Call of Duty: Ghosts launches a fresh start for Activision's $8 billion first-person shooter franchise, but it faces competition from EA's Battlefield 4.
By John Gaudiosi
FORTUNE -- It's another November, which means gamers around the globe have lined up for midnight launch events to be the first to play Activision's Call of Duty: Ghosts. The game publisher is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Call of Duty this year, which has MORENov 5, 2013 5:04 PM ET
The Kickstarter darling has a long way to go before it upends gaming.
FORTUNE -- Given my disappointment over the Wii U and the traditional gaming industry's trend toward iterative games with bigger budgets, I wanted to love the Ouya because it stood for everything the company and competitors like Sony (SNE), Microsoft (MSFT), and Nintendo did not. But after some time with the indie console, I realize it too has MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 12, 2013 12:08 PM ET
Sony's Jack Tretton thinks the company has the right strategy this time around.
By Matt Vella, senior editor
FORTUNE -- The battle between a new generation of video game consoles is, in reality, still months away. Consumers won't be choosing between Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's Playstation 4 until later this fall, when both devices become available. But the contest between the two has already heated up online, as the details MOREJul 9, 2013 2:22 PM ET
Sony's new Sony Vaio Pro laptops are lighter than MacBook Airs and (almost) just as thin.
FORTUNE -- Clasp Sony's 13-inch VAIO Pro in one hand, and you'll be impressed by how light it feels. It's even lighter than the most svelte 11-inch MacBook Air.
The Air is obviously far from heavy, but thanks to carbon fiber used throughout the Vaio Pro's body, Sony (SNE) trimmed the weight to 1.92 lbs. for the 11-inch MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 9, 2013 9:40 AM ET
Don Mattrick may be the troubled game maker's best shot at coming out on top again
FORTUNE -- Desperate times call for desperate measures. In the case of flailing casual gaming company Zynga (ZNGA), that meant installing a new CEO. Earlier this week, the company announced founder and long-time CEO Mark Pincus would step down, making way for Don Mattrick, the former president of Microsoft's (MSFT) Interactive Entertainment unit, which includes MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 2, 2013 12:33 PM ET
Hardcore PC gaming appears to be alive and kicking.
By Peter Suciu
FORTUNE -- While Microsoft and Sony elaborated on their new video game consoles earlier this month at the Electronic Entertainment Expo there was another system that showed signs of renewed life: the PC. Despite the moribund market for mainstream computers, hardcore PC gaming seems to be alive and well.
In past years the PC had been a dominant part of MOREJun 26, 2013 11:42 AM ET
However, the company's about-face on policies users found unbearable will help.
By John Gaudiosi
FORTUNE -- Anyone who questions the power of the crowd need only talk to Microsoft.
In a stunning reversal, the technology giant made an abrupt about-face on some of the controversial features of its upcoming Xbox One console. The company scrapped requirements that would have prevented users from playing offline games and made it difficult to sell used MOREJun 20, 2013 6:56 AM ET
The console makers are going head-to-head for new consumers for the first time.
By Peter Suciu
FORTUNE -- A big battle is brewing in the world of video games. The battlelines for the living room were drawn this week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the annual trade show for all things video games, as Microsoft and Sony solidified their plans to introduce new consoles this year.
Microsoft's (MSFT) presentation this week MOREJun 13, 2013 7:46 AM ET
Firms from LEGO to Sephora are co-opting their most ardent fans for their own purposes.
By Kurt Wagner, reporter
FORTUNE -- On Sephora's Beauty Talk community, an online forum for fans of the company's makeup and skincare products, katie1724 is a "Hall of Famer." With more than 4,400 hearts (the community's equivalent of the Facebook 'like'), she posts and comments five to 10 times per day. It's routine for katie1724 to MOREMay 30, 2013 2:24 PM ET
We looked to Microsoft senior vice president Yusuf Mehdi to learn more about what the company's new videogame console can and can't do.
FORTUNE -- By now, gamers around the world know just as much about Microsoft's new video game console, the Xbox One, as they do Sony's (SNE) recently announced PlayStation 4. Like its next-generation counterpart, the Xbox One will rely on an 8-core processor, supported by 8 gigabytes of MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 23, 2013 12:52 PM ET
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