Video games

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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FILE - In this July 31, 2014 file photo, visitors walk past a logo of Sony at Sony Building in Tokyo. Sony Corp. is reporting its fiscal second quarter profit zoomed by 26-fold from the same period last year, boosted by the success of its image sensors, game products and the latest "Spider-Man" movie. Tokyo-based Sony, which makes Bravia TVs, PlayStation 4 video-game consoles and Wyclef Jean recordings, reported Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, a July-September profit of 130.9 billion yen ($1.2 billion), up from 4.8 billion yen reported last year. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
October 31, 2017 - 3:56 am
TOKYO (AP) — Sony Corp. reported Tuesday that its fiscal second quarter profit zoomed by 26-fold from the same period last year, boosted by the success of its image sensors, game products and the latest "Spider-Man" movie. Tokyo-based Sony, which makes Bravia TVs, PlayStation 4 video-game consoles...
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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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