Video games

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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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2016, file photo, Los Angeles Sparks' Candace Parker, right, attempts to shoot over Minnesota Lynx's Rebekkah Brunson in the first quarter during Game 5 of the WNBA basketball finals. The developers held motion capture sessions with WNBA players, including veteran Candace Parker, to be featured in a video game for the first time this fall. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
August 03, 2017 - 2:55 pm
Breanna Stewart can now compete against other WNBA players in a video game. NBA Live 18 is adding women's basketball players to the popular game this fall. It's the first time players on all 12 WNBA teams will be featured. "It really is cool. For me, I played video games when I was younger, whether...
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August 03, 2017 - 12:12 pm
Breanna Stewart can now compete against other WNBA players in a video game. NBA Live 18 is adding women's basketball players to the popular game this fall. "It really is cool. For me, I played video games when I was younger, whether it was the NCAA basketball game or 2K," Stewart said in a phone...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 28, 2017, file photo, people walk out from the headquarters of Sony Corp. in Tokyo. Sony’s fiscal first quarter profit nearly quadrupled compared to a year ago, boosted by its lucrative image sensor and other businesses, highlighting a gradual recovery at the Japanese electronics and entertainment company. Sony reported Tuesday, Aug. 1, an 80.9 billion yen ($735 million) April-June profit, up dramatically from 21.2 billion yen the same period a year ago. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)
August 01, 2017 - 5:34 am
TOKYO (AP) — Sony's fiscal first quarter profit nearly quadrupled from a year earlier, boosted by its lucrative image sensor and other businesses and highlighting a gradual recovery at the Japanese electronics and entertainment company. Sony Corp. reported Tuesday an 80.9 billion yen ($735 million...
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August 01, 2017 - 4:40 am
TOKYO (AP) — Sony's fiscal first quarter profit nearly quadrupled from a year earlier, boosted by its lucrative image sensor and other businesses and highlighting a gradual recovery at the Japanese electronics and entertainment company. Sony Corp. reported Tuesday an 80.9 billion yen ($735 million...
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Ryan Copple of Los Angeles sits in the shade as he struggles to play Pokemon Go at the Pokemon Go Fest Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Grant Park in Chicago. Many festival attendees had trouble getting the augmented-reality cellphone game to work. By the afternoon, Mike Quigley, chief marketing officer of the game's developer, Niantic, announced all ticket holders would receive refunds and be issued $100 in credits for use in the app. Copple came to Chicago from Los Angeles just for the event. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune via AP)
July 22, 2017 - 8:44 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A major Pokemon Go festival in Chicago Saturday to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the virtual game went badly awry when technical glitches prevented many fans from logging on. The problems forced Niantic Inc., the developer of the wildly popular augmented reality game, to...
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Ryan Copple of Los Angeles sits in the shade as he struggles to play Pokemon Go at the Pokemon Go Fest Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Grant Park in Chicago. Many festival attendees had trouble getting the augmented-reality cellphone game to work. By the afternoon, Mike Quigley, chief marketing officer of the game's developer, Niantic, announced all ticket holders would receive refunds and be issued $100 in credits for use in the app. Copple came to Chicago from Los Angeles just for the event. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune via AP)
July 22, 2017 - 7:15 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A Pokemon Go festival at Chicago's Grant Part to celebrate the virtual game's one-year anniversary went awry when a technical glitch prevented many players from logging on. The Chicago Tribune reported the festival's organizers decided to issue refunds for the $20 tickets and $100 in...
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July 10, 2017 - 1:21 am
GOOCHLAND, Va. (AP) — A $25 million golf driving range that will include an interactive "video game"-like experience is one step closer to being built in Virginia. The Richmond-Times Dispatch reports that the Goochland County Board of Supervisors has recently approved the rezoning needed for the...
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This image released by CBS shows Paul Abrahamian, a former contestant on "Big Brother 18" and "Survivor," competing in the new game show, "Candy Crush," premiering, Sunday, July 9 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS. (Sonja Flemming/CBS via AP)
July 07, 2017 - 3:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Candy Crush addicts, and you know who you are, put down your mobile device immediately. Then you can watch "Candy Crush," the TV game show. Expect breezy, energetic fun from the CBS series debuting 9 p.m. EDT Sunday with host Mario Lopez, said executive producer Matt Kunitz,...
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June 13, 2017 - 11:08 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — E3, the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, opened Tuesday in Los Angeles with thousands of video game enthusiasts, analysts and industry representatives in attendance to play and show off the latest technology that will soon be hitting store shelves. The show at the Los...
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