Nintendo profit jumps 39% on Switch software sales

Business 04/25/19, 05:14

Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co. reported Thursday a 39% rise in profit for the fiscal year through March on healthy software sales for its popular Switch console. The Kyoto-based company behind the Super Mario and Pokemon franchises recorded a 194 ...

Oklahoma districts form high school esports league

U.S. 04/06/19, 10:02

Students in about 10 Oklahoma school districts can participate in competitive video gaming as an extracurricular activity with the launch of a high school esports league. The first friendly match of the Oklahoma eSports League will be held at Union Public ...

South Dakota middle school teaches students with video games

Tech 04/01/19, 00:05

When eighth-grader Alyssa Lingen started her information and communications technology class this year at Patrick Henry Middle School, the art student was repulsed by anything related to computer science, she said. But the minute she saw the little elephant she created ...

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 ...

Nintendo chief: Seeking growth sources as Switch sales slow

Business 01/31/19, 23:24

Nintendo's president says the Kyoto-based video game maker behind the Super Mario and Pokemon franchises is counting on business outside the game sector for future growth as sales for its Switch console machines fall short of forecasts. Shuntaro Furukawa told reporters ...

Activision shares down after split with Bungie

Entertainment 01/11/19, 13:14

Shares in video game publisher Activision fell more than 11 percent in morning trading Friday, a day after an announcement that its eight-year partnership with game developer Bungie was ending. In the companies' joint announcement, Bungie said the separation process had ...

CES 2019: It’s all about the games (and AI)

Tech 01/07/19, 09:54

The CES 2019 gadget show is revving up in Las Vegas. Here are the latest findings and observations from Associated Press reporters on the ground as technology's biggest trade event gets underway. BRING ON THE GAMES Enough about self-driving cars. A big ...

South Carolina teen wins $70K at esports tournament

Sports 11/05/18, 00:05

Dylan Wright always knew he would end up making money playing video games though his parents might have had their doubts.Over the course of a recent weekend, the 16-year-old, Greenwood High School student and a teammate won a total of ...

Sony quarterly profit rises on games, financial services

Business 10/30/18, 04:05

Japanese electronics and entertainment company Sony Corp.'s net profit rose 32 percent in the last quarter, helped by healthy video game sales and its financial services business, the company said Tuesday.Tokyo-based Sony's profit totaled 173 billion yen ($1.5 billion) in ...

25 years after spurning NBA Jam, Jordan invests in esports

Basketball 10/25/18, 11:19

A quarter century after being famously excluded from the cult favorite video game NBA Jam, Michael Jordan is investing in esports.Jordan on Thursday was announced as an investor with aXiomatic, a major esports ownership group whose properties include powerhouse franchise ...

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