Sony's new PlayStation 4 game console is a Hail Mary. To win, it must lure game creators.
FORTUNE -- With gaming on smartphones and tablets growing rapidly, it's not enough for traditional hardware companies like Sony (SNE) to trot out new consoles with better technical capabilities. They have to innovate. Judging from Wednesday night's spectacle of an unveiling, the Japanese electronics company did its best, playing up new social networking features that MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Feb 21, 2013 12:52 PM ET
Sony's high-octane presentation of its next-generation PlayStation 4 gaming system mostly impressed observers.
FORTUNE -- On Wednesday night, Sony launched the latest version of the Playstation to thumping music, lasers, and a giant screen that wrapped around the audience. The company hopes the super-charged PS4 will help it retake the top spot among console makers and prove its relevance in the changing games market. The games maker touted slick graphics and MOREFeb 21, 2013 10:51 AM ET
Sony's vastly improved PlayStation 4 game system is set to launch later this year. The company hopes it can help it regain lost momentum.
By Matt Vella, deputy technology editor
FORTUNE -- Sony Corp. unveiled its PlayStation 4 video game console Wednesday, introducing a machine with dramatically improved technical abilities, crisp graphics, and a slew of social networking features. The new console is a major bid by the company to regain momentum MOREFeb 20, 2013 9:35 PM ET
Chillingo, the publisher behind mega-hits like Angry Birds and Cut the Rope, has a knack for finding mobile gaming cash cows.
By Kurt Wagner, reporter
FORTUNE -- Mobile game publisher Chillingo knows how to pick a winner. Founders Chris Byatte and Joe Wee were the first publishers to stumble on Angry Birds, created by Espoo, Finland-based Rovio, back in 2009. With Chillingo's help, the game grew into a $1 billion MOREFeb 14, 2013 7:08 AM ET
The videogame maker missed the mobile revolution. Now EA is trying to turn itself around by embracing social games. Can it play on Zynga's field?
By Alex Konrad, reporter
FORTUNE -- Is John Madden going social in a big way? Not the football commentator. ("He's not really the tweeting type," an associate says.) No, we're talking about the Electronics Arts videogame Madden NFL, named after the famous coach.
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Barnes & Noble decided it had to be first to market with a color e-reader, even if that meant not putting out a perfectly polished device. But in an iPad world, the dedicated e-reader race might not even matter.
When news leaked of the Nook Color, the new e-reader with a color screen from Barnes & Noble (BKS), the hype machine went into overdrive. Pundits frothed at that idea that this could MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 29, 2010 12:43 PM ET
A round-up of the companies, deals, and trends that made headlines.
Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the day's most newsworthy bits below.Redbox is rolling out video game rentals to "thousands" of its 24,000 kiosks around the U.S. (MCV) Intel posted a quarterly net profit of nearly $3 billion and MORE JP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 13, 2010 6:30 AM ET
By Scott Moritz
Tech investors were rattled after Nvidia (NVDA) set off a big alarm.
The graphic chip supplier to the PC industry on Wednesday slashed its second-quarter sales forecast to about $912 million, 17% below analysts' estimates. It also said it would take a $150 million to $200 million charge to cover replacement costs of defective chips.
The warning sent Nvidia shares down 31% Thursday and added more pressure to the Nasdaq, which fell MOREsmoritz - Jul 3, 2008 3:05 PM ET
By Yi-Wyn Yen
Its $1.9 billion bid to buy rival Take-Two (TTWO) having been rejected by management, video game giant Electronic Arts took its case directly to the shareholders Thursday morning.
At stake is the future of Grand Theft Auto, a relentlessly violent action-adventure that has grown into one of the most valuable video game franchises in the business. Earlier this week, Take-Two raised its sales estimates for the current quarter to MOREyiwyn - Mar 13, 2008 12:39 PM ET
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