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'Stray': How a virtual orange tabby is helping real cats

Aug. 04, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The virtual cat hero from the new video game sensation “Stray” doesn't just wind along rusted pipes, leap over unidentified sludge and decode clues in a seemingly abandoned city. The daring orange tabby is helping real world cats as well. Thanks to online...

Nintendo's profit rises despite shortages of computer chips

Aug. 03, 2022 05:01 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo’s profit in the April-June quarter rose 28% from a year earlier on healthy demand for its games, although its console sales were dented by a shortage of semiconductors. The Japanese video game maker behind the Super Mario and Pokemon franchises said...

Sony sees profit rise despite waning interest in video games

Jul. 29, 2022 04:21 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Sony’s profit edged up 3% in the last quarter, weathering production setbacks from COVID-19 lockdowns in Shanghai and a trend away from video gaming as pandemic restrictions eased elsewhere. Tokyo-based Sony Corp.'s April-June profit totaled 218 billion yen ($1.6...

Cardinals say QB Kyler Murray focused on football

Jul. 26, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Kyler Murray has made it no secret he enjoys video games, including the popular “Call of Duty” franchise. Tight end Zach Ertz said the franchise quarterback also knows he has a duty to study his playbook. Ertz believes Murray's love...

Abe impersonated 'Super Mario' to promote Tokyo Olympics

Jul. 09, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Despite his prominence as Japan’s longest serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe may have enjoyed his biggest moment at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics before 70,000 at the city’s renown Maracana stadium. As a video was shown with Abe portrayed...

Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi on cover of NBA 2K23 WNBA edition

Jul. 06, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi have been linked for more than two decades, playing together at UConn and then helping the U.S. Olympic women's basketball team win five gold medals. Now the basketball greats will appear on the cover of the NBA 2K23 WNBA edition video game that will be...

Microsoft's Activision Blizzard bid faces UK antitrust probe

Jul. 06, 2022 08:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Microsoft's acquisition of game publisher Activision Blizzard faces antitrust scrutiny in the U.K., where competition regulators said Wednesday they've opened an initial inquiry into the $69 billion deal. The Competition and Markets Authority said it has started...

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...