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Making 'indie' video games gets trickier as industry evolves

Dec. 07, 2022 09:43 AM EST

Video game developer Ben Esposito’s first big break was a quirky game called Donut County starring a raccoon who dropped small objects and then entire neighborhoods into an ever-growing hole in the ground. His latest, Neon White, is a campy twist on the first-person shooter genre...

New this week: Will Smith, 'Pinocchio' and 'George & Tammy'

Dec. 05, 2022 16:27 PM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music and video game platforms this week. MOVIES — Will Smith’s comeback campaign is in full swing thanks to the new Antoine Fuqua...

New this week: Lizzo, 'Criminal Minds' and 'The Woman King'

Nov. 25, 2022 11:31 AM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music and video game platforms this week. MOVIES — When the Mars Rover Opportunity, nicknamed Oppy, launched in 2003, it was only...

Battle over the iPhone app store spills into appeals court

Nov. 14, 2022 19:56 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple and the company behind the popular video game Fortnite squared off Monday before three federal appellate judges who will render the next decision in a high-stakes battle over whether Apple created an illegal monopoly via its exclusive control of its iPhone app store....

New this week: 'Spirited,' Pokémon, 'Nope' and 'Slumberland'

Nov. 14, 2022 10:13 AM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music and video game platforms this week. MOVIES — In “Nope,” Jordan Peele has once again made a rarity in Hollywood: a wholly...

Top, Lite-Brite, Masters of the Universe in toy hall of fame

Nov. 10, 2022 17:19 PM EST

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The National Toy Hall of Fame's new honorees include an object dating to ancient times, a line of muscle-bound action figures and an iconic art set whose medium is colorful pegs. The hall on Thursday announced the top, Masters of the Universe and Lite-Brite as this year's...

Nintendo counting on forays beyond video games to boost fans

Nov. 08, 2022 23:37 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo hopes to leverage a new Super Mario movie, various merchandising and theme parks to draw more people into playing its video games, President Shuntaro Furukawa said Wednesday. Nintendo content, including Donkey Kong and Pokemon, has drawn fans over more than...

EU's Call of Duty: Probe Microsoft-Activision Blizzard deal

Nov. 08, 2022 17:53 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has launched an investigation into Microsoft’s planned takeover of video game giant Activision Blizzard, fearing the $69 billion deal would distort fair competition to popular titles like Call of Duty. Microsoft, maker of the Xbox gaming system,...

New this week: Bruce Springsteen, 'The Big Brunch' and Sonic

Nov. 07, 2022 12:54 PM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music and video game platforms this week. MOVIES — Did you follow all the “Don’t Worry Darling” fuss and forget to watch the...

Wall-hugging Chastain, red-hot Bell eye 1st NASCAR title

Nov. 04, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Ross Chastain skyrocketed to motorsports infamy for wall-riding his way into NASCAR's championship race with a video-game style move that has overshadowed the finale and his fellow title contenders. With that comes a ton of pressure on the eighth-generation...