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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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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

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Zynga presses pause on game launches as sales outlook drops

The gaming company cuts outlook after its says revamps of hit games, including Words With Friends, will take longer. But, it says, new efforts should prove fruitful.

By August 7, 2014

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Activision Blizzard's second quarter beats estimates on strength of digital

The video game maker sails past expectations as it gears up to deliver the sci-fi shooter Destiny, its most expensive title to date.

By August 5, 2014

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Amazon Fire TV has videos, games -- where’s the shopping cart?

Fire TV breaks Amazon’s mold of a device that undercuts rival gadgets on price to move consumers back to the company’s core e-commerce business. What's Amazon's ultimate plan?

By April 5, 2014

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Amazon Fire TV: World domination through video games

Last to arrive to the streaming party, Fire TV has powerful insides, a controller, and the backing of an in-house game studio. But is that enough to set it apart?

By April 3, 2014

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Zuckerberg: Facebook only spends big on 'rare' companies

The social network has made headlines with two multibillion dollar acquisitions in two months. But CEO Mark Zuckerberg stresses that's the exception and not the rule.

By March 25, 2014

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Discless Xbox One would be amazing, but too radical a move for Microsoft

A discless Xbox One with a 1TB hard drive would be a leap for the console market. As with most of the bold moves Microsoft originally sets out to make, the game industry isn't ready.

By January 31, 2014

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Micropayments, mega angst, and the future of console games

Sony and Microsoft have delivered their next-gen visions, but with this caveat: more microtransactions. Cash grab or survival strategy, it will surely generate controversy as 2014 rolls along.

By December 19, 2013