Video games

January 14, 2019 - 9:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rockstar Games is firing back in a legal tussle over the use of a Pinkerton security company's name in its video game "Red Dead Redemption 2." Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations sent a cease and desist letter to Rockstar and its parent company, Take-Two Interactive, in...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2014 file photo, people watch the "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" video game trailer at the Activision booth at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, in Los Angeles. Shares in video game publisher Activision fell more than 9 percent in premarket trading, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, a day after an announcement that its eight-year partnership with game developer Bungie was ending. In the companies’ joint announcement, Bungie said the separation process had already begun and that it would begin to self-publish its titles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
January 11, 2019 - 10:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares in video game publisher Activision fell more than 11 percent in morning trading Friday, a day after an announcement that its eight-year partnership with game developer Bungie was ending. In the companies' joint announcement, Bungie said the separation process had started and...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018 file photo, Alfonso Ribeiro arrives at the Disney/ABC 2018 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. Ribeiro is suing creators of Fortnite and NBA 2K for using his famous dance as Carlton from "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" on the popular video games. In separate lawsuits filed Monday in federal court in Los Angeles, Ribeiro alleges that Fortnite-maker Epic Games and 2K Sports-creator Take-Two Interactive used his dance dubbed “The Carlton Dance” without permission or giving him credit. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
December 17, 2018 - 6:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro is suing the creators of Fortnite and NBA 2K for using his famous dance on the popular video games. In separate lawsuits filed Monday in federal court, Ribeiro alleges that Fortnite-maker Epic Games and 2K Sports-creator Take-Two...
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December 06, 2018 - 12:15 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper 2 Milly filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the makers of "Fortnite," saying they are illegally using a dance he created in their wildly popular video game. The Brooklyn-based rapper, whose real name is Terrence Ferguson, alleges that North Carolina-based "Fortnite"-maker...
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In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 photo, toys sit on the shelves at a Walmart Supercenter in Houston. Pediatricians say the best toys for young children are simple, old-fashioned toys like blocks and puzzles rather than costly electronic games or the latest high-tech gadgets. The advice is in a new report on selecting toys for young children in the digital era. It was published Monday, Dec. 3 by the American Academy of Pediatrics. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
December 03, 2018 - 4:24 pm
Skip the costly electronic games and flashy digital gizmos. Pediatricians say the best toys for tots are old-fashioned hands-on playthings that young children can enjoy with parents — things like blocks, puzzles — even throwaway cardboard boxes — that spark imagination and creativity. "A cardboard...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2017, file photo, video game players compete against one another in an esports tournament at Caesars casino in Atlantic City, N.J. The commissioner of the Esports Integrity Coalition says skill-based betting on battle royale games like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battleground could be vulnerable to cheating. Esports gambling website Unikrn announced plans last month to bring legal skill-based betting to the U.S., allowing users to wager on themselves in games like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battleground. Users would link their game to the Unikrn platform, and Unikrn will generate odds for the player based on his or her profile within the game. ESIC Commissioner Ian Smith says such wagering is likely to be popular, but he’s concerned the industry is not yet prepared to govern it. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
November 21, 2018 - 2:36 pm
The commissioner of the Esports Integrity Coalition says skill-based betting on battle royale games like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battleground could be vulnerable to cheating. Esports gambling website Unikrn announced plans last month to bring legal skill-based betting to the U.S., allowing...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2017, file photo, video game players compete against one another in an esports tournament at Caesars casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Video gamers in the United States and elsewhere will soon be able to bet on themselves. The live-betting esports platform Unikrn had its wagering license approved by the Isle of Man on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, clearing the way for users to legally gamble on competitive video games. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
October 23, 2018 - 10:28 am
Video gamers in the United States and elsewhere will soon be able to bet on themselves. The live-betting esports platform Unikrn had its wagering license approved by the Isle of Man on Tuesday, clearing the way for users to legally gamble on competitive video games. Unikrn immediately began rolling...
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This March 31, 2017 file photo shows a competitive video game tournament under way at Caesars casino in Atlantic City,N.J. Atlantic City wants to become the East Coast capital of competitive video game tournaments, also known as esports. The activity is rapidly growing in popularity across the country and around the world. The New Jersey gambling resort wants to become a major player in the nearly $1 billion global market. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
October 18, 2018 - 4:49 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's new Call Of Duty is this: To become the East Coast center of competitive video game tournaments, also known as esports. The activity is rapidly growing in popularity across the country and around the world, and the New Jersey gambling resort wants to...
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September 06, 2018 - 4:03 pm
DENVER (AP) — Dozens of Colorado state and local elections officials are participating in cyber security and other exercises to reinforce the state's voting status as among the most secure in the nation ahead of the November midterm elections. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen praised...
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FILE - In this Thursday April 19, 2018 file photo, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach addresses a press conference in New Delhi, India. Bach said in Jakarta, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, that he isn't certain if, or when, esports might be incorporated into the Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri,File)
September 01, 2018 - 8:04 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach isn't certain if, or when, esports might be incorporated into the Olympic Games. But he was clear in an interview with The Associated Press at the Asian Games on Saturday about the need to meet some conditions before...
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