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Candy Crush vs. Mortal Kombat for Video Game Hall of Fame

Mar. 21, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The World Video Game Hall of Fame fielded thousands of nominations for the Class of 2019 from more than 100 countries, hall officials said Thursday after narrowing the field to 12. "Will 'Centipede' devour the competition? Can 'Mortal Kombat' fight its way to victory? Will 'Microsoft...

Asian shares gain as Fed says it will hold off on rate hikes

Mar. 21, 2019 1:48 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares in Asia were mostly higher on Thursday after the Federal Reserve said it has ruled out interest rate increases for this year. The Shanghai Composite index advanced 0.6 percent to 3,109.48 while Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.2 percent to 29,365.55. South Korea's Kospi climbed 0.3...

$800K Wells Fargo penalty OK'd in Schilling video game deal

Mar. 20, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A federal judge has approved an agreement for Wells Fargo Securities to pay an $800,000 civil penalty to end a lawsuit by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over Rhode Island's failed $75 million deal with former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's video game company,...

Goodbye console? Google launches game-streaming platform

Mar. 19, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — 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 Chrome OS,...

MLB managers want limits, not bans, on clubhouse video games

Mar. 19, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Montoyo thought he would be taking a hard line against video games in his first year as Toronto Blue Jays manager. Before he could put his foot down on Fortnite, the players took it upon themselves to govern their gaming. "We're going to play less, I know that," Montoyo said....

Wells Fargo agrees to pay $800K in Schilling video game deal

Mar. 19, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Wells Fargo Securities has agreed to pay an $800,000 civil penalty to settle a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit over Rhode Island's failed $75 million deal with former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's video game company. Wells Fargo and the SEC announced the...

At least 18 more towns vote to approve keno

Mar. 19, 2019 7:45 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Following a vote, at least 18 more New Hampshire towns have approved the electronic bingo game keno, which would help fund full-day kindergarten, and bringing the total number of communities allowing the game to 84. New Hampshire Public Radio reports that two more towns, Conway and...

Officials consider Vermont as video game industry hub

Mar. 18, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Students in Champlain College's game design program graduate with one of the most sought after degrees in the industry. But seniors often head out of state, lured by jobs that promise "steak money" — a big payoff. Jennifer Carlin, a 22-year-old Champlain senior, was snapped up...

Esports league to play global home-and-away schedule

Mar. 15, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

A major esports league is launching an experiment that could create a blueprint for traditional sports leagues eager to take their games abroad. The Overwatch League will use a full home-and-away format beginning in 2020, making it the first professional circuit in esports or traditional sports to build a...

eNASCAR Heat draft brings fans, motorsports closer together

Mar. 10, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Turn on the Xbox, fire up the Playstation and get ready for the green flag to drop. After long embracing esports as a way to grow motorsports and engage young fans, NASCAR is taking the experience to another level. It joined 704 Games and the Race Team Alliance in victory lane at ISM...