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Passenger takes over airport monitor for video game

Jan. 17, 2020 12:50 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A passenger waiting for a flight at an Oregon airport needed a bit more screen space for his video game so he plugged his Playstation 4 into a computer screen that had been displaying a map of the airport. Kara Simonds, a spokeswoman for the Port of Portland, told KXL-AM radio in an...

In this photo from Jan. 10, 2020, a Pennsylvania Skill games storefront is open in Monaca, Pa. A hearing is scheduled before the state's Commonwealth Court for Jan. 15, 2020, on whether Pennsylvania law prohibits the machines as unlicensed slot machines, even if a player's success is supposedly based on skill, rather than chance. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Fight over cash-paying video games hits crucial stretch

Jan. 11, 2020 12:16 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Just across the mall lobby from the glass-door entrance to the Pennsylvania attorney general's office sits a cash-paying electronic game terminal that the office is fighting to outlaw, like thousands of other devices like it around the state. In an unfolding court battle, the...

Live dealer games starting at 2 casinos in central Indiana

Dec. 31, 2019 10:16 AM EST

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana’s latest gambling expansion comes Wednesday as two horse track casinos near Indianapolis will be allowed to have table games with live dealers for the first time. Officials of Harrah’s Hoosier Park in Anderson and Indiana Grand Racing and Casino in Shelbyville...

Carencro native wins Yu-Gi-Oh! championship in California

Dec. 28, 2019 12:01 AM EST

CARENCRO, La. (AP) — Most people know you can make money playing card games like poker, but Carencro-native Kobe Short made more than $3,000 last month by becoming a Yu-Gi-Oh! champion. Yu-Gi-Oh! is a Japanese manga and anime series that spawned into a trading-card game of the same name. The game was first...

13-year-old killed by stray bullet while playing video game

Dec. 23, 2019 1:42 PM EST

WAYNESBORO, Miss. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy died after being hit by a stray bullet while playing video games at a southeast Mississippi apartment complex, police said. Waynesboro police said the Friday night shooting that killed Zachary Bernard Bishop left at least two other people injured, WDAM-TV...

Wisconsin colleges adding varsity video gaming as sport

Dec. 21, 2019 1:01 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Lakeland University's newest varsity athletic team will play in a renovated, state-of-the-art space. But it won't need a net or a court. These student-athletes play in a different kind of arena. The Sheboygan County-based university announced this week it will add esports to its...

Kansas University launches first varsity esports team

Dec. 13, 2019 10:25 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Six players signed contracts, wore Jayhawk T-shirts and put on blue KU ballcaps. But they won’t be running onto a basketball court or football field anytime soon. They are the University of Kansas’ first varsity esports team. Some experts have raised warning flags of...

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Review: New 'Jumanji' sticks with the formula and just adds

Dec. 11, 2019 12:05 PM EST

The creators of the latest “Jumanji” sequel have begun from an age-old premise — if it ain't broke, don't fix it. And they've taken note of other successful franchises to adopt what must surely be a new Hollywood motto — just add more. So “Jumanji: The Next Level” brings...

FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2019, filephoto Robin Hazal shops at a Kohl's ahead of Black Friday in Las Vegas. New data on U.S. retail sales will provide another view of how the holiday shopping season is going. Economists predict the Commerce Department will report Friday that retail sales rose 0.4% in November. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

This Week: GameStop earns, Fed meeting, retail sales

Dec. 9, 2019 1:10 AM EST

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: ROUGH GAME It's been a rough year for GameStop. The video-game retailer slid to a loss in the second quarter versus a year earlier. That followed profit and revenue drops in the previous quarter. Did the trend continue in the...

Video game maker to pay $10 million in gender bias case

Dec. 2, 2019 9:20 PM EST

The maker of popular video game League of Legends has agreed to pay $10 million to female employees to settle a broad gender discrimination case. Los Angeles-based Riot Games will pay about 1,000 current and former female employees who have worked at the company in the last five years. The case against Riot Games...