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MSU students get scholarships to play video games

MSU students get scholarships to play video games

Eight students on Michigan State’s League of Legends team had scholarships last semester, paid for by the game’s creator...
Nintendo has a bizarre answer for people who can't find the Switch: 'We dramatically over-delivered'

Nintendo has a bizarre answer for people who can't find the Switch: 'We dramatically over-delivered'

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé is incredulous about criticism over the Nintendo Switch launch....
Move over, PUBG, this PC-only retro RPG is burning up the Steam charts

Move over, PUBG, this PC-only retro RPG is burning up the Steam charts

Divinity: Original Sin 2 went from Kickstarter cult fave to mainstream hit....
One of 2016's best games just arrived on iPhone and iPad

One of 2016's best games just arrived on iPhone and iPad

"The Witness" is a gorgeous and brilliant puzzle game that was previously only available on computers and game consoles. Now, it's available on your phone....
Dashcams, Qi chargers, free games and more!

Dashcams, Qi chargers, free games and more!

Including your chance to win a cool prize....
I spent over an hour playing the insane and delightful 'Super Mario Odyssey,' Nintendo's huge next game

I spent over an hour playing the insane and delightful 'Super Mario Odyssey,' Nintendo's huge next game

If you don't own a Nintendo Switch, you will want a Nintendo Switch for "Super Mario Odyssey."...
Xbox and PlayStation may finally play nice together for the first time, and it's all because of 'Minecraft'

Xbox and PlayStation may finally play nice together for the first time, and it's all because of 'Minecraft'

Sooner than you think, at least one major game — "Minecraft" — may allow cross-platform play between Xbox and PlayStation....
Xbox chief Phil Spencer joins Microsoft’s senior leadership team

Xbox chief Phil Spencer joins Microsoft’s senior leadership team

Spencer, the leader of Microsoft’s Xbox business since 2014, has joined the company’s group of senior leaders, a sign of the importance of the video gaming franchise to the...
One of PlayStation's best games is getting an insane-looking remake on the PlayStation 4

One of PlayStation's best games is getting an insane-looking remake on the PlayStation 4

"Shadow of the Colossus" on PlayStation 4 looks like a totally new game....
This year's most anticipated game, 'Destiny 2,' is both brilliant and terrible

This year's most anticipated game, 'Destiny 2,' is both brilliant and terrible

"Destiny 2" is a triumph. "Destiny 2" is also a predatory treadmill. It's complicated....
This Is the Creator of Journey's Stunning Next Big Indie Game

This Is the Creator of Journey's Stunning Next Big Indie Game

It's Thatgamecompany's first post-PlayStation game for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV...
YouTube's biggest star, PewDiePie, used a racial slur in an expletive-laden outburst during a livestream

YouTube's biggest star, PewDiePie, used a racial slur in an expletive-laden outburst during a livestream

Felix "PewDiePie Kjellberg used a derogatory word for African-Americans on Sunday — one of several times he's stirred controversy....
Why it matters that YouTube's biggest star just said the n-word during a livestream

Why it matters that YouTube's biggest star just said the n-word during a livestream

When someone uses a racial slur by accident in public, it begs the question as to whether the error stems from regular use of the word in private....
Nintendo president on Super Nintendo fiasco: It was 'outside our control'

Nintendo president on Super Nintendo fiasco: It was 'outside our control'

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé blames Super NES Classic Edition problems on retail partners....
Arcade bar with over 30 games opens tonight in downtown Detroit

Arcade bar with over 30 games opens tonight in downtown Detroit

Offworld Arcade to offer vintage gaming, drinks above Checker Bar in Detroit's Cadillac Square...
Destiny 2 Would Be Amazing Except For This One Huge Problem

Destiny 2 Would Be Amazing Except For This One Huge Problem

It gets nearly everything else right...
The Walking Dead: March to War is a giant battle over DC

The Walking Dead: March to War is a giant battle over DC

Zombies are bad in this game, but other people could be the real problem....
The man in charge of Pokémon thought Nintendo's Switch was going to fail

