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Mexico holds symbolic raffle for unwanted presidential jet

Mexico - Mexico held a symbolic raffle Tuesday for a luxury presidential jet that President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador calls an "insult" to the people and which has yet to find a buyer.

Senior staff leave gaming firm Ubisoft in harassment probe

Paris - Gaming company Ubisoft's second most powerful executive is among senior staff to have left the firm as it pursues an internal investigation into sexual harassment allegations, it said Sunday.

Hong Kong leaders, tycoons bid farewell to gaming magnate Ho

Fpo - Hong Kong politicians, tycoons and celebrities joined grieving relatives Friday at the funeral of Stanley Ho, the flamboyant gaming magnate who made his fortune in neighbouring Macau.

U.S. Video Game Day: People divided on best gaming console

July 8 marks National Video Game Day in the U.S. As well as providing a nudge to dust down those old video games and reboot the console, it is also time to reflect on the future of gaming and to see which format of video game hardware is winning out.

CEO promises to eliminate 'toxic behaviours' at Ubisoft

Paris - The head of Ubisoft has promised a "structural shift" to eliminate toxic behaviour following allegations of sexual assault and harassment by managers at the French video game publisher.

Fortnite removes police cars with eye on US race protests: WSJ

Washington - The creators of Fortnite have removed police cars from the massively popular video game over concerns about the ongoing protests against racial injustice and police brutality in the United States, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.

Macau casino tycoon Stanley Ho dies aged 98

Fpo - Stanley Ho, the Hong Kong-born tycoon who made billions transforming neighbouring Macau from a sleepy Portuguese outpost into the world's biggest gambling hub, died on Tuesday at the age of 98, his family said.

Canadian gamers are more skilled than those in the U.S.

A new study looking at the relative skills of video gamers in different parts of the world finds that players from Finland come out top. In terms of North America, Canadian gamers outpace their U.S. counterparts.

Shame game: Japan names pachinko parlours bucking closure call

Apo - Japanese governors are turning to an old-fashioned weapon in a bid to get the country's pachinko gambling parlours to close during the coronavirus pandemic: naming and shaming.

Gamers beware: 160K Nintendo accounts breached Special

Nintendo has confirmed that 160,000 Nintendo Accounts have been breached. With this, a number of the impacted accounts were reported to have purchased digital items without owner consent.

Nintendo online gaming network back after major outage

Apo - Gamers breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday after the end of a network outage that affected Nintendo's online games, with internet-based systems under increasing pressure from people staying home over coronavirus.

Gaming technology introduced for autonomous vehicles

Autonomous vehicles offer new opportunities for leisure. One area that is being pioneered is a form of gaming, whereby the occupant of one autonomous vehicle can challenge an occupant of another vehicle, making the journey pass faster.

Grand Theft Protest: Hong Kongers and Chinese gamers battle online

Fpo - Grand Theft Auto's wildly popular online multiplayer game has become the latest venue for Hong Kong pro-democracy supporters and Chinese nationalists to wage their ideological battles, with protests now breaking out in the virtual world.

Q&A: Gaming trends for 2020 Special

What does 2020 have in store for gaming? A leading expert predicts that indie developers will be forced to collaborate more with publishers and that more indie developers will enter the market.

Tencent, Nintendo to launch Switch console in China

Shanghai - Chinese internet giant Tencent and gaming titan Nintendo on Wednesday announced plans to launch the Japanese company's popular Switch console in China from next week.

Q&A: Dark Design — the good, the bad and the very attractive Special

Dark pattern design is becoming more common, influencing the user experience promoted by many companies. Bhav Chohan explains the good and bad points about this approach, plus some notorious examples of UX.

Giving the Game Away: What Canada’s game play says about people?

Video games may be popular, but there's always time for board games, especially when families come together. A new survey reveals 'The 10 Most Popular Board Games in Canada, and behind this some interesting differences across the country.

'No regrets' for Hong Kong gamer kicked out of eSports tournament

Fpo - A top online gamer from Hong Kong who was expelled from an international eSports tournament after showing support for the city's protest movement said on Tuesday he has no regrets.

Gamers risk health in bid to be eSports millionaires

Shanghai - A record $33.5 million is up for grabs but professional eSports players like those competing in The International in Shanghai this week pay a physical price with deteriorating eyesight, digestive problems and wrist and hand damage.

Nintendo's Game Boy was first released 30 years ago today

On April 21, Nintendo's Game Boy celebrated a very special milestone: its 30th anniversary. It was first released in Japan, and thanks to its commercial success, it became an international phenomenon.

Sony stops providing digital download codes to retailers

Sony will no longer provide full game digital download codes to retailers starting April 1st. Digital games will only be available straight from the PSN online store after that date.

The house always wins? Few trade war jitters as Macau's casinos boom

Macau - The trade war may have sent ripples of uncertainty through the world's second-largest economy but one corner of China has so far remained steadfastly buoyant -- the gambling enclave of Macau.

Game over for gamers? UK studios count Brexit costs

London - Could it possibly be game over for the bright minds behind "Grand Theft Auto" and other global gaming hits?

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella lays out 'Netflix for games' vision

Microsoft is building a service that intends to be the "Netflix for games." The service is currently named " Project xCloud," and its goal is to stream high-end video games to any device.

Dell unveils new products and gaming developments at CES

Dell has showcased a range of new products and software experiences across its Latitude, XPS and Inspiron portfolios at CES 2019. Dell has also expanded its range of Alienware offerings for gamers.

Q&A: Why what’s old is new again in gaming Special

‘Retro Arcades’ are popping up all across the country” and retro gaming devices like New Wave Toys’ mini home arcade are flying off the shelves. What does this signal about the future of gaming for 2019?

Future of gaming in 2019 Special

Taehoon Kim, the co-founder and CEO of nWay, provides some gaming industry predictions for 2019 for Digital Journal readers. Expect to see the rise of Games as a Service, more esports, and an increase with virtual streaming.

Epic Games, makers of Fortnite, raises $1.25 billion in financing

Epic Games, the developers of the hit game Fornite, have built on this success and secured funding from investors for $1.25 billion.

US Mega Millions jackpot hits $1.6 billion after no winners

Washington - Scores of American lottery players were disappointed they hadn't become an overnight billionaire Saturday -- but they'll get another chance to scoop the jackpot, with $1.6 billion up for grabs in a few days.

China puts block on Twitch game-streaming service

The game-streaming service Twitch, which is owned by Amazon, is no longer accessible to users inside China. The app has also disappeared from the China Apple Store.
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