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Metallica performs national anthem at San Francisco Giants game

San Francisco - Multi-Grammy winning heavy metal band Metallica played the national anthem at San Francisco's AT&T park on Friday, May 16.
In the Media by Markos Papadatos

Tiger Woods to miss Masters after back surgery

Los Angeles - World number one Tiger Woods won't give up on his quest to break Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 majors despite undergoing back surgery which means he will miss the Masters.
In the Media by AFP

Microsoft to launch Xbox One in 26 more countries

Washington - Microsoft said Tuesday it would launch its new Xbox One gaming and entertainment console in 26 additional countries by September, ramping up its efforts against rival Sony."On the heels of the most successful Xbox launch in history, we continue to be b...
In the Media by AFP

Lego to build on movie success, tackle globalisation challenge

Billund - With record sales and a hit movie expected to propel them further, Lego could be expected to bask in its successful turnaround, but the Danish maker of colourful toy blocks is pressing ahead to face the challenges of globalisation.Last month, the world...
In the Media by Sören Billing (AFP)

Microsoft hopes 'Titanfall' can boost Xbox One

Washington - Tech titan Microsoft -- which has struggled to keep pace with Sony and its PlayStation 4 -- is pinning its hopes on a new action video game, ironically named "Titanfall."The highly anticipated game for the new generation Xbox One console lands this wee...
In the Media by Rob Lever (AFP)

Ubisoft to unleash 'Watch Dogs' video game in May

San Francisco - Ubisoft said Thursday that it will unleash hacker-themed video game "Watch Dogs" on May 27 in what could turn a disappointing launch delay into a smart marketing move.Shares in the publicly traded French company took a hit when it announced that "Watch...
In the Media by AFP

The science behind our Flappy Bird addiction

There is a formula behind those simple and addictive games that bring us back again and again to beat our original high scores.
In the Media by Megan Morreale - 1 comment

TopFinds: Cold damaging grapes, the rise and fall of Flappy Bird

Read about the extremely cold weather in Ontario hurting Ontario grape production. Find out why the smartphone game Flappy Bird caused such major buzz. Why are activists in India facing a lawsuit by Dow? Learn more in this week's TopFinds.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 6 comments

Finnish start-up Supercell reports stellar game rise

Helsinki - Finnish computer game maker Supercell reported on Wednesday a huge leap in sales in 2013, multiplying its annual revenue by eight, thanks to two best-selling games.Founded in 2010, the start-up said in a statement that its revenue in 2013 amounted to 6...
In the Media by AFP

Flappy Bird player 'beats' the game as developer deletes the app

A Flappy Bird player may have finally found a way to "beat" the infuriatingly difficult game just as its developer removes the app from sale, saying he wishes to "live in peace."
In the Media by D.M. McGrory - 2 comments

Zynga deals for animation firm in rebound effort

San Francisco - Zynga announced Thursday it was buying mobile game and animation firm NaturalMotion for $527 million in a fresh reboot effort for the struggling social games pioneer.
In the Media by AFP

Nintendo boss to halve pay after profit dives

Tokyo - The head of Nintendo said Wednesday he would slash his salary in half after announcing a 30 percent dive in nine-month profit on weak demand for its new Wii U console as gamers are enticed by cheap, downloadable games for mobiles.
In the Media by Shingo Ito (AFP)

Google makes the world a playboard for Legos

San Francisco - Google on Tuesday began letting Lego lovers build with virtual color blocks in its Chrome web browser and then give creations homes in online maps of the real world.
In the Media by AFP

Nintendo shares dive on loss warning

Tokyo - Nintendo shares plunged nearly 19 percent Monday before recouping most of those losses after the Japanese gaming giant warned it would slip back into the red on poor sales of its Wii U game console.
In the Media by Miwa SUZUKI (AFP)

Nintendo forecasts net loss, slashes Wii U sales target

Tokyo - Nintendo on Friday warned it would swing back into the red this fiscal year as the Japanese gaming giant slashed its sales target for the Wii U console, blaming poor sales over the key holiday season.
In the Media by Peter Brieger (AFP)

Google gets in game of Internet age storytelling

San Francisco - The Google lab behind augmented reality game "Ingress" is teaming with HarperCollins Publishers and top author James Frey for an Internet age adventure in storytelling.
In the Media by AFP

SimCity coming down from the 'cloud'

San Francisco - Hugely popular SimCity will be coming down from the cloud, letting fans play the rich world simulation game without needing to be connected to the Internet.
In the Media by AFP

China lifts ban on video games

The Chinese government have decided to lift the ban on foreign games consoles that was introduced in the country 14 years ago.
In the Media by Mark Harradine - 1 comment

Entire holiday dinner layered in a tin can

As the saying goes, you can't have your cake and eat it too. However, with a new product from a video game retailer in the UK, you can now have your new game and eat a holiday dinner too.
In the Media by Natty Walker - 1 comment

How game theory can help you win 71 Price is Right games

A Slate writer published a "cheat sheet" on how to boost your odds at winning on the U.S. game show The Price is Right. Ben Blatt applied principles of game theory—the science of decision-making—to 71 current pricing games.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 1 comment

Review: 'Duck Dynasty — Battle of the Beards' don't make you a 'redneck'

If being “redneck” is simple, the development of the app for the iPhone and iPad, Duck Dynasty: Battle of the Beards, is quite the antithesis.
In the Media by W. Mark Dendy

Price of good luck doubles — UK Lottery ticket rises to £2

Rickmansworth - Doubling the cost of a line of numbers for UK National Lottery tickets may well backfire on organizers Camelot. Thousands of players have vowed to stop playing the lottery and will perhaps buy £1 tickets for the Health Lottery instead.
In the Media by Dawn Denmar - 1 comment

Video game 'Minecraft' blamed in school violence case

A nine-year-old boy in Orlando, Florida, was sentenced to home confinement by a state judge, because he brought weapons to school, and the video game Minecraft is being blamed.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 2 comments

CDC launch ‘fight the outbreak’ app

The U.S. CDC, mixing education and entertainment, have launched an app based on a disease outbreak scenario. The game was inspired by calls to the CDC asking about the impending 'zombie apocalypse'.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Sharapova into semifinals despite first set meltdown

Maria Sharapova reached the semifinals at the French Open in Paris. The former world number one star struggled against Jelena Jankovic after losing the first set. She would bounce back to win 0:6, 6:4, 6:3.
In the Media by John Kelly Smith

David Beckham retires, cries at his last home game

Soccer player David Beckham played his final home game on Saturday for Paris Saint-Germain, and after the game he embraced his teammates and cried.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

'Candy Crush Saga' creator launches two new Facebook games

King, the company that created the popular Facebook games Candy Crush Saga and Bubble Witch Saga is bringing two more games to Facebook.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Review: 'Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel' is battle gamers could ignore Special

Gamers hoping to take on another exciting mission for T.W.O. will only find 'Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel' to be a very mundane shooter.
Digital Journal Report by Stan Rezaee - 2 comments

YouTube annouces live streaming API for game developers

Google's YouTube video hosting and sharing service is adding a new feature to their platform. This time, the focus is on video game developers and providing the option of live streaming to video games.
In the Media by Milton Este

Games, social networking taking up most time on mobile apps

Palo Alto - Talk about time-killers. A new study has discovered that smartphone and tablet owners are mostly using these devices to play games and perform social networking activities. Other app functions, such as news and work productivity, are at the bottom.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 3 comments
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