Video games

May 22, 2017 - 10:35 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Sony's leader is promising a comeback for the Japanese electronics and entertainment company having its best profitability in two decades. Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai outlined the strategy for the company Tuesday at its Tokyo headquarters. He stressed the profitability in sprawling...
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Russian blogger Ruslan Sokolovsky and his mother Yelena Chingina, left, listen to a sentence in a court in Yekaterinburg, Russia, on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Sokolovsky has been convicted for inciting religious hatred for playing “Pokemon Go” in a church and given a suspended sentence. (Alexei Bulatov/ Komsomolskaya Pravda photo via AP)
May 11, 2017 - 8:37 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian blogger was convicted on Thursday of inciting religious hatred for playing "Pokemon Go" in a church, and given a suspended sentence. Ruslan Sokolovsky posted a video on his blog last year showing him playing the smartphone game in a church built on the supposed spot where...
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Russian blogger Ruslan Sokolovsky and his mother Yelena Chingina, left, listen to a sentence in a court in Yekaterinburg, Russia, on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Sokolovsky has been convicted for inciting religious hatred for playing “Pokemon Go” in a church and given a suspended sentence. (Alexei Bulatov/ Komsomolskaya Pravda photo via AP)
May 11, 2017 - 6:14 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian blogger was convicted on Thursday of inciting religious hatred for playing "Pokemon Go" in a church, and given a suspended sentence. Ruslan Sokolovsky posted a video on his blog last year showing him playing the smartphone game in a church built on the supposed spot where...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 file photo, journalists wait outside the venue for the presentation of the new Nintendo Switch in Tokyo. Nintendo Co. says its new Switch, a hybrid game machine that works as both a console and a tablet, is selling well, helping the Kyoto-based company behind the Super Mario and Pokemon franchises trim its quarterly losses. Nintendo said Thursday, April 27, 2017, it has sold 2.74 million Switch machines and 5.46 million units of Switch software since sales began in March.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
April 27, 2017 - 4:40 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo Co.'s Switch, a new hybrid game machine that works as both a console and a tablet, is selling well, helping the Kyoto-based company behind the Super Mario and Pokemon franchises trim its quarterly losses. Nintendo said Thursday it has sold 2.74 million Switch machines and 5.46...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2016, file photo, Lady Gaga performs a tribute to David Bowie at the 58th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Gaga's tribute won a pair of Webby Awards announced on April 25, 2017. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
April 25, 2017 - 9:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga, "Pokemon Go" and January's Women's March among the winners of this year's Webby Awards. Gaga won a pair of Webbys for her high-tech tribute to David Bowie at last year's Grammys, which was produced in partnership with Intel. "Pokemon Go" was picked as best game and won...
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In this March 16, 2017 photo provided by The Strong museum, the 12 finalists for induction this year into The Strong museum's World Video Game Hall of Fame are pictured at the museum in Rochester, New York. The finalists, from left, are: top row, "Microsoft Windows Solitaire," "Myst," "Mortal Kombat," "Donkey Kong,'' center, "Final Fantasy VII,'' "Street Fighter II," bottom row, ''Halo: Combat Evolved,'' "Resident Evil," "Portal," "Pokemon Red and Green," "Wii Sports" and "Tomb Raider." The 2017 class will be announced May 4. (Bethany Mosher/The Strong via AP
March 28, 2017 - 10:12 am
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The World Video Game Hall of Fame's 2017 finalists span decades and electronic platforms, from the 1981 arcade classic "Donkey Kong" that launched Mario's plumbing career to the 2006 living room hit "Wii Sports," that made gamers out of grandparents. The hall of fame at The...
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March 21, 2017 - 12:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is suggesting it's sympathetic to Microsoft Corp. in a dispute with disgruntled owners of the Xbox 360 video-game system who sued saying the console has a design defect that scratches game discs. The justices heard arguments Tuesday in a case that involves the...
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