Video Games

A version of Pong is played on the orignial Magnovox Odyssey 200 (Photo by David Greedy/Getty Images)

Toy Museum Creates Video Game Hall Of Fame

The museum that houses the National Toy Hall of Fame announced the creation of the World Video Game Hall of Fame to recognize the cultural impact games like “Pong.”

02/18/2015

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Nintendo To End Rewards Program

Nintendo announced that it is discontinuing its Club Nintendo rewards program and will replace it in the United States with a new customer loyalty program at a later date.

01/20/2015

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NFL Players’ Lawsuit Against Video Game Maker Allowed To Advance

A federal appeals court gave the green light Tuesday to a lawsuit by former NFL players against video-game maker Electronic Arts over the use of their avatars in the company’s Madden NFL series.

01/06/2015

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“E.T.” Atari Game Joins Smithsonian Collection

One of the “E.T.” Atari game cartridges unearthed this year from a heap of garbage buried deep in the New Mexico desert has been added to the video game history collection at the Smithsonian.

12/16/2014

A version of Pong is played on the orignial Magnovox Odyssey 200 (Photo by David Greedy/Getty Images)

Video Games Pioneer Ralph Baer Dies At 92

Ralph Baer, a video game pioneer who created both the precursor to “Pong” and the electronic memory game Simon and led the team that developed the first home video game console, has died.

12/08/2014

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GameStop Misses Q3 Estimates

Video game retailer GameStop, based out of Grapevine, reported a third-quarter profit that missed Wall Street expectations, while also cutting its outlook for the year.

11/21/2014

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Buried Atari Games Net $37,000 On eBay

What some have called the worst video game ever made has fetched thousands of dollars for a New Mexico city.

11/17/2014

The video game development industry is thriving in Plano (Photo: VALERY TITIEVSKY/AFP/GettyImages))

Chicago College Offers Video Game Scholarship

Once regarded as anti-social slackers or nerds in a basement, gamers have become megastars in what are now called esports.

10/06/2014

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Microsoft To Buy “Minecraft” Maker

Microsoft will acquire the maker of the hit game “Minecraft” for $2.5 billion as the company invests in its Xbox gaming platform and looks to grab attention on mobile phones.

09/15/2014

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Game Designers & Players Gather In Addison

It’s time to get your game on in Addison this weekend, at the Big (D)esign Conference, focused on inventive games of all kinds.

09/05/2014

Master Chief stands guard during the "Halo 4" launch for Xbox 360 on October 30, 2012 in Balzers, Liechtenstein. (credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Halo by Xbox 360)

“Halo” Makers Discuss Live Action Series

The overseers of the popular “Halo” franchise announced Saturday that the upcoming live action series would take place on an intergalactic locale from the original video game.

09/01/2014

A woman plays with an Xbox 360 game console. (credit: FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

Combating Online Abuse Not Easy For Gamers

While most attendees of Penny Arcade Expo come to the boisterous convention to play games, bag swag and meet like-minded people, a few take the time to investigate online bullying and why it’s so prevalent among the gaming community.

09/01/2014

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