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Goat polo, tug-of-war as Central Asia readies for Nomad Games
Goat polo, tug-of-war as Central Asia readies for Nomad Games

In a melee of hooves and hands, a scrum of horseriders on the plains of Central Asia wrestle to get control of the ball.

Goat polo, tug-of-war as Central Asia readies for Nomad Games
Pokemon's a no-go on Bangkok's roads
Pokemon's a no-go on Bangkok's roads

Police in Bangkok announced a crackdown against Thai drivers playing Pokemon Go.

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Pokemon's a no-go on Bangkok's roads
Pokemon Go unleashes legions of monster hunters
Pokemon Go unleashes legions of monster hunters

Since its release in the United States, Australia and New Zealand last week, the free Pokemon Go smartphone game that overlays play on the real world has triggered a craze tinged with obsession.

Pokemon Go unleashes legions of monster hunters
Google computer wins final game against S. Korean Go master
Google computer wins final game against S. Korean Go master

A Google-developed computer programme won the machine vs human challenge against South Korean Go grandmaster Lee Se-Dol.

Google computer wins final game against S. Korean Go master
YouTube Gaming adds mobile play streaming
YouTube Gaming adds mobile play streaming

YouTube Gaming ramped up its challenge to Amazon-owned Twitch by adding streamed play of mobile games and a new subscription option.

YouTube Gaming adds mobile play streaming
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Kazakhstan's first Olympic lisence for wrestling

Kazakhstani wrestler Doszhan Kartikov has earned the first Olympic license at the World Championship in Las Vegas.

Kazakhstan's first Olympic lisence for wrestling
Nintendo says CEO Satoru Iwata dead of cancer at 55
Nintendo says CEO Satoru Iwata dead of cancer at 55

Nintendo said Monday that its chief executive Satoru Iwata has died of cancer at the age of 55.

Nintendo says CEO Satoru Iwata dead of cancer at 55
YouTube plays to video game loving viewers
YouTube plays to video game loving viewers

YouTube is wading confidently into turf dominated by Amazon-owned Twitch, with a service tailored for the hot trend of videogame play as a spectator sport.

YouTube plays to video game loving viewers
Uber game puts iPhone users behind the wheel
Uber game puts iPhone users behind the wheel

Uber released a free game that lets iPhone and iPad users test their skills as drivers for the controversial on-demand car ride service.

Uber game puts iPhone users behind the wheel
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Halo Online to be open for Kazakhstani gamers

Halo franchise has made free Halo Online FPS available to Kazakhstan and other former Soviet countries.

Halo Online to be open for Kazakhstani gamers
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Google Maps lets you play Pac-Man

Google's mapping service rolled out a gamefied version inspired by the classic Pac-Man, turning the real streets of a city into a labyrinth to gobble up pellets and ghosts.

Google Maps lets you play Pac-Man
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Olympics: Beijing, Almaty hand over rival 2022 Winter Games bids

Leaders of the rival Beijing and Almaty bids to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics made official guarantees to the IOC as their battle entered the final straight.

Olympics: Beijing, Almaty hand over rival 2022 Winter Games bids
Nursultan Nazarbayev during the meeting with media representatives. Frame of STV Channel.
Nazarbayev on Almaty's bid for 2022 Winter Olympics

Nursultan Nazarbayev has discussed the feasibility of hosting the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Almaty during Q&A session with media representatives.

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Nazarbayev on Almaty's bid for 2022 Winter Olympics
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'Call of Duty' blasts past $10 bn in sales

Blockbuster military shooter video game "Call of Duty" has blasted past $10 billion in lifetime sales.

'Call of Duty' blasts past $10 bn in sales
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Prince William recruits Angry Birds to protect wildlife

Prince William teamed up with the makers of Angry Birds to release a new game that will highlight the dangers of illegal poaching for animal species.

Prince William recruits Angry Birds to protect wildlife
Actor Kevin Spacey, outstanding lead actor in a drama series nominee for "House of Cards". ©Reuters
'Call of Duty' soldiers battle villain Kevin Spacey

The newest instalment to blockbuster video game "Call of Duty" hits the streets, pitting soldiers of the future against a Machiavellian villain played by actor Kevin Spacey.

'Call of Duty' soldiers battle villain Kevin Spacey
Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement gets computer game makeover
Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement gets computer game makeover

"Yellow Umbrella" has been downloaded more than 40,000 times from Google Play's store since its release.

Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement gets computer game makeover
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Hobbit fans step into "Shadow of Mordor" video game

Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment released a "Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor" video game that plays out between "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings."

Hobbit fans step into "Shadow of Mordor" video game
First World Nomad Games draw crowds
First World Nomad Games draw crowds

World Nomad Games in Kyrgyzstan gave thousands of visitors a taste of real nomadic spirit of competition.

First World Nomad Games draw crowds
Indie game developers sprouting at Tokyo Game Show
Indie game developers sprouting at Tokyo Game Show

Nestled among the industry giants at the Tokyo Game Show are a growing number of small and independent games developers from Asia and Europe.

Indie game developers sprouting at Tokyo Game Show