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From Bleeps of 'Pong' and 'Mario,' Game Music Comes of Age

From Bleeps of 'Pong' and 'Mario,' Game Music Comes of Age

By John Leicester | Jun 17
The electronic bleeps and squawks of "Tetris," ''Donkey Kong" and other generation-shaping games that you may never have thought of as musical are increasingly likely to be playing at a philharmonic concert hall near you.

Video Game Hall of Fame Adds 'Halo: Combat Evolved,' 3 More

Video Game Hall of Fame Adds 'Halo: Combat Evolved,' 3 More

By Carolyn Thompson | May 7
The science fiction shooter game that enthralled a legion of fans after its 2001 launch with the Xbox system is one of four games to be inducted into the hall Thursday.

Game Developers Look To China As A New Market For Gay Games

Game Developers Look To China As A New Market For Gay Games

By Tucker Berardi | Apr 30
Developers are working toward creating a "pink economy," a business model that caters to the LGBT community. The market for LGBT content is growing, and businesses are scrambling to secure their place in the new territory.

'Religious Hatred?' In Russia, Playing Video Games in Church Can Get You Sent Up for 3½ Years

'Religious Hatred?' In Russia, Playing Video Games in Church Can Get You Sent Up for 3½ Years

Apr 30
Russian prosecutors requested a 3½ year prison sentence Friday for a blogger charged with inciting religious hatred for playing "Pokemon Go" in a church.

Coming Out Swinging: Fans and Developers Push to Make Blockbuster Games More Inclusive

Coming Out Swinging: Fans and Developers Push to Make Blockbuster Games More Inclusive

By Tucker Berardi | Apr 29
When people think about social progression and equal rights, the video game industry is certainly not the first place considered to be a forefront of change - if it is even considered at all.

Thumbs-Up for Electronic Sports at the 2022 Asian Games

Thumbs-Up for Electronic Sports at the 2022 Asian Games

Apr 20
Video gaming will be featured as a full sport at the 2022 Asian Games, with competitors in electronic sports set to receive medals for their digital prowess.

Supreme Court Sympathetic to Microsoft in Xbox Owners' Suit

Supreme Court Sympathetic to Microsoft in Xbox Owners' Suit

By Jessica Gresko | Mar 24
The Supreme Court suggested Tuesday that it is sympathetic to Microsoft Corp. in a dispute with disgruntled owners of the Xbox 360 video-game system.

Turning James Joyce's 'Ulysses' Into A Virtual Reality Game

Turning James Joyce's 'Ulysses' Into A Virtual Reality Game

By Philip Marcelo | Mar 20
Students are developing a virtual reality game based on James Joyce's "Ulysses" as part of a class at Boston College.

'Pokemon Go' or No? Fans Glad Niantic Addressing Complaints

'Pokemon Go' or No? Fans Glad Niantic Addressing Complaints

By Marina Villeneuve | Mar 13
Few games have enjoyed both the meteoric rise - and subsequent fall - in popularity as "Pokemon Go."

The Secret Casinos of the Gaming World

The Secret Casinos of the Gaming World

Mar 8
Ever since the most basic video games started to gain popularity the holy grail of the games developer has been to create elements designed to keep players coming back again and again.

The Nintendo Switch's Big Challenge: Luring Casual Gamers

The Nintendo Switch's Big Challenge: Luring Casual Gamers

By Mae Anderson | Mar 5
With three kids and constant travel for work, John Hussey jumped at the chance to play an open-world adventure game like "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" anywhere, anytime.

No Fad: Niantic CEO Insists Pokemon Go Is Still Going Strong

No Fad: Niantic CEO Insists Pokemon Go Is Still Going Strong

By Alex Oller | Mar 2
Remember all those crazed Pokemon Go seekers that roamed our city streets, crowded our public parks or ventured into rural areas in search of virtual-reality pocket monsters popping up on their smartphones?

Review: Nintendo Switch is Impressive, but Needs More Games

Review: Nintendo Switch is Impressive, but Needs More Games

By Lou Kesten | Mar 1
When you're deep in a video game, the last thing you want to do is leave home. If only you could take the game with you for your commute to work or your bus ride to school, or to liven up your lunch hour.

Appealing to Millennials, Las Vegas Gets E-Sports Arena

Appealing to Millennials, Las Vegas Gets E-Sports Arena

By Regina Garcia Cano | Feb 28
The arena has all the features that a professional sports venue needs: Stands, warm-up areas for teams, massive screens for spectators and a broadcast platform for commentators... and dozens of video game consoles.

Milwaukee to 'Pokemon' Monsters: Get a Permit to Enter Parks

By Ivan Moreno | Feb 20
"Pokemon Go" monsters can roam virtually wherever they please, but they'll need a permit to get into Milwaukee County parks.

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