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Gaming Video Games

  • Cell phone tower, telcom, telecom

    With consumer adoption of smartphones and tablets on the rise, demands on wireless data networks are escalating dramatically.

  • Call of Duty Black Ops

    Software sales came in slightly better than analysts were expecting, while hardware sales shattered expectations. For the month, game sales fell 5 percent versus a year ago, according to the NPD.

  • Call of Duty Black Ops

    With a weak slate of titles, February is shaping up to be another negative month for the video game industry.

  • Nintendo 3DS

    The explosion in cheap and free apps and social network games has devalued game development and could put the industry at risk.

  • Bejeweled

    Investors looking for a chance to get a piece of the fast-growing social network gaming and mobile gaming spaces could have the opportunity by year’s end.

  • StarCraft 2

    You might think that after creating a title that has over 12 million customers happily paying a monthly subscription fee, Blizzard Entertainment would be immune to some of the fears circling the video game industry.

  • Bejeweled

    Investors looking for a chance to get a piece of the fast-growing social network gaming and mobile gaming spaces could have the opportunity by year’s end.

  • Nintendo 3DS

    Smartphones have absolutely crashed the mobile gaming industry party since the iPhone came onto the scene in 2007 – can Nintendo answer?

  • Pacman

    Pac-Man is a pretty familiar character after 30 years. Toru Iwatani, creator of the game, offered a postmortem on the industry’s biggest franchise—and told a few tales most fans have probably never heard.

  • Electronic Arts Headquarters, Redwood City, California

    Electronic Arts hasn’t exactly been a darling of Wall Street in recent years, but the president of the EA Games label says the company has made the necessary changes to get back on top.

  • Nintendo 3DS

    Nintendo's latest game machine, offering glasses-free 3-D images, went on sale in Japan on Saturday ahead of a global rollout, and analysts say it promises to be the world's first 3-D mass-market product.

  • Min-Liang Tan, Co-founder of gaming hardware maker Razer. The company won the Best of CES People’s Choice 2011 award with their latest product, the Razer Switchblade, a portable PC gaming device.

    Singapore-born Tan Min-Liang, quit his job as an advocate and solicitor at the Singapore Supreme Court and became an entrepreneur. He tells anchor Christine Tan how he helped to grow a small gaming mouse maker into Razer, the world’s biggest gaming hardware company; and why fun is an important component of the company's culture.

  • NCAA Football 2011

    A ruling by a federal district court of appeals earlier this week might have significantly affected the lawsuit brought about by former NCAA college football and basketball players against the NCAA, Collegiate Licensing and Electronic Arts for including their likenesses in EA games without being compensated.

  • Just Dance 2 Wii

    It's no surprise that video game sales continue to fall — off 5 percent in January. And as expected Activision Blizzard's "Call of Duty: Black Ops" topped the list. The big surprise is the fact that dance games are thriving, with three dance games in the list of the top ten bestsellers.

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    Despite comparing with weak numbers from a year ago, game software sales were down 5 percent last month versus 12 months earlier, coming in at $576 million, according to NPD Group, which tracks the industry.

  • Call of Duty Black Ops

    After two consistent years of negative growth, investors in the video game industry are hoping for things to start turning around in 2011, but they may have to wait a little longer for that to happen.

  • Sony Ericsson has unveiled Xperia, the PlayStation phone.

    The company has unveiled the Xperia Play at the ongoing Mobile World Congress. Due in March, the device will be available exclusively through Verizon in the U.S. and will lead the charge of cell phones capable of playing PlayStation titles.

  • Playing Guitar Hero

    While Wednesday's announcement that Activision-Blizzard was pulling the plug on "Guitar Hero" might have turned heads in the gaming world, it was the company's other announcement that might have bigger repercussions for investors.

  • Playing Guitar Hero

    Activision Blizzard's earnings and revenue both beat estimates — Q4 was its most profitable quarter ever — but Wall Street is disappointed by the company's forecasts for the fist quarter and the full year. Shares tumbled in late trading Wednesday after the company's announcement and continued to fall Thursday morning.

  • Playing Guitar Hero

    The videogame publisher's shares tumbled in late trading Wednesday after its outlook for the current quarter fell far short of estimates.