Electronic Arts Inc., the second- largest U.S. video-game maker, fell the most in three weeks after technical problems with its recently released “Battlefield 4” raised concerns about the title’s future.
Apotex Inc. defeated Sanofi, France’s biggest drugmaker, in an Australian patent dispute over the rheumatoid arthritis drugs Arava and Arabloc, with the country’s highest court ruling for the first time on the patentability of medical treatments for humans.
Activision Blizzard Inc. Chief Executive Officer Robert Kotick threatened to quit if directors didn’t allow him to lead a group that helped buy out most of Vivendi SA’s stake in the video-game maker for $8.2 billion, according to court papers.
Nintendo Co.’s prospects for meeting its profit and sales forecasts for this year are diminishing after Sony Corp. and Microsoft Corp. each sold more game consoles in 24 hours than the Wii U maker did in nine months.
Sony Corp. sold more than 2.1 million PlayStation 4 game consoles globally since its release last month as Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai seeks to revive the company’s consumer electronics business.
Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., maker of the “Grand Theft Auto” video games, fell the most since June after the company bought back a $203.5 million stake from Carl Icahn, marking an end to his involvement.
The University of Alabama opened a new football-training center last February. Any professional team would be happy to have it. The amenities include a $9 million weight room, a hydrotherapy pool with a Club Med–style cascade of hot water and an anti-gravity treadmill that’s more NASA than Nautilus. Coach Nick Saban goes over the finer points of football with his team in a 212-seat theater with a multiplex-sized screen. After practice, players shoot pool or kick back on a leather couch with a video game, Bloomberg Markets magazine reports in its January issue.