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March video game sales slump more than expected

(AP) -- U.S. video game sales slumped more than expected in March and were flat in the first quarter when compared with a year earlier - hurt by the recession, a shift in the Easter calendar and fewer big game launches.

dateApr 17, 2009 in Business
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Good games get lost in year-end sales push

If game makers take anything away from 2008, it should be that sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. So many good and great games were released at the end of the year during the holiday blitz that gamers were forced ...

dateDec 30, 2008 in Software
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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.

dateDec 11, 2009 in Software
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Video game group files lawsuit over CTA ad rule

(AP) -- A trade group that represents software and video game publishers sued the Chicago Transit Authority on Wednesday, saying a rule barring ads on trains and buses for "mature" and "adults only" games violates the right ...

dateJul 22, 2009 in Business
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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 ...

dateNov 05, 2009 in Business
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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 ...

dateDec 18, 2009 in Business
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US video game sales slide 23 pct in May

(AP) -- U.S. video gamers spent less on games, hardware and accessories in May compared with a year ago, a sign that this year's release schedule couldn't compete with Take Two Interactive's "Grand Theft Auto IV" last spring.

dateJun 12, 2009 in Software
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