site.news_by_theme game

©Reuters/Kevork Djansezian
China to allow game console sales through FTZ

China has formally authorised game consoles made in a new Shanghai free-trade zone to be sold in the country, potentially opening its lucrative market up to the likes of Sony's PlayStation and Microsoft's XBox.

China to allow game console sales through FTZ
©Reuters/Brian Snyder
Naked Aussie gets stuck in washing machine

A naked Australian man was left red-faced after getting stuck in a washing machine during a game of hide and seek, after police had to grease him up with olive oil to get him out.

Naked Aussie gets stuck in washing machine
©Reuters/Phil McCarten
Blast from the past: 1970s games revived on Internet

For those old enough to remember console games like "Asteroids" or "Red Baron," from the 1970s and 1980s: the games are back.

Blast from the past: 1970s games revived on Internet
©Reuters/Ina Fassbender
US, Britain 'spying on virtual world': report

Freshly leaked documents by former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden on Monday revealed spies disguised as fantasy characters prowled online games hunting terrorists.

US, Britain 'spying on virtual world': report
Online game teaches risks of personal data exposure
Online game teaches risks of personal data exposure

Sexual orientation, private debt, medical records, even your favourite ice cream flavour: do you know much of this personal information is out there and available for sale?

Online game teaches risks of personal data exposure
India's Viswanathan Anand (R) plays against Norway's Magnus Carlsen during the FIDE World Chess Championship. ©Reuters/Babu
Norwegian prodigy Carlsen on brink of world chess title

Norwegian prodigy Magnus Carlsen needs just a draw later Friday to be crowned world chess champion after taking an almost unassailable lead against India's Viswanathan Anand in a one-sided contest.

Norwegian prodigy Carlsen on brink of world chess title
Xbox One makes hot debut as console war revs up
Xbox One makes hot debut as console war revs up

Gamers in more than a dozen countries started snapping up new-generation Xbox One consoles Friday as Microsoft battled Sony to be at the heart of Internet age home entertainment.

Xbox One makes hot debut as console war revs up
Nintendo to stop making Wii console for Japan market
Nintendo to stop making Wii console for Japan market

Japanese game console maker Nintendo said Wednesday it will stop making its Wii console for the Japanese market, but will keep producing it internationally.

Nintendo to stop making Wii console for Japan market
Gamers gather for look at new PlayStation, Xbox in Tokyo
Gamers gather for look at new PlayStation, Xbox in Tokyo

Gamers were gathering Thursday for the start of the Tokyo Game Show, an annual extravaganza that this year will give punters their first real taste of the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.

Gamers gather for look at new PlayStation, Xbox in Tokyo
Poker face: McCain plays phone game at Syria debate
Poker face: McCain plays phone game at Syria debate

Perhaps he was thinking about doubling down in the Middle East?

Poker face: McCain plays phone game at Syria debate
©REUTERS/Gus Ruelas
Russian war games play on former US aircraft carrier

Russian video game publisher 1C Company boarded a former US aircraft carrier to re-write the Cuban Missile Crisis that had super powers on the brink of nuclear war in 1962.

Russian war games play on former US aircraft carrier
Villagers discover ancient ball game statue in Mexico
Villagers discover ancient ball game statue in Mexico

Villagers installing a water pipe in southwestern Mexico stumbled onto an ancient granite statue depicting a player from a pre-Hispanic ball game.

Villagers discover ancient ball game statue in Mexico
Photo courtesy of popscreen.com
'Cinnamon challenge' game poses danger to lungs: report

Health experts warned Monday about serious risks from the "Cinnamon Challenge," a game popular with US teens, who ingest a spoonful of the pungent spice, then try to refrain from drinking water.

'Cinnamon challenge' game poses danger to lungs: report
Photo courtesy of blogs.bettor.com
Electronic Arts 'retiring' some Facebook games

Electronic Arts on Monday announced that it will "retire" some Facebook games that seem to have fallen out of favor with players at the leading social network.

Electronic Arts 'retiring' some Facebook games
Hundreds queue up for Wii U debut in Japan
Hundreds queue up for Wii U debut in Japan

Hundreds of people queued up at electronics shops across Japan Saturday as Nintendo released its new Wii U game console, hoping to reposition itself in a gaming market invaded by online social games.

Hundreds queue up for Wii U debut in Japan
Olympics: S. Korea media, netizens lament "disgrace"
Olympics: S. Korea media, netizens lament "disgrace"

South Korean newspapers and netizens were generally scathing Thursday about their country's involvement in the Olympic badminton scandal, with one paper terming the affair a national embarrassment.

Olympics: S. Korea media, netizens lament "disgrace"
"Dinanyn khikaysy" ("Dina's Story") computer game screen shot.
Kazakhstan retailers are reluctant to sell Kazakhstan-made computer games

The main problem of Kazakhstan made computer games is their quality - from the quality of graphics to even the printed disc cover design.

Kazakhstan retailers are reluctant to sell Kazakhstan-made computer games
Second batch of junior football players off to Brasil in March
Second batch of junior football players off to Brasil in March

26 football players, selected in qualifying matches in Shymkent, will go for three-year training with Ole Brazil.

Second batch of junior football players off to Brasil in March
©REUTERS/Athar Hussain
One third of Kazakhstan residents play computer games at work

Almost one third of Kazakhstan employees spend their working time playing computer games.

One third of Kazakhstan residents play computer games at work
World Cyber Games 2011
Kazakhstan gamers to fight for $500 000

The best cyber-sportsmen of Almaty will take part in World Cyber Games-2011 Championship that will be held on November 27.

Kazakhstan gamers to fight for $500 000