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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.

'Avatar' Mobile Game Landing Ahead of Film Sequels

VIDEO GAMES | By Derrik J. Lang | Jul 2
Lightstorm Entertainment and 20th Century Fox have enlisted game studio Kabam to develop an "Avatar" mobile game for release ahead of the next four film sequels.

'Star Trek' Actors Take Series' First VR Game for A Spin

VIDEO GAMES | By Derrick J. Lang | Jun 15
"Bridge Crew" utilizes a VR headset and hand-held controllers to boldly mimic seated players' heads and hands on the virtual bridge, providing 360-degree views.

'Call of Duty' Fan Convention is Returning

VIDEO GAMES | By Derrik J. Lang | Jun 11
Activision is re-enlisting "Call of Duty XP." After a five-year hiatus, the video game publisher is organizing a second edition of the fan-focused convention to celebrate the popular military shooter franchise.

'Skylanders' Adding Custom Characters in Next Installment

VIDEO GAMES | By Derrick J. Lang | Jun 4
Activision is introducing the option for "Skylanders" players to create their own characters in the series' fifth installment, which is set to debut Oct. 16.

After Gamergate, Female Video Game Developers on the Rise

VIDEO GAMES | By Natalie Pompilio | Jun 1
he male-dominated video game industry is changing as more women develop games, play games and take jobs reviewing games.

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