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Video game industry grew 4 times faster than US economy in 2012, study says

The games industry continues to boom while other sectors of the economy sputter, according to a new report from the Entertainment Software Association.

By November 11, 2014

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Blizzard's big challenge: Duplicating the success of World of Warcraft

One of the most successful video games ever made is a decade old. What's Blizzard's next act?

By November 6, 2014

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Microsoft to slash Xbox One by $50 until year's end

The company already cut the price tag of its not-yet-a-year-old game console by $100 when it removed the Kinect camera accessory. Now, it's nipping off another $50 as the holiday-shopping season kicks in.

By October 27, 2014

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Xbox One bundles to offer free Assassin's Creed games

Two different packages of the Xbox One gaming console -- one with the gesture-controlled Kinect setup -- include Assassin's Creed Unity and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

By October 15, 2014

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Destiny sales exceed $325M in first five days despite meh reviews

The sci-fi shooter isn't close to selling as fast as titles from existing franchises like Grand Theft Auto, but for a nonsequel, it's humming right along.

By September 17, 2014

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A mixed bag for Nintendo as Wii U sales hit 65K in August, analyst says

Sales for the US market are up 111 percent compared with the same period last year, but are dwarfed by the sheer number of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles sold in the same period.

By September 8, 2014

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Destiny hits $500M in sales, marking largest ever launch of a new game franchise

The video game made by the team behind Halo is off to a strong start -- but questions still remain.

By September 10, 2014

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Become legend? Ambitious Destiny aims for gaming superstar status

The minds behind Halo, one of the most successful game franchises ever made, hope to strike it again with a massive new game being bankrolled in part by Activision Blizzard.

By September 8, 2014

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Sacrebleu! Netflix expansion will boost Europe to a fifth of members?

Netflix is launching in six European countries in September, and researcher IHS estimates it will pad the company's 50 million subscribers with as many as 6 million new ones almost immediately.

By August 21, 2014

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Activision to break with past, release Skylanders for consoles, tablets

For the first time, the game giant will launch a top-tier console title on a tablet at the same time it's coming out for consoles made by Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo. Skylanders toys will, of course, join the fray.

By August 12, 2014