Games

September 21, 2020 - 1:48 pm
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — 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. Microsoft said it is buying Bethesda...
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Boston Red Sox baseball players practice at Fenway Park, Thursday, July 16, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
July 16, 2020 - 5:29 pm
Big league players will still hear the roar of the crowd even though the stands will be empty when the baseball season opens next week. Taking a cue from two European soccer leagues, Major League Baseball will play crowd noise from its official video game through ballpark sound systems during games...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2017, file photo, the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers play in Game 2 of the baseball World Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. There is no Midsummer Classic in baseball this season. There has not even been a regular season game yet because of the coronavirus. Instead of MLB's best gathering this week at Dodger Stadium for the All-Star Game, players are at their home ballparks for summer camp to prepare for the start of the season July 23-24. (AP Photo/Tim Donnelly, File)
July 12, 2020 - 11:11 pm
Instead of MLB All-Stars gathering this week for the Midsummer Classic at Dodger Stadium, players who haven't opted out of the season are at their home ballparks. They are going through summer camp before they finally get to open the pandemic-delayed season July 23-24. There also will be no final...
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This photo provided by Heritage Auctions on Saturday, July 11, 2020, shows the front of an unopened copy of a vintage Super Mario Bros. video game that has been sold for $114,000 in an auction that underscored the enduring popularity of entertainment created decades earlier. (Emily Clemens/Heritage Auctions via AP)
July 11, 2020 - 3:41 pm
DALLAS (AP) — An unopened copy of a vintage Super Mario Bros. video game has been sold for $114,000 in an auction that underscored the enduring popularity of entertainment created decades ago. A bidder who wished to remain anonymous snapped up an early version of the pioneering Super Mario Bros...
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FILE - This Jan. 16, 2014 file photo shows paintings hanging on a wall at Chuck E. Cheese's in Dallas. Chuck E. Cheese pizzeria, that Mecca of fun for children but the bane of many parents, is filing for bankruptcy protection. CEC Entertainment Inc. said Thursday, Jan. 25, 2020, it was filing for voluntary protection under Chapter 11 “in order to overcome the financial strain resulting from prolonged, COVID-19 related venue closures.” (G.J. McCarthy/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
June 25, 2020 - 1:47 pm
Chuck E. Cheese - where kids could be kids while parents nursed headaches - is filing for bankruptcy protection. The 43-year-old chain, which drew kids with pizza, video games and a singing mouse mascot, was struggling even before the coronavirus pandemic. But it said the prolonged closure of many...
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June 25, 2020 - 7:16 am
The NFL has canceled the Hall of Fame game that traditionally opens the preseason and is delaying the 2020 induction ceremonies because of the coronavirus pandemic, two people with direct knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Thursday. The people spoke to the AP on condition of...
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June 18, 2020 - 10:05 am
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The World Video Game Hall of Fame inducted Bejeweled, Centipede, King’s Quest and Minecraft in a virtual ceremony Thursday that recognized their influence on the industry and the gamers who have spent tens of billions of hours playing them. The hall of fame's Class of 2020...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2018, file photo, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) building is visible behind FDA logos at a bus stop on the agency's campus in Silver Spring, Md. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has for the first time approved a video game for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children. The FDA said Monday, June 15, 2020, the game built by Boston-based Akili Interactive Labs can improve attention function. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
June 15, 2020 - 4:17 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has for the first time approved a video game for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children. The FDA said Monday the game built by Boston-based Akili Interactive Labs can improve attention function. The game, called EndeavorRx,...
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Sevilla and Betis players warm up before the start of their Spanish La Liga soccer match in Seville, Spain, Thursday, June 11, 2020. With virtual crowds, daily matches and lots of testing for the coronavirus, soccer is coming back to Spain. The Spanish league resumes this week more than three months after it was suspended because of the pandemic, becoming the second top league to restart in Europe. The Bundesliga was first. The Premier League and the Italian league should be next in the coming weeks. (AP Photo)
June 11, 2020 - 5:00 pm
When EA Sports came up with its longtime slogan, “It’s in the game,” no one thought it would apply to what was literally happening on the field. But in another twist due to the coronavirus pandemic, the video game company is playing a part in the return of two of Europe’s top-flight soccer leagues...
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June 10, 2020 - 7:06 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Aiming to recruit and engage more competitive video gamers, a dozen schools in the Mid-American Conference are creating a standalone esports conference to offer structured competition without the extensive rules that govern intercollegiate athletics. That means the teams can...
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