Archive - Chris Morris

Chris Morris has covered the video game industry since 1996, offering analysis of news and trends and breaking several major stories. He was the author of CNNMoney’s 'Game Over' and has also written for Yahoo!, Variety, CNBC.com, Forbes.com and other publications.

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2 Call of Duty purchase intent "well above last year" - Hirshberg

A month ago Activision Publishing CEO still extremely bullish despite lower pre-order projections; ATVI also keeping close eye on F2P game in China

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25 New iPhones "on par with next-generation consoles" - Gibeau

3 months ago EA Mobile head weighs in potential of Apple's latest, already has people prototyping for Watch

Amazon's Twitch buyout may have little to do with its gaming ambitions

3 months ago The purchase will help "complete a puzzle" says Twitch's Matthew DiPietro; Chris Morris examines the implications of the deal

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2 Take-Two CEO open to buying more studios

7 months ago "This company is in growth mode," Strauss Zelnick says. He also praised Microsoft for unbundling Kinect

15 Walmart jumps into the game trade-in business

8 months ago Retailer launching large-scale program at 3,100 US stores, aims to disrupt second-hand market

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1 Take-Two plays the waiting game with mobile

10 months ago Strauss Zelnick on Wii U, Oculus Rift, and what happens with Rod Fergusson's Bay Area studio now that he's jumped ship to Microsoft

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37 Oculus games may command a premium price

11 months ago CEO Brendan Iribe would not be surprised to see Oculus games cost more than $60 - he also says "the age of 2D monitors has run its course"

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13 Ubisoft explains why launch games underwhelm

A year ago Tony Key also notes that the $100 price difference between Xbox One and PS4 won't matter, and he expects installed base to quickly double last gen

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16 The life of the Nintendo Wii - through the eyes of Satoru Iwata

A year ago Chris Morris takes a look back at his many conversations about the Wii with Nintendo's leader

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20 PS4, Xbox One take "painful body blow" from Watch Dogs delay

Opinion A year ago Chris Morris looks at the ramifications of Ubisoft's last-minute delay of one of the hottest new IPs in the industry

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16 Rockstar Games: Time for new IP?

A year ago GTA V is a smashing success, but what's next for Rockstar? Chris Morris examines the possibilities

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14 Chair's Donald Mustard on the Apple console threat

A year ago Infinity Blade III developer excited for iDevices' living room potential, addresses increasing time and cost of mobile development

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20 Inside PS4's new VR headset

A year ago Sony's next big peripheral expected for fall 2014 launch, said to be more accurate than Oculus Rift

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8 Free-to-play set to take off on consoles?

A year ago Chris Morris talks to devs about F2P and how it may actually be better suited to consoles than the PC

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10 Former Steam boss Jason Holtman lands at Microsoft

A year ago Valve veteran will be focused on "making Windows a great platform for gaming"

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14 Xbox One can still win the next console war

Opinion A year ago Chris Morris notes that "the embankment Microsoft faces is a lot smaller than it was a short time ago"

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19 Xbox One: Julie Larson-Green May Fit In Just Fine

A year ago Columnist Chris Morris examines what the new Xbox chief means for Microsoft as it launches its biggest product of the next 10 years

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38 Does Nintendo stand a chance this holiday?

A year ago Pessimism is starting to crest, notes columnist Chris Morris, as publishers weigh in; "Wii U feels like an offline experience," says Peter Moore

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18 Nintendo: Our digital sales are soaring

A year ago Reggie Fils-Aime tells us that Fire Emblem alone sold around 80,000 units digitally; also, the pace of Wii U releases will increase "dramatically"

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47 Xbox always-online: Maybe it's not so terrible

Opinion A year ago Chris Morris explains that having a big company like Microsoft step up could make always-online more palatable for next-gen

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5 EA's hot seat: Who will be the next CEO?

A year ago Chris Morris examines six viable replacements for Riccitiello and handicaps the candidates

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47 PS4: What Sony needs to win next-gen

Opinion A year ago Columnist Chris Morris looks at opportunities and potential pitfalls for Sony in the upcoming console battle

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29 Valve: Biggest threat to the next generation?

Opinion A year ago Chris Morris argues that a Steam Box could make life difficult for Microsoft and Sony in the next couple years

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5 Ubisoft's Guillemot on evolving audiences, Wii U, and possibly buying THQ

2 years ago Ubisoft's CEO acknowledges interest in THQ's assets. "For sure, it's something we can consider," he tells us

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23 PS3 Super Slim Could Be A Super Stumble

2 years ago Chris Morris argues that Sony is shooting itself in the foot by not lowering prices this holiday