Video games

This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows a convoy of buses carrying rebel fighters and their families leaving several towns and villages that are to be handed over to government control, in the eastern Ghouta region near Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, March. 28, 2018. U.N. coordinator Ali al-Za'atari says at least 80,000 people have fled the government's offensive in the eastern Ghouta suburbs, where shelling and airstrikes have killed hundreds of people in recent weeks. He says 50,000 are still living in shelters, with many requiring medical care. (SANA via AP)
March 28, 2018 - 11:09 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Aid groups need $150 million to provide urgent relief to a quarter-million people recently displaced by separate offensives by the Syrian government outside Damascus and by Turkish-led forces in the north, a top U.N. Syria official said Wednesday. U.N. coordinator Ali al-Za'...
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March 27, 2018 - 11:30 am
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Calling all gamers to help pick World Video Game Hall of Fame inductees. Twelve finalists were named Tuesday for the class of 2018, pitting "Ms. Pac-Man" against "John Madden Football." Also in the running are: "Asteroids," ''Call of Duty," ''Dance Dance Revolution," ''Final...
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FILE- In this March 6, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump listens to a question during a meeting with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump plans to meet with representatives from the video game industry on Thursday, March 8. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
March 07, 2018 - 10:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In the wake of the Florida school shooting, President Donald Trump is reviving an old debate over whether violent video games can trigger violent behavior. There's just one problem: Roughly two decades of research has repeatedly failed to uncover any such link. Trump plans to meet...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2018, photo, Jennyerin Steele Staats, a special education teacher from Jackson County holds her sign aloft outside of the capitol building after WVEA President Dale Lee outlined the terms for ending the walkout on the fourth day of statewide walkouts in Charleston, W.Va. Unions representing West Virginia teachers and service personnel said Saturday, March 3, that they will stay out on strike after the state Senate voted to cut the 5 percent pay raise they had negotiated with Gov. Jim Justice. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP, File)
March 04, 2018 - 11:05 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — As a strike by West Virginia teachers drags on, students are playing a waiting game — and video games — while trying to find enough activities to keep themselves busy. The statewide strike that began Feb. 22 enters a new week Monday with no resolution in sight. Teachers are...
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In this Feb. 10, 2018 photo, competitors play “Street Fighter” during the esports event at Makuhari Messe hall in Chiba near Tokyo. Although Japan is the home of game giants like Nintendo, Sony and Bandai Namco, massive game fans as well as individual star game players, it’s surprisingly behind the rest of the world in esports. But with talk that elite computer gaming may become an official Olympic sport, Japan wants to catch up. This weekend, a major esports event is taking place in a Tokyo suburb after Japan Esports Union was set up this month to promote esports, issue licenses to players and standardize rules. (Kyodo News via AP)
February 10, 2018 - 8:49 pm
CHIBA, Japan (AP) — A crowd cheers, banging on balloons, in front of glitzy stages, each with a giant screen. The rising stars at the sprawling Makuhari Messe hall are the quietly seated men in hoodies and T-shirts, with names like Noppi and Refresh, jiggling on buttons and grimacing at screens...
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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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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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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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