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NFL partners with Mythical Games for blockchain-enabled game

May. 25, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL and NFL Players Association are partnering with Mythical Games for the first blockchain-enabled NFL video game. The game — which will be called NFL Rivals — is slated to launch early next year. Players will run a team as a general manager and compete...

Video game workers create first union at big U.S. game maker

May. 23, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Video game workers at a division of game publisher Activision Blizzard have voted to unionize, creating the first labor union at a large U.S. video game company. A count of ballots on Monday revealed the results of the election affecting a small group of...

FIFA takes on EA Sports video game in soccer's new rivalry

May. 12, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The name “FIFA” can bring to mind images of the World Cup and soccer’s greatest players, like Pele, Zinedine Zidane or Lionel Messi. The acronym for the sport’s governing body may also remind some of shameless bribery and corruption. For many, though, it’s...

EA Sports and FIFA end partnership, both eye new video games

May. 10, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — Electronic Arts will stop making its hugely successful FIFA video game in its current name, marking a split in one of soccer’s most successful and lucrative partnerships after the sides failed to strike a new licensing deal. Instead, the California company said...

Sony's profit surges on healthy film, game, music growth

May. 10, 2022 04:57 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Sony’s fiscal fourth quarter surged 67% to 111.1 billion yen ($852.7 million) from the previous year, as the Japanese entertainment and electronics company racked up profits in video game and movie divisions. Tokyo-based Sony Corp.’s January-March quarterly sales...

Nintendo's profit dips slightly as Switch console sales slow

May. 10, 2022 04:56 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo’s profit for the fiscal year ended in March was little changed from the previous year, edging down 0.6% to 477.7 billion yen ($3.7 billion), the Japanese video game maker behind the Super Mario and Pokemon franchises said Tuesday. Sales for the fiscal year...

Ms. Pac-Man clears path to World Video Game Hall of Fame

May. 05, 2022 11:38 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — More than 40 years after blazing a trail for female video game characters, Ms. Pac-Man was inducted Thursday into the World Video Game Hall of Fame, along with Dance Dance Revolution, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Sid Meier's Civilization. The Hall...

Video game workers at Call of Duty maker OK'd for union vote

Apr. 23, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A small group of Wisconsin-based video game workers can vote to form what could be the first union at a major U.S. video game publisher, a labor board official ruled. A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board on Friday ordered a May election for...

Esports expansion sought in Colorado high schools

Apr. 16, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Mariana Marquez is a typical high school athlete. She practices with her team, meets with coaches and shows up for game day to compete against other high schoolers. But unlike a varsity football player, her game isn’t on the turf. It’s in front of a screen. ...

Wilmington University is adding an esports program

Apr. 16, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Wilmington University will continue to prioritize science, technology, engineering and mathematics education as the university announced its partnership with Futures First Gaming. WilmU’s partnership with FFG will create degree and certificate pathways for...