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Jan 12, 2022 2:51 PM CST
Wordle Is Taking Over the World
Ad-free word game is a massive online hit
- Last year, New York-based programmer Josh Wardle created a game for his partner Palak Shah, a big fan of crosswords and other word games. Fast-forward a few months, and Wordle is taking over the world. The free online game, in which users have six chances to guess a five-letter word,...
Tesla to Disable Gaming
While Vehicle Is Moving
Dec 24, 2021 5:07 AM CST
Tesla to Disable Gaming While Vehicle Is Moving
NHTSA has launched an investigation of 'Passenger Play' feature
- Tesla has released a software update that will block drivers from playing video games on the front touch screen while their vehicle is in motion. Tesla announced the move after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened an investigation of the "Passenger Play" feature, the
Wall Street Journal
Nov 2, 2021 11:47 AM CDT
Josh Hawley Starts Debate on Manhood
Senator says liberals are turning young men into pathetic creatures hooked on porn, video games
- Conservative Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri opened a fresh battle in the culture wars with a defense of masculinity, arguing that the left is turning young men into wimpy creatures addicted to porn and video games. That, in turn, triggered a backlash against the 41-year-old. Coverage:
Game Studio CEO
Steps Down After
Praising Texas Law
Sep 7, 2021 2:22 PM CDT
Game Studio CEO Steps Down After Praising Texas Law
Tripwire Interactive faced huge backlash after tweet from John Gibson
- Gaming studio Tripwire Interactive announced Monday night that John Gibson had stepped down as CEO—two days after he expressed support for the new Texas abortion law. Gibson and Tripwire faced a major backlash after Gibson tweeted that he was "proud" of the Supreme Court for affirming the law,...
China's New Law: No
Video Games on School Nights
Aug 30, 2021 11:00 AM CDT
China's New Law: No Video Games on School Nights
And children can only play for one hour per day on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
- China just put a new law in place that's sure to have Americans of all ages doing a double-take. Kids can no longer play videos games on school nights. What's more, they can play for only one hour per night on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 8 to...
Video Game Developer Faces
Mutiny Over Lawsuit Response
Jul 27, 2021 9:40 AM CDT
Video Game Developer Faces Mutiny Over Lawsuit Response
2K sign letter demanding Activision Blizzard seriously evaluate harassment claims
- More than 2,000 current and former Activision Blizzard employees have signed a letter to management saying its response to a lawsuit alleging widespread sexual harassment and discrimination is "abhorrent and insulting." A week-old complaint filed by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing following a two-year...
New Hire Suggests Games
Are Ahead for Netflix
Jul 15, 2021 5:35 PM CDT
New Hire Suggests Games Are Ahead for Netflix
Executive has worked for Electronic Arts and Zynga
- Netflix has hired veteran video game executive Mike Verdu, signaling the video streaming service is poised to expand into another fertile field of entertainment. Verdu's addition as Netflix's vice president of game development, confirmed Thursday, comes as the company seeks to sustain the momentum it gathered last year...
Someone's Old Video Game
Worth Almost a Million Bucks
Jul 11, 2021 3:03 PM CDT
Someone's Old Video Game Worth Almost a Million Bucks
Nintendo cartridge of the 'Legend of Zelda' fetches $870K
- An unopened copy of Nintendo’s "The Legend of Zelda" that was made in 1987 has sold at auction for $870,000. Heritage Auctions in Dallas said the video game sold Friday. The auction house said it was a rare version that was created during a limited production run...
Fan Fixes Longstanding
Grand Theft Auto
Mar 16, 2021 12:16 PM CDT
Fan Fixes Longstanding Issue With
Grand Theft Auto
'tostercx' speeds up load times and is now $10K richer
- A gamer who set out to fix the poor loading times on
Grand Theft Auto 5
has now been awarded $10,000. The loading times "have been the butt of many a joke over the last seven years," writes Mollie Taylor at PCGamer . But Github user tostercx, who...
Roblox Surges 55%
in Stock Market Debut
Mar 10, 2021 3:56 PM CST
Roblox Surges 55% in Stock Market Debut
Dow Jones hits new record high
- The stock market's big success story Wednesday was videogame maker Roblox, which surged 55% on its debut. The company, which enables users to play online games created by others on the platform, was valued at around $4 billion just a year ago, but the leap from a reference price...
