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Why Tetris is Still Popular, Generations Later

Ever since its emergence from Soviet-era Russia, Tetris has remained a favorite video game.

Lindsay Lohan Loses Lawsuit Versus 'Grand Theft Auto' Makers

A New York state appeals court on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit by actress Lindsay Lohan that says the producers of "Grand Theft Auto" used a likeness of her in one of their video games.

The Edutainment Video Game Pipeline: Why Teachers Should Beware

VIDEO GAMES | By Matthew Nelson | Aug 27
Last month, strategy game guru Sid Meier and video game publisher 2K announced the 2017 release of "Civilization Edu," a redesign of the wildly popular "Civilization" strategy game series specially tailored for classrooms.

Ready or Not, Pokemon Go Comes to the Rio Olympics

VIDEO GAMES | By Tim Reynolds | Aug 7
Pokemon Go - which has been available in some parts of the world, including the United States, for about a month - has just now arrived in the Olympic host city of Rio de Janeiro.

Q&A: Netmarble Founder Bang on U.S. Mobile Game Opportunities

PERSONAL TECH | By Ryan Nakashima | Aug 4
Jun Hyuk Bang founded Netmarble Games in 2000 and has grown it into a powerhouse mobile gaming company with nearly $1 billion in annual revenue.

What's Next for Augmented Reality After 'Pokemon Go'?

PERSONAL TECH | By Lou Kesten | Jul 22
"Pokemon Go" has introduced much of America to augmented reality. It also has game designers scrambling to create the next AR smash. What classic games could be good choices to make the leap?

Kuwait Says 'No' to 'Pokemon Go' At 'Sensitive Landmarks'

Jul 18
The tiny oil-rich emirate's Interior Ministry issued a statement Friday warning users of the smash mobile phone application from taking pictures of any vital government, military or security location.

In Video Games, Spectating Is the New Advertising

VIDEO GAMES | By Derrik J. Lang | Jul 15
The rise of online audiences watching video gamers stream themselves playing isn't simply a new form of entertainment seen by millions. It's also driving video game sales, and drawing the attention of federal regulators.

Pokemon Players Are Trespassing, Risking Arrest or Worse

PERSONAL TECH | By Beatriz Costa-Lima and Mary Hudetz | Jul 14
Since the release of the smartphone game last week, police have gotten a flurry of calls from residents about possible burglars or other strangers prowling the neighborhood.

Pokemon Go's Digital Popularity is Also Warping Real Life

PERSONAL TECH | By Ryan Nakashima | Jul 13
The Pokemon Go craze has sent legions of players hiking around cities and battling with "pocket monsters" on their smartphones. It marks a turning point for augmented reality.

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