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Family of video game pioneer starts scholarship fund

May. 17, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The family of a video game pioneer from Manchester, New Hampshire, has started a scholarship fund. The Ralph H. and Dena W. Baer Scholarship Fund at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation will help students from Manchester Central High School who want to study in technology-related...

Video game pioneer Baer honored with Manchester statute

May. 5, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A video game pioneer from Manchester, New Hampshire, is being honored five years after his death with a statue in the city's millyard. Ralph Baer created both the precursor to "Pong" and the electronic memory game Simon, and led the team that developed the first home video game...

'Mortal Kombat' among 4 inducted to Video Game Hall of Fame

May. 2, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — "Mortal Kombat," the blood-and-guts arcade game that triggered Congressional hearings and age-level game ratings, was inducted Thursday into the World Video Game Hall of Fame, along with "Colossal Cave Adventure," ''Super Mario Kart," and the ubiquitous "Solitaire" game built into...

SEMO adds eSports venue for students starting next fall

Apr. 28, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Southeast Missouri State University plans to develop an eSports venue starting in the fall, aimed at attracting both recreational and competitive players. The university says the venue will be in a 1,500-square-foot space currently occupied by a computer lab at the Towers...

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on cover of 'Madden NFL 20'

Apr. 25, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

Patrick Mahomes has gone from playing the Madden video game with his dad to being on the cover. Electronic Arts announced Thursday that the Kansas City quarterback and reigning NFL MVP will grace the cover of "Madden NFL 20" when it is released Aug. 2. The announcement was made before the first round of the NFL...

Video game effort could help regulate future drone traffic

Apr. 25, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Drones ferrying medical supplies, packages and even pizza could one day be crisscrossing the skies above U.S. cities, and a team at the University of Utah is working with regulators to keep that future traffic in check using a video game. The simulation unveiled Wednesday uses a 3-D...

Nintendo profit jumps 39% on Switch software sales

Apr. 25, 2019 5:14 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — 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 billion yen ($1.7 billion) annual...

Draft Diary: Gustafson talks about draft day experience

Apr. 12, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — God doesn't make mistakes. I would say that this was the single best piece of reassurance that I was given from draft orientation, and it stayed with me all throughout draft night. This phrase comforted me once I heard it, and helped calm my nerves as I woke up on the big day. My day...

Oklahoma districts form high school esports league

Apr. 6, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — 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 Schools on April 20, the Tulsa...

Native American student wins $10K grant to build Lakota game

Apr. 5, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Native American student at Dakota State University has been awarded a $10,000 grant to design a computer game to teach the Lakota language. Carl Petersen, a DSU junior, will travel to Washington, D.C., later this month to accept his grant award from the national Dreamstarter...