Tag Archive: microsoft

Gaming’s new superstars are independent developers

Independent games don’t rule the sales charts. Their fan base is dwarfed by that of even a mid-level game put out by a major publisher. And the money they make is just a… Continue reading

‘Grand Theft Auto V’ races to next gen platforms

“Grand Theft Auto V,” which last September set entertainment industry sales records, is speeding toward the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive Software broke the news late Monday night at Sony’s… Continue reading

E3 may pull the plug on Los Angeles

The video game industry has held its annual trade show in its backyard of Los Angeles for 17 of the past 19 years. But the president of the Entertainment Software Association, which organizes the annual… Continue reading

Nintendo at the crossroads

Just seven years ago, Nintendo was the undisputed king of the video game world. The Wii was impossible to find, as people who had never considered themselves gamers couldn’t get enough of the company’s products.… Continue reading

Disappointing Zynga primes for a comeback

Zynga, to many investors, is a cautionary tale. In the months preceding its 2011 IPO, some analysts estimated the company to have a market cap of $15 billion to $20 billion. At the… Continue reading

Will Amazon be the next giant in gaming?

Just as video game publishers and console makers are getting used to the disruption Apple and Google brought to the industry, another shake-up might be looming. Amazon, which previously only sniffed around the edges of the gaming… Continue reading

Microsoft reveals action-packed Xbox lineup for 2014 and beyond

Microsoft put the emphasis squarely on action at its annual pre-E3 press conference in Los Angeles, showcasing a variety of titles filled with guns, knives and other instruments of destruction. Whether it’s the… Continue reading

10 best-selling video games (so far) of 2014

The next generation of consoles is starting to shake up the sales charts. With the release of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, there’s a new mid-year sales leader in the videogame industry—and… Continue reading

New consoles don’t spark retail run on game sales

Video game hardware is hot once again. The games themselves? That’s a murkier picture. Retail sales of game systems are up 51 percent in 2014 compared with a year ago, according to data… Continue reading

For gaming’s big three, the real battle begins

Last year, gamers had a pair of new consoles to get excited about. This year, the video game industry is hoping to maintain that excitement with a crop of some of its biggest… Continue reading