The man in charge of Pokémon thought Nintendo's Switch was going to fail

In a world where smartphones dominate handheld gaming, Nintendo's Switch was a big risk. That risk paid off....
After 5 hours with 'Destiny 2,' the most anticipated game of 2017, I'm eager to play more

After 5 hours with 'Destiny 2,' the most anticipated game of 2017, I'm eager to play more

The highly anticipated follow-up to the divisive first-person shooter "Destiny" is now available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. And it's pretty great!...
Video game giant Ubisoft announces $780-million Quebec expansion

Video game giant Ubisoft announces $780-million Quebec expansion

Twenty years after coming to Quebec, French video game giant Ubisoft announced plans Tuesday to invest $780 million in the province by 2027, hire more than 1,000 people and open...
YouTube's updating a crucial service to better compete with Facebook and Amazon

YouTube's updating a crucial service to better compete with Facebook and Amazon

YouTube's ability to broadcast live from your phone is about to get a lot more robust, bringing it in line with Facebook Live and Amazon's Twitch....
The biggest video game of 2017 just passed another major milestone

The biggest video game of 2017 just passed another major milestone

The biggest game of 2017 is an unfinished masterpiece that's already made hundreds of millions of dollars....
Nintendo has been ordered to pay $10 million in a Wii lawsuit

Nintendo has been ordered to pay $10 million in a Wii lawsuit

Nintendo was ordered to pay $10 million to Texas-based iLife Technologies in a patent dispute over the Nintendo Wii. Remember the Wii?...
Nintendo just announced 20 new games for the Switch — here's the full list

Nintendo just announced 20 new games for the Switch — here's the full list

A new entry in the cult-classic "No More Heroes" franchise is coming to Nintendo's Switch. It was announced alongside 19 other games on Wednesday....
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Is a Strategy Masterpiece

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Is a Strategy Masterpiece

It's another home run for the Nintendo Switch...
Seattle startup aims to be crowdfunding hub for esports

Seattle startup aims to be crowdfunding hub for esports

Tech Spotlight: The Seattle startup wants to put the power to start and run a video-gaming tournament in the hands of gamers....
A bizarre new 'Super Mario' game is about to launch on the Nintendo Switch

A bizarre new 'Super Mario' game is about to launch on the Nintendo Switch

Super Mario's Mushroom Kingdom is getting a visit from Ubisoft's Rabbids in "Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle."...
The world's most anticipated game may never come out — so its writer leaked the story

The world's most anticipated game may never come out — so its writer leaked the story

Fans have been waiting years for the next entry in the beloved "Half-Life" series, and while it might never come out, we may have just learned the plot....
The largest game retailer in the world is having trouble selling the Xbox One

The largest game retailer in the world is having trouble selling the Xbox One

With a newer, more powerful Xbox One on the horizon, the largest game retailer in the world says its having a hard time selling the original Xbox One....
Vive maker HTC reportedly explores sale, spinoff options

Vive maker HTC reportedly explores sale, spinoff options

Taiwan-based HTC, which has its U.S. headquarters in Bellevue, and Bellevue gaming giant Valve partnered to build the Vive, one of the major high-end virtual-reality headsets....
Nintendo's approach to selling the $80 Super Nintendo is an anti-consumer fiasco

Nintendo's approach to selling the $80 Super Nintendo is an anti-consumer fiasco

Nothing about the way Nintendo is handling pre-orders for the SNES Classic Edition is consumer-friendly....
One of the most innovative sports games in years is coming to the Nintendo Switch

One of the most innovative sports games in years is coming to the Nintendo Switch

"Rocket League" is one of the best, most innovative sports games in years....
It looks like Super Nintendo mania is hitting full swing — so get ready for shortages

It looks like Super Nintendo mania is hitting full swing — so get ready for shortages

