3 Ways the Video Game Business Could Bounce Back

Folks aren't buying video games the way they used to -- and that's a problem for the industry. But if the big players are willing to consider some outrageous strategies, they can buy themselves some bonus lives.

How to Make Investing a Family Affair

Teenage boys talking about business and investing? It happens in this household. The Bush family has even made a household contest out of following the market. But mother Joan, who says that the investment education goes in both generational directions, is hoping for tangible returns.

Online Video-Game Pirates Outgun the Publishers

More than 19 million people illegally downloaded five of the top-selling video games of 2010, indicating that game thieves remain one step ahead of publishers when it comes to online piracy.

Top-Selling Video Games of All Time

November delivered some welcome news for the gaming industry, with sales of consoles and games surging 8%. And Activision has plenty of reasons to smile as strong sales of Black Ops, the latest installment in the Call of Duty franchise -- logged a position on the list of best-selling video games of all time.

New 'Call of Duty' Breaks First-Day Gaming Sales Record

Videogame publisher Activision Blizzard said its "Call of Duty: Black Ops" set a new first-day videogame sales record, generating about $360 million in U.S. and U.K. sales within the first 24 hours of its release Tuesday.

Activision Blizzard Shoots Past Its Earnings Targets

Activision Blizzard posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter results thanks to strong holiday sales of "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" -- last year's best-selling video game title. The company also initiated a dividend and announced a $1 billion share repurchase program.