Sony isn't about to give up on console and dedicated handheld gaming platforms, but it's willing to bet on a new horse. The Japanese giant is acquiring California-based Gaikai, a cloud based gaming firm, in a $380 million deal.
Social gaming giant Zynga tried to impress the market Tuesday by unveiling an arsenal of upcoming games. But the developer behind Mafia Wars 2 didn't make anyone an offer it couldn't refuse: The stock fell, and it's easy to see why.
What if the burden of managing your personal finances could be turned into a game? And what if, in the course of playing that game, saving or paying down your debts gave you the chance to win a lottery-sized chunk of change?
Online bargain hunters who also enjoy interactive gaming are in for a treat: Outbid.com, which launched last week, brings together the social interactivity of Twitter, the intensity of an auction house and the vibe of a sports bar.
Yes, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 posted a new sales record last week. But Activision Blizzard just can't keep a hold on fickle gamers. Guitar Hero hit a high note, then went silent, and now World of Warcraft is losing population fast.