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Rey Mysterio flying high as cover star for WWE 2K22

Jan. 20, 2022 11:44 AM EST

Rey Mysterio used to fight with his young son for bragging rights when they played wrestling video games together. The WWE high-flying superstar has plenty to boast about now — he's on the cover of the WWE 2K22 video game set for a March 11 release. “It’s a...

EXPLAINER: Microsoft's Activision buy could shake up gaming

Jan. 19, 2022 16:40 PM EST

Microsoft stunned the gaming industry when it announced this week it would buy game publisher Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, a deal that would immediately make it a larger video-game company than Nintendo. Microsoft, maker of the Xbox gaming system, said acquiring the owner...

Microsoft buys game maker Activision Blizzard for about $70B

Jan. 18, 2022 19:23 PM EST

Microsoft is paying the enormous sum of nearly $70 billion for Activision Blizzard, the maker of Candy Crush and Call of Duty, a deal that would immediately make it a larger video-game company than Nintendo while raising questions about the deal’s possible anti-competitive effects. ...

Netflix upping US, Canada prices with competition growing

Jan. 14, 2022 17:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix is raising prices for its video streaming customers in the U.S. and Canada, less than a year and a half since its last price increase, as competition from other streaming services increases. The Los Gatos, California, company said Friday that prices are...

Column: Madden's real gift? 'Always knew right thing to say'

Dec. 29, 2021 18:28 PM EST

Somehow, he made every game feel fresh. So it barely mattered whether you first ran across John Madden as the growling, grizzly bear-sized coach of the Oakland Raiders, the big, booming soundtrack of the NFL, or the guy with the “what-me-worry?” smile peeking out from the slot on...

John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85

Dec. 28, 2021 23:14 PM EST

John Madden, the Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster whose exuberant calls combined with simple explanations provided a weekly soundtrack to NFL games for three decades, died Tuesday morning, the league said. He was 85. The NFL said he died unexpectedly and did not detail a cause....

Esports giant Riot settles discrimination case for $100M

Dec. 28, 2021 09:10 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Riot Games, the publisher behind esports giant “League of Legends," agreed Monday night to pay $100 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging pay disparity, gender discrimination and sexual harassment. The lawsuit was filed in November 2018 after gaming...

'All Madden' documentary a labor of love for Fox Sports

Dec. 24, 2021 11:34 AM EST

Many gamers will receive the latest edition of the “Madden” video game for the holidays. On Saturday, some will even find out for the first time that the name behind the popular franchise was a successful coach and broadcaster. Or as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell succinctly puts...

Tesla to halt games on infotainment screens in moving cars

Dec. 23, 2021 15:17 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Under pressure from U.S. auto safety regulators, Tesla has agreed to stop allowing video games to be played on center touch screens while its vehicles are moving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the company will send out a software update over...

Markets 2021: Stocks soar, IPOs explode, crypto goes wild

Dec. 23, 2021 14:10 PM EST

Wall Street delivered another strong year for investors in 2021, as a resurgence in consumer demand fueled by the reopening of the global economy pumped up corporate profits. As of Dec. 22, the S&P 500 had risen 25%, its third-straight annual increase. Along the way, the...