The SNES Classic, an $80 miniature Super Nintendo, is already looking like it might be hard to find when it launches on September 29th....
Nintendo's $80 mini Super Nintendo went up for sale overnight and sold out immediately

Nintendo's $80 mini Super Nintendo went up for sale overnight and sold out immediately

Here's hoping you were up literally in the middle of the night, on the lookout for pre-order chances at select retailers....
Here's what Nintendo's new $80 mini Super Nintendo looks like in action

Here's what Nintendo's new $80 mini Super Nintendo looks like in action

Are you ready to play with super power? You probably aren't, but try your best to handle these insanely '90s trailers showing off the Super NES Classic......
Super NES Preorders Are Now Live

Super NES Preorders Are Now Live

Here's where to find one...
Hacker group claims it breached Sony's PlayStation Network and stole information

Hacker group claims it breached Sony's PlayStation Network and stole information

A hacker group named "OurMine" took control of Sony's PlayStation social media accounts over the weekend, claiming to have hacked into Sony's PSN database....
You can finally buy the most powerful Xbox ever made: The $500 Xbox One X

You can finally buy the most powerful Xbox ever made: The $500 Xbox One X

If you're ready to drop $500 on the most powerful home game console ever made, the Xbox One X is now available for pre-order....
An 11-year-old and a 7-year old teach me about Roblox, the video game that's turning teens into millionaires

An 11-year-old and a 7-year old teach me about Roblox, the video game that's turning teens into millionaires

"Roblox" could have more players than "Minecraft," but it's not nearly as well known. Here's the deal with Roblox, and its huge under-the-radar success....
The Xbox One is facing a major issue during its most important sales quarter of the year

The Xbox One is facing a major issue during its most important sales quarter of the year

Microsoft's got an attractive lineup of Xbox One consoles this holiday. There's only one problem: Almost no big exclusive games....
Wickenheiser backs development of video games to treat concussions

Wickenheiser backs development of video games to treat concussions

Hayley Wickenheiser's reasons for helping develop video game technology to treat concussions are close to her heart....
A popular chat app just shut down a major online hangout for the alt-right after Charlottesville

A popular chat app just shut down a major online hangout for the alt-right after Charlottesville

Discord, the mega-popular "Skype for gamers," is taking steps to remove the alt-right from its app....
Elon Musk's $1 billion AI startup made a surprise appearance at a $24 million video game tournament — and crushed a pro gamer

Elon Musk's $1 billion AI startup made a surprise appearance at a $24 million video game tournament — and crushed a pro gamer

A bot from Elon Musk's OpenAI beat Dendi in a one-on-one Dota 2 match at The International....
Chicago gets taste of e-sports craze with Rocket League regional

Chicago gets taste of e-sports craze with Rocket League regional

Comcast SportsNet Chicago will host the Midwest Regional final of the inaugural Universal Open Rocket League two-on-two tournament on Saturday....
Sega embraces rogue fan programmers with retro Sonic sequel

Sega embraces rogue fan programmers with retro Sonic sequel

Sega is doing what Nintendon't. Instead of shutting down programmers and artists making unlicensed Sonic the Hedgehog fan games, Sega Sammy Holdings Inc. i...
One of the biggest game companies in the world announced a new game, and fans had a hilarious reaction

One of the biggest game companies in the world announced a new game, and fans had a hilarious reaction

At Valve's big annual "DOTA 2" tournament, the company unveiled a new game. Fans were not happy....
‘Dota 2’: Big crowds, high stakes and plenty of KeyArena drama

‘Dota 2’: Big crowds, high stakes and plenty of KeyArena drama

Esports have drawn interest from heavyweights in traditional media, including Turner Sports, which has a camera crew in Seattle to wrap up their four-episode documentary series...
Nintendo's $80 mini Super Nintendo is going to be impossible to find — so here's a solid alternative

Nintendo's $80 mini Super Nintendo is going to be impossible to find — so here's a solid alternative

Nintendo's upcoming SNES Classic Edition is going to be hard to find, and it's only available for a limited time. But there's another option....