Source: FIFA to keep 2022 World Cup with 32 teams

Soccer 05/22/19, 14:15

A person with knowledge of the situation says the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will have 32 teams, with FIFA scrapping a proposal to expand the tournament to 48 nations.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity ...

India weighs ban on popular online game after deaths

Tech 04/05/19, 06:03

A boy's suicide this week in southern India after his mother scolded him for playing a popular online game has inflamed a national debate over whether the game should be banned.The 16-year-old's father demanded a ban on PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, known ...

Goodbye console? Google launches game-streaming platform

Business 03/19/19, 15:16

Google on Tuesday unveiled a video-game streaming platform called Stadia, positioning itself to take on the traditional video-game business.The platform will store a game-playing session in the cloud and lets players jump across devices operating on Google's Chrome browser and ...

New Mexico becomes latest to allow video games as a sport

Sports 03/07/19, 14:24

New Mexico is joining a handful of other states in allowing high school students to participate in a growing sport — video games. Around three dozen high schools are competing in the state's inaugural e-sports season that began last month, and ...

Activision to lay off 800 workers as video game sales drop

Business 02/12/19, 20:04

Video game maker Activision Blizzard is laying off nearly 800 workers as the company braces for a steep downturn in revenue following the best year in its history. The cutbacks announced Tuesday illustrate the boom-and-bust cycles in an industry whose fortunes ...

Texas entertainment industry calls for more incentive funds

U.S. 02/02/19, 10:39

Backers of film and video game productions in Texas are pushing legislators to earmark $60 million or more this year to boost the state's entertainment industry. The Austin American-Statesman reports the taxpayer-funded Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program has seen its ...

Coyne Schofield defends McGuire after awkward interaction

Sports 01/31/19, 16:32

Women's hockey star Kendall Coyne Schofield says she doesn't believe NBC Sports analyst Pierre McGuire questioned her knowledge of the sport during an awkward pre-game interaction.McGuire was criticized on social media for telling Coyne Schofield which sides the Pittsburgh Penguins ...

Nintendo’s quarterly profit rises on hit Switch games

Business 01/31/19, 03:38

Nintendo, the Japanese video game maker behind the Super Mario and Pokemon franchises, is reporting a 25 percent jump in its fiscal third quarter profit, boosted by the popularity of games for its Switch console. Nintendo Co. reported on Thursday that ...

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