Pigs Impress Researchers
With Video Game Skills
Feb 12, 2021 10:31 AM CST
Pigs Impress Researchers With Video Game Skills
They used their snouts to control joystick
- You won't see Wilbur joining a
Call of Duty
session any time soon, but researchers have confirmed that pigs are capable of playing video games. In a study published in the journal
Frontiers of Psychology
, animal behavior specialist Candace Croney and chimpanzee cognition expert Sarah Boysen says four pigs...
Maker on Hackers'
Extortion: We Will
Feb 9, 2021 12:32 PM CST
Maker on Hackers' Extortion: We Will Not Negotiate
Ransomware creators steal, threaten to release source code from CD Projekt Red
- "You have 48 hours to contact us." That was the ransom note left Monday after a cyberattack against
maker CD Projekt Red, which has posted the note online and said it's not in the mood for negotiations. The hackers' message indicated that they stole the...
Elon Musk Adds Fuel
to the GameStop Fire
Jan 27, 2021 12:15 AM CST
Elon Musk Adds Fuel to the GameStop Fire
He simply tweeted 'Gamestonk!!'
- It's "a head-scratching David and Goliath story," as the AP puts it, and Elon Musk on Tuesday lobbed a rock in the giant's direction. Musk tweeted a single word, "Gamestonk!!"—and it was enough to send GameStop's share price temporarily over the...
Rollout of Much-Awaited
Video Game Does Not Go Well
Dec 18, 2020 11:18 AM CST
Rollout of Much-Awaited Video Game Does Not Go Well
Sony has to pull glitchy 'Cyberpunk 2077' from PlayStation Store
- The Dec. 10 release of
by Polish developer CD Projekt Red was one of the most highly anticipated drops of the year. Now, Sony has pulled the role-playing action video game starring Keanu Reeves from its PlayStation Store and is offering refunds after users complained of glitches and...
New Video Games
Research Offers a Twist
Nov 16, 2020 12:01 PM CST
New Video Games Research Offers a Twist
Oxford study links playing to increased happiness
- How's this for a conversation starter: "If you play
for four hours a day, every single day, you're likely to say you feel significantly happier than someone who doesn't." The assertion to the BBC comes from Oxford researcher Andrew Przybylski, who is quick...
Microsoft to Pay $7.5B
for Video Game Rival
Sep 21, 2020 6:13 PM CDT
Microsoft to Pay $7.5B for Video Game Rival
Idea is for Bethesda to boost Xbox Game Pass service
- Microsoft is buying the company behind popular video games the Elder Scrolls, Doom, and Fallout. The software giant said Monday that it is paying $7.5 billion for ZeniMax Media, the parent company of video game publisher Bethesda Softworks, the AP reports. Microsoft said it is buying Bethesda in part...
Fans Are Split
on Biden Campaign's Move
Sep 2, 2020 3:30 AM CDT
Fans Are Split on Biden Campaign's Move
Some think it's clever, others not so much
- For anyone who's ever thought, "I wish there was a way to campaign for Joe Biden while playing
," well, now there is. The Biden campaign is now offering four official yard signs users can download and display in the uber-popular Nintendo Switch video game. Some...
Battle Royale Looms After
Apple, Google Drop Fortnite
Aug 14, 2020 8:04 AM CDT
Battle Royale Looms After Apple, Google Drop Fortnite
Epic Games slaps both firms with lawsuits
- Apple and Google dropped "Fortnite" from their app stores Thursday over a dispute about in-game currency, and it soon became apparent that the makers of the hit game had been gearing up for a legal battle. Within hours of the move, Epic Games filed 60-page lawsuits against both companies,...
One of the Biggest Video
Games Ditched Police Cars
Jun 22, 2020 10:45 AM CDT
One of the Biggest Video Games Ditched Police Cars
They're gone from 'Fortnite'
is out with a new game map for players, and one thing is conspicuously missing: police cars. They were visible in previous versions, but no more, reports Kotaku . Players have noticed and were flooding online forums with messages of support and criticism, with most assuming the move is related...
Teen Pushes Back on
Government's Gaming Rules
Jun 12, 2020 11:46 AM CDT
Teen Pushes Back on Government's Gaming Rules
Japan's Wataru, 17, says limits on video games, smartphone use are unconstitutional
- In 2018, the World Health Organization added "gaming disorder" to its official list of addictive diseases. This past April, the Kagawa prefecture government on Japan's Shikoku island decided to address the issue head-on, putting in place regulations that asked parents to limit the playing of video games by...
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