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GameStop shares tumble off holiday sales results

7:52 PM, Jan 14, 2014

Shares of video game retailer GameStop plunged nearly 20% to $36.50 in afternoon trading after releasing a mixed report on holiday sales.

Nintendo acquires patents from IA Labs after failed lawsuit

3:43 PM, Jan 9, 2014

IA Labs loses patent portfolio to Nintendo after loss of patent lawsuit against the video games company.

CD Projekt RED's The Witcher to become a board game

5:24 PM, Jan 8, 2014

Electricity becomes optional for fans of CD Projekt RED's The Witcher as a board game version of the video game series is in the works.

Video game stocks get bounce with console transition

3:20 PM, Dec 18, 2013

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One add to a stimulating mix for video game publishers.

PS4, Xbox One fuel video game hardware sales surge

9:04 PM, Dec 12, 2013

November represented the best month ever for the sale of video game hardware, says the latest monthly retail report from research firm NPD Group.

Report: Spy agencies targeting online gaming worlds

4:02 PM, Dec 10, 2013

Spy organizations including the National Security Agency have reportedly set their sights on a new target: online video games.

Ubisoft bringing Prince of Persia to GameStick

5:23 PM, Dec 5, 2013

Ubisoft's Prince of Persia franchise is making the jump to PlayJam's Android-powered GameStick ultra-portable video game console. 

Super Mario Bros. actor Danny Wells dead at 72

5:04 PM, Dec 3, 2013

Canadian actor Danny Wells, best known for portraying Luigi in the 1980s' television program The Super Mario Bros. Super Show, has died at age 72.

Koch Media acquires mobile game dev Fishlabs

3:53 PM, Dec 3, 2013

The company behind mobile game Galaxy on Fire is now part of the Koch Media Group.

Hyperkin's RetroN 5 delayed until 2014

6:08 PM, Nov 27, 2013

Due to faulty pins within the retro video game console, Hyperkin has delayed the launch of its RetroN 5 until early 2014.

Gartner: Global video game market to hit $93B this year

9:29 PM, Oct 29, 2013

Research firm Gartner says video game market revenue will increase to $111 billion by 2015.

Grand Theft Auto V shipments top 29 million

9:26 PM, Oct 29, 2013

Take-Two reported $1.27 billion in revenue for the second quarter, fueled by the launch of blockbuster action title Grand Theft Auto V.

Ubisoft delays 'The Crew,' 'Watch_Dogs' until next year

8:04 PM, Oct 15, 2013

Ubisoft says it will delay two of its upcoming original franchises to provide more development time for next generation consoles.

Court clears Activision deal with Vivendi

1:58 PM, Oct 10, 2013

A Delaware court has lifted an injunction halting Activision Blizzard's plan to buy back a majority stake in the video game publisher from French company Vivendi.

Star Studded Cast of Beyond: Two Souls appear at Parisian game premier

3:23 PM, Oct 7, 2013

Willem Dafoe, Ellen Page, and others celebrate tomorrow's launch of the PlayStation 3 exclusive Beyond: Two Souls.

Japanese game dev Idea Factory sets up shop in California

2:51 PM, Oct 1, 2013

Idea Factory, the development studio behind the Hyperdimension Neptunia and Hakouri series, establishes a new branch in Southern California.

'Candy Crush Saga' game maker files for IPO

3:25 PM, Sep 28, 2013

King.com, the London-based maker of Candy Crush Saga, has quietly filed an S-1 document with the Securities and Exchange Commission worth an estimated $5 billion, according to a report in London's Daily Telegraph, citing an anonymous source.

Kalypso Media launches new Kobalt Games lable

3:13 PM, Sep 27, 2013

The new Kobalt Games brand to focus on "digital first" releases.

EA Sports' NHL 14 predicts next Stanley Cup champion

1:15 PM, Sep 26, 2013

A simulation run by EA Sports' NHL 14 video game predicts a first-time Stanley Cup winner.

EA to not produce NCAA football game in 2014

12:51 PM, Sep 26, 2013

Video game manufacturer Electronic Arts will not publish a version of its college football game next year and it may stop doing so permanently.

PS4, Xbox One prepare for holiday battle

9:46 PM, Sep 25, 2013

Sony and Microsoft have set the stage for an epic duel in the video game market this fall.

Grant Theft Auto 5 surpasses $1 billion in first 3 days

5:34 PM, Sep 20, 2013

 Grand Theft Auto V has achieved worldwide retail sales of more than $1 billion during its first three days on sale, according to Company estimates. 

Nintendo's Yamauchi passes away at 85

7:28 AM, Sep 19, 2013

The former head of Nintendo and one-time owner of the Seattle Mariners dies at 85 from pneumonia.

Grand Theft Auto V sales top $800 million on first day

2:57 PM, Sep 18, 2013

Sales of Rockstar Games criminal epic Grand Theft Auto V have topped $800 million worldwide during its first day of launch, says publisher Take-Two Interactive.

SEGA to purchase Atlus parent company Index

8:43 PM, Sep 17, 2013

The deal, valued at ¥14B, will add the Persona series to SEGA's catalog.

GameStick release date announced

8:36 PM, Sep 14, 2013

Jasper Smith, CEO of PlayJam, the company behind the highly anticipated micro games console - GameStick, today confirmed a Global on-sale release date for the device of Tuesday 29th October 2013. 

Konami opens Los Angeles game development studio

2:21 PM, Sep 6, 2013

The new studio will be instrumental in developing a variety of games, including installments of the Metal Gear Solid franchise.

Video games may improve brain power in older adults

5:01 PM, Sep 5, 2013

The new study confirms one essential truth about the human brain: It never stops learning.

Gamers raise $122,200 in memory of 5-year-old cancer victim

8:52 AM, Aug 21, 2013

Players of online computer game MechWarrior Online raise $122,200 for Canadian Cancer Society for 5-year-old cancer victim Sarah Parries.

After a brief delay, Nvidia's Shield releases

2:47 PM, Jul 31, 2013

Nvidia is now shipping its Shield portable gaming platform, powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 4 microprocessor. 

Facebook leaps into games publishing

2:09 PM, Jul 30, 2013

Facebook wants a cut of the revenue from the mobile games business.

Activision takes reins from Vivendi for $8.2 billion

9:22 PM, Jul 25, 2013

Activision Blizzard in an $8.2 billion deal aims to buy back the majority stake in the company from Vivendi, which Activision merged with five years ago.

Zynga's second quarter revenue down 31%

8:20 PM, Jul 25, 2013

Social gaming company Zynga posted second quarter revenue of $231 million for 2013, down 31% year-over-year.

Nvidia's Shield to ship at month's end

5:00 PM, Jul 23, 2013

After a delay, the Android-powered portable gaming device from Nvidia is now scheduled for release on July 31.

EA: College football video game series will continue

2:03 PM, Jul 17, 2013

Electronic Arts says they will continue to publish college football video games after the NCAA revealed it would not renew its contract for the NCAA Football franchise.

EA Sports keeping an open mind about NCAA basketball

6:56 PM, Jul 3, 2013

EA Sports' Sean O'Brien suggests the company may look at resurrecting its NCAA basketball game should NBA Live prove successful.