2K' Tuesday, 23 Jun 2009 | 6:32 PM ET
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    Take-Two Interactive Software announced a multi-year partnership with Tencent Holdings, which runs China's largest instant messaging service and has a significant presence in the country’s online gaming market, to co-develop an online version of "NBA 2K" for the Asian marketplace.

  • Motion-Control Video Games: Who Wins & Who Loses Tuesday, 23 Jun 2009 | 2:56 PM ET
    Logitech Wheel

    The move to a controller-less gaming culture might open up the industry to an even wider audience, as Microsoft (MSFT) hopes — but if Project Natal lives up to its hype, it could negatively impact some significant industry players.

  • Model Gamers: Agency Fills 'Booth Babe' Niche Tuesday, 23 Jun 2009 | 10:32 AM ET
    Yvonne Lynn, owner of Charisma+2

    Booth babes are typically a part of a gaming convention's scenery. They’re there to draw attention to the exhibitor — and perhaps pose for pictures — and not much more. But this agency owner says she believes having a model that's enthusiastic about the product can ultimately boost interest in the product.

  • New Mafia Game Hits Up Twitter Players for Money Tuesday, 23 Jun 2009 | 9:39 AM ET
    Twitter

    Twitter founders still haven't decided how to cash in on their popular Internet messaging service -- to the delight of a rapidly growing audience. But the deliberate approach may not prevent a gold rush among opportunistic outsiders.

  • How to Make Money Playing Videogames Sunday, 21 Jun 2009 | 1:33 PM ET
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    It’s not just professional gamers who can make money playing “Halo”. Now, if you have the chops, you might be able to fatten your wallet as well.

  • Microsoft Is Losing Another Top-Level Xbox Manager Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 1:42 PM ET
    John Schappert

    For the second time in two years, a key member of Microsoft's management team for the Xbox is leaving the company.

  • The Next Generation of Gaming Consoles Friday, 12 Jun 2009 | 5:12 PM ET
    Yves Guillemot

    We're still a long way away from seeing the next generation of Xboxes, PlayStations and … whatever Nintendo has up its sleeve, but Ubisoft is already preparing for the future.

  • Take Two CEO on EA: 'I Don't Engage in Regrets' Wednesday, 10 Jun 2009 | 4:37 PM ET
    Strauss Zelnick

    While it owns one of the most successful franchises in gaming, Take Two Interactive Software has taken its share of hits over the past year.

  • 10 Video Games to Watch Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 3:15 PM ET