The former Guns N' Roses guitarist's new game takes the "useless" skill of Guitar Hero and turns it into a way to learn guitar.
By John Gaudiosi
FORTUNE -- Saul Hudson is better known to millions of rock fans as Slash. And to a younger generation of gamers, the former Guns N' Roses lead guitarist is known for his work on Activision's (ATVI) Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock back in 2009 and MOREDec 12, 2013 5:00 AM ET
The Swedish game company on what's ahead, and why there will never be a Minecraft 2.
By John Gaudiosi
FORTUNE -- Despite investing millions of dollars into LEGO Universe and attracting over 2 million players, the Danish LEGO Group couldn't find a way to generate revenue from a virtual online brick videogame. But a small Swedish game studio, Mojang, has seen nothing but profits from its open world independent game, Minecraft. MORENov 12, 2013 5:00 AM ET
The Belarus-based gaming developer is moving from PCs to consoles to grab more of the U.S. market.
By John Gaudiosi
FORTUNE -- Just over 15 years ago, Minsk, Belarus-based game developer Wargaming launched with a focus on hardcore turn-based and real-time strategy PC games like DBA Online, Order of War, and the Massive Assault series. By 2008, the company saw publishers shy away from these genres amidst shrinking retail space. At MORESep 25, 2013 9:00 AM ET
The one-time king of consoles is increasingly banking on computer games.
By John Gaudiosi
FORTUNE -- Back in the 1990s, Sega was on top of the video game world. Its Sega Genesis was giving Nintendo a run for its money thanks to a blue hedgehog that could run at supersonic speeds and a library of addictive arcade franchises like Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, and Outrun. But a series of console MOREAug 8, 2013 11:18 AM ET
Riccitiello steps down as video game publisher Electronic Arts has been struggling to adapt to a changing games market. Revenue and earnings per share will be at the low end of or below January guidance.
By Matt Vella, deputy technology editor
FORTUNE -- Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello will step down on March 30, the video game publisher announced today.
In a statement to the press, EA (EA) said it was naming Larry Probst as MOREMar 18, 2013 4:51 PM ET
All the pre-publicity in the world can't beat a good first-person shooter
It's hard to imagine what more could have been done to drum up interest in Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs. The only biography of Apple's (AAPL) CEO written with Jobs' cooperation hit the bookstores 19 days after his death in a tsunami of publicity, from 60 Minutes to Charlie Rose to Jon Stewart and everything in between.
And the book did MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 5, 2011 2:13 PM ET
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Forrester Research projects that mobile app sales will likely reach $38 billion by 2015 and that developers will spend up to $17 billion making them. And in fact, tablet devices alone could also generate $8.1 billion in app sales, too.(Forrester Research)
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Also getting cannibalized: iPod touches, eReaders, desktop PCs and handheld videogames
There's an interesting chart in a report to clients issued early Thursday morning by Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty.
The subject of her report is last week's acquisition of Palm (PALM) by Hewlett Packard (HPQ). In Huberty's bull-case scenario, HP builds a tablet computer around Palm's WebOS that not only competes with Apple's (AAPL) iPad, but captures 15% of the tablet market.
What MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 6, 2010 6:45 AM ET
Insiders explain why the future expansion of videogames with widespread appeal rests with Apple's already popular tablet
Since the first Game Boy hit our shores in 1989, gamers have used single-purpose devices for gaming on the go, a model most developers followed until 2007, when the iPhone took "walking-around" gaming mainstream. The smartphone's touch-screen interface, hardware, and widespread adoption means that both casual gamers and hardcore gamers could get their fix MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 3, 2010 10:04 AM ET
The video game stock has been a laggard - but fund managers and analysts say it will bounce back soon.
By Mina Kimes, writer
Once a blazing hot tech stock, Electronic Arts (ERTS), the maker of "Madden" and "Rock Band," is badly in need of a restart. The video game company's shares have sunk 63% over the last three years while the NASDAQ has been flat. Sales growth slowed after EA failed MOREMar 30, 2010 3:00 AM ET
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