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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.'

Welcome to the Weird World of Mixed-Reality Gaming

Where the gap between the digital and the real starts to blur.

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

Hardware and software sales soared during the second quarter, riding new gaming consoles from Microsoft and Sony.

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?

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.

The World’s Largest Video Game Collection Sells for $750,000

Michael Thomasson, the seller, has auctioned off two video game collections before; the first paid for Sega Genesis, and the second paid for his wedding.

As Buried Cartridges Are Unearthed, Atari Plots a Comeback

With a new CEO leading the way, Atari is focusing on the future. At the same time, a documentary in the works seeks to uncover why, years ago, Atari dumped thousands of cartridges in a landfill.

This Company Makes Motion Capture a Cinch

OpenStage uses multiple cameras and advanced algorithms to capture and display motion data in real time, no special suites or elaborate setups required.

Why Google is Looking to Scoop Up Twitch

Described as the YouTube on online gaming, Google is reportedly ready to buy Twitch for upwards of $1 billion.

3 Things Video Games Can Teach You About Being a Better Business Leader

In this video, tech expert Veronica Belmont shares some important business takeaways from the world of gaming.

Why Microsoft Is Thankful for a 5-Year-Old Xbox Fan

A little boy discovered a major security loophole in the product, something people 10 times his age didn't notice.

Game Over? Oculus Fans Outraged by Facebook Purchase

Facebook announced plans to buy the virtual reality headset maker for $2 billion, angering a lot of vocal gamers in the process.

Gamification Tapped by Some Employers to Recruit Candidates

The approach nets more engaged applications when integrated into a challenge-based hiring process.

Will Tomorrow's Entrepreneurs Learn With Virtual Reality?

New technology tools could provide an education method that can prepare us for any future.

What You Can Learn From Nintendo's Weird and Wonderful 125 Years

From playing cards, to taxis to love hotels, it’s been a long road to producing iconic gaming systems. We explain what entrepreneurs can learn from this long-running company.

Maker of Video Game 'BioShock' to Shed All But 15 Employees

Creator Ken Levine's decision to cut the studio down to a 'smaller, more entrepreneurial endeavor' comes as something of a shock.

Face Your Fears: New Video Game Offers Heart-Pounding Experience -- Literally

Female entrepreneur Erin Reynolds created 'Nevermind,' a video game where players wear heart monitors and their game experience changes based on their level of anxiety. She is raising money to build out the game on Kickstarter.

Work on Your Empathy and Other Must-Read Business Tips

A look at why not to be like the Wolf of Wall Street, why you should make your workplace more like a video game and more advice for business owners.

3 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Video Games

Believe it or not, principles from gaming and the video game industry can be applied to a variety of small businesses.

Not Fun and Games: Weak Wii U Sales Leads Nintendo to Lower Forecast

Japanese gaming company expects to see an operating loss at the end of fiscal year.

GameStop Shares Plummet on Weak Outlook

GameStop lowered its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings guidance after suffering declines in video-game sales during the holiday period.

Game On: China Lifts 14-Year Ban on Video Game Consoles

Leading video game manufactures are cautiously optimistic on China's easing of a ban on gaming consoles such as PlayStation, Xbox and Wii.

Rebooting an App to Boost Profits

This entrepreneur is rethinking social and gameplay in its Blackjack app to increase use and revenue.

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