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  • Console Sales Hot in April for Videogame Biz

    Consumers snatched up videogame consoles and accessories in April, but bought fewer games than they did a year ago, according to a new report released by NPG Group. Hardware sales increased 76% to $192.8 million during the month, while accessories rose...
  • Macklemore concert to open Aventura Mall Microsoft store

    Macklemore concert to open Aventura Mall Microsoft store
    When you are Microsoft, you roll in  a special way.  Which means opening your Aventura Mall store with a $1 million donation for local students and, oh, by the way, a concert by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Microsoft will open its fifth Florida retail store...
  • Xbox 'Halo 5' and Steven Spielberg's 'Halo' TV Series to Launch Fall 2015

    Microsoft will release "Halo 5: Guardians" for the Xbox One and the "Halo" original series from Steven Spielberg in fall 2015, the company announced Friday. The "Halo" sci-fi shooter, Xbox's biggest videogame franchise that debuted in 2001, is produced...
  • Advertisers Warm up to Graphic Violence to Grab Some of 'Walking Dead's' Sizzle

    With its regular use of dangling entrails, severed limbs and spurting blood, AMC's "The Walking Dead" seems like the most inhospitable roost an advertiser could find. Who wants to put an ad for hamburgers next to a scene of a zombie's skull being impaled?...
  • YouTube to Acquire Videogame-Streaming Service Twitch for $1 Billion: Sources

    Google's YouTube has reached a deal to buy Twitch, a popular videogame-streaming company, for more than $1 billion, according to sources familiar with the pact. The deal, in an all-cash offer, is expected to be announced imminently, sources said. If...
  • YouTube to buy Twitch for $1 billion, reports say

    YouTube to buy Twitch for $1 billion, reports say
    YouTube is close to buying Twitch, a gameplay video-streaming startup, for $1 billion, according to multiple reports. Since launching in 2011, Twitch has become the go-to destination for video gamers looking to broadcast images of their gameplay to...
  • AMC Previews 'Halt and Catch Fire' TV Series on Yahoo's Tumblr

    AMC Networks is streaming the first episode of drama "Halt and Catch Fire," about the dawn of the PC industry, in a two-week full-episode sampling promo on Yahoo's Tumblr blogsite. The cabler touts it as the first-ever TV series premiere on Tumblr, and...
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet: Make you want to ditch your laptop?

    Microsoft holds just a sliver of the worldwide tablet market. The company is hoping that its new Surface 3 can make the company a major player. Here's the marketing angle: It’s not just a tablet, it can replace your laptop too. Selling points...
  • Smart Promo: Why Ubisoft's 'Watch Dogs' Campaign is the Right Way to Launch a New Game Franchise

    Has the videogame industry finally figured out how to promote its tentpole titles to the masses? Publishers have long known how to court hardcore gamers with new releases -- hyping them through publications and blogs like Game Informer and Kotaku,...
  • Google named world's most valuable brand, pushing Apple to No. 2

    Google named world's most valuable brand, pushing Apple to No. 2
    Google has knocked three-time champion Apple from the top of an annual list of the 100 most valuable brands around the world. Tech companies occupy the top four spots in the latest Brandz list from Millward Brown: Google, followed by Apple, then IBM and...
  • Could Microsoft quietly be winning the tech wars?

    Could Microsoft quietly be winning the tech wars?
    Is Microsoft actually beating its high-tech competitors? That could be the hidden message in the presentation by Cisco Systems Chairman and CEO John Chambers at a company conference this week.  Chambers, striding into the audience of current and...