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WinPho 7 Shows Us What It’s Got

Microsoft has announced a global rollout of Windows Phone 7 smartphones. Nine new WinPho 7 handsets will be available this holiday season from mobile operators in the United States, Canada, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The devices are being made by Dell, HTC, LG and Samsung. All of them will ...

June Not Much Fun for Video Game Makers

Though the video game industry weathered several months of relatively healthy sales despite a troubled overall economic climate, declarations that the sector is recession proof may have been premature. Video game industry sales fell 31 percent year-over-year for the month of June, totaling $1.17 bil...

Apple Talks In-App Purchases, Game Devs Hear ‘Cha-Ching’

This week, the gaming industry saw a challenger in the portable gaming market grow more powerful, and its name is iPhone. The platform's upcoming 3.0 software, which Apple previewed, includes new ways for game makers to make money, which may attract even more developers with even more serious offeri...

Nintendo’s New Showcase, Microsoft’s New Hit, Sony’s New Order

This week Nintendo unveiled its lineup of upcoming titles for the year. Sony CEO Howard Stringer did some executive shuffling in an apparent effort to re-energize the consumer electronics company. Also, Microsoft got some good news from Japan, scoring a hit with its latest exclusive title, "Star Oce...

Video Game Publishers Feel the Pinch

The video game industry is feeling the strain of slower summer sales and console transitions, with stock prices of several of the top publicly traded game publishers taking a big hit this June. With talk of options backdating becoming the next major Wall Street scandal -- more than 30 companies are ...

EA Makes Mobile Gaming Play With Jamdat Buy

In a move that signals the growing importance of gaming on hand-held devices, Electronic Arts (EA) said it was buying mobile game developer Jamdat Mobile Inc. for US$680 million in cash. The agreement calls for Redwood City, Calif.-based EA to pay $27 in cash for all outstanding shares of Los Angele...

Marvel Superheroes to Be Found in Xbox 360

Microsoft came up with a hulking win in the gaming world yesterday, announcing that it had cemented exclusive rights to develop and publish multiplayer, online games using Marvel super heroes. No financial terms were released. Marvel's lineup includes the "Hulk," "Spider-Man," the "Avengers," "Fanta...

Microsoft Scores Super (Hero) Deal

Microsoft came up with a hulking win in the gaming world today, announcing that it had cemented exclusive rights to develop and publish multiplayer, online games using Marvel super heroes. No financial terms were released. Marvel's lineup includes the "Hulk," "Spider-Man," the "Avengers," "Fantastic...

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Nokia Ships One Million N-Gage Game Decks

Nokia announced that it has shipped its one millionth game deck globally since the sales of the N-Gage platform started eleven months ago. According to Nokia, the sale of one million N-Gage and N-Gage QD game decks marks a significant milestone in the world of portable gaming. "We're proud to have r...

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