GamesIndustry.biz writes: "US videogame companies climbed yesterday as Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped roughly 3 per cent, amid rumours of a government plan to bailout banks.
Microsoft, one of the 30 companies in the DJIA, saw its share price climb 2.81 per cent from USD 24.57 to USD 25.26. Activision-Blizzard saw its shares rise 3.22 per cent to USD 16.03, up from the previous day's close of USD 15.53. Take-Two climbed 3.33 per cent, up by USD 0.50 from USD 15.01 to close at USD 15.51. Electronic Arts' stock rose by a larger amount at 6.7 per cent, going from USD 41.68 to USD 43.79. Similarly, THQ rose 6.56 per cent to USD 12.84 from USD 12.05."