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Salesianum teen finds healing, purpose through video games

Dec. 05, 2021 09:08 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — While most may find entertainment through video games, 17-year-old Nicholas Priest uses them to give back. A senior at Salesianium, Priest started the nonprofit organization Nick’s Power of Play (NPOP) halfway through his freshman year to...

Indigenous gamers advocate for representation and education

Dec. 02, 2021 15:00 PM EST

(RNS) — Marlon Weekusk, a member of the Onion Lake Cree Nation from Saskatoon, in central Canada, is known by his icon: a howling white wolf that has held significance for him throughout his spiritual journey as a Cree. Those who know him expect conversations about tokenizing Indigenous...

Florida teen safe after leaving home with man she met online

Nov. 29, 2021 10:57 AM EST

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl has been found safe in another state days after leaving home with a man she met while playing an online video game, authorities said Monday. The teen was picked up by a man in a car outside her North Miami Beach home on...

Police: Endangered Florida teen may be in North Carolina

Nov. 28, 2021 12:47 PM EST

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 15-year-old South Florida girl may have been kidnapped and taken to North Carolina by someone she met in an online video game, police said Sunday. North Miami Beach police said in a tweet posted early Sunday. Jeimy...

La. teen, team placed 4th in nationwide Fortnite competition

Nov. 14, 2021 00:03 AM EST

MONROE, La. (AP) — Video games are often regarded as a waste of time, a distraction from kids’ schoolwork rather than a useful addition to it, but one Monroe teen has busted that stereotype in a big way. After weeks of personal training, biweekly practices and series...

Game on: 9-foot video game joystick on record as largest

Nov. 06, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A 9-foot-tall (2.7-meter-tall) video game joystick made of wood, rubber and steel has made it into the Guinness World Records 2022 as the largest. Dartmouth College professor Mary Flanagan created the giant controller — nearly 14 times the size of...

Japan game maker Nintendo sees no quick fix for chips crunch

Nov. 05, 2021 00:58 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The shortage in computer chips needed to make the Nintendo Switch machine is a serious problem unlikely to be resolved soon, the president of the Japanese video-game maker said Friday. “The extremely tight situation remains, and the future is...

Nintendo's profit drops from last year's pandemic boom

Nov. 04, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese video game maker Nintendo's profit dropped 19% in the first half of its fiscal year from the previous year, when it received a big lift as people stuck at home by the coronavirus pandemic turned to its products. Kyoto-based Nintendo Co. reported...

Showman-owner plans Old West future for rustic Nevada saloon

Oct. 23, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

GOODSPRINGS, Nev. (AP) — With his gold and black sport coat, cowboy hat and tie featuring a silhouetted exotic dancer, Old Man Liver was in full character at this century-old saloon in the Nevada desert. A musician, whiskey-maker and entrepreneur originally from...

Sand Valley resurrecting The Lido Golf Club in Wisconsin

Oct. 20, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

NEKOOSA, Wis. (AP) — A classic old golf course — The Lido — is being resurrected 1,000 miles from the original with the assistance of a video game and GPS-guided tractors. The Lido at Sand Valley Golf Resort in central Wisconsin is perhaps the most ambitious project...