Pyongyang’s cash-strapped totalitarian regime has found a novel source of foreign currency revenue — digital weapons and wizardry acquired through illegal computer game scams, the FT reports.
If you think back to just five years ago, most of us viewed computers primarily as a tool to get something done. Today, however, capabilities such as gesture, voice, and touch interfaces are laying the foundations of entirely new and exciting experiences.
CNBC's Kate Kelly reports on the big bank's top holders and why one of them may have sold down his stake; also, an update on Zynga's bid to become public, with Leon Cooperman, Omega Advisors chairman/CEO.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports how the gaming site could shake up the entire online game industry when it files for an IPO later today.
Videogame makers won a victory at the U.S. Supreme Court today, lifting the threat of a potential crackdown that's been looming over the industry since 2005.
As the videogame industry celebrates Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling, which formally recognized videogames as entitled to First Amendment protection, many are assuming the political fight that has loomed over the industry for years is finally over.
The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down California's attempt to restrict the sale of violent videogames to children, saying the state's controversial 2005 law was a violation of free speech.
An inside look at Microsoft's programming studio and how the world's first controller free gaming device was conceived, with Shannon Loftis, Microsoft Good Science Studio director and CNBC's Tyler Mathisen.
One bright spot at Microsoft is the company's gaming and home entertainment division. It is relying on Xbox 360 and Kinect to create new buzz and consumer demand for a firm that has struggled in recent years.
"Mainstream companies, of course, are often too risk-averse to emulate the porn industry’s embrace of new media. But even if you’re not ready to make the leap, it is worth paying attention to the porn industry – the latest tech trends in porn are a strong predictor of the next big thing for mainstream," writes the author.
After a surprisingly strong April, the video game industry crashed and burned in May.
After spending a week looking into the future, the video game industry must once more face the reality of the present.
Citigroup’s revelation that hackers stole personal information from more than 200,000 credit card holders makes it one of the largest direct attacks on a major bank, the New York Times reports.
Nintendo's global president said investors overreacted to the debut of Wii U game console, one day after its shares plunged amid doubts about its consumer appeal.
Jack Tretton, President of Sony Computer Entertainment America, finnaly broke his silence about the recent hacker attack which resulted in the theft of personal information.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin has the story on new console announcements at E3.
While console and dedicated handheld systems are well represented at E3 — and games for mobile phones have a moderate presence — there are very few social network gaming companies at the show. And given the growing size of that segment of the industry, that's a major hole.
Nintendo unveiled its new console, the Wii U at its big press conference, with a new high-tech motion-sensor control and a slew of more hard core games.
Activision Blizzard didn't host a big press event at this year's E3, but its games had a huge presence in all the console makers presentations. I sat down with CEO Bobby Kotick in a first on CNBC interview right before Nintendo's big presser.
For the past five years, Nintendo has ruled the home console space, and it has led the handheld category for more than four times that long. Now it's hoping to bring the best aspects of both fields together.