Games

Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co. President Tatsumi Kimishima speaks in front of picture of the Nintendo Switch gaming console during a news conference during in Tokyo Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Japanese video-game company Nintendo Co. says a movie starring the plumber in the Super Mario franchise is in the works, being co-produced with Chris Meledandri, the chief executive of Illumination Entertainment, the U.S. animation studio behind the popular "Despicable Me" series. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
February 01, 2018 - 6:44 am
TOKYO (AP) — Mario is getting together with the Minions. Japanese video-game company Nintendo Co. says a movie starring the plumber in the Super Mario franchise is in the works, co-produced with Chris Meledandri, the chief executive of Illumination Entertainment, the U.S. animation studio behind...
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A Super Mario figure greets shoppers at an electronics store in Tokyo, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. Japanese video-game maker Nintendo says its net profit jumped 31 percent in April-December from a year earlier, helped by the popularity of its Switch hybrid game machine. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
January 31, 2018 - 3:38 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese video-game maker Nintendo's net profit jumped 31 percent to 135.2 billion yen ($1.2 billion) in April-December, helped by the popularity of its Switch hybrid game machine, the company said Wednesday. Kyoto-based Nintendo, which makes Super Mario and Pokemon games, said its...
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The parents of the deceased 15 year old Bailey Holt, left, stand in tears as Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signs the prayer proclamation on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 in Benton, Ky. Marshall County High School reopened its doors Friday as the school day began with an assembly. Police say two students were killed, 14 were wounded by gunfire and seven others suffered other injuries when the boy opened fire at the school Tuesday before classes began. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)
January 26, 2018 - 5:27 pm
BENTON, Ky. (AP) — This was supposed to be Spirit Week at Marshall County High School. Instead, homecoming events were canceled, the governor was in town lamenting the nation's moral decay, and preparations were being made for the funerals of two 15-year-old children. Tuesday's attack by a fellow...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 file photo, people look at a display of Lego creations at Hamleys toy store during its grand opening in Beijing. Toy maker Lego is partnering with China’s internet giant Tencent to offer games, video and possibly a social network aimed at children. The private company based in Copenhagen, Denmark, said Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 that the deal would combine Lego’s ability to create content with Tencent’s distribution reach. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, file)
January 15, 2018 - 5:34 am
LONDON (AP) — Toy maker Lego is partnering with China's internet firm Tencent to offer games, video and possibly a social network aimed at children. The privately-owned company based in Copenhagen, Denmark, said Monday that the deal would combine Lego's ability to create content with Tencent's...
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In this Oct. 13, 2017 photo, Escher Lefkoff poses for a photo at the Pinball Expo 2017 in Chicago. Lefkoff won the Professional and Amateur Pinball Association's World Championships last spring. Interest in pinball has skyrocketed over the last decade or so, with the number of players and competitions growing worldwide, according to the International Flipper Pinball Association, or IFPA. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
December 26, 2017 - 7:32 am
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. (AP) — 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, according to the International Flipper Pinball Association. There were 500 players in...
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In this Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 photo released by Saudi Press Agency, two Saudi officials play chess during the opening the first ever chess tournament in Riyadh. Saudi Arabia is hosting a world chess tournament for the first time on Tuesday nearly two years after the country's top cleric issued a religious edict against playing the board game. (Saudi Press Agency via AP)
December 26, 2017 - 5:54 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia is hosting a world chess tournament for the first time on Tuesday nearly two years after the country's top cleric issued a religious edict against playing the board game. Politics have also interfered, with players from Israel and Qatar missing the...
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December 24, 2017 - 10:37 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli chess official says Saudi Arabia has disregarded a request by seven Israeli players to participate in a world chess tournament in the kingdom this week. Israel Geller said Sunday that the Saudis never responded to the Israelis' applications. "It's an old system. They...
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FILE - In this May 28, 2015, file photo, Siyona Mishra, 11, of Orlando, Fla. gestures while trying to spell "hacek" during the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md. The Scripps National Spelling Bee has announced a rule change that could result in the field of spellers nearly doubling, from fewer than 300 to more than 500. Previously, spellers had to win their regional bee to make it to nationals. For three years running, Siyona Mishra and Dhyana Mishra faced off amid some of the highest stakes in competitive spelling. They outlasted the rest of the field at the regional spelling bee in Orlando in 2015, 2016 and this year. But there was only room at the Scripps National Spelling Bee for one of them. Siyona finished eighth overall at nationals in 2015, but last year, she lost the regional bee to Dhyana _ the two are not related _ and had no way to return. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
December 05, 2017 - 6:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For three years running, Siyona Mishra and Dhyana Mishra faced off amid some of the highest stakes in competitive spelling. They outlasted the rest of the field at the regional spelling bee in Orlando, Florida. But there was only room at the Scripps National Spelling Bee for one...
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December 05, 2017 - 3:47 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's state-run lottery is considering whether it makes sense to offer online games of chance to generate more profits for education. The state lottery commission meets Tuesday to hear more about digital instant games that players would buy on the lottery's website,...
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November 30, 2017 - 1:23 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee County plans to settle a lawsuit from an augmented-reality game developer that challenged an ordinance requiring developers to get local permits for apps like Pokemon Go to be played in parks. Under the settlement agreement, the county won't enforce its rule and will pay...
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