| Apr 20, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Brett Ratner runs Brett Ratner Brands in addition to making films. The Tribeca Film Festival award jury member discusses how he came to embrace product placement....
| Apr 5, 2012
| 9:33 PM
THQ Inc., once one of the top five video game publishers in the world, has seen its market value plunge from $2 billion in 2007 to just $35 million. THQ's shares, which traded above $34 a share when the company was riding high, closed at 51 cents on...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 9:33 PM
Video game sales plunged 25% in March....
| May 9, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Activision Blizzard said the number of subscribers to its World of Warcraft online game remained roughly the same at 10.2 million, for now halting a year-long trend of decline....
| Oct 4, 2012
| 2:24 PM
One of the great left-field surprises of the 1980s pop music scene came with the arrival of Big Daddy, a whimsical band that reimagined hits of the day as they might have sounded had they been recorded in the 1950s.
The conceit was that the group’s...
| May 3, 2012
| 7:00 AM
When it comes to creating value, Occidental Petroleum Corp. Chief Executive Stephen I. Chazen beats out other Southern California business leaders, according to a new report from Pepperdine University.
Chazen helped his Los Angeles company pull in $3.4...
| May 16, 2012
| 1:42 PM
In summer 2009, Thomas Fenady was recruited for a secret mission called Project Icebreaker. Fenady, who maintains the computer systems for a major corporation, was instructed to hack into the email accounts of two employees and "dig up dirt" but "don't...
| May 17, 2012
| 1:44 PM
The 11th-hour settlement between Electronic Arts Inc. and Activision Blizzard Inc. in the billion-dollar lawsuit over the Call of Duty video game franchise involved "little or no" money changing hands, according to an analyst.
The surprise settlement,...
| May 21, 2012
| 3:13 PM
Details of video game publisherActivision Blizzard Inc.'s high-profile deal in 2010 with Bungie Inc. to make an original game series has been made public for the first time as part of a separate lawsuit involving the Call of Duty game franchise.
| May 21, 2012
| 4:44 PM
Activision Blizzard Inc.'s testy relations with the two creators of the Call of Duty franchise dated back at least a year before the company fired them, according to emails recently unsealed in the company's $1-billion lawsuit against the developers....
| May 25, 2012
| 2:21 PM
A case pitting the world's biggest game company against two of the industry's top developers is increasingly looking like a messy celebrity divorce.
As the lawsuits involvingActivision Blizzard Inc.and former employees Jason West and Vincent Zampella...