Video Games

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

Journalists try out the original version of "Super Mario Bros." inside The Art of Video Games exhibition on March 15, 2012 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Video Games As A Spectator Sport?

In some ways, video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch their friends play “Pac-Man” or “Street Fighter II.”

08/27/2014

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Amazon Buying Twitch For $970 Million

Amazon is buying video game streaming platform Twitch Interactive for $970 million in cash, as it seeks to take part in video gaming’s growth as an online spectator sport.

08/26/2014

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“Madden” Ratings Guru Gets Attention

He’s not a coach, a referee or a drug tester. He has never played or coached a game. Still, NFL players — and millions of football fans — can’t wait to see what he has to say.

08/18/2014

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Texas Dad Allegedly Played Video Games As Son Drowns

A West Texas father has been charged after his 2-year-old son drowned in an outdoor pool as the man allegedly played video games.

06/25/2014

Vincent Pontbriand introduces "Assassin's Creed: Unity" during a demonstration at the Xbox media briefing where new games were introduced on the eve of the annual E3 video game extravaganza in Los Angeles, California on June 9, 2014. (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Lack Of Leading Ladies Haunts Video Games

At last week’s E3, video game developers hyped upcoming titles featuring super-soldiers, assassins, bank robbers and secret agents. But, they were all men.

06/19/2014

Attendees wait in line to play "Splatoon" in the Nintendo section of the Electronic Entertainment Expo on June 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit:  Dan R. Krauss/Getty Images)

Despite More Leaks, E3 Still Surprises

E3 is traditionally the place where video game publishers reveal their biggest and boldest creations. That has changed in recent years. But the event still offers plenty of surprises.

06/11/2014

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Nintendo Reveals Toy Line For Video Games

Nintendo is taking a cue from “Skylanders” and “Disney Infinity” by introducing a toy figure line that will work in tandem with its video games for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

06/10/2014

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