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Holidaying Frog Game Finds Fans Among China's Harried Youth

Holidaying Frog Game Finds Fans Among China's Harried Youth

By Shanshan Wang | Feb 15
Wang Zhuyin studies 10 hours a day preparing for a series of tests to obtain a U.S. physician's license. But like millions of young Chinese adults, the 26-year-old has found a new way to cope with the pressure: An online game about a frog.

Mario and Minions? Illumination to Co-Produce Nintendo Film

Mario and Minions? Illumination to Co-Produce Nintendo Film

By Yuri Kageyama | Feb 1
Mario is getting together with the Minions.

Did Online Gaming Dispute Spark 'Swatting,' Shooting of Innocent Man in Kansas?

Did Online Gaming Dispute Spark 'Swatting,' Shooting of Innocent Man in Kansas?

By Heather Hollingsworth and Jim Salter | Jan 3
Police and the FBI are investigating whether an argument over an online game prompted a hoax call that led to a house where an officer shot and killed a Kansas man who apparently wasn't involved in the dispute.

Tilt! Old-School Pinball Is No Longer Old-School

Tilt! Old-School Pinball Is No Longer Old-School

By Carrie Antlfinger | Dec 27
The old-school arcade game of pinball is resurging in popularity. Interest has skyrocketed over the last decade or so, with the number of players and competitions growing worldwide

'Pokemon Go' Unleashes its Critters in Apple's AR Playground

'Pokemon Go' Unleashes its Critters in Apple's AR Playground

Dec 20
"Pokemon Go" is moving into a different dimension on the iPhone, thanks to software that allows the game to play new tricks with its menagerie of digital critters.

That's Cheating! Video Game Companies Suing Crooked Players

That's Cheating! Video Game Companies Suing Crooked Players

By Emery P. Dalesio | Dec 4
Cheating gamers are able to overpower their opponents by using tools that allow them to see through solid objects, impersonate other players and make moves other players cannot, according to one lawsuit.

This Computer Game Comes Thanks to 2 Supreme Court Justices

This Computer Game Comes Thanks to 2 Supreme Court Justices

By Jessia Gresko | Nov 27
The Supreme Court's first female justice, Sandra Day O'Connor, has helped teach millions of students civics through computer games created by an organization she founded. Now the group has translated one of its games into Spanish.

European Union Funds Video Game to Combat LGBTphobic and Racist Bullying

European Union Funds Video Game to Combat LGBTphobic and Racist Bullying

By Brittany Ferrendi | Nov 22
The European Union funded £22,000 ($29,119) to The University of the West Scotland for a research product to "study the impact of using serious gaming technology in curbing prejudice-based bullying among children."

Video Game Enabling Fantasy Pipeline Attacks Draws Fire

Video Game Enabling Fantasy Pipeline Attacks Draws Fire

By John Flesher | Oct 27
A video game developed by a Michigan State University assistant professor supports "eco-terrorism" by enabling players to zap imaginary oil pipelines with lightning bolts, an industry group said Wednesday.

Roku Cuts Price on Top Streaming Player to Counter Apple TV

By Michael Liedtke | Oct 4
Emboldened by a successful IPO, Roku is reducing the price on the next generation of its best video streaming player in an attempt to fend off competitive threats from Apple and Amazon.

Japanese Video Gaming Adapting New Tech for Familiar Titles

By Sherry Zheng and Yuri Kageyama | Sep 26
The Japanese video game industry is finding its way out of the doldrums by adapting new technology for decades-old titles.

California Hits Gatorade in Court for 'Anti-Water' Videogame

By Kathleen Ronayne | Sep 23
Gatorade has agreed not to make disparaging comments about water as part of a $300,000 settlement reached Thursday with California over allegations it misleadingly portrayed water's benefits in a cellphone game.

Words With Friends Adds 50,000 Pop Culture Words, Including 'Kween' & 'Yas'

By Mark Kennedy | Sep 19
Among the new words are kween, smize, TFW, turnt, werk, yas - as well as bae and bestie.

Video Game Players Get Varsity Treatment at More U.S. Colleges

By Collin Binkley | Sep 16
In some ways, they're like typical college athletes. They're on varsity teams. They train for hours between classes. Some get hefty scholarships. But instead of playing sports, they're playing video games.

PopUps: The Internet is Really Into Mario's Nipples

Sep 14
Yes, Mario has nipples.

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