War's specter once again looms large over the gaming world, as "Call of Duty: Black Ops," the spiritual sequel to last year's smash hit "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2," goes on sale Monday at midnight.
Critics have had a field day debating why retail video game sales have been on the decline lately. As a visit to any GameStop reveals, though, the slump may have less to do with quality, price or new-fangled distribution methods than helping fans understand exactly just what they're buying.
David Goldman An American father said he hopes to bring his 9-year-old son home from Brazil on Thursday after a long international custody battle that has involved U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and many Brazilian courtrooms. A Brazilian court Wednesday ordered that Sean Goldman be returned to the custody of his father, David, in the U.S.
Sales are improving in Japan for Sony Corp.'s PlayStation Portable handheld video game machine, and a beefed up version with a clearer display is expected to add momentum, a senior executive said Tuesday
A gray-and-red-spotted lizardlike creature with two heads peers at me from the computer screen through eyes located, Cyclops-style, in the center of each forehead. It lets out a howl and bounds off its marbleized perch into a prehistoric forest. That was probably a howl of embarrassment. This poor creature has arms stuck around its ears, raised up and flapping comically in the wind, like a Hell's Angel riding a chopper with impossibly high handlebars. So much for intelligent design.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - I've known for years that the video game industry appealed to people who hadn't seen their teens or 20s in a long, long time. After all, I was living proof. But I remember precisely where I was when the reality was driven home.
One year and more than 13 million units later, Nintendo remains the king of the hand-held gaming market with its acclaimed Nintendo DS device, ahead of Sony's PlayStation Portable, which sold a little more than 10 million units.
Greek gods, Nintendo's dogs and drivers you want to avoid. They're an odd combination, but they make up some of the best games on the market this year -- and are sure to please the gamer on your gift list.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - While the Xbox 360 is going to be dominating the media spotlight for the next few weeks (and possibly months), senior officials at Nintendo are quietly planting the seeds of Revolution.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Two years ago, Nokia introduced the N-Gage, which quickly became viewed (by the community, if not the industry) as one of the worst hardware launches in gaming history. Hold on to your hats, folks: Here we go again.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - This might come as something of a shock to the gaming world, but Shigeru Miyamoto - the man who created Mario, Donkey Kong and Zelda - really doesn't feel like playing games these days.
Nintendo Co. (7974.OK) Thursday reported strong earnings results for the fiscal year ended March 31, thanks to strong sales of its newly launched portable game player Nintendo DS and to foreign exchange-related gains caused by a weaker yen.
It's easy to hear about the gaming frenzy that is E3 and assume that all the titles on display are imminent. Most are playable either on the show floor on in private meeting rooms - and run fairly smooth.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - While Nintendo's next generation console gaming system likely won't hit living rooms until 2006, that doesn't mean the company won't introduce new hardware this year. A new analyst report suggests the company is planning to ship the next version of the Game Boy portable gaming system by the end of 2005.
Nintendo estimates it will sell about 1 million Nintendo DS portable game consoles in North America by the end of the year. That's not surprising, because more than 500,000 units sold during its first week on store shelves.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - In June 2001, Nintendo launched the Game Boy Advance - and gamers cheered. Twenty-one months later, the company rolled out the Game Boy Advance SP - and that cheering turned into an ovation.
Nintendo, facing its stiffest competition to date in the handheld gaming market, has unveiled its latest entry in the field - a dual screened device that embraces its past, yet opens up new avenues for gameplay.
LAS VEGAS (CNN/Money) - While Nintendo has historically focused solely on game machines, its new handheld system could represent a departure from that philosophy. Scheduled for release this holiday season, the Nintendo DS may play movies as well as games.