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World of Warcraft pays tribute to Robin Williams
World of Warcraft pays tribute to Robin Williams

Hollywood star Robin Williams, who died August 11 and was a devoted video game fan, has made a subtle cameo in "World of Warcraft."

World of Warcraft pays tribute to Robin Williams
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Sony back at top of console sales after eight years

Sony have topped worldwide sales of video game consoles for the first time in eight years, a newspaper reported Saturday, pipping struggling rival Nintendo and signalling the Playstation manufacturer's comeback.

Sony back at top of console sales after eight years
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Release of "The Evil Within" video game delayed

Video game publisher Bethesda Softworks on Tuesday delayed release of eagerly awaited horror action title "The Evil Within" to October.

Release of "The Evil Within" video game delayed
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PlayStation 4 leads jump in US console sales

Sony's PlayStation 4 led a surge in console sales that lifted the US video game market in April, said figures released Thursday by market research firm NPD Group.

PlayStation 4 leads jump in US console sales
Video games offer hope for autistic children
Video games offer hope for autistic children

The game over, a beaming Sawyer and Michael, both 10, cheer and give each other a high-five.

Video games offer hope for autistic children
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PS4 tops list as US videogame console sales climb

US videogame hardware sales surged in January, with Sony's new-generation PlayStation 4 consoles leading the charge.

PS4 tops list as US videogame console sales climb
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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
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Indie video games make their mark

Indie video games made by tiny teams on even tinier budgets are increasingly competing with the big guys, making inroads on consoles after cutting their teeth on phones and tablets.

Indie video games make their mark
More than a million Xbox One consoles sold on launch day
More than a million Xbox One consoles sold on launch day

Microsoft on Friday crowed that more than a million Xbox One consoles were snapped up within 24 hours in 13 countries after hitting shelves for the first time in the morning.

More than a million Xbox One consoles sold on launch day
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
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'Grand Theft Auto V' hits streets in brash debut

Unabashedly brutal "Grand Theft Auto V" hit the streets Tuesday in a sequel that promises to enthrall fans of the blockbuster videogame franchise.

'Grand Theft Auto V' hits streets in brash debut
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Zynga chief replaced by Microsoft videogame executive

Zynga co-founder Mark Pincus on Monday said he is handing over the helm of the struggling social games company to Microsoft entertainment division chief Don Mattrick.

Zynga chief replaced by Microsoft videogame executive
Video game hacks straight into US surveillance storm
Video game hacks straight into US surveillance storm

A video game with a protagonist who controls the world around him by hacking into systems is generating growing buzz, for its eerie parallels with the current storm about US surveillance.

Video game hacks straight into US surveillance storm
New Xbox to hit shelves in November in 21 countries
New Xbox to hit shelves in November in 21 countries

Microsoft on Monday fired a shot in the looming videogame console war with the announcement that its new champion - Xbox One - will launch in November in 21 countries.

New Xbox to hit shelves in November in 21 countries
US trade panel rejects Motorola bid to block Xbox imports
US trade panel rejects Motorola bid to block Xbox imports

The US International Trade Commission sided with Microsoft on Thursday in a patent dispute with Google-owned Motorola Mobility that could have gotten Xbox 360 videogame consoles banned from import.

US trade panel rejects Motorola bid to block Xbox imports
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Microsoft readies new Xbox as entertainment hub

Microsoft offers a glimpse Tuesday at a new-generation Xbox as videogame consoles evolve into home entertainment centers and adapt to competition from smartphones and tablets.

Microsoft readies new Xbox as entertainment hub
EA inks deal for Star Wars videogames
EA inks deal for Star Wars videogames

A new wave of Star Wars videogames is coming.

EA inks deal for Star Wars videogames
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Videogames slow, reverse 'mental decay': study

Playing videogames can prevent and even reverse deteriorating brain functions such as memory, reasoning and visual processing.

Videogames slow, reverse 'mental decay': study
Mobile shines in exploding world of games
Mobile shines in exploding world of games

The booming popularity of play on smartphones or tablet computers in a realm once dominated by videogame consoles was a hot theme at the major Game Developers Conference that ended here Friday.

Mobile shines in exploding world of games
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Unusual 'Journey' videogame tops with game makers

A videogame centered on a wordless walk across a picturesque desert walked away with top honors Thursday at the major Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

Unusual 'Journey' videogame tops with game makers