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Sony to Offer Partial Refunds for Gaming Console

By Jennifer C. Kerr | Nov 26
Hundreds of thousands of people who bought the handheld gaming console PlayStation Vita are in line for a partial refund from Sony because of questionable claims in its advertising.

Backlash Forces Google to Ditch Anti-Gay Shooting Game, 'Ass Hunter'

By Winnie McCroy | Nov 24
After a backlash over its virtually murderous, anti-gay app, Google has removed "Ass Hunter," a game from the Android store that advocates killing gay men for sport.

Blizzard Reveals Shooter 'Overwatch' at BlizzCon

By Derrik J. Lang | Nov 10
After tackling online strategy and role-playing games, the company behind "World of Warcraft" is taking aim at the shooter genre. Blizzard Entertainment Inc. announced plans to release a multiplayer shoot-'em-up game called "Overwatch."

Judge Tosses Ex-Dictator's Suit Against Activision

By Anthony McCartney | Oct 29
Disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega's lawsuit over his inclusion in a 2012 "Call of Duty" video game has been dismissed by a judge who determined the game's use of his likeness is protected by the First Amendment.

'Alien: Isolation' Game an Homage to Original Film

By Derrik J. Lang | Oct 6
Interstellar mayhem that awaits Ellen Ripley's daughter in "Alien: Isolation," a video game that aims to pay interactive tribute to filmmaker Ridley Scott's seminal 1979 sci-fi horror movie.

A Closer Look: Stream-Box Gaming is a Mixed Bag

By Ron Harris | Sep 30
As gaming consoles such as the Xbox and the PlayStation diversify into video, social media and other non-gaming apps, it seems only fair that streaming TV devices start nudging into gaming territory.

Gay Matchmaking Game 'Dandy' Comes to US Market

By EDGE | Sep 12
Online Buddies, parent company of the world's leading gay dating site, Manhunt.net, and Jack'd, the most popular social dating app among young gay men, today announced the acquisition of the gay mobile app Dandy.

Video Game Company to Fix Anti-Gay 'Glitch' in 'Sims 4'

By Jason St. Amand | Sep 9
Officials from video game company Electronic Arts announced this week that it would fix an anti-gay "glitch" in its newly released computer game "The Sims 4."

Hack Attack on PlayStation: Work of Spoilsports or Cyber-Terrorists?

By Rhuaridh Marr | Aug 30
When you think of terrorism, images of terrific damage, large-scale loss of life, tragedy and destruction come to mind. But an interruption of multiplayer gaming?

Video Games Come of Age as Spectator Sport

By Barbara Ortutay, Ken Sweet | Aug 28
Twitch is an online network that attracts visitors who watch live and recorded footage of other people playing video games-in much the same way that football fans tune in to ESPN. You think that's weird? Twitch has 55 million monthly users.

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