Appeals court takes wind out of Tivo’s sails

Tivo’s March court victory over EchoStar may be short-lived. A U.S. Appeals Court has granted the parent company of Dish Network a rehearing on the battle over the long patent dispute between the… Continue reading

Video Game Sales Make Surprise Plunge in April

Sales of video game software and hardware plummeted in April, shocking industry observers who were expecting the numbers to be slightly positive or, worst case, down just slightly. That could mean a rough… Continue reading

April videogame sales plunge

Here’s some unwelcome – and unexpected – news. Video game sales in April took it on the chin, falling 26 percent compared to 2009 to $766 million. That’s roughly five times worse than… Continue reading

Video Game Dollars: ‘Steam’ Feels the Heat

When privately held Valve Software launched its Steam digital distribution platform in 2004, basically selling computer games over the Internet, it was an enormous bet for the company. Expensive and untested, the service… Continue reading

3D expands its broadcast footprint

Another broadcast outlet is adding a 3D channel – and this one’s big. Comcast has announced it will have ESPN 3D up and on the air in time for this year’s World Cup.… Continue reading

E3 2010: 3D influence is on the rise

We’re about a month out from E3 – the annual trade show of the video game industry – but a few trends are already taking shape. There’s motion control, of course, with the… Continue reading

The Africa Channel goes high def

The Africa Channel, a five-year old cable channel that showcases Africa-centric and originated programming, is expanding its footprint. The cabler has announced plans to launch a high definition version of the network on… Continue reading

Is Video Game Retailer GameStop in ‘Play’?

In the video game world, there is no more direct line to the enthusiast audience than GameStop. The retailer, which has more than 6,200 stores nationwide, is a gathering spot for players, who flock… Continue reading

An October launch for Project Natal? Don’t bet the farm

Take this one with a grain of salt: A really big grain. Gamertag Radio has footage of a purported Microsoft executive from Saudi Arabia claiming that the company’s motion control device – currently… Continue reading

Gaming’s bite-sized bonanza

“FarmVille” seems an unlikely competitor to games like “Grand Theft Auto” and “Modern Warfare 2,” but start counting the number of regular players, and the unassuming Facebook game might surprise you. More than… Continue reading