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Ralph Baer, Video-Game Pioneer, Dies at 92
Innovation

Ralph Baer, Video-Game Pioneer, Dies at 92

The man known as the 'father of video games' never stopped inventing.
Nina Zipkin
Across the U.S., Bars Are Letting You Play Your Favorite Childhood Video Games
Business Unusual

Across the U.S., Bars Are Letting You Play Your Favorite Childhood Video Games

Cocktails mix with vintage video games at the newest arcades.
From Grand Theft Auto to Halo, Hot Video Games to Shine This Holiday Season
Video Games

From Grand Theft Auto to Halo, Hot Video Games to Shine This Holiday Season

New consoles are great, but the real fun usually doesn't start until a year or so after when new games hit store shelves.
What Minecraft Is Teaching Your Kids About Money
Money Management

What Minecraft Is Teaching Your Kids About Money

If your kids are chattering non-stop about things like emeralds, pickaxes and creepers, you may have a unique opportunity to turn a video game addiction into a life lesson about money.
Beyond Gaming: Oculus Rift Founder's Predictions for Virtual Reality's Future
Virtual Reality

Beyond Gaming: Oculus Rift Founder's Predictions for Virtual Reality's Future

The budding technology can have applications for business meetings, medicine, education and more.
Gabrielle Karol
How Android TV Is a (Video) Game Changer
Video Games

How Android TV Is a (Video) Game Changer

The man behind Google's first foray into the set-top business discusses how gaming will evolve.
John Gaudiosi
Angry Birds Maker Rovio to Cut Up to 130 Jobs
Layoffs

Angry Birds Maker Rovio to Cut Up to 130 Jobs

Company CEO: 'We have been building our team on assumptions of faster growth than have materialized.'
Long-Buried Atari Cartridges Are Being Offered Up for Public Auction
Video Games

Long-Buried Atari Cartridges Are Being Offered Up for Public Auction

After being exhumed from a New Mexico landfill earlier this year, copies of the world's worst video game will now be up for auction.
Geoff Weiss
Microsoft's Rumored $2 Billion Bid for Minecraft: Smart Move or Epic Fail?
Acquisitions

Microsoft's Rumored $2 Billion Bid for Minecraft: Smart Move or Epic Fail?

Microsoft is reportedly nearing a deal to buy the maker of the wildly popular video game, but at least one analyst calls the move a 'real head scratcher.'
Laura Entis
Welcome to the Weird World of Mixed-Reality Gaming
Innovators

Welcome to the Weird World of Mixed-Reality Gaming

Where the gap between the digital and the real starts to blur.
Jason Ankeny
Amazon Drops $970 Million on Game-Streaming Service Twitch
Amazon

Amazon Drops $970 Million on Game-Streaming Service Twitch

Amazon's surprise announcement followed months of unconfirmed reports that Google's YouTube unit was about to buy the company.
GameStop Sales Soar in Second Quarter, Riding New Consoles Wave
Earnings Reports

GameStop Sales Soar in Second Quarter, Riding New Consoles Wave

Hardware and software sales soared during the second quarter, riding new gaming consoles from Microsoft and Sony.
Geoff Weiss
Can Video Games in the Office Make Employees More Productive?
Productivity

Can Video Games in the Office Make Employees More Productive?

Hip startup employees have been known to enjoy digital entertainment at work, but does it actually have a positive effect on employees?
Ken Lin
Great at World of Warcraft? Put It on Your Resume.
Video Games

Great at World of Warcraft? Put It on Your Resume.

Stephen Gillett, Symantec's chief operating officer and former Starbucks CIO, says the skills he learned playing the online game have helped him professionally.
Laura Entis