video games

Why Zynga Will Never Be Great Again

Zynga is the undisputed king of social gaming for Facebook and smartphones, and its stock price gives it a market cap nearly as big as video game leader Activision Blizzard. But at less than 5 years old, has the bulldog already jumped the shark?

Zynga's $10 Billion IPO Game: Should You Play?

If you're not familiar with Zynga, the undisputed champ of social gaming, odds are that you're not a fixture on Facebook or into smartphone app gaming. This month, it rolls the dice on a big public offering. Are you game?

Why Activision Blizzard Will Never Be Great Again

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.

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.

Why GameStop Will Never Be Great Again

For many years, GameStop has had a business model that couldn't fail: Sell the hottest new gaming gear, take used games and equipment in trade, keep knowledgeable staff, and don't overpay on rent. But that model is starting collapse, and soon, it may be "Game Over" for GameStop.

Analysts: Santa's Bag Will Be Filled With Bargains

Consumers can expect a holiday shopping season heavy on promotional offers as stores offer sweet bargains on all manner of products amid a still-sluggish economy -- good news for buyers of tablet computers, smartphones and video games, all predicted to be big gift items this year.

Why Nintendo Will Never Be Great Again

Once upon a time, Nintendo was king of the video game consoles, but that day is long gone. Shares of Nintendo hit a five-year low this summer, wiping away any gains from the Wii era, and it took a steep operating loss to boot last quarter. Here's why there are no bonus lives in its future.

Sony Trims Price of PlayStation 3

Sony (SNE) says it is cutting the price of its PlayStation 3 gaming console by $50 in an attempt to drum up demand for the 5-year-old video game...

Supreme Court Ruling Is Big Win for Video Game Industry

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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.

Nintendo Slashes Wii Price by 25%

Nintendo is making a major push to clear out its Wii inventory as it gears up to unveil its successor to the gaming system next month. The company will cut prices on the Wii video game console by 25% to $149.99, and bundle four of its more popular games as a $19.99 set.

Nintendo to Unveil Wii Update in June, But at What Price?

Under pressure to respond to competitors offering souped-up features for their video game systems, Nintendo announced Monday that it will offer a sneak peak of the Wii's successor in June. But while consumers may love the shiny new system, the real question is how much it will cost.

Video Game Sales Are Down: Are Apps to Blame?

A research firm that tracks video game sales reported that March hardware sales rose, but software sales plunged again. NPD claims that 23% of software sales in 2010 came from apps, but the industry isn't sure that its lagging sales figures can be entirely blamed on apps like "Angry Birds."

Xbox Shortages May Run Through February

Microsoft sold out of its Xbox video-game console in late December thanks to strong holiday-season demand, and may have product shortages in January and February as well, as the company's Kinect motion-sensor device has boosted the popularity of the system, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported.

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.

'Call of Duty: Black Ops' Hits Stores Worldwide

The new edition of the Call of Duty video game hits stores today. Call of Duty: Black Ops went on sale at midnight in thousands of locations as fans rushed to get their hands on new edition, which includes an option to play the violent game in 3D.

Apple's Stealth Assault on the Video Game Market

By now you probably know that the surprise hit of Apple's latest earnings call was the hockey-puck-size AppleTV device. But an unexpected upside for Apple is that AppleTV could be a backdoor entry into the video-game console market. Here's how that would work.

Sony Delays Release of Gran Turismo 5

The Gran Turismo 5 video game will not be released on Nov. 2 as scheduled, Sony (SNE) said. The video game will be made available during the holiday season, Sony said. The company said that Kazunori Yamouchi, the game%u2019s creator, is "creating the perfect racing experience."