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Olympics ceremony uses music from Japanese video games

Jul. 23, 2021 08:08 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The athletes of the Tokyo Olympics were greeted by a few familiar notes Friday night. Those video game songs that get stuck in your head. An orchestral medley of songs from iconic Japanese video games served as the soundtrack for the...

Firms, Rutgers to study telehealth gambling treatments

Jul. 07, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A gambling technology company and a virtual mental health clinic are joining with New Jersey's Rutgers University to study the effectiveness of treatment for compulsive gambling and video game playing delivered in a virtual setting. Playtech,...

Gucci digitally outfits Gen-Z in metaverse foray with Roblox

Jun. 09, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Anyone whose virtual alter ego is wandering around the Roblox online game platform these days might run into other avatars sporting Gucci handbags, sunglasses or hats. The digital-only items were part of a limited Gucci collection for Roblox, a step by the...

Wyoming high school club part of rising popularity of "DnD"

May. 01, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — On a Friday afternoon in February, just after classes had dismissed for the weekend at Campbell County High School, there was a party in the classroom of social studies teacher Matt Woodard. Woodard was actually the last to know about it, but that...