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Rovio’s Skyrocketing Growth and the Increasing Dominance of Smartphone Gaming

By Michael Comeau NEW YORK — Finland’s Rovio Entertainment, maker of the phenomenally popular Angry Birds series of mobile video games, just released its full-year 2011 financial results, and the numbers are spectacular — particularly when compared with the old-school of the video-game industry. […]

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Dan Rosensweig is open to the idea that the textbook as we know it will someday no longer exist. […]

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick: How To Be An Innovator

Bobby Kotick is one of the biggest figures in the video game business. He’s beloved by investors for taking over Activision Inc. […]

What’s Citigroup’s Favorite Video-Game Stock?

With the economy grinding to a halt, high unemployment and pitched battles among our politicians, maybe we should take a cue from gamers and hide inside other worlds. […]

Activision Blizzard Rides ‘Black Ops’ to Record Quarter

With the next installment of the “Call of Duty” franchise, CEO Bobby Kotick has his eyes set on breaking a record set by “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.” Activision Blizzard rode massive sales of Call of Duty: Black Ops the No. […]

E3: Activision CEO on New Call of Duty Elite Service, ‘Modern Warfare 3’ and ‘Gui…

Eric Hirshberg also discusses the impact of recruiting Hollywood talent like Ed Harris and Gary Oldman has had on the success of the “Call of Duty” franchise and why there won’t be a movie based on the war game anytime soon. […]

America’s Pink Slip Capitals

The number of mass layoffs in the U.S. was down 26% in the first quarter compared to a year ago. […]

Activision: Video game maker reports higher profit, revenue

Activision Blizzard said Monday that its first-quarter net income and revenue grew, helped by strong demand for digital offerings such as downloadable content for the popular “Call of Duty” games. […]

Demise of ‘Guitar Hero’ not end of music games

“Guitar Hero” made ordinary people feel like rock stars, and its plastic guitars have redefined how people consume music and entertain themselves at house parties for the past half-decade. Yet its demise hardly marks the end of music games. […]

Activision To Axe ‘Guitar Hero’ Franchise Over Losses

These days, guns are more popular than guitars, at least when it comes to video games. […]