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YO-Kai Watch: Japan's monster craze set to go international
YO-Kai Watch: Japan's monster craze set to go international

Move over Pokemon, a legion of new cutesy monsters is haunting Japan and set to break out all over the world after trampling the competition at home.

YO-Kai Watch: Japan's monster craze set to go international
'Grand Theft Auto V' to hit PS4 and Xbox One
'Grand Theft Auto V' to hit PS4 and Xbox One

Rockstar Games announced that the latest installment of the game "Grand Theft Auto" will hit PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles in November.

'Grand Theft Auto V' to hit PS4 and Xbox One
'Destiny' video game has $500-million debut
'Destiny' video game has $500-million debut

Bungie studio's new science fiction action video game "Destiny" landed in the record books, boasting the biggest ever launch of a new franchise.

'Destiny' video game has $500-million debut
Scots grapple with referendum tug-of-war at Highland games
Scots grapple with referendum tug-of-war at Highland games

Bagpipe music, caber-tossing and tugs-of-war were on everyone's minds at the Braemar Highland games presided over by Queen Elizabeth II.

Scots grapple with referendum tug-of-war at Highland games
Amazon to buy videogame platform Twitch for $970 mn
Amazon to buy videogame platform Twitch for $970 mn

Amazon said it has agreed to buy the videogame platform Twitch for $970 million.

Amazon to buy videogame platform Twitch for $970 mn
'World of Warcraft' to create Robin Williams character
'World of Warcraft' to create Robin Williams character

Late Hollywood actor Robin Williams will live on in the kingdom of Azeroth after "World of Warcraft" .

'World of Warcraft' to create Robin Williams character
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Almaty tagged 2022 Winter Olympic bid outsider

Almaty has been formally approved as a candidate city bidding to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, but it remains an outsider in the race.

Almaty tagged 2022 Winter Olympic bid outsider
Teens become first joint US spelling champions in 52 years
Teens become first joint US spelling champions in 52 years

Two young American teenagers of South Asian heritage made spelling history Thursday when they became the first co-winners of the Scripps National Spelling Bee since 1962.

Teens become first joint US spelling champions in 52 years
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Sony to sell PlayStation in China through new ventures

Sony will bring its PlayStation consoles to China through two joint ventures, its Chinese partner said Monday, as the Japanese gaming giant seeks to tap a newly opened market.

Sony to sell PlayStation in China through new ventures
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Microsoft to sell Xbox One in China in September

Microsoft will later this year start offering its Xbox One game console with a local partner in China, where such devices were banned for more than a decade.

Microsoft to sell Xbox One in China in September
Football: Real rout holders Bayern to reach Lisbon final
Football: Real rout holders Bayern to reach Lisbon final

Real Madrid reached their first Champions League final for 12 years with an historic 4-0 win at Bayern Munich in Tuesday's semi-final, second leg to knock the holders out.

Football: Real rout holders Bayern to reach Lisbon final
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Sony's PlayStation 4 sales top seven million

Sony says it has sold seven million PlayStation 4 worldwide since its launch last year and admitted it can't make them fast enough, in a welcome change of fortune for the Japanese consumer electronics giant.

Sony's PlayStation 4 sales top seven million
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Online-addicted Korean man arrested over son's death

South Korean police said Tuesday they had arrested a man for allegedly allowing his infant son to starve to death while spending days playing online games at Internet cafes.

Online-addicted Korean man arrested over son's death
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Microsoft hopes 'Titanfall' can boost Xbox One

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."

Microsoft hopes 'Titanfall' can boost Xbox One
Game play remains at heart of changing lifestyles
Game play remains at heart of changing lifestyles

For almost as long as there have been computers, there have been people intent in playing games with them.

Game play remains at heart of changing lifestyles
How Candy Crush, Angry Birds get your money
How Candy Crush, Angry Birds get your money

They are free to download, fun to play, and fiendishly addictive: mobile games like Candy Crush Saga, Angry Birds and Clash of Clans want to get you hooked, then get your money.

How Candy Crush, Angry Birds get your money
Vietnam's hit game developer pulls plug on Flappy Bird
Vietnam's hit game developer pulls plug on Flappy Bird

The Vietnamese developer behind the smash-hit free game Flappy Bird has pulled his creation from online stores after announcing that its runaway success had ruined his "simple life".

Vietnam's hit game developer pulls plug on Flappy Bird
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Zynga deals for animation firm in rebound effort

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.

Zynga deals for animation firm in rebound effort
Nintendo forecasts net loss, slashes Wii U sales target
Nintendo forecasts net loss, slashes Wii U sales target

Japanese gaming giant Nintendo on Friday warned it would swing back into the red this fiscal year as it slashed its annual sales target for the Wii U game console.

Nintendo forecasts net loss, slashes Wii U sales target
Google gets in game of Internet age storytelling
Google gets in game of Internet age storytelling

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.

Google gets in game of Internet age storytelling