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Sony's New $500 PlayStation 5 Will Launch Nov. 12

Sony's New $500 PlayStation 5 Will Launch Nov. 12

By Mae Anderson | Sep 17, 2020

Sony's upcoming PlayStation 5 video game console will cost $500 and launch Nov. 12, the company said Wednesday, setting up a holiday battle with Microsoft's Xbox Series X over whose new console will turn up under more trees this year.

Apple, Google Drop Fortnite from App Stores Over Payments

Apple, Google Drop Fortnite from App Stores Over Payments

By Mae Anderson | Aug 14, 2020

Apple and Google dropped the popular game Fortnite from their app stores after the game's developer introduced a direct payment plan that bypasses their platforms.

Watch: Henry Cavill Records Himself Building a Gaming Computer and Twitter is Thirsty

Watch: Henry Cavill Records Himself Building a Gaming Computer and Twitter is Thirsty

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jul 18, 2020

The handsome, muscular actor posts an Instagram video building his own computer.

Vintage Super Mario Bros. Video Game Sells for $114,000

Vintage Super Mario Bros. Video Game Sells for $114,000

Jul 12, 2020

An unopened copy of a vintage Super Mario Bros. video game has been sold for $114,000 in an auction that underscored the enduring popularity of entertainment created decades ago.

Bejeweled, Minecraft Among Games Inducted into Hall of Fame

Jun 19, 2020

The World Video Game Hall of Fame inducted Bejeweled, Centipede, King's Quest and Minecraft in a virtual ceremony Thursday that recognized their influence on the industry.

FDA Approves Video Game for Treating ADHD in Kids

Jun 16, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has for the first time approved a video game for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children.

Need Ideas Designing Your 'Animal Crossing' Home? 'Queer Eye' Star Bobby Berk is Here to Help

Apr 30, 2020

"Queer Eye" star Bobby Berk, who specializes in home decor, is giving advice to fans who need help designing their home in the popular Nintendo Switch game "Animal Crossing: New Horizons."

Nintendo Profits Up on Healthy Switch Demand for Christmas

By Yuri Kageyama | Jan 31, 2020

Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co. reported Thursday a 29% rise in quarterly profit, as its earnings got a lift from solid demand for the Switch console during the year-end shopping season.

Passenger Takes over Airport Monitor for Video Game

Jan 18, 2020

A passenger waiting for a flight at an Oregon airport needed a bit more screen space for his video game so he plugged his Playstation 4 into a computer screen that had been displaying a map of the airport.

Fight Over Cash-Paying Video Games Hits Crucial Stretch

By Marc Levy | Jan 12, 2020

Just across the mall lobby from the glass-door entrance to the Pennsylvania attorney general's office sits a cash-paying electronic game terminal that the office is fighting to outlaw, like thousands of other devices like it around the state.

Green Gaming: Video Game Firms Make Climate Promises At UN

By Jennifer Peltz | Sep 24, 2019

The companies behind PlayStation, Xbox, Angry Birds, Minecraft, Twitch and other video games and platforms pledged Monday at the U.N. to level up efforts to fight climate change and get their throngs of users involved.

Gaming Heavyweights Raise $17M for New Esports Network

By Jake Seiner | Sep 18, 2019

A new venture backed by many of video gaming's biggest publishers is unveiling a network that hopes to be to esports what ESPN has been to traditional sports.

Stop Blaming Video Games for Mass Killings

By Christopher J. Ferguson, Stetson University | Aug 11, 2019

Any claims that there is consistent evidence that violent video games encourage aggression are simply false.

Walmart Pulls Violent Game Displays but Will Still Sell Guns

By Michelle Chapman, Mae Anderson and Joseph Pisani | Aug 9, 2019

Walmart has ordered workers to remove video game signs and displays that depict violence from stores nationwide after 22 people died in a shooting at one of its Texas stores but will continue to sell guns.

No, There's Still No Link Between Video Games and Violence

By Mae Anderson | Aug 7, 2019

Do video games trigger violent behavior? Scientific studies have found no link. But the persistent theory is back in the headlines following the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday.

Ninja Out: Gaming Megastar Leaves Twitch for Mixer

By Jake Seiner | Aug 2, 2019

Fortnite superstar Tyler "Ninja" Blevins has left Twitch and is taking his video game live streams to Microsoft's Mixer platform, a stunning switch that could have wide-ranging consequences for the rapidly growing industry.

Unopened 1987 Nintendo Video Game Could Sell for $10,000

Aug 1, 2019

An unopened copy of a 1987 cult-classic video game that a Nevada man found in the attic of his childhood home is expected to sell for up to $10,000 at an online auction.

16-Year-Old Fortnite World Champ Wins $3 Million

Jul 30, 2019

Kyle Giersdorf, of Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, won $3 million as the first Fortnite World Cup solo champion. The competition took place Sunday at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York.

Passengers on Southwest Flight Get Nintendo Switch

Jul 19, 2019

Passengers on a Southwest Airlines flight got more than a small bottle of water when they boarded their plane.

Nintendo Shifts Some Switch Production from China to Vietnam

By Yuri Kageyama | Jul 9, 2019

Nintendo Co. plans to start making its Switch video game console in Vietnam this year, transferring some of its production from China, a company spokesman said Tuesday.

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