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Video Game Sales Plunge Again in June

Analysts and industry observers were expecting June’s video game sales numbers to be pretty awful. Unfortunately, they were right. Software sales tumbled 15 percent last month to $531.3 million, according to The NPD… Continue reading

Microsoft’s great experiment ends

When Microsoft announced plans to bring the TV game show “1 vs. 100” to the gaming space two years ago, a lot of people rolled their eyes and groaned a little bit. Not… Continue reading

Video Game Sales Set to Plunge Once More

Despite the fact that 2010 has been front-loaded with a plethora of critically acclaimed titles, this is turning out to be an awful year for the video game industry. And it’s likely to… Continue reading

Product sales outpace subscription fees on Xbox Live

Microsoft has always led the video game pack when it comes to online integration of its console services. But it recently turned a particularly impressive corner.  For the year ending June 30, sales… Continue reading

Two gadgets join the deathwatch list

The middle of the 2010 is not a good time for struggling gadgets. Both Microsoft and Plastic Logic have put in doubt the future of two highly touted devices – one that’s already… Continue reading

Where are the new consoles?

It has been a staple in the video game industry for generations now: roughly every five years, the major console manufacturers roll out new systems, packing graphics that are even more eye-popping and… Continue reading

This Year’s Video Game Summit: What to Expect

If the video game world were following its normal cycle, console makers would be revealing details of their next generation systems in less than two weeks. This cycle is anything but normal, though… Continue reading

Bach, Allard out at Microsoft

Two of the most visible faces in Microsoft’s entertainment and devices division are leaving the company. Microsoft today announced the departure of president Robbie Bach and chief experience officer J Allard.  Bach is retiring… Continue reading

Microsoft Xbox Chief Out as Division Stumbles

Microsoft is shaking up its entertainment and devices division, the group responsible for many of its most familiar consumer devices. Robbie Bach, a 22-year veteran of the company and president of the unit… Continue reading

Halo’s ‘Reach’ Expands, Microsoft Preps for A Big Holiday

If there’s one truth in the videogame world, it’s this: Never bet against the sales success of a new “Halo” or “Grand Theft Auto”. But as Microsoft prepares to launch “Halo: Reach” this… Continue reading