Video games are more dominant than ever.
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Wikia is raising $11 million to support its growing network of pop culture wikis.
Nintendo just announced the Wii Mini, a budget console that offers fewer features than the original Wii but costs less.
Xfire, a social network for gamers, has raised $3 million in funding.
What happens when you combine the Wiki model of open, collaborative editing with just a pinch of old-school oversight? In the case of Wikia, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales for-profit company, you get the largest network of gaming sites in the world, with 26 million monthly unique views on the Wikia video games hub last month, moving ahead of IGN and Gamespot for the first time ever. These numbers come from Comscore data which compares the network of gaming sites run by Wikia and IGN.
Editor's Pick Many newer-generation video games equate religion with violence, finds a new study from the University of Missouri.
Unity Technologies and electronics manufacturing giant LG are teaming up to bring video games to Smart TVs in 2012.
Seamus Blackley, the co-creator of the Xbox, passionately believes that gameplay will triumph in the game business. That is why he and his new startup are relying on a team of famous designers from Atari to make a series of games for the Apple iPhone and iPad.
A slumping TV business and a surging yen combined to send Sony into the red. The company reported a net loss of $2.09 billion for the final quarter of 2011, a far cry from the nearly billion in profit it managed to end 2010 with.
Image Metrics said it has sold off the Faceware professional facial animation software to a new spin-off company Faceware Technologies.
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Editor's Pick Game fundings destroyed the record book for fundings this year as 145 companies raised more than $1.540 billion in 2011, not counting initial public offerings.
It’s been a good year for video games, from a favorable U.S. Supreme Court ruling on video game violence, to new recognition as an art form. This according to Michael Gallagher, president and chief executive of the Entertainment Software Association, the game industry trade group.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has been named the most addictive console title by gamers in a new study by video game price comparison and marketplace website Playr2.
Two key executives at Sony’s U.S. game business have left the company. And one of them, Rob Dyer, has joined social game maker Zynga to work on partnerships.
Jack Tretton, head of Sony’s U.S. game business, announced today that Sony will ship its PlayStation Vita handheld gaming device on Feb. 22 in the U.S.
Activision Blizzard released a trailer for the single-player version of the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 game today. The preview shows the title is going to be as movie-like as ever, with shocking imagery such as the destruction of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Epic Games’ Gears of War 3 — one of the holiday season’s first blockbuster titles — has sold more than 3 million copies in its first week of sales.
OnLive launched its games-on-demand streaming service in the United Kingdom today, marking its first major overseas expansion since launching in North America in mid-2010.
The global market for ads in video games is expected to grow from $3.1 billion in 2010 to $7.2 billion in 2016.
Venture capitalist Jay Hoag has joined the board of directors at Electronic Arts. The appointment shows that EA sees a real value in keeping close ties to the venture capital community, particularly at a time when the game business is going through a big disruption with the arrival of digital gaming.
Microsoft is rolling out a whole host of speech recognition features for its Windows Phone 7 devices and Kinect-enabled Xbox 360 consoles in a move to make the gaming experience more immersive. The new features are part of what the company refers to as the “natural user interface” (NUI).
Sony has confirmed that it has cut the price of the PlayStation 3 video game console from $299 to $249.
The U.S. retail game industry continues to suffer from a low rate of new game releases. Now we know just how much, thanks to market researcher NPD Group.
Trion Worlds, the developer behind massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) Rift, announced today that it has hired games industry veteran David Luehmann to head its third-party development program.
Wal-Mart Stores is finally going to allow market researchers to use data on the sales of video games at Walmart and Sam’s Club warehouse stores, according to AdAge.
In June, video game sales fell once again as the U.S. retail game industry continues to suffer from a low rate of new game releases, according to market researcher NPD Group.
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PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable manufacturer Sony has started a $20 million program to fund independent developers making exclusive downloadable games for its consoles, the company announced on Wednesday.
Video game consoles have reached a point where they are so powerful that companies no longer need to focus on adding more horsepower to the devices, said game industry veteran and Harebrained Schemes founder Jordan Weisman.
Electronic Arts already has a game like Blizzard Entertainment’s supergiant online game, World of Warcraft, in the works — but it looks like the game publisher has one more trick up its sleeve. The company unveiled its next online role-playing game, Secret World, at its summer games showcase on Thursday.
More than half of all smartphone owners played games and racked up about 8 hours of play time each month in the second quarter this year, according to a new report from Nielsen.