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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.

Germans Get Chance to Kill Virtual Nazis After Rule Change

Jun 28, 2019

Germans itching to shoot virtual Nazis will soon get a chance to do so, after a change in the rules concerning the use of forbidden symbols in video games.

After Outcry, Artist Says 'Cyberpunk 2077' Video Game Artwork is Not Transphoic

By Sam Cronin | Jun 14, 2019

Upcoming sci-fi open world game "Cyberpunk 2077" received lots of good press at the recent Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) last weekend, but one piece of in-game artwork is drawing criticism from fans for possible transphobia.

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.

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