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Late president's book outlines vision for Japan's Nintendo

Apr. 12, 2021 22:55 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo’s late president Satoru Iwata oversaw the video-game maker’s global growth as Super Mario and Pokemon became household names. “Ask Iwata” was published after his death from cancer in 2015 at age 55. This month, VIZ Media is publishing the...

EXPLAINER: Starving for more chips in a tech-hungry world

Apr. 08, 2021 21:46 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — As the U.S. economy rebounds from its pandemic slump, a vital cog is in short supply: the computer chips that power a wide range of products that connect, transport and entertain us in a world increasingly dependent on technology. The shortage...

GameStop to sell 3.5M shares after stock frenzy boosts price

Apr. 05, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

Two months after a market phenomenon took shares of GameStop to the moon, the video game retailer said Monday that it will sell up to 3.5 million of its shares. The shares will be sold through an “at-the-market” offering, which lets companies place their stock on the...

Unopened Super Mario Bros. game from 1986 sells for $660,000

Apr. 02, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — An unopened copy of Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. that was bought in 1986 and then forgotten about in a desk drawer has sold at auction for $660,000. Heritage Auctions in Dallas said the video game sold Friday. The auction house said...

EXPLAINER: Starving for more chips in a tech-hungry world

Apr. 01, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — As the U.S. economy rebounds from its pandemic slump, a vital cog is in short supply: the computer chips that power a wide range of products that connect, transport and entertain us in a world increasingly dependent on technology. The shortage...

Microsoft wins $22 billion deal making headsets for US Army

Mar. 31, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

Microsoft won a nearly $22 billion contract to supply U.S. Army combat troops with its augmented reality headsets. Microsoft and the Army separately announced the deal Wednesday. The technology is based on Microsoft's HoloLens headsets, which were...

GameStop weighing stock offering to fund transformation

Mar. 24, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

GameStop is considering selling some of its shares, a move that would enable the video-game retailer to capitalize on the massive surge in its stock price this year. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission late Tuesday, the company noted that it has been...

GameStop lost $215 million in fiscal year; online sales gain

Mar. 23, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

GameStop, the video game retailer at the center of a social-media driven investment frenzy, said it lost $215 million in the 12 months ended Jan. 30 as it dealt with pandemic-related shutdowns and moved to transform itself into a more online-focused company. The company's...

Ricketts opposes gambling, pension bills in Legislature

Mar. 23, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts made clear Tuesday that he doesn't like three bills pending before lawmakers, including a state takeover of Omaha Public Schools' troubled pension fund and a proposal to allow electronic keno games. Ricketts criticized...

Heat say Meyers Leonard will be away from team after slur

Mar. 09, 2021 22:07 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat said Tuesday night that Meyers Leonard will be away from the team indefinitely, sharply criticizing his use of an anti-Semitic slur while playing a video game that was being livestreamed. Leonard apologized for using the term, insisting he...