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Panel OKs market for movie bets; studios want ban

(AP) -- U.S. regulators on Friday approved the creation of a futures market for trading in forecast box-office receipts, but major Hollywood studios immediately trumpeted a bill that would ban it.

Apr 17, 2010
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Activision Blizzard: 'Call of Duty' has made $1B

(AP) -- Video game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc. said Wednesday that the game "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" has brought in more than $1 billion in revenue since it went on sale in November.

Jan 13, 2010
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Take-Two posts larger 4Q loss on higher charges

(AP) -- Charges and expenses outweighed higher sales and drove video game publisher Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. to post a wider fourth-quarter loss on Thursday, as billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn reported ...

Dec 18, 2009
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Nine gaming predictions for 2010

The end of the year offers a chance to look back on all that's come and gone in the past 12 months. It also offers a chance to use that knowledge of the past to bet on the outcome of the next 12 months for fun and profit.

Dec 11, 2009
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US residents gorging on data bytes: study

If the data devoured in the United States last year were converted to text there would be enough books to bury the country under a pile seven feet (two meters) deep, according to a study released Wednesday.

Dec 09, 2009
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Norway court snubs call to block The Pirate Bay

A court in Norway on Friday rejected calls from the entertainment industry to force communications giant Telenor to block its customers from accessing popular file sharing website The Pirate Bay.

Nov 06, 2009
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Activision posts 3Q profit, backs 2009 outlook

(AP) -- It's been a rough year for the video game industry, but Activision Blizzard Inc. reported a profit for its third quarter because of a good response for games such as "Guitar Hero 5" and "World of ...

Nov 05, 2009
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Nintendo profits sink on Wii woes

Nintendo Co. revealed Thursday a plunge in profits and slashed its full-year forecasts as sales of its blockbuster Wii video game console take a dive in the absence of hit new games.

Oct 29, 2009
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