First-person shooters

  1. Chart Moves: 'Halo 4' Sets Record as Highest-Charting Video Game Soundtrack Ever

    November 01, 2012 12:11 PM EDT The Billboard 200: On the Billboard 200 chart this week, all the news seemed to revolve around Taylor Swift and her striking debut at No. 1 with "Red." The set sold 1.208 million copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan, m ...

  2. Julia Betley: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Julia Betley Creative Services Manager, Bug Music In three years at Bug Music, Julia Betley, 27, has already blazed new trails. Praised by her peers as "relentless," "determined" and "the mayor of emerging execs," the ...

  3. Activision Results Top Street, Music Games Hit

    February 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Activision Blizzard Inc has posted better-than-expected results fueled by its hit holiday release "Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2," and shares rallied 5.4% as the company said it would start paying an annual dividend. The world's la ...

  4. Analyst: Music Genre Dragging Down Videogame Sales

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST When December video games sales results are released - expected after the market closes on Jan. 14 - Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter forecasts a 12% drop in sales over the previous year. Driving the majority of that fall-a full two-thir ...

  5. Composer Hans Zimmer Game For 'Call of Duty'

    August 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer is writing music for his first videogame project, "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2," one of the year's most anticipated releases. The sequel to the first-person action best-seller "Call of Duty ...

  6. Video From E3: Most Anticipated Games Unveiled

    June 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT More than 200 exhibitors crammed into the E3 expo in Los Angeles on day two to show off their videogame wares. Billboard correspondent Alan Frutkin features some of the most anticipated titles including "Assassin's Creed II," " ...

  7. Film & TV Conference: Composers, Artists Hit Jackpot With Videogames

    November 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With videogame scores getting big budgets, live orchestras and real choirs, composers have found fertile ground to create. And so have recording artists. Incubus, Steve Vai, Ozomatli and John Mayer were some of the artist mentioned at the Hollywoo ...

  8. Vid Game Composers Going For High Scores

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The video game is the new radio. Or is it the new CD? Or the new score soundtrack? Maybe it's all of the above. Like radio, video games now serve as a way for artists to be discovered, and many acts are breaking thanks to song placements. Sal ...

  9. Videogame Halo 3 Nets $170 Million First Day Sales

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT According to Microsoft representatives, the Halo 3 videogame netted $170 million in U.S. sales in its very first day. That's more that either "Spider Man 3" or "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" raked in on their respe ...

  10. Final Star Wars DVD Due In November

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT LucasArts Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will release the final Star Wars film, "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith," to DVD on Nov. 1. A new video game, "Star Wars Battlefront II," LucasArts Twentieth Century ...

  11. Fox Reports Big 'Star Wars' sales.

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Company would not break out unit sales. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment reports that consumers spent $115 million on "Star Wars" properties yesterday (Sept. 21). The figure includes sales of the much-anticipated "Star Wars ...

  12. Microsoft Showcases Ambitious Xbox Plans

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Four years ago, Microsoft merely wanted to be a player in the gaming industry. Today, it wants to be the leader. The company unveiled an agreement with Electronic Arts for online interactive games las Four years ago, Microsoft merely wanted to be ...

  13. Microsoft Showcases Ambitious Xbox Plans

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Four years ago, Microsoft merely wanted to be a player in the gaming industry. Today, it wants to be the leader. The company unveiled an agreement with Electronic Arts for online interactive games las Four years ago, Microsoft merely wanted to be ...

  14. Clear Channel Fires DJ, Addresses Decency Standards

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Radio conglomerate to adopt "zero tolerance" policy. Radio conglomerate to adopt "zero tolerance" policy. News ...