Posts tagged “Video game industry”

November 2, 2010

Premium Lock Shoot 'em up freedom of speech? Court to decide

The justices will hear arguments Tuesday on whether to reinstate a California ban that would make it illegal for retailers to sell or rent violent video games to anyone under the age of 18.

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October 30, 2010

Premium Lock Microsoft buys 3-D imaging chip technology firm Canesta

The deal comes days before Microsoft rolls out its new ‘Kinect’ body movement-sensing controller for Xbox 360.

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Updated October 15, 2010

Premium Lock Videogame industry financial losing streak stretches to 6 months

In a closely watched report, NPD Group says digital entertainment sales fell 8 percent in September. Xbox 360 sales and new “Halo” titles are among the few bright spots.

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Updated October 1, 2010

Premium Lock Epic downshifts, makes wait for 'Gears 3' another year

Epic Games Epic says it a Microsoft Game Studios made a business decision, not a technology-driven one, to release the newest "Gears" goodie for the 2011 holiday season instead of next spring.

Updated September 20, 2010

Premium Lock Epic’s Bulletstorm: Scenes, video from a ‘destructive symphony’

Epic Games is working with its subsidiary People Can Fly and publisher Electronic Arts on what could be the Cary, N.C.-based company’s next mega hit. Check out some of the new video trailer and early screen shots from “Bulletstorm,” which has already been reviewed as a “destructive symphony.”

September 16, 2010

Premium Lock 3-D technology, video games dominate Tokyo Game Show

Tokyo Game Show opens. (AP) Game developers and platform developers embrace immersive technology for hardware, accessories and entertainment.

September 10, 2010

Premium Lock August is grim month for videogame industry – Sales tumble 10%

Video game sales plunge Software sales tumble 14 percent while hardware and accessory sales also fall in worst month for industry since 2006.

Updated September 9, 2010

Premium Lock Gaming companies owe U.S. heroes respect, not targets on backs

Military bases say ‘No’ to selling the forthcoming ‘Medal of Honor’ game from EA that enables the shooting of NATO soldiers. On eve of Sept. 11, some respect for victims in war on terror and soldiers fighting for freedom is deserved.

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August 31, 2010

Premium Lock If you want 3-D TV, Consumer Reports says go plasma screen

A review of various 3-D products – from laptops to big-screen TVs – generates mixed results.

Testers at Consumer Reports' labs checked out 3-D products, including video games and laptops. Testers at Consumer Reports' labs checked out 3-D products, including video games and laptops.

August 29, 2010

Premium Lock Console up: Major League Gaming hits Raleigh

The Raleigh Convention Center is hosting a major league tournament this weekend: Major League Gaming, the largest competitive video-game league in the world.

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Updated August 26, 2010

Premium Lock Finale of ‘Gears of War’ book trilogy to hit shelves Aug. 31

Anvil Gate New York Times bestselling author Karen Traviss is back with “Anvil Gate.”

August 17, 2010

Premium Lock Play-and-talk: Microsoft to link smartphones to Xbox Live

Microsoft Game Studios will develop video games for Windows phones, help outside game publishers and scout out small, independent game makers. Video game companies will be able to use the same tools to make a game for a Windows phone or for the Xbox 360 console.

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August 14, 2010

Premium Lock Lackluster game launch schedule hurts videogame industry sales

Video game sales However, if sales of PC game "StarCraft II" were included, overall sales would have jumped 4 percent.

August 13, 2010

Premium Lock A pet lovers’ game nirvana? Chapel Hill firm develops Purina Pet Resort

Merscom, which is now part of social game developer Playdom, teams up with pet food giant for Facebook simulation game. It’s for people who love VIPs (very important pets.)

VIPs - very important pets - feted at Pet Resort VIPs - very important pets - feted at Pet Resort

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