Games

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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November 29, 2017 - 4:12 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Rogue online gamers have designed, sold or used computer code to crush competitors playing the popular "Fortnite" survival video game, spoiling the experience and the creator's profit potential, the game's maker charges in a series of lawsuits. Cary, North Carolina-based Epic...
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November 16, 2017 - 8:11 am
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man authorities dubbed the "spelling bee bandit" because the notes he passed to tellers during multiple bank robberies in the Boston area contained the same spelling error has pleaded guilty. Federal prosecutors say 34-year-old Jason Englen pleaded guilty Wednesday to...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2015 file photo, the Hasbro board game "The Game of Life" rests on a shelf in a toy store in North Attleboro, Mass. A trial begins Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in federal court in Los Angeles over who invented the game and who owns the rights to it. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
November 16, 2017 - 12:22 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Who will win The Game of Life? Testimony is scheduled to begin Thursday in federal court in Los Angeles in a lawsuit over who owns the rights to one of the most popular board games of all time. The widow of a toy inventor says her husband, Bill Markham, has been denied his...
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In this Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, photo, recent transplant from Puerto Rico, Arieliss Valencia sits next to her son Anthony, right, a fifth grader at Riverdale Elementary School after school supplies were handed out to the students in Orlando, Fla. Anthony left Puerto Rico with his family for central Florida after Hurricane Maria destroyed his home. He is living with relatives and has been welcomed into Orlando's Riverdale Elementary School. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
November 15, 2017 - 4:55 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Ten-year-old Anthony Valencia says that after Hurricane Maria destroyed his home in Puerto Rico he played video games for a month until he was sick of them. Now his smile stretches wide when he talks about going back to school — on the U.S. mainland. "I really wanted school...
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November 13, 2017 - 10:35 am
LONDON (AP) — The Association of British Scrabble players has banned one of its star players, Allan Simmons, for three years after an independent investigation concluded that he had broken the rules of the popular word game. Simmons has authored books on Scrabble and contributed game coverage to...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, a Wall Street address is carved in the side of a building in New York. Stock indexes are wavering between small gains and losses in early trading on Wall Street, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, as gains for technology companies are offset by losses in energy and other sectors. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
November 08, 2017 - 5:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes finished with small gains Wednesday as video game makers gave technology companies a boost and household goods companies also rose. However a recent decline in interest rates continued to put pressure on banks. "Grand Theft Auto" and "NBA2K" maker Take-Two...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2014 file photo, visitors walk past a logo of Sony at Sony Building in Tokyo. Sony Corp. is reporting its fiscal second quarter profit zoomed by 26-fold from the same period last year, boosted by the success of its image sensors, game products and the latest "Spider-Man" movie. Tokyo-based Sony, which makes Bravia TVs, PlayStation 4 video-game consoles and Wyclef Jean recordings, reported Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, a July-September profit of 130.9 billion yen ($1.2 billion), up from 4.8 billion yen reported last year. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
October 31, 2017 - 3:56 am
TOKYO (AP) — Sony Corp. reported Tuesday that its fiscal second quarter profit zoomed by 26-fold from the same period last year, boosted by the success of its image sensors, game products and the latest "Spider-Man" movie. Tokyo-based Sony, which makes Bravia TVs, PlayStation 4 video-game consoles...
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October 30, 2017 - 3:55 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese video-game maker Nintendo says its net profit jumped 35 percent in April-September, helped by the popularity of its Switch hybrid game machine. The company said Monday it logged a 51.5 billion yen ($456 million) net profit in the fiscal first half-year. That compared with a 38...
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