News tagged with game publishers

Game companies ready to show new ways to play

(AP) -- Video game makers are about to try to convince you that fancy 3-D screens, gesture-recognition cameras and ultra-sensitive motion controllers topped with brightly glowing spheres are what you need ...

Jun 10, 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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Report links Google, Yahoo to Internet piracy sites

Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc., two Internet companies that have long cultivated relationships in Hollywood, are nevertheless placing ads on sites that feature pirated movies, TV shows and music, a new report says.

Jan 02, 2013
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Iowa town seeks status as video gamers' mecca

(AP) -- For a brief shining moment in the 1980s, Ottumwa was the unlikely hot spot of the fledgling video game industry as gamers around the globe flocked to this sleepy Iowa city and its video game arcade ...

May 17, 2009
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Leaked video game footage shows terrorist attack

(AP) -- Footage leaked from "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" reveals that players of the upcoming video game can shoot innocent civilians in an airport in a realistic rendering of a terrorist attack.

Oct 29, 2009
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Visual-effects firms get a boost from video games

In a bombed-out section of a futuristic downtown Los Angeles, a man sits on a tire next to an overturned car, staring at a computer-controlled screen fastened to his wrist, oblivious to the machine gun fire and bomb blasts ...

Jul 30, 2013
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Will Wright to leave Electronic Arts

(AP) -- Will Wright, the video game designer behind such hits as "The Sims" and "Spore," is leaving game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. after 12 years.

Apr 08, 2009
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SimCity rebuilt for modern life

A 10-year wait ends Tuesday with the arrival of 'SimCity,' a computer game that challenges players to build thriving cities in the face of conditions such as limited funds and climate change.

Mar 05, 2013
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Winners and losers at this week's E3

Since the first battles over "Pong" machines in local arcades four decades ago, video gamers have loved good competition. And this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo—the industry's largest annual gathering—presented ...

Jun 15, 2013
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