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EA Sports and FIFA End Partnership, both Eye New Video Games

EA Sports and FIFA End Partnership, both Eye New Video Games

May 11, 2022

Licensing rights for the game earn FIFA about $150 million annually — the single biggest commercial earner in its expected $7 billion total revenue from 2019-2022.

Wordle Answer Changed to Avoid Fraught Word, NY Times Says

Wordle Answer Changed to Avoid Fraught Word, NY Times Says

By David Bauder | May 10, 2022

The New York Times moved swiftly to change Monday's answer to its daily Wordle puzzle out of fear that it would be seen as some sort of commentary on the debate over abortion rights.

Ms. Pac-Man Clears Path to World Video Game Hall of Fame

Ms. Pac-Man Clears Path to World Video Game Hall of Fame

May 6, 2022

More than 40 years after blazing a trail for female video game characters, Ms. Pac-Man was inducted Thursday into the World Video Game Hall of Fame.

Is 'Pokémon Unite' Machamp Now a Leather Daddy?

Is 'Pokémon Unite' Machamp Now a Leather Daddy?

Mar 21, 2022

The Nintendo Switch game "Pokémon Unite" changed the skin for one of its characters and social media went wild with its response.

Sims LGBTQ+-Inclusive Game Pack Won't be Censored...or Available in Russia

Sims LGBTQ+-Inclusive Game Pack Won't be Censored...or Available in Russia

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 10, 2022

A new game pack for The Sims 4 won't be censored to remove lesbian-themed content. But it also won't be sold in Russia, thanks to that country's notorious "No Homo Promo" law.

Netflix Games: Does It Make Sense to Pivot to Gaming?

Netflix Games: Does It Make Sense to Pivot to Gaming?

Jan 4, 2022

As time has gone by, it appears that Netflix Games may not be the smartest business decision the business had made in its relatively short life cycle.

Netflix Games: Does It Make Sense to Pivot to Gaming?

Netflix Games: Does It Make Sense to Pivot to Gaming?

Dec 16, 2021

Netflix already has ludicrous deals lined up with Nintendo and online casino developers.

Watch: 12-Year-Old Calls Out Fellow Gamer's Homophobia

Watch: 12-Year-Old Calls Out Fellow Gamer's Homophobia

By Emell Adolphus | Sep 22, 2021

A 12-year-old is going viral for taking a stand against homophobia in gaming and being an example of LGBTQ allyship we all need.

Epic Games Appeals Ruling in Lawsuit Alleging Apple Monopoly

Epic Games Appeals Ruling in Lawsuit Alleging Apple Monopoly

By Tom Krisher | Sep 13, 2021

Epic Games filed notice that is appealing a federal judge's decision in a lawsuit alleging that Apple has been running an illegal monopoly that stifles competition.

Changing the Game: How Small Studios and Creators are Raising the Bar for LGBTQ Representation

Changing the Game: How Small Studios and Creators are Raising the Bar for LGBTQ Representation

By Kate Gray | Sep 4, 2021

The gaming industry is the latest big business to face a diversity reckoning, with independent creators and publishers advocating for LGBTQ inclusion.

Watch: 'Rainbow Six Siege' Latest Game to Feature Trans Character

Watch: 'Rainbow Six Siege' Latest Game to Feature Trans Character

Aug 20, 2021

LGBTQ+ representation in gaming has taken another step forward with the introduction of a transgender operator in Ubisoft's "Rainbow Siege Six" — the company's first trans character.

Video Games Coming to Netflix? Latest Hiring Offers a Clue

Video Games Coming to Netflix? Latest Hiring Offers a Clue

By Michael Liedtke | Jul 16, 2021

Netflix has hired veteran video game executive Mike Verdu, signaling the video streaming service is poised to expand into another fertile field of entertainment.

Gucci Digitally Outfits Gen Z in Metaverse Foray with Roblox

Gucci Digitally Outfits Gen Z in Metaverse Foray with Roblox

By Colleen Barry | Jun 9, 2021

Anyone whose virtual alter ego is wandering around the Roblox online game platform these days might run into other avatars sporting Gucci handbags, sunglasses or hats.

Watch: Who Knew? TikTok Comic Identifies LGBTQ Pokémon Universe

May 16, 2021

Trying to figure out the sexuality of Pokémon may not be high on most people's agenda, but Boston-based comedian Connor Diddle is using his TikTok account to tell the world which characters of the popular Japanese game franchise are LGBTQ.

Nintendo Profits Boom as People Stuck at Home Play Games

By Yuri Kageyama | May 6, 2021

Nintendo Co.'s profit for the fiscal year that ended in March jumped 86% on healthy sales of its Switch handheld machine as people stayed home due to the pandemic, turning to video games for entertainment.

Wowser Bowser! Super Mario Villain's Massive Member Exposed, then Censored

Apr 14, 2021

When one of the characters from the "Super Mario" universe was given a randy rendering by a fan, Nintendo wasn't buying it.

Unopened Super Mario Bros. Game from 1986 Sells for $660,000

Apr 4, 2021

An unopened copy of Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. that was bought in 1986 and then forgotten about in a desk drawer has sold at auction for $660,000.

Report: Upcoming 'Harry Potter' Game to be Trans-Inclusive

Mar 6, 2021

An upcoming video game based on the "Harry Potter" franchise will allow players to be transgender.

Watch: New Video Game 'Cyberpunk 2077' Allows Players to Control Peen Size, Have Gay Sex

Dec 11, 2020

The much-talked about new video game "Cyberpunk 2007" was released on Thursday and players were quick to use the game's genital modification feature...and have same-sex sex.

Can Video Games Help You Level Up Your Health?

Oct 29, 2020

While nobody is suggesting you trade in your gym membership for a game subscription, it turns out there probably are worse things you could be doing with your leisure time, experts say.

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