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EA tried to buy Valve

EA would love to own Valve; who'd thunk it? A new report says that EA has been pursuing the company for years, but co-founder Gabe Newell says Valve is more likely to 'disintegrate' than be acquired. More...

Music Industry Betting on 'Ringle' Format

As the recording industry wakes up from its summer slumber and starts thinking about what will motivate the consumer for the holiday selling season, the major labels are getting ready to launch the "ringle," which... More...

Music Industry Offers Discounted Royalty Rate

Yesterday, a music industry group said small Internet radio broadcasters could pay discounted royalty rates for streaming music online through 2010, a move that could keep the struggling businesses alive. Webcasters who earn $1.25 million... More...

Video game industry group names new president

The Entertainment Software Association, the U.S. video game industry's trade association, has announced Michael Gallagher will take over presidential duties at the association later in May. Gallagher was the chief telecommunications and policy adviser to... More...

Porn Industry Chooses HD DVD

Thanks to Mikee4fun for posting this in BPN. They say the reason VHS beat Betamax was because the adult entertainment industry chose VHS. Recently, at their annual get together, which coincidentally coincides with CES, the... More...

Music Industry Looks East to Tackle Piracy

Music firms are launching their first lawsuits in Asia as the crackdown on net piracy continues. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry announced this morning it had filed 963 lawsuits, with some of them... More...

Patent suits target games industry

While computer game fans shell out tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars for the latest shoot-em-up release, a little-known patent holder is hoping to make a different kind of computer game killing. ... More...

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