Video game

  1. Telefonica's Terra From Spain to Offer Legal Music, Film Streaming in Europe

    May 01, 2012 6:00 AM EDT MADRID - Telefonica's media unit Terra plans to introduce online films and music in Europe, starting with Spain and Portugal by the end of next month, news reports said Monday. Spanish Court Dismisses Case Against Major P2P Site No one was im ...

  2. Business Matters: The Orchard Branches Out to Action Sports Video

    October 28, 2011 6:20 PM EDT The Orchard Branches Out Into Action Sports Video -- Digital distributor The Orchard has branched out into sports by creating an Action Sports & Lifestyle Film Distribution division. The new division, reported to be launching next week, will b ...

  3. Video Game Spending Rises in Q1 With New Revenue Streams

    July 12, 2011 6:45 AM EDT NEW YORK - First-quarter U.S. spending on new physical video and PC game software amounted to $2.03 billion, but digital downloads, used and rented games, mobile games, social network games and game subscriptions added $1.85 billion to that figure ...

  4. Sony Unveils PlayStation 'Vita' at E3

    June 07, 2011 7:35 AM EDT LOS ANGELES - Sony Corp. on Monday took the wraps off its next generation portable gaming machine, PlayStation Vita, a touch-interface and motion-sensitive handheld that outdoes its workhorse PlayStation Portable and will go on sale before the win ...

  5. Video, Computer Game Sales Drop 16% in March: Report

    April 15, 2011 7:54 AM EDT March wasn't a good month for the gaming industry. Sales of video and computer games dropped 16% last month to $735.4 million, according to NPD Group data, as reported by the Los Angeles Times. Hardware sales, meanwhile, were up 12%, to $494. ...

  6. Music, Film Industries Average Lowest Profit Margins Among Media Sectors

    March 15, 2011 7:15 AM EDT All the hubbub about a crashing music industry, and it turns out that during the past five years, it has fared no worse than the film business, according to an Ernst & Young study released Monday. From 2006-10, the music industry notched an av ...

  7. Videogame Sales Slump

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The holiday sales cycle just became more important than ever for the videogame industry. Already coping with a rather lackluster year so far, September sales figures--compiled by the NPD Group—didn’t bring any good news. Overall industry revenues ...

  8. Gaming Industry Opens Music Discussion Forum

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT TIGA, the representative trade body for the U.K. video games industry, has launched a new service on its Web site called 'Creative Industry Switch,' which invites music companies, artists and games developers to come together in discussi ...

  9. Recession? Not For Video Games

    June 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Economic uncertainty that is hampering most media won’t stop the growth in video games. Revenue generated in the U.S. and Canada by the video game industry, minus hardware sales, will grow at an average clip of 5.8% annually over the next five yea ...

  10. Survey: Games Trump Movie Theaters

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The boxoffice is booming. Nevertheless, Americans seem to prefer spending time with video games over a night out at the movies. In the past six months, 53% of U.S. consumers have gone to the movies, but 63% have played a video game, according to r ...

  11. Games Set To Surpass Music, Video At Retail

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Reports from U.K.-based retail analyst Verdict Research has named the games sector as the most lucrative entertainment sector. Verdict predicts that by the year's end, total video games spending will equate to £4.64 billion ($7.42 billion), a ...

  12. Report: Videogame Spending Tripled Last Year

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's a good time to be in the videogame business. While spending on music fell 10% in 2007, according to new data from the NPD Group, videogame spending tripled in the same period, and DVD sales were largely flat. Retail sales of videogames j ...

  13. Geffen Aims For Online Gamers

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Geffen Records boy band NLT will be receiving a heightened profile in the online videogame world, and not just from getting their songs on soundtracks. The label has teamed with in-game advertising firm Mochi Media to run a campaign aimed at young ...

  14. MTV To Invest $500 Million In Videogames

    August 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks plans to invest well over $500 million in videogames, seeing the red-hot entertainment category as a major pillar of growth in its goal to reach consumers wherever they spend time. The two-year investment is part of a global strategy ...

  15. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PLUGGED: Getty Images' acquisition of Pump Audio is an exciting turn of events in the music licensing world. It's a perfect example of how technology can be used to make music more broadly available. As everything else in the music busin ...

  16. Florida Bill Aims To Curb Violent Videogame Sales

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST A Florida state senator has introduced a bill that would ban the sale or rental of violent videogames to minors, an aide to the lawmaker said Oct. 27. (Reuters) -- A Florida state senator has introduced a bill that would ban the sale or rental of ...

  17. Psychologists Call For Reduction Of Game Violence

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Violence in videogames is bad for children's health. So says the American Psychological Assn., which is calling on the industry to cut it back. WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) -- Violence in videogames is bad for children's health. So says the Ame ...

  18. Senators Fight Sex Appearing In 'GTA' Game

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A pair of senators are incensed over pornographic content "hidden" in the popular videogame "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" and are demanding action from either the government or the game's maker. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hol ...

  19. Hidden Sex Content Revealed In 'Grand Theft Auto'

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Graphic sexual content that appears in a popular videogame is giving family advocates a new reason to be offended. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Graphic sexual content that appears in a popular videogame is giving family advocates a new reason to be offen ...

  20. Videogame Giant EA's Net Revenue Plummets 90%

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stocks of all major game publishers dip on news. Videogame industry bellwether Electronic Arts reported a 90% drop in net revenue for the quarter ending March 31, compared to the same quarter last year. This caused its stock to fall about 11%, acc ...

  21. China Caught In Web Of Games

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Online videogame revenue is the driving force for China's gaming market that comprises 28.8 million users, a new report has found. After all, Chinese gamers spend more money on online games than PC, c (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Online videog ...

  22. Video-Game Market Tops $8B In 2004

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rentals, sales combine for record mark. Total sales and rentals from video, portable and computer games and rentals topped $8 billion for the first time in 2004, including a record 248 million unit sales alone. Software was the driving force for t ...

  23. Bill Targets Retailers Who Sell 'Mature' Games To Minors

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST The governor of Illinois on Dec. 16 proposed legislation that would make it a crime for retailers to sell violent or sexually graphic videogames to minors. It is the first state bill ever to try polic WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The governor of Illinois o ...

  24. Canadian Videogame Firms To Self-Regulate Sales To Kids

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stung by criticism that they are marketing adult-oriented videogames to children, Canadian retailers and gaming software makers on Oct. 14 unveiled a self-regulating initiative. TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Stung by criticism that they are ...

  25. First Amendment Protection for Videogames: The Unspoken Implications

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Since the 1980s, videogame producers unsuccessfully litigated to obtain First Amendment protection for their releases. This battle has been fought in the context of (i) attempted government regulation Since the 1980s, videogame producers unsuccess ...

  26. CERTA Launches Ratings, Labeling Campaign

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lobbying group designates June as awareness month. The Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations (CERTA) is hoping to turn retailers' attention to entertainment ratings and labeling systems by declaring that June will be "Ente ...

  27. New Study Reveals Gaming Habits Of Young Males

    April 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nielsen Entertainment and videogame maker Activision Inc. have released a study on game use and the effectiveness of advertising. Nielsen, meanwhile, is developing a system that aims to track gaming h Nielsen Entertainment and videogame maker Acti ...