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Google's Challenge to Game Consoles to Kick Off in November

By Mae Anderson | Jun 8, 2019

Google will kick off its Stadia streaming service to challenge the video game industry in November — but initially only as part of a $130 bundle that includes hardware and a pass for a friend.

World Video Game Hall of Fame to Announce Inductees

May 3, 2019

The World Video Game Hall of Fame is ready to honor a new group of games for their impact on the industry and pop culture over time.

Far From Glitzy Tech Hubs, Chinese City Bets Big on VR

By Dake Kang | Apr 29, 2019

Enthusiasm for VR has cooled somewhat after years of hype, but China's leaders are trying to drum up excitement, hoping to take the lead in a technology they expect will eventually gain wide use.

Video Game Effort Could Help Regulate Future Drone Traffic

By Lindsay Whitehurst | Apr 27, 2019

Drones ferrying medical supplies, packages and even pizza could one day be crisscrossing the skies above U.S. cities, and a team at the University of Utah is working with regulators to keep that future traffic in check using a video game.

Lawyer: Massacre Suspect Allowed to Play Violent Video Games

Apr 25, 2019

An attorney representing the father of a victim in last year's Florida high school massacre told a judge that mental health counselors must share the blame, because they knew Nikolas Cruz was "a ticking time bomb."

India Weighs Ban on Popular Online Game After Deaths

By Rishabh R. Jain and Amrit Dhillon | Apr 7, 2019

A boy's suicide this week in southern India after his mother scolded him for playing a popular online game has inflamed a national debate over whether the game should be banned.

EU Investigates Video Game Companies over Antitrust Concerns

Apr 7, 2019

The European Union's competition watchdog is stepping up its investigation of a U.S. video game platform and five game makers over concerns they blocked players from buying cheaper versions of games in other countries.

Streaming to Subscriptions: Video Games Enter New Frontiers

By Mae Anderson | Apr 6, 2019

In the past, you plunked down $60 at GameStop for a copy of Grand Theft Auto or Madden NFL and played it out — after which you could trade it in or let it gather dust. Now, you'll increasingly have the choice of subscribing to games.

Candy Crush vs. Mortal Kombat for Video Game Hall of Fame

Mar 24, 2019

The World Video Game Hall of Fame fielded thousands of nominations for the Class of 2019 from more than 100 countries, hall officials said Thursday after narrowing the field to 12.

Goodbye Console? Google Launches Game-Streaming Platform

By Mae Anderson | Mar 20, 2019

Google on Tuesday unveiled a video-game streaming platform called Stadia, positioning itself to take on the traditional video-game business.

'Minecraft' Creator Trolls Trans People, Twitter Claps Back

By Kilian Melloy | Mar 14, 2019

Swedish video game maker Markus Alexej Persson is known for making provocative comments, but his take on transwomen, which he shared in a series of tweets, instantly summoned a deluge of critical responses.

Sega Halts Game Shipment after Actor Arrested on Drug Charge

By Yuri Kageyama | Mar 14, 2019

Japanese entertainment company Sega has cancelled shipments of its video game "Judgment," also known as "Judge Eyes," after one of its actors was arrested on drug charges.

Jury Recommends 30 Years for Guard Who Killed Pokemon Go Player

Mar 5, 2019

A Virginia jury has recommended a 30-year prison sentence for a Chesapeake security guard who killed a man prosecutors say was playing "Pokemon Go."

Nintendo Chief: Seeking Growth Sources As Switch Sales Slow

By Yuri Kageyama | Feb 3, 2019

Nintendo's president says the Kyoto-based video game maker behind the Super Mario and Pokemon franchises is counting on business outside the game sector for future growth.

GLAAD Announces Nominees for 30th Annual Media Awards

Jan 25, 2019

GLAAD is honoring video games for the first time during its 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards.

3 Most Popular Online Casinos in Thailand

Jan 11, 2019

If you're in Thailand, you should check out these three online game rooms. Besides being licensed, they have an outstanding reputation with avid players and casino insiders. Lady luck is waiting for you!

Women Navigate Toxicity, Other Barriers in Esports

By Jake Seiner | Jan 3, 2019

The Entertainment Software Association reported this year that 45 percent of U.S. gamers are female, yet women make up a scant portion of the professional esports player pool.

Gamers Worry About the Future State of Gaming Security

Jan 2, 2019

McAfee has released results from its survey, "Game Over: The Future of Gaming Security," finding that while gamers profess to exhibit good cybersecurity habits there's still work to do.

'Little League for Esports' Hopes to Organize Youth Gaming

By Jake Seiner | Dec 13, 2018

Super League is trying to bring structure to an industry devoid of it at the youth level.

Reclaiming Video Games' Queer Past Before It Disappears

By Adrienne Shaw | Nov 17, 2018

Now, at last, a mainstream LGBTQ activist organization has found that it can't ignore video games any longer.

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