Games

August 10, 2018 - 1:04 pm
LONDON (AP) — A 9-year-old India-born chess prodigy whose fight to stay in Britain drew international attention can remain in the country, the U.K. government said Friday. Shreyas Royal, who came to Britain with his family when he was 3 years old, has competed internationally and came fourth in the...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 file photo, youths look at computer screens at an Internet cafe in Jakarta, Indonesia. The tech industry's use of persuasive psychological techniques to keep kids glued to their screens is under fire from a group of advocates who want the American Psychological Association to condemn the practice. The group will promote their cause at the APA's annual meeting Aug. 9-12 in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
August 08, 2018 - 12:11 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Children's advocates want the American Psychological Association to condemn the tech industry's practice of using persuasive psychological techniques to keep kids glued to their screens. The advocates, citing research that links excessive use of social media and video games with...
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In this Jan. 31, 2018, photo, shoppers standing on an escalator passes by the logo of Nintendo at an electronics store in Tokyo. Nintendo Co. said Tuesday, July 31, 2018, that its quarterly profit jumped 44 percent during the fiscal first quarter thanks to increased sales of Nintendo Switch game titles. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
July 31, 2018 - 5:37 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Nintendo Co. said Tuesday that its quarterly profit jumped 44 percent in the fiscal first quarter thanks to increased sales of Nintendo Switch game titles. The Japanese maker of Super Mario and Pokemon games said its net profit totaled 30.6 billion yen ($274.9 million)...
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July 16, 2018 - 9:38 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia says it's banning a long list of popular video games after allegations surfaced that two children killed themselves after being encouraged to do so in an online game. The Saudi General Commission for Audio-Visual Media said Monday it was banning 47 games,...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2018, file photo, New York Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon, center, talks with Michael Conforto and No. 1 draft pick Jerred Kelenic, left, before the team's baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in New York. Wilpon won’t need Jacob deGrom or Noah Syndergaard to bring a championship to New York this year. Though Wilpon is hardly a hardcore gamer, he and his family are showing a magic touch in the world of esports. The Wilpon-owned New York Excelsior have been a juggernaut during the inaugural season of the Overwatch League, and the Wilpons are being praised for their leadership of the video game club. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
July 16, 2018 - 2:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets COO Jeff Wilpon may not need Jacob deGrom or Noah Syndergaard to bring a championship to New York this year. Though Wilpon is hardly a hardcore gamer, he and his family are showing a magic touch in the world of esports. The Wilpon-owned New York Excelsior have been a juggernaut...
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June 29, 2018 - 8:22 am
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — With the opening of Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studies, Walt Disney World is also offering guests a new mobile app called Play Disney Parks. The app debuts Saturday, the same day that Toy Story Land opens to the public. Entertainment options include interactive themed...
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Rene Higuita, former goalkeeper of the national team of Colombia, raises a fist prior to the group H match between Poland and Colombia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
June 24, 2018 - 2:00 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 8:56 p.m. Former Colombia 'keeper Rene Higuita has traveled to Kazan to support the Cafeteros against Poland in the World Cup. Higuita, who is remembered for the spectacular "Scorpio Kick" he made during a friendly match against...
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This undated image released by Nickelodeon shows Liza Koshy left, and Marc Summers, right, with contestants on the game show "Double Dare," in Los Angeles. Nickelodeon is joining with HQ Trivia to celebrate the "Double Dare" reboot. A 1990s-themed trivia game will pair the Nickelodeon show's original host, Marc Summers, with HQ host Scott Rogowsky. (Trae Patton/Nickelodeon via AP)
June 20, 2018 - 12:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nickelodeon is joining with HQ Trivia to celebrate the "Double Dare" reboot. A 1990s-themed trivia game will pair the Nickelodeon show's original host, Marc Summers, with HQ host Scott Rogowsky. The game will include "Double Dare" trivia questions and moments familiar to fans of...
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FILE - This file screen shot taken from YouTube shows a still frame from the video game "Active Shooter." Acid Software, the developer of the school shooting video game condemned by parents of slain children, has lost the ability to sell the game online after being dumped by PayPal. The developer said Tuesday, June 19, 2018, that purchases of the game were temporarily suspended as its representatives tried to resolve the issues with PayPal. (YouTube via AP, File)
June 20, 2018 - 11:57 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The developer of a school shooting video game condemned by parents of slain children has lost the ability to sell its products online after being dumped by PayPal. Acid Software said Tuesday that purchases of "Active Shooter" were "temporarily disabled" as its representatives...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 file photo, a man plays a game at the Paris Games Week in Paris. The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young players. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, File)
June 18, 2018 - 9:04 am
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says some obsessive video gamers may really have an addiction. In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency said Monday that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a mental health condition. The statement...
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