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  • Sony Online Entertainment

    Sony Online Entertainment, the one-time leader in the online gaming space, has been scaled back significantly.

  • MLB page on Facebook

    With its hands tied due to an exclusivity agreement between MLB and Take-Two Interactive Software, EA has had to ride the bench. Today, though, it's stepping back into the batter's circle.

  • Nintendo 3DS

    With increasing competition from Apple, and a customer base that's more price-conscious than ever, Nintendo has a lot riding on its new handheld device.

  • Shaken, Not Stirred

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer looks at the headwinds that don't seem to be making a difference to the markets, and says he believes oil will go back to where it was once the Libyan issue is taken care of.

  • While the Halo series might be one of the biggest names in the gaming universe, the Master Chief falls a bit short when it comes to his peers. Microsoft's biggest franchise is nowhere to be found in the ranking of the industry's best selling games, as ranked by life-to-date sales. The list, calculated by the NPD Group, uses data that reaches back to 1995 is not inflation adjusted. (It looks at gross sales.) But it still shines some light on the biggest individual titles the industry. CNBC.com lo

    Wondering which video games will define this generation? CNBC.com looks at the 10 best-selling video games. Check out the list!

  • Call of Duty Black Ops

    It wasn't that long ago that Activision-Blizzard was an also-ran in video game industry. But these days, the company is responsible for five of the 10 highest grossing games of all time.

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    Mobile phone dead zones could be a thing of the past, if a new company called LightSquared lives up to its claims.

  • The Blackberry Playbook Tablet PC

    Smartphones and tablets will be the headliners at the 2011 CTIA Wireless show in Orlando, where the wireless industry convenes to chart its future the week of March 21. Here are three things to watch for during the week:

  • Black and white versions of the new iPad 2.

    The iPad 2 is entering a much different world than its predecessor. And while Apple still holds a commanding market share position, it may be in for a much tougher fight this time around.

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    As the CTIA Wireless conference gets under way, CNBC.com ran a screen searching for some of the largest percent gainers in the wireless industry in the past year. 

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    Several key trends will shape the growth and trajectory of the mobile market in 2011, making this an exciting year for brands and consumers alike.

  • 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.