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Mobile shines in exploding world of games

The booming popularity of play on smartphones or tablet computers in a realm once dominated by videogame consoles was a hot theme at the major Game Developers Conference that ended on Friday.

dateMar 30, 2013 in Software
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Zynga shares climb as game maker cuts losses

Zynga, the struggling social games pioneer, showed signs it is getting a grip on spending with an earnings report Tuesday revealing narrowing losses, which sparked an after-hours rally in shares.

dateFeb 05, 2013 in Business
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CEO says Sony is on track for comeback

Sony Corp., the struggling Japanese electronics and entertainment company, is headed in the right direction although its comeback is not yet complete, its chief executive said Thursday.

dateJan 17, 2013 in Business
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"Halo" videogame aims for launch-day glory

Blockbuster videogame "Halo" on Tuesday took on new life with the release of a sequel so hotly anticipated that launch day revenue was expected to eclipse anything seen in the industry this year.

dateNov 06, 2012 in Software
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Nintendo trims red ink, lowers forecast for year

(AP)—Nintendo Co. narrowed its losses in the fiscal first half, but the Japanese game maker lowered its sales and profit forecasts for the full year ahead of the launch of its new Wii U home console.

dateOct 24, 2012 in Business
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Zynga stock sinks after lowered 2012 outlook

(AP)—Troubled Zynga's stock is trading near its lowest level ever Friday after the online game maker behind "FarmVille" forecast a third quarter loss amid weak demand for its Web-based games. It's also taking a hefty charge ...

dateOct 05, 2012 in Business
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Zynga to report 3Q net loss, take charge

(AP)—Zynga expects a loss for the third quarter and says its preliminary results reflect weak demand for some games. It's also taking a charge related to its acquisition of OMGPop, a mobile game maker.

dateOct 04, 2012 in Business
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Can 'FarmVille 2' save struggling Zynga?

(AP)—Not long ago, online games company Zynga looked on pace to unseat much bigger, well-established rivals as it rode the popularity of "FarmVille," the clicking game of virtual cows and real money.

dateSep 05, 2012 in Business
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