SCITUATE, R.I.— An investigation into former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's failed video game company, 38 Studios, has resulted in no criminal violations, authorities announced Friday. Steven G. O'Donnell and Attorney General Peter Kilmartin said the yearslong investigation found "no provable criminal violations" of state law. The former ballplayer's... » Read More
When two top Activison executives responsible for "Modern Warfare 2"—which, with more than $1 billion in revenue, became the biggest entertainment launch of any kind in history—were abruptly fired by the company last Monday, everyone knew a lawsuit would follow.
The video game world was reeling Tuesday after two top executives and the developer responsible for last year’s biggest game were suddenly and unexpectedly dismissed.
After underperforming in 2009, video game stocks are poised to improve in 2010, said Arvind Bhatia, video game and entertainment analyst at Sterne, Agee & Leach. He shared his market insights.
Sony Playstation 3 consoles began to reactivate late Monday, after an error with the console’s online network rendered some machines incapable of playing many recent games, leaving thousands of gamers stranded.
Investors and analysts are wondering why GameStop’s CFO abruptly (and unexpectedly) left the company after just six months – and the company’s stock is taking a drubbing because of it.
Microsoft said on Monday it signed a patent agreement with Amazon.com that allows the two companies to share technology in several areas including Amazon's Kindle electronic book reader and Amazon's use of Linux-based servers.
After years of standing on the sidelines grumbling about the sale of used video games, publishers are finally starting to take action.
The video game industry has known for a while that social networks represented a threat to the bottom line of traditional publishers – but the depth of that threat was unknown. A new survey of U.S. and U.K. players, though, underscores just how fast this new gaming category has grown.
'It was almost 14 years ago that I uttered those very words to you to announce my debut into professional golf. Today, it obviously comes with a much different tone.' That's how I think Tiger Woods should start off his statement tomorrow.
The video game industry stumbled out of the gate in 2010, posting a 13 percent decline in January sales compared with 2009. But despite the negative news, observers are still expecting improvements in the months to come.
It hasn’t been a good week to be an Electronic Arts shareholder. The company’s stock fell nearly 10 percent Tuesday after it gave a dire forecast for the coming quarter. Activision, meanwhile, thrilled its shareholders with better-than-expected quarterly numbers.
The news from Electronic Arts bordered on dismal for the company's third fiscal quarter, but the outlook is downright depressing for those investors long in these shares.
It's no secret Electronic Arts has been feeling some pressure lately. And when the company reports its third quarter tonight after the bell, we'll get the best indication yet as to just how tough times have gotten for the world's biggest game publisher.
The success of Lara Croft and the “Tomb Raider” franchise is a cautionary tale for the video game industry—one that Take Two Interactive Software could learn from.
The 'Grand Theft Auto' publisher confirms it has begun a restructuring, which will include an unspecified number of layoffs.
The music industry was almost killed — and ultimately saved — by it. The home video industry is growing because of it. But when it comes to video games, digital distribution is not really making much of an impact.
Look no further than the Windows 7 upgrade cycle, courtesy of retail sales, for the real strength behind this story.
Earlier this morning, Electronic Arts announced that it was opening up the beta to its Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online game. The company also announced that it would go through with a console title with Tiger Woods as its lead endorser this summer. We sat down with EA Sports president Peter Moore to see why the company made these decisions.
As the iPhone has become a more powerful force in the video game industry, it's not just customers that Apple is stealing away. More and more developers are switching allegiances as well.
The Mad Money host explains why you should avoid this fizzy drink maker. Plus, get calls on video games, 3-D movies and more.