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Mattel Goes Hollywood: Can It Beat Hasbro at the Movie Game?

Hasbro has cashed in on its marquee brands in recent years, breathing new life into decades-old toy franchises like Transformers and G.I. Joe through movie releases and updated product lines. Now, larger toy maker Mattel looks like it wants to follow in Hasbro's footsteps.

Savings Experiment: Video Games

Any legit gamer knows that the billion dollar gaming industry has to compete for your business. There are stores and websites that specialize in trading, discount and rentals, as well as plenty of free online games and downloadable titles. When certain games are released, they may be nearly impossible to buy cheap. Still, you may be able to beat the industry at their own game.

Summer Spendin': Who Wins When School's Out?

Summer vacation has hardly begun, and the chorus of "buy me, buy me" is already at full volume in homes across the country. And parents can only say no to so many of those requests. So which companies are gong to benefit from the school break? DailyFinance has a few ideas.

Barnes & Noble's Earnings Rise, but Profits Fall

It has been a tumultuous year for Barnes & Noble, the country's largest bookseller, and its quarterly earnings report reflects that. Total sales for the quarter were $1.9 billion, a bit less of a gain than analysts had predicted, while earnings were a net loss of $12.6 million, also worse than expected.

Stores Open Late for Arrival of New Halo Video Game

Stores opened late last night as the eagerly anticipated Halo: Reach video game went on sale in the U.S. and 24 other nations. GameStop stores held Halo trivia contests while more than 400 Best Buy stores were open for the game%u2019s release, GamePro reported.

Game Over: Why the Console Business Is Doomed

Video-game console makers apparently think their business will be saved by motion-sensing technology that would let you play Madden NFL 11 by running around your living room. Sorry, guys: Smart phone, social network and cloud-based games are going to drink your milkshake.

Japanese Anime Puts Crunchyroll on the Fast Path

If you live outside Japan and are familiar with the television series Naruto Shippuden and Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee then you are, no doubt, also familiar with Crunchyroll, an online video service that provides full length episodes and movies of Japanese anime. The site is quickly signing up viewers all over the English speaking world.

EA Swings at a New Market with Tiger Woods Game

Electronic Arts launches an online version of its Tiger Woods PGA Tour game the same week that the world-famous golfer returns to the links for the Masters Tournament. So far, the beta has attracted a new generation of gamers for the company -- the over-40 crowd.

The Hottest Play in Social Network Games Is M&A

The fastest-growing category in games today is social gaming. Since its start three years ago, the industry is on track to generate over $2 billion by 2012, according to research by ThinkEquity Partners. And yes, VCs are investing aggressively, and the M&A action is heating up.